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Old 07-28-2010, 09:19 PM
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Default Fine Woodworking's OF2200 review

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I just received my Fine Woodworking mag and saw that they had reviewed Heavy-Duty Plunge Routers. Much to my delight the OF2200 quite easily defeated the rest of the crowd. The router's reviewed were the OF2200, the Bosch 1619EVS, the Makita RP2301FC, the Hitachi M12V2, the DeWalt DW625, the Freud FT3000VCE, the Porter-Cable 7539 and the Triton TRA001. They were particularly pleased with the angled grips, the dust collection, smoothest plunge and the easiest micro and macro height adjustments. They were also very pleased with the edge guide and ratcheting spindle lock and finally the automatic spindle brake. The downside was the drop down dust shroud which made it harder to see on deep plunges and the accessory kit at an additional $300 on top of the $800 for the router itself.

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:18 PM
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I also noticed a lot of Festools in the latest Fine Homebuilding. Free advertising for them!

The general trend in FWW tool reviews including a Festool seems to be that they love the tool, but then toss it aside because no sane person would ever spend that much on a tool...

Welcome to my asylum.
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I can see one somewhere in my future. Even though I really enjoy "unplugged" woodworking I've become one of those non-sane people that are really hooked on Festools.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:41 AM
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I do like my festool routers
I don't have the QF2200, but have the old QF2000 fixed onto my FMT, and love it. Probably my most used festool. The tilted back handles seem just right for the FMT.
The QF1400 is also a nice router, and is not too big or small for a lot of tasks in the woodshop.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:25 PM
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You guys are just lucky I did not enter my Elu 177e!

(no, that yellow thingie is not the same!!)

Regards from Perth

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I can see one somewhere in my future. Even though I really enjoy "unplugged" woodworking I've become one of those non-sane people that are really hooked on Festools.
You know, I've heard those guys even have internet forums where they hang out. Sheesh.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:13 PM
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You know, I've heard those guys even have internet forums where they hang out. Sheesh.
Randy,

Tell me it is not so. What kind of sick people would hang out in a forum like that?

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You know, I've heard those guys even have internet forums where they hang out. Sheesh.
Do you mean to say that I'm not alone??? Others out there are like me??? Not so long ago I had never heard of Festool.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:49 PM
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Do you mean to say that I'm not alone??? Others out there are like me??? Not so long ago I had never heard of Festool.
Ron,

Hmm, no there is no one else like you. It is hard to believe that it was really only three or four years ago that I dipped the tip of my toe into the endless lake that is Festool.

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:22 AM
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Ron, there's got to be a lot of guys like you. I really doubt there's anyone like Fred. To put it in perspective, if you're literally a one in a million guy, there's 5000 identical twins of you in China.
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