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Includes: Dust Extraction Hood, Chip Catcher, Collet Wrench, 1/2" collet 1/4" Collet and 8 mm Collet, Guide Bushing Adaptor, Plug-It Detachable Power Cord, T-LOC 4 Systainer
- 1400 Watt/11.7amp Motor
Variable Speed: 10000-22500 rpm
Weight: 9.9 Lbs.
Ratcheting spindle: For faster bit changes A world first
Near-total dust extraction: Work cleaner and healthier
2 3/4" routing depth: Largest plunge capacity in its class for versatile use
Fast depth adjustment: Extreme 1/256" precision
Double guide column clamping: Faster in use, greater baseplate stiffness
Double guide rod clamping: For fast side stop setting
Smooth operation: For easier work and great results
Ergonomic handles: For easy control and safe handling in any position
MMC electronics: Maintains constant speed under load and provides overload protection
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CONGRATULATIONS Bill Jordan of Provo, Utah on your FESTOOL GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES WINNINGS!
Your winnings include over $6,000 in Festool Tools and accessories listed below, plus a trip for two to Las Vegas, NV, to attend a day two-day training session at Festool’s Henderson, NV, Training Facility.
Good and smooth operating router
After having used Porter-Cable and Bosch routers for years, I bought this router to replace my aging PC690 and added plunge capability. After using the Festool 1400 for almost a year I have to say it is the smoothest operating router I have ever used. The soft-start is really good as commented on by others. The veriable speed adjustment and dust collection are also very good. The one major fault I have with the router you can't properly center a guide bushing with it. If you do any sort of patern work or inlay template work, you will find it difficult as there is no way to adjust the base plate to center a guide bushing with the supplied metal snap-in bushing adaptor. I also find the stock base plate with the large center hole and narror base to be quite tippy when using it to do edge work with small bits. I fixed both of the above problems by fabricating my own traditional round sub-base. I wish Festool would make a simple clear plastic sub-base as it took time to make a good one from scratch with toleranced mounting holes to permit centering adjustment. One last comment, the plunge operation is great and I like the ease of depth adjustment, one warning though, the adjustment scale is metric which may or may not pose a problem for some users.
Elegant Plunge Router
But if you want to use the best tools, you have to expect to pay for them.
cost a lot but worth a lot
These German made tools are so superior in operation they make you forget about the high price
This is a great router, the soft start is a joy no more hard starts and having a router jerk in your hands. The dust collection is superior to any thing I have used. The only two down sides I have come across are limited after market accessories such as circle cutting jigs. The great dust collection comes with limited visibility of the bit so it is very hard to route to a line and stop.