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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:47 pm 
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this is the baby of the festool routers, 1/4 inch or 8mm collet size only, micro depth adjuster but no micro fence adjuster (the fence is included in the base kit) the micro adjuster is an extra £25, not to sad. but it's a bit of a pfaff to operate,

this router is a joy to use, (barring the micro fence adjuster) quiet in operation and it's stopping time is almost instant !

I use mine mainly with the LR32 pin hole system from Festool, but it can be mounted in the CMS system or with adapters as a laminate trimmer,

the only negatives are the return from plunge spring, It's a little week and will not push the router all the way up, I thought it was just mine but when I tested a few in some shops they all seemed the same, a little light 3-in-1 has eased it slightly but still needs a lift to get it all the way up,

the locking knob can be a bit touchy, you really have to grind mine to get it to lock,

overall though a joy to use once you know it's quirks

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Yep got one of these.. magic tool. Agree with what Sinbad says, one or two other points:

You can get the micro adjuster for the fence as an accessory, It works well, though would have been nice if this were included in the base package.

I use the existing fence/guide, but the design of it means that it isn't great for small pieces of work. The fence has a cut out designed to allow it to be set close to the cutter. That means that on small pieces of work, the machine can be hard to control properly as the 'cut out' passes the end of the workpiece, before the cutter reached the end of the piece. Can lead to unintentional deeper cuts.

Easily fixable, I plan to get a second fence/guide and turn it into a continous guide without a cut out.

Brilliant tool though.

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