Festool Updates Its Router Collection With Mid-Range Model
Even though cordless technology seems to be reigning over the tool industry in today’s age, cords still have their place, especially in Pro woodworking and carpentry spaces. Festool offers three different corded routers in its lineup, all of which come with their own performance specs. On today’s menu is the Festool OF 1400 Router, and we’re looking at it to see what it has in store for pro wood shops.
- Model: Festool 576213
- Max RPM: 22,500
- 1400 watts of power
- 2 3/4-inch plunge depth
- 0.004-inch accuracy
- Micro-adjustable depth control
- MMC electronic controls ensure constant speed under load
The Festool OF 1400 router provides 1400 watts of power and reaches top speeds of 22,500 RPMs. It has a maximum plunge depth of 2 3/4 inches, which lets you work both on top of and along the edges of your workpiece. Plus, Festool tells us this router is accurate within 0.004 inches thanks to its precision depth adjustment.
This tool also uses MMC Electronics to provide constant speed under load, which leads to improved cut quality. This technology also offers seamless variable speed settings between 10,000 and 22,500 RPM, as well as overload protection for a longer tool life.
- Weight: 10.36 pounds
- Cable length: 4 meters
- Collet diameter: 1/4-inch / 1/2-inch
- Three-position depth stop turret
- Ergonomic full-grip handle
- Integrated dust extraction port
- Tool-free inserts and chip deflector removal
- Center line indentation on each side of base
- Compatible with:
- FS guide rail system
- VS 600 Dovetail jig
- LR32 hole-drilling system
- MFS multirouting templates
This router’s design puts it solidly in the middle of Festool’s router lineup. It has a working weight of just 10.36 pounds with a 4-meter cable that gives you plenty of clearance while you work. An ergonomic full-grip handle also ensures you get more control over your piece and stay comfortable on long jobs.
The OF 1400 router features a three-position depth stop turret that provides consistent and repeatable step cutting. To ensure you can accurately line up the center of the bit to your workpiece, there’s also a centerline indentation on each side of the base.
Finally, this router is compatible with a number of Festool routing accessories, including the FS guide rail system, the VS 600 dovetail jig, MFS multirouting templates, and more.
This router retails for $699 as a kit, including a variety of collets and accessories, as well as a Systainer3 carrying case. Festool backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty when you register your tool.