interesting. would like to see a side by side of this and the 2200 by festool comparing features. I believe this router is only available in 240v which kinda crosses it off my list for useability, at the same time i don't really have a use for a large router like this in my work atm so both aren't on my immediate wish list. how does the dust collection fair?
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 10, 2014 12:10:31 GMT -5
Haven't put it to action yet will need to get a 1/2" collet to try some bits. Compared to the festool of2200 it's not as big more the size of the Dewalt routers I recon. I think the festool has more bells and whistles. The switch on it is a rocker switch so when it is turned on it stays on. If the switch is accidently set to on when it gets plugged in it will not start. The rocker switch on the machine has to be turned off. Also if the power gets turned off it it will turn off and then when the power goes back on if the switch is still in the on position it will not start until reset. It has only 65mm of a plunge compared to 80 on the festool. On the machine there is a diagram showing the different diameter of cutters up to 50mm then depending on what material is being milled what speed to set the machine at. At the moment I don't a specific job for the router. There is jobs in the future I want to do like making internal doors for the house making furniture etc that I want to sell avengly. I am waiting on the router adapter kit. I did have a look at how it attaches to the table on the Erika and it is basically 2 screws that must come with the router adapter. For the accesories there us a roller edge guide that looks a neat idea and could be used instead of cutters with rollers on and be a lot more adjustable. The stair jig is not something for me as it is more designed for how stairs made in germany which is not the same as the uk. I think frued do the router cutter sets for making internal doors. Will need to look into it
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 15, 2014 14:10:53 GMT -5
When I picked up the router it had being packed with the 8mm collet instead of the 1/2". I gave nma a phone and whilst I was on the phone mentioned about the roller guide. Was only expecting the collet to be delivered to the house. I gave The saw center a phone to see if there was any deliveries for me as waiting on router adapter kit for the Erika . Not in yet it's properly a special made item. When I got home there was the collet and roller guide . Any of the router cutters can be used with a guide rollers will save having to have a load of separate bearings to change for different size I can adjust the parallel guide which will the effect of using a different size bearing
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 16, 2014 10:30:19 GMT -5
Not had time to have a shot it does seem smooth running. It was a toss up between it and the festool. The reason I chose it over the festool is I can connect to router table on erika a lot easier. Where the festool would need a special adapter and push the price up
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 23, 2014 15:32:48 GMT -5
Used the router for the first time today. Loads of power obviously. To make some grooves. I am in serious need for new cutters. Dust collection was mediocre. Saying that I did put a new bag in and it is full. Do it must work to some degree. I do wonder if it would have being better having the hose behind. I am thinking of getting the spiral cutters do people have any experience with them. The mf26 for grooves is far superior to make grooves it's just not got as many uses hence the reason for getting the router. Also haven't got the adapter kit for the Erika yet, I did send a text and have being told it is getting sent up to pick up at the shop. It is a special made item so can't get like that
Post by MrToolJunkie on Aug 24, 2014 18:40:02 GMT -5
Spirals are the best for grooves and mortising, I find. I have them in a variety of metric and imperial sizes. They are my go-to bit for that type of work. Take care since most are solid carbide and can chip...but they stay sharp for a long time. I think users use end-mills too, which is the same concept and cheaper than getting spiral router bits in some instances, especially for an odd size.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 29, 2014 4:57:00 GMT -5
Finally got the router adapter kit. Really nice bit of kit and fairly weighty. It seems to be the rules in the shop to open up the box so they can have a look as well. The cost of it you can buy a router table. The problem with that for me is room it's an extra item to find space for when truthfully I have the Erika and the router can attach to it and it becomes the router table. The max diameter of cutter is 40mm there is spacer rings to reduce the holes. Dust collection can be taken from the top of the table and also the bottom. Obviously would need 2 hoses and Y adapter to make it work. Will post some pics later on
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 29, 2014 17:16:25 GMT -5
Here is a couple of pics. Haven't really had time to set it up looks really simple and self explanatory . Will try to get set up tommorow and take some pics and maybe a vid. That's me now got the cross cut stop system for the Erika to allow for cuts up to 2.9m approx. Maybe need one more foot and support plate. I could keep keeping adding extra fences but feel the 2/1m fences plus the telescopic rod is enough. Plus the router table kit. So can have a mini moulder set. Might look to get the sliding table won't be till next year
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 30, 2014 10:38:28 GMT -5
Just had my first shot of using the router table adapter on the Erika. On the whe really happy with how it went. To me it felt a bit safer than last week when just doing off the trestles and using the parallel guide. It was still fine just have to watch the router kicking more I felt. Where doing the grooves on the table I felt more in control and didn't need to try as hard to control things. The only disadvantages was it takes up more space. Also dust collection was maybe slightly better. I'm also wondering if I had removed a space ring so more air flow went upto the cutter would improve things slightly. I do plan on getting a set of slot cutters as I'm thinking they might be better for making grooves. In a previous post I mentioned about need a Y adapter to have suction from both above and below. I don't need the Y adapter for the dust extraction on the saw fits on to the router which the 50mm hose fits and onto the dust extractor and the hose from the saw guard fits onto the router fence then on to the Y connection. Also to give the table more support I used the legs from the stop system to give a better support they just fit straight onto the end of the table support extension. Here is some pics of it set up
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