The big shock customers in the store get when shopping for a Festool router is how light they are. The Festool OF 1400 EQ router is by far the most popular of the Festool routers and weights under 10 pounds, which is pretty light for a 2-1/4 HP router. Despite the light package, this versatile router doesn't compromise power. Of course, the precision, reliability and dust extraction that are synonymous with the Festool line are still fantastic. The router runs smooth and its plunge features are like silk. It clamps rock solid precisely where you want it to. And, as is typical for Festool, you'll marvel at the design features that make your work easier. The OF 1400 has a ratcheting collet so you than change bits without removing the wrench from the shaft, and a tool-less copy ring changing system that is quick and easy (just one click to release the ring, and once you drop another one in its place, the new ring automatically centers itself with no adjustments necessary). The chip catcher, combined with the dust extraction hood, gives keeps your piece and the air clean and dust-free. The OF 1400 takes 1/2", 3/8", 1/4" or 8 mm bits - which should just about cover you for any project - and like all of Festool routers, the OF 1400 is compatible with the Festool guide rail system (with an optional guide stop). You'll get greater routing depth and easier operation than you thought possible. We should mention that the great dust collection means faster and smoother cutting because the chips aren't clogging up the cutting surface.
There is a host of attachments available for the 1400 including the very popular edge guide (492636).
For drilling for shelf pins and other regular holes Festool has a range of pre-drilled rails and an guide plate for using the hole drilling. Stops, shelf bits, and hinge drilling bits are available also. For routing panels the optional MFS 700 multi-routing templates are 4 aluminum rails that bolt together in any size and add tremendous versatility to the setups you can do.
Basic Package includes:
Dust extraction hood (492000)
Chip catcher (492732)
1/2" collet (492143)
1/4" collet (492141)
8 mm collet (492005)
Guide bushing adaptor (493566)
Plug-it detachable power cord (490656)
Packed in a Systainer 4 (445597)
|Power consumption:|| 1400 Watts / 11.7 amps 120 v AC :|
|Drive shaft speed:|| 10000-22500 rpm |
|Quick depth adjustment range:|| 2 3/4" (70 mm) |
|Fine depth adjustment range:|| 5/16" (8 mm) |
|Collet dia. range:|| 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 8 mm |
|Adjustment accuracy:|| 1/256" (0.1 mm) |
|Weight:|| 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg) |