Common questions

Are Festool router bits good?

Are Festool router bits good?

Festool Router Bits are engineered to be among the highest quality router bits available. These state-of-the-art router bits are constructed of tungsten-carbide alloys and tested under rigorous conditions to ensure top quality.

What are the types of router cutters?

Common Types of Router Bit

  • Rabbeting Router Bits. Rabbeting router bits produce a straight vertical and horizontal cut, and are designed specifically to cut a rabbet (notch) in the edge of a material.
  • Flush Trim Router Bits.
  • Chamfer Router Bits.
  • Edge Forming Router Bits.
  • Molding Router Bits.
  • Raised Panel Bits.
  • Joinery Bits.

Can you sharpen router cutters?

Sharpening router bits is surprisingly easy to do. You don’t need a sharpening jig, precision measuring instruments or complex machinery. All you need are a couple of diamond paddles (or diamond needle files for the smallest bits, a good light source and a comfortable place to sit).

Are festool worth the money?

Is Festool Worth the Price? Money is a precious resource and as woodworkers we want to spend it wisely. It is a fact that Festool machines are priced higher than almost any other brand of power tool. All these factors help make Festool power tools a great value and well worth the price.

Why do my router bits burn?

Chris Marshall: If your router doesn’t haven’t have variable-speed control, it could be spinning the bits too quickly … and fast cutters held against wood equals heat buildup and burning. Try increasing your feed rate. The faster the cutter gets through the wood, the less heat it builds up.

How many times can you sharpen a router bit?

You can hone a router bit five or six times, but eventually it needs professional grinding.

How big is guide stop on Festool router?

Quick and precise adjustment when using router with Guide Stop (488u001f752) or edging plate. Allows for 1/256″ (1/10u001fmm) fine adjustment. Stable guidance for accurate grooves, flutes, dados, rabbets and more.

What kind of grooves can a Festool router make?

In fact, its our most powerful router, easily capable of plunging into 8/4 hardwoods or making 1/2″ grooves in a single pass. It’s easy to control and perfect for jobsite or shop. Click for product details

How long have Festool power tools been in use?

Many Festool power tools have already been in use for 30 years – or longer. The long service life of our professional tools is no coincidence.

Is the Festool EC-TEC an ordinary brushless motor?

In addition, our innovative EC-TEC motor is more than just an ordinary brushless motor. It is an energy-saving drive concept specially developed by Festool that makes a single battery charge last longer, for maximum efficiency, productivity, service life and reliability. Concentrate on what’s important: Your work.

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Ruth Doyle