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I am thinking about buying the festool mfk700 for trimming hpl. I have read pros and cons. I am using beaver air router with 1.5 degree bearing less bit. I still have filing and edging issues. is the festool any better? I have a large job coming up and will have the hpl laid up in 4x8 pieces, making my edging going on last.
thanks for any comments
Buddy I do not have experience with the trimmer you are asking about. I do have a little experience with Festool. We use there hand bander for curved work and their hand edgeband trimmer. The tools are very well thought out. They will last if you take care of them. Our local Festool dealer has the ability to get demo tools. I suggest you do that.
I buy all my hand tools from them, nailers, routers standard router bits, small table saws. I recently bought a pocket hole machine from them for a special operation. I could save a couple dollars by buying it off the internet but I want them to stay in business. I can get demo tools from them, they fix tools it saves me money over time and I enjoy their expertise.
Don't know about the Festool but I borrowed a friends Beaver laminate kit a few years back for a project and it worked really well. It had the air router to get the bulk off but the air file, (I think that's what they called it), is what really got it tight. Also has a seamer in there that was pretty cool.
Anyway I don't know if there's anything that will eliminate hand filing completely, but that's as close as I've ever gotten.
I realize this is probably too late. I have the festool and itís great for edges. Itís not bad for the flats but itís a hassle to switch.
I bought a trimmer from Art Betterly. It trims rough to about 1/16Ē away, then you take a second pass and put a slight radius on the edge and eliminate filing.