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Festool Reviews #1: Festool Router Purchasing Advice

09-20-2007 04:30 PM by Tim Colwell | 7 comments »

Festool rates their routers by wattage not horsepower. The OF 1010 is placed in the 1 ¼ horse sector, the OF 1400 is placed in the 2 ¼ horse sector, and the OF 2000 is placed in the 3 ¼ horse sector. Of all the Festool routers, the OF 1400 is by far the most versatile router Festool offers. 1400 watts converts to 1.86 hp. You may be asking yourself, ”Why should I buy the Festool router over the Yellow, or Grey tool?” To make a long story short, never be deceived by the hp rating other manufacturers place on their tool specifications. Historically, manufacturers will rate their tool at peak horsepower, and if you don’t have the amperage to deliver to the tool, your hp will diminish quickly...

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