System Integration - Don't deal with the frustration of trying to hack together a bunch of router table components from various manufacturers. Instead, get exceptional routing results right out of the box with a router table designed to work as a system. The components of the Festool CMS Router Table, the OF 1010 or OF 1400 Routers, and CT HEPA Dust Extractors work in perfect harmony to take your craft to a higher level.
Precision. A product of ultimate adjustability - Allows you to easily dial in every adjustment point for uncompromising precision. It all starts with the standard top-mounted height adjustment, which is usually an expensive upgrade with most high-end router tables. Your Festool OF 1010 or OF 1400 router has a flat surface that engages the integrated router lift. A handle is inserted into the top of the router table and is used to crank the lift to raise or lower the router bit height. Optionally, the handle can also be used to adjust the height from under the router table. The handle can be stored on the front of the CMS. The CMS router bit height can be finely adjusted in 1/256-inch (1/10 mm) increments.
Fully adjustable fence - The fence design of the CMS Router Table exceeds the basic fence design common to so many router tables today. Independently adjustable sides with precision micro-adjustment are just the beginning. The real key to effective and safe router table usage is the ability to maneuver the workpiece through the table with control and safety. The integrated hold-downs and featherboard-like action of the guarding assembly not only help to minimize exposure to the cutter, but they also help to keep even and consistent pressure on the material for precise, reliable cuts.
Chip guard with start pin - The chip guard with start pin allows for great maneuverability of the workpiece when using bearing guided bits while providing excellent dust extraction. The Festool chip guard design provides great visibility of the cutter and workpiece while minimizing exposure to the cutter for a safe and reliable cut. The starting pin allows guidance into the cut as an index point while doing freehand edge work like raised panels, coves, roundovers, beads, etc. The Festool starting pin design is unique as it is more than a pin, it is also an elongated guide with a tapered end that can be set to rest on the bearing of the bit allowing full control to the cut.
One clean operation - Routers are notoriously known for creating, and projecting, a large volume of chips quickly. The Festool CMS Router Table and Festool Routers are designed to control the chips as they are created. With a in-fence dust port and below the table dust port, chip capture is an afterthought which allows you to focus on routing, not cleaning.
Portability - There are several fundamental principles that define Festool's approach to engineering a power tool. One of them is portability. The Festool CMS Router Table adheres to that philosophy by offering a router table system that can be used in the shop or at the jobsite.