Festool PN574368 Router user guide

Voltage indicated on the rating plate. A 16

A safety fuse (for 120 V) or a corresponding protective circuit-breaker is required.

See the following figure [2] for connection and disconnection of the power cable.

Always switch the machine off before connecting or disconnecting the power cable!

Warning of general danger

Read the Operating Instructions/

Advice or tip

Functional description

The pictures for the scope of delivery are on a fold-out page at the beginning of the instruction manual. When reading of the manual you can fold out this page for having always an overview of the machine.

[1-1] MFK 700 with large surface router table

[1-2] Side stop with guide rods and fine adjuster (accessory)

[1-3] Extraction hood for large surface router table with extractor connector

[1-4] Router table for edge veneer with feeler roller and extraction hood (only in SET scope of delivery)

Extension cable

If an extension cable is required, it must have a sufficient cross-section so as to prevent an excessive drop in voltage or overheating. An excessive drop in voltage reduces the output and can lead to failure of the motor. The table below shows you the correct cable diameter as a function of the cable length for the MFK 700.

Never use two extension cables together. Instead, use one long one.

Total Extension Cord

Lenght (feed)

Cord size (AWG) f The lower the AWG number, the stronger the cable.

Switching the machine on and off

Keep the machine steady during switching and during use by holding the handles [3-1] [3-2] with both

The switch [3-4] is an on/off switch (I = ON,

cool down for approx. 3-5 minutes before using it again. The machine requires less time

Changing the router table

The large surface router table is already fitted as standard. The large contact surface and precision adjustment features of this router table enable a high degree of accuracy. Other router tables are included in the accessories programme. a) Large surface router table

Tool settings

Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools.

Electronic control

Slide the router table onto the retaining pin

[4-1] on the machine.

Tighten the screw [4-2] to clamp the router table in position.

The machine features full-wave electronics with the following properties:

Smooth start-up

The electronically controlled smooth start-up function ensures that the machine starts up

Speed control

You can regulate the rotational speed steplessly between 10000 and 26000 rpm using the adjusting wheel [3-3]. This enables you to optimise the cutting speed to suit the respective material.

Constant speed

The preselected motor speed remains constant through electronic control. This ensures a uniform cutting speed even when under

Temperature control

To prevent overheating, the safety electronics switches the machine off when it reaches a critical motor temperature. Let the machine

Place the extraction hood [4-4] in position.

Tighten the screw [4-3] to clamp the extraction hood in position.

Place the extractor connector [4-5] on the extraction hood.

Removal is performed in reverse sequence to installation. b) Router table for edge veneer

The "router table for edge veneer" (only in SET scope of delivery) is designed for flush trimming veneer overhang and profile routing. f The router table is tilted 1.5 so that the surface coating is not damaged during edge routing. A router table with 0 inclination angle for precise cuts is available as an accessory.

Removal is performed in reverse sequence to installation.

Changing the routing tool

Risk of accident - the routing tool may be hot after use and has sharp edges. Allow the tool to cool before changing. Wear protective gloves when changing

Remove the router table before changing the routing tool.

Secure the sensor [5-1] to the machine using the preassembled screws. Slide the sensor in the long holes to adjust the routing tool to the perfect position.

Slide the router table onto the retaining pin

[5-2] on the machine.

Tighten the screw [5-3] to clamp the router table in position.

Place the extraction hood [5-4] in position. a) Removing the tool

Press the spindle lock [6-1].

Unscrew the locking nut [6-2] using the open-end wrench (size 19) until you are able to remove the tool. b) Inserting the tool

Insert the routing tool [6-3] into the open clamping collet as far as possible, but at least up to the mark ( ) on the shank.

Press the spindle lock [6-1].

Tighten the locking nut [6-2] using the open-end wrench (size 19).

Changing the clamping collet

Only compatible tools can be used in combination with the clamping collets supplied.

8 mm, 6 mm and 1/4" (6.35 mm) clamping collets can be used.

Tighten the screw [5-5] to clamp the extraction hood in position.

Press the spindle lock [7-1].

Unscrew the locking nut [7-2] completely.

Remove the locking nut from the spindle together with the clamping collet [7-3]. Do not separate the locking nut and clamping