Router Table Adjustability

Precision. A product of ultimate adjustability.

The Festool CMS Router Table 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.

Router table lift

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. Limitless adjustability backed by Festool build-quality guarantees the most precise routing system available, helping you to achieve better results in less time.

Router table fence

Sliding table and miter gauge.

The optional sliding table provides even greater functionality to the CMS Router Table. It multiplies the surface area of the table which translates to greater controllability when maneuvering material and it increases the transfer of stock on the table by providing a rolling support surface that moves with the workpiece. With its integrated, adjustable stop points it is easy to set up repeat cuts like stopped dados. Also built-in to the sliding table are multiple mounting points for the optional miter gauge assembly with fence. In conjunction with the sliding table, the miter gauge provides the means to set angles as well as clamp the material to the fence of the gauge and move the entire piece in harmony with the sliding table.

A key component to use with the sliding table, the Miter Gauge provides a strong reference for the placement of stock for repeatable and accurate routing. Use for routing miters, angled cope routs, and many other angled joints. Attaching the miter gauge to the sliding table ensures smooth, accurate, and consistent cuts with less friction than in-table T-slots making repeatability a breeze. The attached fence has an integrated T-slot for attaching clamps for secure and stable routing of the workpiece.

Router table fence

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.

Router table start pin