Festool CMS GE Router Table Review

A router table is one of the most often used woodworking tools. In this case, you’ll be able to run the wood on top of your equipment rather than underneath it. Here, I’ll go over some of the details of the Festool router table so you can decide if it’s appropriate.

In addition to their glass-like sliding tables, the Festool CMS Router Tables have exact meter gauges, substantial extensions, and feather board and hold-down options. It’s all in a little, easy-to-carry package. 

As a result, it has a solid and durable construction that is built to last. The “109” and the “111” are available on Festoolproducts.com and attached to the MFT/3 Multifunction Work Table.

However, the “111” is a standalone unit that incorporates table extensions.

Festool’s Router Table 203158 is equipped with the following:

  • Festool integrates seamlessly with this system, ensuring optimal precision, efficiency, and ease of use.
  • CMS Hose system is compatible with all Festool dust extractors for dust extraction
  • As a benchtop unit with the legs folded or as an independent unit with the legs unfolded
  • Precision micro-adjustment on each of the fence’s independent sides.
  • Sliding Table: Increase the workpiece’s control and maneuverability by increasing the table’s surface area.
  • For repetitive cuts like dados, the integrated adjustable stop points make it simple to set up repeat cuts.
  • When used with a sliding table and optional meter gauge, these mounting points provide a mechanism for accurately setting the gauge’s angles and clamping material.
  • Routing meters, angle coping routs, and other angled joints are all made easier with a meter gauge. Clamps can be attached to the fence’s T-slot to provide secure and stable routing.
  • All Festool components are system-integrated to work together for maximum efficiency and precision.
  • Easily calibrated to provide pinpoint accuracy in every situation
  • With the addition of a Festool HEPA CT Dust Extractor, you may route in near-total silence.
  • Simple to transport and use on the working site or in the garage
  • Festool’s 3-year guarantee
FESTOOL 213158 CMS GE ROUTER TABLE REVIEW

 

FESTOOL 213158 CMS GE ROUTER TABLE REVIEW

A router table is one of the most often used woodworking tools. In this case, you’ll be able to run the wood on top of your equipment rather than underneath it. Here, I’ll go over some of the details of the Festool router table so you can decide if it’s appropriate.

A safe-bearing-guided bit on the Festool table continually supports your work. With this router table, you can quickly and safely route patterns. It can be used for small and large workpieces, depending on your needs.

A safe-bearing-guided bit on the Festool table continually supports your work. With this router table, you can quickly and safely route patterns. It can be used for small and large workpieces, depending on your needs.

Item Weight: ‎99.8 pounds
Dimensions: 48 x 40 x 30 inches
Height, Legs Unfolded: 35.5-7/16″
Height, Legs Folded: 11-7/16″
Table Dimensions: 23-7/23″ x 15-15/16″
Warranty: 3 years

A FEW FEATURES DISCUSSED IN DETAIL

Complete Adaptation:

A safe-bearing-guided bit on the Festool table continually supports your work. With this router table, you can quickly and safely route patterns. Depending on your needs, it can be used for small and large workpieces.

Multi-Functional:

You can’t go wrong with the Festool CMS-GE for portable router tables. It’s both precise and functional. The OF1010 and OF1400 routers are compatible with this table set, which consistently delivers the best results.

The equipment comes with a sliding table that ensures precise woodworking. ‘ You don’t feel any resistance as you glide around the surface, resulting in clean and safe cuts.

Reduction in Vibration:

You’ll note that this table doesn’t vibrate much while working with massive materials.

The rubber under the table’s feet and the little rubber strips under the tabletop are to blame for this almost vibration-free feature. A quieter work environment will allow you to work more efficiently.

PROS
 
  • Best Adjusted
  • An all-in-one system that ensures the best possible outcome for every piece of work
  • A dust extractor ensures a dust-free working environment.
  • Easily portable
  • three years warranty
CONS
 
  • the metal bar that holds the feather boards is obstructing their work area.
 

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User Reviews

A customer said that the CMS-GE Router Table Set is a marvel to behold and is easy to use.

Precautions for the Use of a Router Table

Use your router table to its full potential. With these tips, you can keep it running at peak efficiency

Clean and well-ventilated work areas are essential.

A clean, well-ventilated location is ideal. Lighting is an important consideration as well. Concentrating when you are relaxed and at ease in your surroundings is much simpler. Moreover, this will help to reduce the risk of an accident.

Safety Glasses should be worn.

The importance of safety cannot be overstated. Think about wearing a pair of safety goggles before you begin your task, which will shield your eyes from dust. Do not use in wet areas. Before beginning any work, thoroughly check all components to ensure they are in good working order.

Set the Clamps in place. 

Before you begin working, make sure the clamps are in place. The table and material will be more stable, allowing for more precise cutting. The blade will be unable to cut straight the more it moves.

Make Only Minor Slashing Incisions

If you’re a beginner, utilize gentle cuts wherever possible—the more aggressive the router table cuts, the less control you have over it. Not to mention, the equipment is more susceptible to kickback.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Does the CMS GE set to attach to MFT 3 table?
The CMS GE, on the other hand, stands on its own two feet. Table height is identical to MFT3’s, so the two work together.
Does this table allow for easily attaching another brand router to the lift?
The lift is specifically designed for Festool routers, from what I can tell. The table has parts on Festool routers to allow correct center alignment. I ended up attaching their LS router fence positioner to my CMS-GE.
Conclusion:

The Festool 203158 CMS-GE router table set, despite some complaints about the table’s metal bar, is still considered reliable by most woodworkers.

Some may even argue that the additional features in this system make the higher price tag worthwhile. And, as with all Festool products, you can rest assured that you’re getting a tool built with precision and safety in mind..!