Benefits of Festool CMS Router Tables.
- Fully system integrated, no cobbled together components.
- Precise, fully adjustable routing surface.
- Top-side router bit height adjustment.
- Integrated featherboards for safe operation.
- Exceptional dust extraction when used with a Festool HEPA dust extractor.
- Sliding miter table (available as part of the set version or sold separately).
- Lightweight, ultra-portable design with the GE free-standing model, which is great for the jobsite or shop.
- Three-year Festool warranty.
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.
Designed to work seamlessly with the Festool OF 1400 and OF 1010 routers, the CMS
System delivers maximum precision, efficiency, and ease of use without all the fuss
and hassle of a patchwork system.
Most companies that produce router tables are not in the power tool business and
therefore must design to products currently available on the market. The Festool
approach assures that the table and the router are designed to work together for
maximum precision, efficiency, and ease of use with less fuss and hassle. And the
Festool CMS Router Table (GE version) can be configured as a benchtop router table
for convenience and space as well as a free-standing version for the jobsite or
With a system-based design, using Festool routers is assurance that everything is
compatible and is made to work together for greater efficiency. Festool routers
(OF 1010 and OF 1400) feature many high-quality elements such as MMC Electronics
with variable speed for smooth operation with less burning, chattering, and long
life. Other features include highly efficient dust extraction that quickly removes
chips and dust out of your way and micro-depth adjustment for precise routing results
which means less re-work and sanding.
The CMS Router Table is also the exact same height as the Festool MFT/3 MultiFunction
Table and the Kapex UG Extensions. This lends itself to several configuration options
to extend outfeed support.
Top to bottom, the Festool CMS Router Table is comprised of top-of-the-line, system
integrated components to provide you with the most exceptional results in the quickest
amount of time.
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.
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.
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.
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 isn't an afterthought which allows you to focus on routing, not
Take advantage of Festool's commitment to optimal dust extraction by using the CMS
Router Table and OF 1010 or OF 1400 Router with a Festool CT HEPA Dust Extractor.
Enjoy the advantages of automatic tool-triggered dust extraction. A HEPA certified
filter comes standard on all CT Dust Extractors, with the exception of the CT 36
AutoClean made for our drywall sander.
The in-fence dust port and the dust port below the table do a phenomenal job of
catching chips and fine dust regardless of your type of routing task. The in-fence
port accepts a 36mm hose and the chip guard accepts a 27mm or 36mm hose.
The CMS is available as a Set Version which includes a specially made splitter hose
that allow you to connect top and bottom dust extraction to a single dust extractor.
The hose set can also be purchased separately as product number 488292.
Portability: A Festool Core Philosophy.
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 on the benchtop,
in the shop or at the jobsite.
The CMS Model GE has folding legs that allow it to be used in several configurations
and to make it compact for easy transport. The compact footprint doesn't take up
a lot of space in your vehicle and it only take seconds to unfold the legs and you're
ready to rout.
Don't care about portability? Get the same features and functionality from the CMS
Model VL which attaches to the Festool MFT/3 MultiFunction Table. Both the Model
VL and GE are the same height as the MFT/3 MultiFunction Table and Kapex UG Extensions,
offering additional outfeed support when used in conjunction with one
Even though the CMS GE is portable, there's no compromise to the precision it offers.
You get the same exacting routing results on the go that you would in the shop.