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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    One Stanley project that is worth getting. Very solid build,

    Stanley Tape Powerlock 5Mx19Mm- 6

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    For me this was a game changer. Setting up the bevel using the guide is very simple and it takes me less than two minutes to hone a edge. Although it is fairly expensive, it is worth it since handtool woodworking is impossible using tools that are not razor sharp. Before I had this jig sharpening was a chore, now it has become part of my workflow. I highly recommend this kit if you are doing handtool work.

    Veritas Deluxe Honing Guide

  • Rating: 2 out of 5

    Although better build quality than the cheaper options it is not particularly accurate for precision joinery. Personally I think the combination of a marking gauge (for edge-relative marking) and a engineers square would be a better option than (any) combination square since they are just more complicated to manufacture accurately.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Not much to say about a square, but unlike some other cheaper brands this is perfectly square and consistent when locking the rule in position. Useful to setup tools and to calibrate cheaper squares. Although very expensive for a square, I’d say it is absolutely worth it.

    STARRETT 6" Double Square

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Well built (as you would expect from Makita) with very accurate bevel and depth of cut adjustments. I use a 3.0Ah battery and battery life is incredible – much better than I thought it would be. Before this model I was used to using saws with the blade on your right when holding the saw – so this one took a while getting used to. Not a problem, just a bit different to what I am used to. The saw feels very well balanced (when the battery is mounted) and is ideal for cutting smaller stock down before milling or processing on other tools. I can highly recommend this model.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Very good value for money router. It has a lot of features compared to other entry level models – micro-adjust, LED light, speed control, spindle lock. Downsides for me are slightly sticky plunge action and terrible dust collection (which is true for most routers). Since it is limited to 1/4″ and 8mm bits, I ended up reaching for my small trim router more often for handheld work. So it has earned a very hardworking place under the router table – and it works extremely well for this application, and at a good price.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Made for Bosch by Mafell. In Germany. It is therefore exceptionally well made and extremely accurate, especially when used with the FSN rail system. Dust collection is very good – I saw claims of around 90% and I don’think that is far from accurate. The saw is also very powerful, I’ve not been able to find anything it couldn’t handle. Two downsides: When cutting bevels the saw is not as balanced on the rail as I would like, the Makita tracksaw has locks to improve this. And no riving knife. I’ve also found that the rail can slide around a bit – especially when working with smooth materials – the FSN SZW clamps sorts that out. Overall it is a very good tool and I will not easily trade it for anything – including the Festool.

  • Hey there @am yes, these rods are indeed included with the Festool OF1400 EBQ-Plus ZA Router (574310)

  • The guide rail adapter (492601) mentions that the rods are included with the OF 1400, but they are not explicitly listed on this page. Can you confirm if they are included or not? Thank you!

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