Post by wrightwoodwork on May 4, 2013 13:34:29 GMT -5
The advantage of the kss systems over a sliding compound miter saw when u put the mark to cut you just place the rail on the mark and cut it will be on the line, where a scms you move the the line to the blade unless you got lasers showing where the cut is going to land. I was in a house doing the finishing (trim) was using the kss400 and was able to do a set in half the time. Simply because I didn't have to keep walking to the mitre saw that's where you gain you still doing the same work just in a more effective way. The scms have the advantage of being to set a stop for the length and do repeat cut easier and heavy cornice
Simple quick dirty jigs can be made for repeated cuts if you're clever. even if you are marking each piece it's still faster to cut of the pile than to bring stuff on and off the mitersaw. KSS will fall short if you have to do small detail trim pieces
Post by wrightwoodwork on May 5, 2013 9:05:55 GMT -5
Agree with that I was on a job last year working with an apprentice I got him to pile up the wood the width I could cut with the kss400 we had all our studs cut in half the time the other 2 joiners had cut there simply because we where able to cut so many more in 1 go
Steve- did you purchase either saw yet? I was dealing with the same anxiety about which one to buy and ended up getting them both on the same order. I couldn't be happier with either saw. All positive reviews from me.
Post by kevcarpenter on Jun 30, 2013 4:33:22 GMT -5
Hi I'm another FOG member and I'm going to be changing my festools to mafell, my first product might be the erika 70 the only thing holding me back is the brake and weight against the cs55. i mainly work inside peoples homes in small confined areas and usually occupied, and i work out of a SWB VW transporter, to see the stuff i do check my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Clyde-Joiners/132118523516862
Post by wrightwoodwork on Jun 30, 2013 5:51:49 GMT -5
Hi welcome go the forum. I see you are based in Glasgow. I stay near Biggar so if you wanted to have a look at the erika I would be happy to show u the machine some time. The weight is ok I don't know what it is like compared to the cs55 but to carry it the normal distance from van to job is usually ok, even to carry up a flight of stairs is ok (u maybe wouldn't want to carry it up 10 flights) I'll direct message you my telephone number
Another FOG Member. This is just a hobby of mine, but I demand quality. I am done buying B&D, Ridgid, etc that only last a few months. I have been using festool since 2008 and I liked. My only concern with festool is the use of plastic pieces that look cheap and not up to par. I bought the original Domino just launched in USA and my surprise was the cross stop, it looked like a joke. Then I realized the plastic add-ons are not made by festool, but by subcontracting another manufacturer. I seen tools with so many problems recently, that I am wondering if the quality has been put aside for quantity at festool level, it is still better that any other tool such as the ones I mentioned before. Well that made me looks for something else and I found mafell.
I am debating what to buy first and trying to fill all the gaps in my mafell knowledge before I made the plunge.
Well, I will be asking from time to time to get a better understanding of this great brand.
Again a warm welcome to all new members. For the record, this is NOT an anti Festool site. I own quite a few of their products and for the most part I'm very happy with them. That being said no company is beyond being criticized and IMO Festool's last batch of newer products weren't up to the hype. Here's hoping that the Protool merger makes it's way this side of the pond though as I really want a Qua-drive
Hi, MUFs, I'd also like to say that I am excited about this forum and thank you for getting it up and running. I'm not a carpenter nor a professional woodworker but I use it as part of my profession as an artist. I'm a sucker for well built tools and I suppose it relates to my appreciation of good craftsmanship in general. Some people here, might relate to that. So far, I only have the MT55cc which I bought to replace my ts55. I was doing some research while the req version from Festool started being recalled in the US (I was planning to buy that) and found info on Mafell. Glad I did. This forum helped with the research and is a good source as there is a bit too little info on the web about the various tools Mafell offers. Looking forward to following the various threads and ideas posted here!
Kalas, interesting that you identify as an artist rather than a woodworker. Personally, it was never my desire growing up to become a carpenter. I rather wanted to get into fine arts myself. Struggling to make a living I soon learned to despise corporate life as it didn't speak to what i wanted to be, an artist. I couldn't afford art school so that avenue seemed closed. To me, I figured if i could learn to build homes or make things that people enjoyed that would be as close as I got to my dream and still, in theory make money. So began the long and largely moneyless task of learning the ART of carpentry. I'm now rather successful working as a carpenter in the film industry, another field I never expected to be in but realized I always had a love for and again another art-form. I'd love to see some examples of your work if you have any to show as creativity is a quality shared among all good carpenters I feel. Welcome to the MUF
jimmyford: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:18:58 GMT -5
bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
Sept 9, 2019 20:02:24 GMT -5
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
Nov 28, 2020 22:52:01 GMT -5
glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
Dec 10, 2020 7:37:40 GMT -5
jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
Dec 11, 2020 13:58:36 GMT -5
NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
Dec 11, 2020 14:30:12 GMT -5
frezik24: Hello everyone
Dec 13, 2020 9:20:00 GMT -5
lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
Mar 18, 2021 15:35:15 GMT -5