Quick question, if the blade 48 tooth is 162mm of diameter, if we buy a festool blade or 3rd party and they are 160mm will that throw off the scale by 2mm? or is it possible to offset the scale to make it work those blades?
You can fine adjust the depth of cut with an allen key. There's a bolt with an allen head (allen key stores at the back of the saw under the handle BTW)
1 full turn = 1mm.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2013 20:05:43 GMT -5 by jonathan
Does anybody have any experience cutting fiber cement with their MT55? If yes- Is there any other blade option besides the mafell blade 092474? I think David at Timberwolf tools mentioned that this blade costs about $260. I have one I use on a standard worm drive saw that looks identical and only costed $50 or so. I am about to start a siding job that will require the cutting of a bunch of sheet fiber cement for a batten board siding job. I'll pay the $260 if I must but would like another option if possible.
EDIT: Other opinion question: Is it a bad idea to even think of using such a nice saw to cut such a dusty invasive product as fiber cement? I like to get the most out of my tools but don't want to abuse them. Any thoughts??
2nd EDIT: Ouch I just checked and the mafell blade is actually $365 not $260.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Oct 5, 2013 19:51:12 GMT -5
Personally no but I would guess if same diameter and bore the blade should be perfectly ok to use I can't see the dust being a problem as long as attached to the vac and also my thinking is mafell wouldn't sell a blade designed for cutting cement boards if the saw wasn't sealed enough to cope with it. Tools are bought to work not look pretty on a shelf
Just for clarity I have looked all over on the internet and can't find anything but the Mafell doesn't come up either unless you specifically type in Mafell fiber cement blade or something very specific. Just wanted to be clear that I am not expecting people on this forum to do my busy work. All I can find is one that says it will fit festool being sold from Australia.
I figured Freud might make one since they have one for a standard 7 1/4" circular saw with the 5/8" arbor and have recently started selling a line of track saw blades with the 20 mm arbor. Should be an obvious move for them seeing that they have both technologies already rolling in their product line. It would be nice to use a track saw and vac considering the toxic dust from fiber cement.
Good point, thanks. The specific fiber cement blades are weird, they only have 4 or 6 carbide teeth but cut the fiber cement really well. I used to use standard diamond blades and they work decent. If I can find one for the MT55 then I will get one for sure.
That dust finds it's way into everything and is incredibly abrasive. I think it would even abrade the aluminum guide rails and saw base.
I sided my garage recently with Hardie Plank lap siding. I decided it wasn't worth the risk and bought an inexpensive circular saw and miter saw for the task. I used Hitachi Hardie Blades on both saws, highly recommend btw.
Woodie- & others of course- Thanks for the reply. I have always used an old bosch worm drive circular saw with the Tenryu version of that exact hardi blade. I was a bit rushed (luckily) on this siding job. Today was day #2 and I have been using the same old system I have always used. It has been a while and I sort of forgot how crappy this dust really is. You are exactly right that the dust would be abrading the aluminum rails and everything else.
Also none of the cuts are critical enough to use such nice equipment on anyway. I can mark and free hand cut faster than lining up the track. The job is going fairly smooth and the mafell tools are staying nice and clean in the trailer where they belong during this job.
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.
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NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
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frezik24: Hello everyone
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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?
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