11m44s: New 4Ah, 5.5Ah & 8Ah batteries from Metabo. From what I understood, 8Ah for tools that need long runtime, 5.5Ah for tools that require high amp draw. Fuel gauge seems to have been moved to the front as well.
32m22s: Mafell went shopping with Ruwi I see and worked out a portable workbench type systainer thingy with them.
Overall it seems every manufacturer is going all in on battery powered for the future.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 17:51:15 GMT -5 by jonathan
Post by huntsgemein on Mar 24, 2018 19:22:04 GMT -5
Interesting video. One salient point to me was how well resolved the new(ish) Makita cordless vac is compared to Metabo's. I think Metabo really missed the market by not making their new vac both AC/DC, nor using the extra power offered by having a 2 x 18v version. It's a pity that Makita still have a (currently inferior) Samsung battery cell contract: Metabo's advantage that allows their tools - in this aspect at least - to stand head & shoulders above all others.
Then there's Makita's bluetooth remote vacuum control, which is extraordinarily more convenient than Metabo's rather ineffectual footswitch. I'm not absolutely sure, but it appears that Makita's bluetooth transmitter modules are integral with the tools. If so, then Festool's approach (a removable transmitter collar attached to the hose end) makes cordless operation much more convenient. Maybe it's time for the various competing manufacturers to get together to design some form of common bluetooth (or other electronic/radio transmitter) interface.
This video makes me regret that I don't do manual labor anymore. So much good stuff coming out now. I've said negative things about Metabo here (mostly US distribution), but I could honestly see myself running their cordless stuff, almost exclusively, if I was doing general carpentry or "first fix" as many of you would call it.
The auto detailing nerds are getting super excited about those cordless Flex polishers. Milwaukee is the only other company I can think of that bothered, so far.
Yetihunter has been lost to the hunt of the Android Yeti.
Post by yetihunter on Mar 25, 2018 23:14:52 GMT -5
The handle is free and they sell you the razors, Unless, of course, you buy a Merkur and $3 packs of Feather safety razors. Regardless, these companies will never standardize things like battery packs and bluetooth remotes. For one thing, in this analogy, it's the tools that are the razors. They want you locked into their ecosystem.
Yetihunter has been lost to the hunt of the Android Yeti.
2019, new LiHD battery tools coming out from Metabo. - Battery powered compressor. - Battery powered vacuum. - New compact drill.
I'm invested in the battery platform, and have been waiting a long time for these 2 but I always end up dissapointed. It's always not quite a finished product from Metabo. For example the systainer vacuum. Why is it not dual battery for more power? and WHY ON EARTH DOES IT NOT CONNECT with other metaloc boxes or systainers??
Now this compressor, why on earth is it not silent, but AGAIN one of those deafening 80-90-100 decibel tools...
Anyway, have a look at the video. Some nice new things coming to market.
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2019 4:47:38 GMT -5 by jonathan
They briefly show a couple of CAS (Cordless Alliance System) tools - I've got the Rothenberger compact plumbing press, great tool - also show the Steinel cordless glue and heat guns... no info on the Steinel site yet, but will be interesting to see pricing.
I agree with you Jonathan, a lot of Metabo stuff is not as refined or finished as it should be. Is the new vac mains too like the Makita?.. failing that, it would be nice if a mains adaptor came out to power these 2x tools!.. keep dreaming I guess!
Post by thehandyman on Jan 27, 2019 1:04:02 GMT -5
Just got back from WOC. Got to speak with the head of Metabo NA and a high up lady in charge that flew in from Germany.
In addition to the above mentioned compressor and compact brushless drill...
New tools coming: Brushless recip - no date coming
All new 12v tools with slide packs that look the same as 18v packs. Uses same charger. Will have 2.0ah and 4.0ah packs. Brushless and many more tools than the current 12v offerings. April release in NA.
SDS Max 18v - late 2019
Didn't get much else out of them, just more new coming.
Post by Tom Gensmer on Jan 30, 2019 19:04:36 GMT -5
I've been using the Hilti 12v kit quite a bit the last few months and have REALLY come to appreciate the utility of a nice, light, compact driver set. I have the 1/4" driver, impact driver, and 3-jaw chuck drill, three 12v batteries and a charger, all fit in a tiny bag and are one of the first tools to leave the van.
The Hilti 12v platform holds some appeal for me since they also use the batteries for their higher end lasers and some other tools, but I'd be interested to see what other tools Metabo releases in the new 12v platform....
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