Can anyone enlighten to what the numbers are meant to correspond to on this? Its a plunge cut start and finish position indicator, get that, but the numbers (10, 12.5, 25, 50) don't match any stock sheet material (+3mm) and why so few? there's loads of space.. surly 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 43, 55 would be better No one wants to plunge 7 or 10mm into their workbench, for 18 and 40mm stock, do they? And 12.5 is not even possible to set on the saw, it's 12 or 13, so you're always either a bit over or a bit under your line?
Its nearly £60, they've gone to the trouble to design and make it, am I missing something here?
I never got past the logic of the price so I rolled my own. Scrap piece of polycarbonate, two fiberglass rods, two adhesive cable clips, a laser transparency glued to top. This way you can scribe your own lines on the bottom of polycarbonate to match blade diameter of choice. Some here use their rip fence and just mark the aluminum with a pencil.
Anything that lets you mark or make a custom setting is better because your blade diameters range from 160/162/165.
Yeah, It was an experiment and figured mafell knew more than me. But it worked perfect so, other than changing cable grips, I’ve left it as. Primarily use it for cut outs and 50’s been fine for setting rail stops then finishing with a pull saw. If you need additional markings you just hang blade off an edge, mark preferred plunge on bottom of poly and score more lines.
The easiest way, if you don’t already own a fence, is to bend and notch a thin piece of aluminum so it fits similar to mafell’s. Then scribe it or stick on an overly.
For me though I like to see whats going on with the cut so I went with the clear. You can drop a little light on top to go along for the ride too.
You're welcome, it works well. The diameter of the fiberglass rod, or aluminum rod, should compliment both whatever clip i.d. sits atop the polycarbonate and still allow the saw base guide clamps to snug down on the rod. I think I use 8.5mm fiberglass tent rod as the balance for the cable clips I chose.
I actually have a design for a production version, not much different, that allows you to hit most of the depths right on the mark while also compensating for different diameter blades. My hands are full with my vac remote & two other finished items but if things move along I will add it to a store in the future and see if there's any interest.
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