Through a Mafell dealership I might be in on a meeting with two german factory reps at that dealership some time in September.
If there is no scheduling conflict I would attend as they are going to talk about the future of Mafell in Sweden.
I don't have any "weight" as such in the discussion but I do speak enough german to help them out with the translation as they don't speak english that well from their side. As I understand it one of them will be the sales rep who I am already a little familiar with and I have spoken to her on the phone and have exchanged email with that person before. The other person I think will be a technical representative.
There will be room for discussing new and current products and I am choc full of "suggestions" though I would like to hear from you guys if there is anything you would like me to convey to them if I get the chance.
I am sure that since the two of them only have two stops in Sweden they would be more than willing to take some time to talk about the market and Mafell in general.
I will press the relevance of expanding the 18V line up since they have a strong partner in Metabo for both supporting products and the battery platform as such.
Post by huntsgemein on Aug 21, 2018 8:24:00 GMT -5
The future of the cordless jiggie seems to be a big one for many on this forum. Me? I'm beastly careless myself, as I don't really do enough off-grid curve cutting to justify one. Sheet metal cutting generally requires mains power & stamina from one of the more metalwork-oriented makers like Bosch or Metabo.
Maybe ask whether there's a possible future contract for Metabo's 2 x 18v EC grinder motor in bigger & more powerful framing KSS cordless saws? Say a KSS 60 36M BL or similar. I see that you're not a fan yourself Henrik of bigger &/or heavier, more powerful battery tools, but I'm sure there's a big future for 36v saws in the framing construction industry where 18v just won't "cut it".
The MT55 cutting at the same place when angled would be good.
I am not a fan of cordless in general. However if they were to head to a cordless with brushless DC motors then have an AC->DC converter that one could use from the wall it would make everyone happy. Specifically me with the AC, and everyone else with a fist full of batteries,
Most of their really big gear is 240v... and should probably stay that way.
Why the MT55 does not cut to the guard at 45 is something I am sure they can explain though I do think they should have solved that.
I agree that most of their gear is oriented towards corded for performance but given the advance in battery tech I will voice my opinion that a few supplemental tools in 18V would be welcome and much appreciated given the way the market is developing.
A cordless P1cc would be number one for me. I would like a Multicutter but honestly Metabo makes a solid and "cheap" one already and same with grinders and hammer drills so why bother Mafell with rebadging that kind of stuff when we want them sawing tools that they pride themselves on?
I will lecture them on slimmer grips - yes I will (said with a stubborn kids voice) - and bring my Hitachi and Metabo impact drills and ask them who on earth would prefer the Metabo grip with or without gloves.
Good thing is that the dealer carries Hitachi so I can ask them to pick any Hitachi tool for grip ergonomics and compare to their own and I will show them the slim Hitachi circ saws with deep cutting abilities and ask them why they aren't doing the same. Nicely, of course.
My chances of actually making a change is less than slim but if there is a tech at hand and he is as keen as the Festool rep I spoke to last year it will be a good conversation for sure. My interrogation skills are pretty good and I am sure I can relax the guy enough to at least admit to something, if given the chance.
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