Post by sewoodworks on Dec 30, 2018 15:06:19 GMT -5
A quick introduction to myself; I have been a long time Festool fan and woodworker/construction professional. I have grown weary of Festool and have recently switched some of my tools to Mafell. I just purchased the MT55cc, H class extractor, and my favorite the Erika 70. All the machines I purchased are outstanding in quality and use. It is true for me red is the new green.
I’ve gone through quite a bit of the old posts for the Erika, wonderous woman she is. I haven’t found an entirely large amount of posts regarding modifications/jigs and fixtures for this machine. Now I feel like with the inginuity of this machine there would maybe be a lot more out there. So here’s a thread looking for some of the obscure jigs and what have you that some of you have made for your Erika.
Something I am looking for ideas on is extension tables for left and right side of the blade for when I cut baseboard on this machine. I will rarely move my miter gauge from a perpendicular plane. Rather just tilt my blade for the cut and use it to prep the piece to be coped. Being that baseboard is usually in 12’-16’ pieces I would find it a nuisance to not have a true bed to rest it on. I like my SCMS but I feel like this saw will be much nicer for cutting base since primarily what I use is a taller and thicker base.
Thanks and look forward to seeing what some of you have made. Also even if it is a just a simple technique used I’d like to see that too.
The folding legs.....link.....have to admit the legs are rough but function for intended use. The rubbermaid action packer boxes are a good value ,no advertising for tool companies ,waterproof and lockable .
Hi, So i got my new Erika 85 and have assembled a quick set up bench for it using Layer scaffolding. My main idea is to pivot the saw quickly to cut angles on rafters etc. I explain more if anyone is interested. I couldn't post pictures here so here's a link to pinterest
I've pined some more pics. www.pinterest.ie/misiden1/mafell/ so hopefully you can see a base that sits up snugly under the saw (with the mafell legs folded up) the bottom of this base is ply which sits on top of and can rotate on another sheet of ply which is fixed to the scaffolding frame. A steel bushing provides the rotating point. This Layer scaffolding is so accurately made that with horizantal bracing bars everything is perfectly square and lined up once the saw was squared up in it's own section of the frame. It's not all finished yet but is working quite well.
Post by MrToolJunkie on Mar 15, 2020 1:37:12 GMT -5
Just got my Erika today! Super excited to put it to use. aas, do you have pics of your cart? I was trying to find an elegant way to raise mine 10mm to raise it just enough for MFT outfeed and would prefer not cutting my MFT legs. Any other suggestions?
all: Thanks to all for supporting me. I want to learn or know. That's why I have come in here.
Jun 10, 2018 1:24:34 GMT -5
ineson85: Just been into AONE Tools (West Yorkshire) and they are having a Mafell sale. Loads of brand new, boxed tools going ridiculously cheap!
Jul 27, 2018 4:02:15 GMT -5
balgonie: Hikoki, please bring this beauty to Germany!!!!!!
Oct 26, 2018 1:04:14 GMT -5
jimh: I have been offline for a while. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Jim (surf123)
Jan 31, 2019 10:59:27 GMT -5
dam8: Shoot me an email if you want a pic of my removable Irving knife. I cut the base when I bought it so I can remove it when email@example.com plunge cut is needed Dave at milesRestorations dot com
Mar 23, 2019 19:22:40 GMT -5
rikflaxman: I need someone to pick out one best product from those on this list here.
Guest: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:17:06 GMT -5
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
alvychippy (guest): can not recover my registered email account atasas@gmx. do not remember the password, some assistance? or should I just register as new user?>
Dec 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT -5
alvychippy: Guys, what is the name of aprox €9k machine for hand shaping of handrails?
Jan 8, 2020 16:16:15 GMT -5
stilts: So why is goldensun not banned and all those worthless threads not deleted?
Jan 11, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
alvychippy: It's the board hosts, that are having an idea, of somebody perhaps paying over the odds to acquire the board to administer it.... Obviously hopes are set high, Mafell isn't interested, so it carries on
Jan 12, 2020 9:30:06 GMT -5