MAFELL and KLUGE agree on a strategic sales cooperation for solutions for mobile and glue-free edge technology.
From a suppliers site:
The hot air edge banding machine HIT-M costs under 6000 Euro (net). The angle table for the stationary processing in the workshop beats without accessories with about 2500 euros to book. In a next stage of development, Kluge also wants to launch the HIT-M as a component for CNC machines. In addition, the hot air technology is offered for the retrofitting of edge banding machines.
Going to make the Festool look 'cheap', but it seems it is the first portable hot air 'invisible laser join' (from their site) edge bander. I don't do enough to justify it but looks nice.
Well I haven't said much about this, but I picked one of these up last year. Disclaimer - I actually have the Kluge badged version, although it is identical to the Mafell. With Mafell strictly controlling prices, a discount was not on the cards, I was probably at -20% getting the Kluge.
I didn't get the time to use it until Christmas day (yes I was working Christmas day!) - and guess what - it didn't work. It's taken until today for everyone to open up after the new shutdown, get the edge bander back to Germany, checked out and sent back - a bit long, but it's here.
I've done a couple of quick test runs - I mean really quick - cut the board with the MT55 18BL with a slightly tired Makita blade - and run the edge bander down the edge. A quick clean up with the KF1000 with a 2mm round over bit and it's done... probably one of the cleanest edges I've seen - unbelievable.
The edge banding has to have a special backing (this is what makes the two parts stick together - so glue then!) - I used a TPU backing, this is a polyurethane, so OK for bathroom units too.
I get the price... it's expensive, but it's a machine that gives a true 'zero edge' - I'd say it's worth it - no glue smells, no cleaning up, no waiting times - and it fits in a Sys5.
Once I get the hang of it, try a few different panels and edges, properly trimmed panels using a router - I really will be able to do factory finish edges.
Obviously not a lot of info available about these - if anyone has questions, I'll do my best.
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