Although I found an even cheaper option. CMT makes a boring bit in the right length(57.5mm) but only in 10mm shanks. I talked with a local machinist and he can turn the bits to 8mm. The only negative I can see is the cutting length will be less by 3-4mm with the CMT. The Mafell bits have a shorter shank and longer cut length but for most uses I don't need the full 40mm depth. Will be perfect for anything other then an 80mm long pin.
The nice thing about this option is I can get CMT bits in all kinds of sizes that Mafell doesn't offer including English sizes.
From what I gather, shank 8mm and oal 58mm designed for Mafell by CMT. 4mm thru 16. Please let me know if I'm missing something.
i will be checking in with my local cmt dealer before long to see if these are available through him. I have two 16mm drills on back order with timberwolf at around $97 each. Indeed a bit pricey.
Thats true but I haven't found any for the USA Market. Although now I can just buy the 10mm shank in 58mm lengths and have the shank turned to 8mm. It also gives me more options in sizes and some in imperial.
Last I checked I can get the 16mm finished for about $30 each.
With the expense of the Mafell bits and the limited metric pins in NA, I'm wondering if I should buy imperial sizes bits with 1/2 shank and get them milled to 8mm. I'd have better options for pins and even with the milling required, I'd still save money on bits. Jalvis, I saw your post with the pvc biscuits. I've actually been looking for pvc pins. So far I've only found imperial sizes, which is partly driving this idea. I don't have a biscuit jointer.
Im doing exactly as you described and will report back on the outcome. I ordered some imperial sizes 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2. My machinist will mill the shank and I will have some more common sizes. My interest was in part by Laurier Dowels which are very limited in Metric sizes.
If we can't get the 312 series, another option would be to get the 307 series and cut the shank. That would make nearly an identical bit and wouldn't take special tools. 10mm 40mm 67mm 8x20mm RH 307.100.11
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