Post by naildrivingman on Oct 27, 2019 8:44:43 GMT -5
Well, Festool is generally 2/3 the cost of Mafell. The Conturo starts at $3000. I think it would be reasonable to expect a starting price around $4500. I couldn't find a current price for the Firma, but a 2009 price was listed at just over $2000.
Regardless of cost, these tools provide an invaluable service to those who have smaller shops, cannot afford a stationary edge bander or whatever. I personally don’t have a daily, weekly or even monthly need for a tool like this, but if I did, likely I would own one.
Same here, I teamed up with a colleague to buy the Felder Forka Eco 200 when it was on sale. He has used it quite extensively and I have used it very little but it is nice to have and the next edgebanding project is around the corner for me. It works really well; my colleague previously owned the large Felder stationary edge bander and he is happy with the baby Felder.
Yes, them bigger machines are pretty fast and cut and trim the edge band too. That is really nice...
One significant advantage other than cost when you are not a high volume user is that these small machines can edgeband short sides like front drawer sides.
Minimum length (or side) is 250mm for the Felder G220 we had earlier in the old workshop. Minimum depth of piece was 90mm. With the small ones you can run thin and short pieces too. With the large one you sometimes had to do a lot of drawers with an iron/by hand. Or, first edgeband a larger piece and then cut drawers to size.
Post by Tom Gensmer on Nov 10, 2019 17:49:57 GMT -5
I have the Festool Conturo edgebander.
I absolutely agree that a stationary tool would likely make sense for production shops, but since I only edge band every few weeks it's really nice to be able to store the tool on a shelf in the mean time, freeing up precious shop space.
Practicing my "take the small thing to the big thing" mantra, I can take the Conturo to larger panels, or I can mount it in the MFT for banding smaller pieces.
I suspect the Mafell tool is absolutely top-notch, I'd be interested to see it in-person.
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