I have the MFK too!.. with all the bases including Conturo base - a fantastic tool, would love to get a couple more motors - but not sold on their own.
I think if you're used to the Festool routers, you'd find the Mafell a bit basic. It's great for really heavy duty work, Arunda dovetails cutouts, etc. I use mine for solid surface work, hence the Albin-Kraus base.
I've ordered in the router rail adapter - Mafell 207200 - I was waiting for a sale or a drop in price... but then I noticed something weird - it was the same price on pretty much every single website - to the cent... if it looks like price fixing and smells like price fixing, it probably is price fixing.
Coming from Germany, still not available in France; same story with the KF1000 - not available in France and the same price on every single website.
Post by matchesder on Sept 14, 2020 14:15:14 GMT -5
Cool thing. Isn’t the plunger just fur use as a compass for circle cutting?
Regarding the router choice: the LO65 is the best build and most precise router I came across. I was trying 12 different or so. Never had a Bosch or metabo though.
After the initial happiness about the of1010, one of my first quality woodworking tools, I noticed some flaws and annoyances. While I already extended to the OF1400, I noticed some shortcomings as well. Although I only came across one member on fog who had similar issues. So maybe I’m picky here. I tried the OF2200, found the some issues and went for the Mafell.
Meanwhile I got some old used Scheer HM16 and HM4 One of each is way past it’s life, the other one is more like the mafell.
I value good dust extraction and actually cannot complain about the mafell besides from the orientation of the hose.
The downside for me is a small diameter opening in the base and only 65 mm plunge depth.
For Edges I have a small Bosch gkf.
The issues I was talking about are play in the plunge mechanism and at the guide bush. I had them at festool but they said it is normal and in tolerance. The OF1010 has some additional annoying features like oval dust port in a bad position and overcomplicated mounting of the guide bush. I sold it at some point because it got practically replaced by the Mafell.
Keep in mind, that are issues for me and probably only one other user. So if one is happy with the tool, I’m happy for it. Maybe it’s lack of my ability, I don’t know.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2020 5:36:53 GMT -5 by matchesder
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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