Im interested to see what people have made with their ddf 40, the reason being is that like so many others im deciding between the two dominos and the ddf40...
What i'd like to find out is if anyone has built large joinery with the ddf40 such as staircases and doors etc. At the moment im using an old wadkin morticer to handle that sort of thing but if the ddf40 could replace it that would push me towards buying the mafell.
I'd also like to know what smaller joinery its used for i know its perfect for carcasses but what about cabinet doors?
Sorry if this has been covered previously i tried to look but didnt see anything.
Post by jameshowison on Jun 15, 2020 13:14:29 GMT -5
Just keeping the conversation going. I'm doing a kitchen with the DDF40 at the moment. 3/4 (aka ~17mm) cabinets, 1/2 (aka ~12mm) drawers. Baltic birch. 17mm gets 8mm, 12mm gets 6mm dowels.
Pros: - Extremely easy to dry assemble, which is great. - Dust control is really impressive - Very accurate for the 17mm - Easy to add a pocket hole between the 32mm spaced dowels if you don't want to glue a joint.
Cons: - 12mm a little harder as you can't use the spacing from the flat base (which is 9.5mm), so when end-boring you are hanging in space. I'm considering using some 1/4mm ply as a "booster" to lift the 12mm.
I've also used 10mm bits for placing the adjustable cabinet feet. That's been great.
I'm using 5mm bits for holes for drawer slides and hinges. Those are a little harder to get right, mostly because it's hard to ensure perpendicular to the cabinet front. I'm now using cut chunks of wood as spacers. Frustrating to get 37mm from front of cabinet while going perpendicular, have to use the little offset thing. Perhaps I should use the fence for the first row, with the SA 320 giving the spacing between the drawer slides, then turn 90° and using the SA 320 to get the setback for the other row of holes. Sorry, that probably didn't make much sense
At first I would sometimes get badly aligned holes on different pieces, but now I mirror the end-bore and face-bore (as in the videos) and have many fewer misplaced holes
For cabinet doors it's great for the attachment holes on the cabinet, but I'm using the Blum Ecodrill for the boring in the cabinet door. Happily the ecodrill and the ddf40 are basically the same width, so easy to get things aligned. I thought perhaps that the ddf40 could do the two small holes, then use a guide for the 35mm bore, but I can't see a way to make that work (as the spacing of the small holes is not 32mm).
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