Interesting dedicated machine. But even when the round plate (mafell ‘support ring’) is paired it looks like it is always a two handed affair. I’m wondering what the spring loaded wheel is for on the dust shroud? Does it keep guide bearing surface clean? They talk about how a "thrust ring brake prevents unwanted machining marks on sensitive surfaces" but could that be it?
I saw this at the Eurobois 2020 - there is a thread on here somewhere with photos - it was 'strictly' a prototype at that point in time - good news if it's been released. The motor has a standard 43mm collar, so please Mafell, can we have a small plunge base for it too???
The part on the photo you have marked works as a brake for the bearing, to stop it spinning up and damaging an edge. I have this on a Holzkraft edge trimmer than came with the edge bander - it is effective - would be a good addition to the Festool MFK700.
Of course, I knew I couldn't resist forever... a KF1000 is on it's way to me - paying the full asking price (kindly fixed by Mafell) - managed to get the shipping thrown in with a couple of Festool items from the friendly dealer.
The KF1000 arrived during the week. It is supplied in two small cardboard boxes, one for the motor, one for the base.
The main motor body is identical to the DD40P - 1000w, lots of power and very smooth. The KF has variable speed with the black cover for the cable entry housing the speed controller - this black cover is held in by one screw next to the cable entry, it does not feel very sturdy - I'd knock off a few quality points for this!
The speed controller lights up blue, and this changes to red when starting, changing speed or under too much load.
Height adjustment is very simple and precise, and it locks in place with a lever.
The dust collection is very good, the shroud can be moved and then locked into position.
Despite the Mafell website and all publicity shots showing a handle on the base, my has been supplied without - the dealer in Germany has told me that all three he has sold are sold minus handle. There is no accessory listed for this, and the online parts viewer is showing blank pages. I've emailed Mafell and am awaiting a reply. The manual shows the accessory peg for trimming the ends of panels as fitting into the base of the handle - it doesn't work without as it is too loose. The base needs the handle for keeping the tool upright...
I'll report back once a get a reply from Mafell. Either way, sending a machine out with a missing part, or selling a machine without an important part of the kit is not really on.
Now Mafell are controlling prices, there are no deals to be had, this is 449€ plus tax - at this point in time it's hard to justify the price, maybe once the handle issue is cleared up and with a bit more use I will see this differently. In the meantime, I'm very glad to have the Festool MFK700.
Post by huntsgemein on Aug 30, 2020 10:16:39 GMT -5
These all look like old Kress designs to me.... given the cooperative/collaborative history between these 2 old companies, it's hardly surprising. Kress for many years had a good market for their CNC router motors.
I believe that Kress themselves are all but bankrupt these days. Maybe Mafell bought or licenced their design?
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