I recently bought a brand new p1cc and I was hoping to acquire some existing owners advice/pointers with it if thats possible.
I've reached out to mafell directly over e-mail but had no response (reading around though it seems that this is not uncommon).
Also apologies if my questions have been covered before, so here goes:
1. Should it get as hot as it does?. I was cutting some 50mm ash and i had to end up cutting it in 160mm sections as the machine got so hot i couldn't touch any of the metal parts near the power switch / pendulum switch, this was on speed setting 5 and sometimes 6 with pedulum settings 2 and 3 with no extraction (couldn't get my festool extractor to fit the port)
2. Should the blade be absoultely 90 degrees square to the standard base? my blades seem to be out by about .5mm when locked in - but only on one side.......
Spoke to the dealer and they agreed that it shouldn't be getting scaldingly hot so they send me a new jigsaw out and I have just taken delivery of it (massive props to ITS for being really helpful on this).
Tried running the jigsaw and it maybe me still being unfamiliar with the tool itself but it certainly "feels" different and there is far less lubricant coming out above of the blade housing.
Speed setting 6 seems to be opertaing faster than the previous jigsaw too.
I'm thinking i might have just gotten incredibly unlucky and managed to land a P1CC that had some sort of fault in the gearbox maybe?
Tool to hose connections are one of my huge annoyances... I can take my P1CC to any house, business or jobsite in Europe, plug it in and it will work. But I can buy 10+ different vacs from different manufacturers and there is no guarantee I can get the hose to fit, or if it does, that it will stay put. It really isn't rocket science.
Before any suggestion that it is manufacturers trying to lock us in to their products - Makita vac with makita tools - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Mitre saws made for inefficient dust bags - all different sizes across the Makita range, different size ports, hence the Makita vac that should work with it - doesn't!
Makes me feel 'great' plugging an expensive tool into an expensive vac and having to get out some tape to hold it together!
For info, Triton sell some cheap stepped adapters (a Europe model and US model), I cut them down to the correct size and PU glue them into the tool - that way my vacs work everywhere - I just shouldn't have to be doing this in 2020!
The air vents are towards the rear of the body, I don't hold it there. I had in mind the well reported problem of Festool Kapex motors burning up in 110v, but virtually unheard of in 230v - both of these tools made and designed for 230v (Germany), then sold with a different motor because across the pond they want some of our nice European pie (and UK site workers of course!)... I could be talking rubbish though.
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