I'm new to this group. Just purchased a MT55cc and several rails.
When I first put the saw on the rail, it felt and sounded rough running down it and it left black marks along the edge of the raised lip that it guides along. I looked under the saw and cleaned out the guide track as best I could, but I continue to get a black marks and debris on the rail as it moves. Note that the marks are not on the tensioner side of the guide lip, so it's not a mark from any plastic. I did set the tensioners so there was some slop in them. Has anyone else had this happen?
Another thing I noticed is that the paint on the bottom of the saw is already wearing down in the places where it touches the rail. This seems like a poor design, having a painted magnesium plate rubbing against an anodized aluminum rail. What do the bottoms of your MT55's look like after being used for months or years? Is the paint gone in places? What do the rails look like? Does it get more difficult to push down the rail? The competitive designs with anti-friction strips seems like the way to go. Has anyone added those to your rails or saw base?
Last, the plunge spring force in this saw is really high. The spring is 6.5" long free length. It also makes a lot of noise when the saw is plunged up and down as it catches the edges of the pocket it sits in. Has anyone replaced it for something with less force?
A lot of questions there... I can't tell you what the black marks are if it isn't the tensioners... a bit puzzling. Photos of the rails and saw underside might help.
I've not turned over either of my well used MT's to see if the paint is going, they work perfectly though, that's what counts to me.
I use a mix of Mafell and Festool rails, I think it would be an improvement to add the green non-slip strips to the Mafell rails, might do this one day, shame I can't get them in red; I do have the Festool grip foam under one of My Mafell rails, and will add this to all my other Mafell rails at some point, a good addition.
The spring is a bit stronger than on the Makita, but then the Makita start sticking recently and the Mafell still works...
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
Nov 28, 2020 22:52:01 GMT -5
glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
Dec 10, 2020 7:37:40 GMT -5
jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
Dec 11, 2020 13:58:36 GMT -5
NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
Dec 11, 2020 14:30:12 GMT -5
frezik24: Hello everyone
Dec 13, 2020 9:20:00 GMT -5
lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
Mar 18, 2021 15:35:15 GMT -5