Hello I have the 8’ template rail but have some 8x4 sheets to join I know there is a very expensive extension rail available but does anyone on here have another system for joining long lengths or do I need to buy the extension ?
I'm not sure what rail you're talking about - 8' is approx 2440mmm - I think the DD40 rail only comes in 800mm and 1600mm. Also not what sure extension you're talking about... have you got any part numbers?
Ok thanks can I join my 800 to the 1600 to make a 2400 rail ?..there is very little info re the mafell 1600 rail , I suspect because the main use is cabinet work so the 800 is fine however I am making up some long boxes and rather than use the biscuit jointer I thought I would dowel it up for the edge accuracy.
... it calls it a rail extension. If I remember right from the Mafell guys at the trade show, it comes with an extension piece, you will have to remove the threaded bar from the 800mm rail, but this is easy to do.
Otherwise, if you don't need it for a lot of use - it must be possible with some MDF or similar to copy the rail with a bearing guided cutter - you can make it as long as you need it.
The 1600mm/63” rail is an extension for the 800mm/31.5” rail. Joined you have a rail that is just under 8’ long. It is great for putting pin holes in tall bookcase sides. The 1600mm rail comes with a joining piece that locks the 2 rails together. This piece is split so that when you tighten the set screws, the piece expands sideways and wedges against the sides of the T-slot. Slide it in, butt the 2 rails together, lock the screws and go.
The numbering on the 1600mm rail is a continuation of the numbering on the 800mm. The 800 is numbered 1 – 25 while the 1600 starts at 26 and goes up from there.
To use the 2 rails together you need to remove the clamp that is under the 800mm rail. To do this just pull up on the block at the end with the clamping knob until it engages with the screw and then turn counterclockwise to loosen the entire clamp assembly. Joining the 2 rails together only takes about 30 seconds.
If you need to clamp the joined rails to a workpiece, Mafell sells clamps that fit in the T-slot under the rails. Most clamps used for Festool, Makite etc. rails fit. I have Makita and Bessey clamps and they both work. One of the Mafell clamps has a removable stop on it that might be useful. I haven’t found it to be a big deal.
I have photos but cannot upload them as the forum has exceeded some storage limit.
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