As a long time festool user I have recently migrated away from some green. (Carvex, tsc 55, kapex) I invested in some metabo as I like the the whole cas thing. I have some questions, I recently purchased the metabo lt 66 18 volt plunge track saw. I like it. The batteries will plug into the mafell mt 55. My work flow is best with 2 track saws. How does the mafell cordless compare in terms of grunt ? I know its got top honors for clean cuts. Can I use the 2.0 mm makita 60 tooth blades on the mafell? I would consider the corded for dedicated shop use. Especially since it has good power.
The doweling machine interests me. Especially the older unit with the attachments for doing running dowels. When the attachment runs out of length is there a pin or way to reset and keep going, say when edge jointing 10’ solid material ? Sometimes I find the domino laborious as I am often just really using it for surface registration. For box (plywood) construction its just too slow.
Lastly the saws with the dedicated crosscut rails. When fitted with a fine blade can they make finish cuts in ply and other materials that are accurate or are they really “carpentry saws” for framing (good framing or exposed beam work etc) ?
Thank you for the guidance. I would love to have some of those big saws… Inalso purchased the metabo ltx 140 jig saw which I find very robust. The mafell jig saw interests me as well especially that flush front cut capability.
Hi bengt, - I use Festool 2,2mm blades on my cordless MT55 - no problem at all. - The new dowelling machine also uses the template rail. - You can get a 1600mm extension for the template rail. - The new machine also has 'cross stops' that can register in the last hole you drilled, at an adjustable spacing, so there's no real limit. - I only have experience with the smallest of the cross-cut saws and it definitely delivers finish cuts. - I'd hold out on the jigsaw, cordless model coming in 2023.
Some good questions there, Lincoln has pretty much covered it.
I use a super thin 1,45mm 165mm Makita blade on my MT55 18M (the one that was made for the Makita cordless plunge saw) most of the time, but the saw has the power to use 2,2mm blades. You just have to be realistic, if you need to do a lot of full depth 45 degree cuts in solid wood, not the best saw to be using.
I've got both dowelling machines, unless you're doing heavier work that needs the bigger dowels, the newer model is the better tool.
I have two of the crosscut saws, the KSS40 delivers finish cuts, the KSS60 is limited by blade choice - I'll put a post about that in the right place as a way around this...
Once you've used the P1CC, you won't want another jigsaw. I'll get the cordless as soon as it comes out, the 230v will be relegated to workshop use.
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