Post by internetblue on Mar 1, 2023 14:49:48 GMT -5
Hey everyone! Just curious your thoughts on this - I have a Mafell MT55cc that needs a new blade, and I noticed that Festool has started to sell blades with the same dimensions as the Mafell blades with the 1.8mm kerf (Here's a link).
Does anyone have experience with these Festool blades? Basically they're a lot cheaper to get them than the Mafell blades right now. I just don't want to mess up my saw by using off-branded accessories.
Will these Festool blades work just the same as Mafell? Thoughts?
Post by internetblue on Mar 6, 2023 16:23:18 GMT -5
Good call with the offset - I wasn't thinking about that as much. It does look like this Festool blade has the same plate thickness and kerf as the Mafell blade: www.festool.com/accessory/205551---hw-160x1,8x20-w28#Overview
As far as blade quality, do you think it's worth spending more for Mafell or is this Festool just as good? I've never used a Festool blade before.
Can’t speak from actual knowledge but would be surprised if quality differed at all from Mafell. Have a festool table saw blade and it’s in the upper tier of quality I believe. Not sure who makes blades for Mafell and Festool but might be similar spec. Some Mafell accessories are expensive because they’re better, some are expensive because they’re Mafell (see numerous bosch examples).
Good idea looking at Festool blades, their high teeth count are certainly more affordable than Mafell. Mafell low tooth count (36?) is often discounted and can be quite cheap compared to rrp.
Having tried blades from many manufacturers, the Mafell blades seem to last longer before needing sharpening. I also have a lot of Festool and CMT, both very good. Not impressed with Key blades, they blunt so quickly.
Would not recommend going for a plate depth too thin, I found a 1.0mm / 1.6mm kerf from I think Bosch, wich gripped enough to spin up the blade, but at soon as it hit wood, the blade stopped and the motor kept going (this may have been on the K65M, I cannot remember).
Leitz make blades for some of the top tool manufacturers, but I could not say who, worth looking into if you can find them for a good price in your country.
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.
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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...
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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.
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NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
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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?
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