One thing I’m wondering about is the brake. Theres no mention of electronic braking, is this an obvious addition?
Now I have one, feel free to ask. I think a motor brake is standard these days.
In the first video it looked like the motor was moving when the presenter pushed on it. This is not the case, the clamp seems to be secure enough.
Plastic guide bushes seem ok, there is minimal play with some of the rings. I much prefer the implementation of the LO65, even with the slot-head screws.
The dust extraction sucks around the guide bush not through it. I have a DIY compass, the router sits in it via a 30 mm guide bush. Here, it is only possible to suck through the guide bush. Therefore, the dust extraction has virtually no effect when I use this compass. Since this is the major use case for me, this is a deal breaker.
There is no dust shroud or cover (that I know of). You can put plastic parts in, that aid dust extraction. However, in my opinion the extraction with a cover like on the LO65 or Festool OF's is superior. The upside is you have very good visibility of the router bit. Since I don't usually work free hand, this is no benefit to me.
The lever for the collet is hard to operate but fast.
The light may be nice but does not turn of when the machine is upside down. So it can be a little annoying.
The speed indication LED's do not turn off at all.
The collet does not plunge as deep as the base plate. I would prefer if it's possible to plunge deeper.
Post by matchesder on Sept 16, 2023 4:18:40 GMT -5
The LO55 also has a micro adjust, it is not with clicks, however. LO55 is able to lock it down. You can click the depth stop in the plastic on the base plate. This might come handy with dovetail bits or the likes. The way Elu/DeWalt has done it on the MOF96/DW614 and so on is better I think. However you need a additional part.
The parallel fence: Compared to what Festool delivers with the OF1010, I'd rather have the plastic part from Mafell with the micro adjust.
Yes this is an additional function, but I noticed recently that Festool sells this as a separate accessary as well (spotted it on 1010 systainer photo then looked it up).
Funnily enough I usually have no need for a light on router but a few days ago was using guide rail to enlarge a square shape on a tray like board and was pitch black in there, I didn’t bother getting a torch but a light would have been quite useful.
Talking of guide rail, will be a relief to use it without having to screw on bosch adapter for the Mafell rail but one thing missing from that will be the horizontal adjustment (similar to fence adjust) which is only on the quite expensive additional adapter. Pity they didn’t make fence go in guide rail too a bit like all the ways the p1cc can.
Post by matchesder on Sept 20, 2023 3:08:13 GMT -5
Yes, Festool is better in this regard. However, I usually use the guide bush or a router with a bearing on the top. Also mostly the parts I'm working on are to small to fit the guide rail. So I have very little need for the guide rail adapter.
The slot in the base of the LO55 is just a slot, no adjustment for play. Still I think in some cases it is good enough. Like a groove for an LED strip or so.
I still don't have my LO55... apparently Mafell have a back order of 2700 across Europe, my dealer has 150 ordered and has been told they will receive 3-5 of them in the next week or so... I was one of the first to order so might get mine soon.
A backlog of 2700 (with more orders coming in all the time) is a big deal for a small company like Mafell, that will take a long time to work through, and possibly delay the unicorn - AKA the cordless P1CC...
Meanwhile, retailers across France are happily taking orders with 'In Stock' on their websites. Is it the same where you are?
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