Nma are the main agents for mafell uk. They are more set up as distribution. What they tend to do is give their suppliers a better discount than what they give an individual person as a company will put in a bigger order than what we as individuals will spend. Don't ask me why I get my stuff at the saw center in Glasgow as it is local to me. I know the guy at nma he is ok as long as he he knows you I get looked after well if I need something I can phone either the saw center or nma then it gets sent to the saw center and I get a bit of discount in the advertised price I think last month nma had some of the sales people down to demonstrate the tools and teach them how to use the tool features. When I was last in the guys been impressed with the mt55 and the other tools
I might be wrong but I thought the adjustable 0 point on the template rail was adjusted by simply pulling the first block back and loosen then move the stop in or out. Then with the stop pulled back re tighten
Maybe we're both trying to say the same thing here So I just made some quick pictures to clear things up.
The round knob at the end is only used for clamping. It engages the threaded rod, which moves the 2nd square block at the other end in or out to clamp the rail to the workpiece.
To adjust the zero point you need a 5mm allen key to loosen the screw in the first block. Then you can slide the ruler part (to which the first block is attached) further in or out.
Yeah we're talking the same thing I don't know if my template guide has slightly changed to yours but I can simply adjust mine with no tools here is how
Wonderful video wrightwoodwork! I didn't know that. Just tried it out with mine and it works. Apparantly you can pull the first block up, the block then engages with the screw and you can un/tigthen it to adjust the zero. 100% toolless indeed. Thanks!
thats the difference as i understand it. Just noticed you can do 32mm spacing using one of the click on guides provided in the kit. If I had to do a lot of shelf pins I'd want the ruled guide but I'm interested in trying it out just with this at first to see how it goes.
At first i thought you were meant to use the on board allen key which is too tiny to get in to where you need it.
The small allen key on the machine itself appears to be a legacy item. It's intended use was to fasten the special F-clamp used to set the zero-point with the DD40 indexing rail. However since then the indexing rail has been revised. Setting the zero-point requires a 5mm allen key and clamping the rail is now tool-less.
The small Allen key mounted on the under side of the machine is used to tighten and loosen the Allen screws on the joining adapter that joins the 1600mm template extension to the 800mm drilling template. Just used it today, very convenient.
OK so it's been sitting for a while as I don't have 220v, but just now my voltage converter came in the mail and first thing i did was ram a couple of holes into some 2x4. As of now I only have the 8mm pins but am interested in some 5 and 3mm for shelf pins and 1/4" for 3/4 sheet goods. Impressions off of a couple of holes, first the machine is loud but so is carpentry in general so not a huge issue. second, mafell machining rules all! There is a learning curve with the domino and you have to take some extra care to make sure you're plunging right on the mafell, the vac hose is out of the way, adjustment knobs lock securely and adjust without hassle and depth of plunge is super easy to set and highly customisable. third, the machine is fast, the domino has to take a little time to hog out a mortise the dd40 is just doing two straight plunges. I have some thoughts on joint strength that I'll write on later (in favour of the dd40) just wanted to poke in those quick impressions.
I picked up a dd40 a couple of weeks ago did not have a job for it at the minute but it was going sec-hand for 1/3 the new price could not let it go looks really nice should make knocking units together a lot easer
Only used it a couple of times and I'm impressed. A couple of suggestions, a registration system like the domino would be useful (more reg pins) and maybe a tri drill set with the middle one offset from the centre. This would give a greater choice of hole centres when you pick the two you want to use. Just my initial thoughts.
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