New member here from Belgium. I've owned the MT55cc plunge saw & P1cc jigsaw for about a year now and couldn't be happier I've had my eye on a DD40P for a long time but was never able to justify it, until now. I can't wait for the delivery and to take it through it's paces
Jalvis, you're a guy that owns all three am I correct? Domono DD40 and the lamello. I have interest in all of these guys. Can you do a comparative strength and weakness of the three? What do you think is best for which application?
I dont own a Lamello, yet! I have a Porter Cable Biscuit joiner that has only been used twice and is up for sale. The cheap biscuit machines aren't worth what you pay. I prefer the DD40 because of the accuracy and cost of dowels.
When I get a Lamello it will be the Zeta . I can see lots of good uses for that Clamex joinery in addition to some of the other unique Lamello features.
I can go into some details regarding the DD40 and the Domino but theres already a lot of information on the Domino. Maybe an overview of use and function on the DD40 would be of greater benefit. I will see about posting on a separate thread with video.
Well, finally got my delivery The box of the DD40 must have been thrown around a lot though during transport. The plastic insert & the carton in the lid are damaged I wonder if I could order a replacement insert somewhere? The machine itself however looks to be undamaged.
It's not really all that bad, but still a pity for a brand new machine of course. Also, bear in mind this is Belgium we're talking about Returns aren't really customary around here. If your item has some scuffs but it still works, most of the time you more or less just suck it up & get over it
Anyway, I'll post some pictures showing the damage when I have access to my camera. I'll give it a try by contacting the dealer I bought it from though & we'll see what they say.
To be continued...
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2013 11:52:51 GMT -5 by jonathan
Like I said, nothing too dramatic, but still a bit of a pity for such a brand new (and expensive) machine. So, I contacted my dealer, who made surprisingly little fuss about shipping me a new systainer & insert. Making me happy as a clam
Going to put a Festool plug-it on it tonight.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2013 0:34:24 GMT -5 by jonathan
Jalvis, Could you elaborate how is better than the domino.
The domino still the best in the festool line up in my opinion, less the attachments (they are a joke). The attachments the idea is great and works, but the problem is the material they used to make them. It is too expensive tool to have a B&D attachment
I still have to grab my dd40, it's just waiting for me, I've been busy. I do now own a domino and can already get a sniff at how the dd40 might be handier in quick builds. there's a few things I find annoying on the domino off the bat, but I'm still pretty fresh with it. 1. the position of the extractor port tends to jam up with my hand during a plunge. The best way for me to avoid this is to grab the tool further back, closer to the cord but then my hand is covering the venting on the tool. 2. the attachment for vertical plunging is cheap plastic and has alignment issues. any twerks in you alignment on the domino I think might be more detrimental than the dd40 just buy the shape of the domino itself. I think it would be easier to repair a misaligned dowel than a crooked tennon. these are just initial thoughts, the domino is still a great machine but if find it more useful in thicker material but I could still be getting used to the tool
I spent all weekend working on a friends garden shed. Although it's definitely not the correct way to make a framework to attach OSB sheeting on, I just used the DD40P to put it together, mostly to gain some more familiarity with the tool.
Let me tell you, as always it went FAST. And inherently to the DD40, it's super accurate. - You cut your rails and stiles to length - Mark a center line on the rails for where each stile is supposed to come - Drill your holes on the rails - Drill your holes on the stiles - Assemble Super fast, super accurate. This thing is a joy to use and I now use it for just about everything I join, really.
If there's any specific question regarding the tool, I'll do my best to snap some pictures or shoot some shaky cellphone footage.
The big advantage this tool gives you over the Domino even though they're very similar in operation, is in my opinion the fact it can perform more than 1 function. You can join almost everything with utmost precision and you can very quickly drill your 32mm spacings for cabinet shelving. To boot you can retro-drill shelving holes even when a cabinet's already installed.
When you go the Festool route with a Domino & their LR32 guide rail adapter system you buy more stuff and hence spend more money. Again you have to store/carry more systainers.
And most importantly, the DD40 is easier to operate/set up than the LR32 system, in my opinion. With the DD40 it's just as simple as - lay down the guide rail against the edge - move it inwards by it's own thickness - tighten it down - drill 2 holes at a time.
The LR32 takes more time to set up and break down.
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2013 9:09:02 GMT -5 by jonathan
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