I have just finished putting new flooring in what will become my wife's sewing room. The flooring material was 1/2" strand woven bamboo which is very hard and tends to splinter big time. This was my first time using the KSS 300 and the bamboo flooring. The following summarizes my experiences with the KSS 300;
1) The KSS 300 is the perfect tool for flooring, it is powerful, lightweight, easy to handle, easy to adjust and flat out accurate. 2) The dust collection when set on the full depth of cut is about the same as the Festool Kapex. Not perfect, but certainly not clouds of dust either. Initially, the cut was set only slightly deeper than the thickness of the material and I did experience less than optimal dust collection. This is apparently related to the angle the blade teeth leave the material. 3) The standard blade cut through the bamboo effortlessly. I did experience a slight amount of splintering so I began cutting from the bottom of the flooring to get a better quality cut. 4) IMO, the KSS 300 really needs a brake. The coast down time for the blade to come to a stop is excessive. 5) The parallel guide is a nice feature that works very well. 6) Mafell needs to include instructions in their manual for removing the saw from the crosscut rail. The release tab is obvious but, if you don't know to reduce the depth of cut, you won't get it off the rail. 7) I haven't had the need to use the Flex Rail yet but I do like its roll-up storage and compact nature of the entire kit.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Nov 16, 2014 17:59:25 GMT -5
Nice review their and pretty fair. It's the same with the 400 on the brake where on the cordless version as soon as I let go of the trigger the blade stops their and then. So I do wonder if they could fit on the updated versions when they come out. Which I have no idea when. Also just wondering if the big kss80 has a brake or not
I agree with the criticism on the blade brake. It saves a bit of time if you can set the saw down immediately after the cut instead of waiting 5 seconds. Of course the guard retracts which keep the blade from cutting anything but it just feels a little odd setting the tool down with the blade still flying.
Good pointer on cutting upside down. I have done that on prefinished hardwood flooring but would have never remembered to mention it.
yup fair criticism with the brake. It's more of an issue using the flex rail as any misguided nudge removing the saw will chew into your rails splinter strip, so I wait for the saw to stop before taking it off the rail or angle the blade away from the rail.
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