Post by MrToolJunkie on Dec 31, 2014 0:56:10 GMT -5
Brad - you need a jointer or will eventually need one as you expand your woodworking and processing solid wood. The jointer is mainly used to get a face of your stock flat - that is the first step of squaring timber. You can use other methods like a sled for your planer but it is not the most practical method in my opinion. I would buy the widest machine you can get - I have a 12 inch combination that works well for what I do. 16 inches would be even better. The rule of thumb is you can typically joint material twice as long as the bed length. For most furniture projects I am jointing less than 6 foot long stock so my Hammer is OK for the length of bed. Longer beds make it easier to process bigger material.
Once you get one face roughly 70% flat, you can either joint one edge square first or you can run it through the planer and alternate faces until both sides of flat and parallel. I also use a track saw to straight-line rip or have used a router if I do not use the jointer.
Well, my dad and brother are going to have a look at this jointer on Saturday (it's 600miles away) The guy is down to $800. It's an older machine and has out riggers on the tables instead of longer cast like on the new ones.
I talked to general today and I can get a helical cutter for it and with the outriggers the tables are longer then the new table, but obviously not as stout as a complete cast bed.
Thats a long way to go just to look be carefull about not letting that effect your decision. I don't know how much a Helical head and outriggers cost but I would add that plus your fuel costs to your budget and see whats available. Do you need a helical head? I know the advantages and disadvantages but that will certainly jump the budget.
My experience with machinery is to never buy based on need but when the best deal presents itself(thats usually before you need it). Be sure your not getting the best deal currently available. Another trick for me has been to never buy any machine that can't be sold equal or better.
My brother lives in the same city, so I am just inconveniencing him! And delivery is free next time my old man comes to visit (in march) But those are important considerations. I know guys that spend $200 on fuel to save $150 on a purchase...
The outriggers are included. A new unit is a little over $2K. When I talked to him today most guys don't want it as the it doesn't have the helical head and you can buy a cheap asian NEW jointer for about the same price.
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...
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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?
Mar 18, 2021 15:35:15 GMT -5