I mean, do you move the fence so that it just touches the blade on both sides? do you align in to the dovetails of the table? do you use a dial indicator?
I had another look at this today, I've re-adjusted the Incra so it's not perfectly parallel, it's giving cleaner cuts in plywood set up like this. I'll have to see if it works out ripping solid timber.
I adjust all of my fences so the blade is toe-in, approximately 0.25mm over the length of the blade. Just enough so the teeth aren’t touching the material on the back side.
Genuine question... the MFA can be used for ripping to the left or the right of the blade - do you know how Mafell has this set up?.. toe-in or parallel?
Maybe this is why the front dovetail rail is bent, so it turns the MFA away from the blade! /sarcasm :-)
Going from memory of the training session I attended two years ago, I believe that everything on the Erika is square and parallel, with the exception of how the blade is mounted in the rails, which has the leading teeth toed-in to the left by 0.2mm. The intention is that, when cross-cutting or ripping on the left side of the table, the material only interacts with the downward cutting teeth, with a 02.mm space between the material and the teeth coming up on the back side.
For ripping on the right side, I've had excellent results using the parallel rip fence and shimming it to counteract the toe-in. I'm sure this can be achieved with a MFA, probably just a matter of putting a few pieces of tape on the back side of the fence and adjusting the fence position depending on which side of the table you're working on.....
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Jun 10, 2018 1:24:34 GMT -5
ineson85: Just been into AONE Tools (West Yorkshire) and they are having a Mafell sale. Loads of brand new, boxed tools going ridiculously cheap!
Jul 27, 2018 4:02:15 GMT -5
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Mar 23, 2019 19:22:40 GMT -5
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Guest: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:17:06 GMT -5
jimmyford: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:18:58 GMT -5
bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
Sept 9, 2019 20:02:24 GMT -5
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Dec 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT -5
alvychippy: Guys, what is the name of aprox €9k machine for hand shaping of handrails?
Jan 8, 2020 16:16:15 GMT -5
stilts: So why is goldensun not banned and all those worthless threads not deleted?
Jan 11, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
alvychippy: It's the board hosts, that are having an idea, of somebody perhaps paying over the odds to acquire the board to administer it.... Obviously hopes are set high, Mafell isn't interested, so it carries on
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