Char- One pointer about the saw (which requires a slightly embarrassing admission). You will love that the rails have a second slot for clamps close to the cutting edge of the track which allows you to still clamp to very small pieces. So the pointer...don't use this slot for cutting when the saw is beveled. I actually looked and thought that if the depth was set exact then the clamp would be far enough away that the blade wouldn't make contact with it on a 45 degree cut. I only cut through the red plastic cap on the clamp and didn't touch the metal, so no real damage done, but very close to a bad error. I would write it off as just me being unobservant and wouldn't feel the need to pass it on to you guys on the forum but my lead employee, who thinks through things really well also did the exact same thing.
You can still use the channel close to the edge for 45 bevels but put a really small piece of 1/4' / 5mm waste material between the clamp and the bottom of the material being cut so the blade can cut into it instead of your expensive clamp with your expensive blade.
If I'm not mistaken the makita you had uses the same rail pattern as the festool which only has the one channel.
Good point about the second slot on the rails. That feature has come in handy quite often. In fact last week I was building 10 foot mitered columns to cover some metal beams and used that feature to trim the sides to fit after partial assembly......you cant do that with other rails.
When it comes to the MT55 its an accumulation of little well thought out things that separate it from the competition.
Thanks for the pointer 7! I didn't notice that extra slot since is covered by the end cap. Overall I'm really happy with this saw for me a tool has to have power and this saw has that! the Makita was good cutting on a 90 but it bogged down a little when cutting on a 45 but not this saw it plows right thru like it was on 90 degrees, also it feels like you're holding a quality tool the Makita is a little lighter but it feels like a toy compared to the Mafell ( Sorry Makita) and the other great option is the 1 knob in the front to adjust the angles, on the Makita I had to loosen and tighten both front and back knobs.Also the blade is great, I had to cut a few fillers that were already attached to a few kitchen cabinets and I didn't even used the scoring option and it just made a smooth splinter free cut what else can I say but you get what you pay for and I agree with GhostFist well worth it.
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