Post by MrToolJunkie on Jan 16, 2015 23:19:57 GMT -5
I have been eyeing the half-sheet sander for awhile - I think that every cabinet maker and furniture maker should have an orbital 1/2 sheet sander in their arsenal and I would even go as far to say that it should be your first sander, before a random orbit sander. This one is cool in that you can get Delta and flat in one tool. Only draw is the 240 volt motor, but since I have 240 in the shop not a huge deal for me.
I just got a catalog from Timberwolf and I can truly say that I haven't seen those kind of tools offered elsewhere in the USA. I guess if your going to specialize in high end products and carry an inventory you need to charge a price that will allow you enough of a profit to stay in business. If it were that lucrative of a business I think that there would be more suppliers, I mean Timberwolf is over 3000 miles away from me out here on the Californian Coast.
Jacko,alot of these tools are specialty imports that's have not gone through u/l standards and many if not most offered through timberwolf are items specific to the timber framing community. Mafell's main focus hasn't been to this market which remains niche in North America, in that regard it makes sense to distribute through a trusted source within the timber framing community. It is frustrating to deal with only one distributor who isn't local to you, as 90 percent of our tool purchases can be snapped up through local dealers, but seeing as there is resistance to big ticket tools by a majority of those in construction/carpentry trades here, I can sympathize with a manufacturer's reserved approach. I just wish they didn't get rid of our independent canadian dealer here as he provided the best customer service I had yet to experience, and dealing with customs is a royal pain.
I'm in Northern Ca and it's not the 5 days shipping time that has me undecided, it's the total cost for some saw I might not use very often. I like it and at a lower price I would have pulled the trigger by now and it's so much better for me that the Festool option with the rail connectors being the biggest issue for Festool I will buy the Mafell (if I get a track saw).
Post by MrToolJunkie on May 7, 2015 16:25:38 GMT -5
One thing is you can buy some longer rails and avoid connection with the Festool system. I know you said storage is an issue, but I keep a 3000 in my lumber rack and it works. I have just about every size Festool makes so I can swap the rail to the material. So, that might be a better way to go if you are on the fence. You can always use Mafell on the Festool rails too. I think that you would find uses for the track saw and work differently, but if you are really unsure then Festool's 30 day policy is tough to beat and you can try it all first hand without getting stuck.
I bought the mt55 with some rails a year or so ago and haven't looked back. I am just a hobbiest but decided the track saw was one tool I would not compromise on. I couldn't be happier. I also bought a festool rail so I could incorporate a parallel guide system (using Precision Dogs parallel guides) I also modded my Franken MFT table to accept the mafell rail thanks to Jonathan's tutorial here. Btw welcome from another Ca. member!
No pain at all - remove the plastic filler on the bottom of the MT55 and you can now ride on either rail. I took mine off a while ago and have not re-installed it...I do have to adjust the two tension knobs on the saw so the resistance is correct with the different rail. The only pain using the Festool rail has been replacing the splinter guard that decided to peel off a few days ago - I replaced it with a the black Makita strip and all is good. (one more instance where I feel the Maffell rail is superior)
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