I am so glad that I stopped my Carvex purchase. You have to go thru hoops and loops to make it work well. I would say too much gimmicks and not enough real functionality. It is a fine jigsaw but not for the price and with the title "Best jigsaw available".
IMHO there are better jigsaws out there. I was going to get the P1CC next, but I will save money to get the Erika. Erika first, then P1cc.
I am remodeling my house before I put it on the market. I am making furniture. I am removing walls to make it more functional, gates in the backyard, etc.
This is a hobby for me, I have "collected" a lot of big tools, but I am planning to move to another state. It will be easier to sell my big tools (Unisaw, Jet 12" jointer/planner, bandsaw) before I move. I will downsize on "size" but not in quality or power.
The P1cc will replace my bandsaw (not for everything), the Erika will replace the Unisaw. I won't buy rough wood anymore, so I won't need the jointer.
The Mafell quality and power will keep me set for long time (I hope life time). My festool TS55 is being replaced for MT55, I know that I don't need all the different features than the MT55 has, but It has more power. I was planning to buy the TS75, but the Mt55 will work for both (I hope).
That is in a nutshell,what I am planing to do in the near future.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Sept 7, 2013 18:45:50 GMT -5
That's good I don't know about America or Europe but the dressed wood u get here is normally what we call 5ths which is the lowest quality with large knots twisted and bowed etc where sawn timber (redwood) tends to be a better quality. Personally the dressed wood you get on the UK I wouldn't use for furniture, a lot of the problem is how they store the wood in the merchants. Stood on its ends in the rack for it to twist and buckle, you do get what we call furniture boards in generally pine, oak, etc is most common, you can the pine out of the large day superstores but it's expensive and lower quality to what you can buy from the trade places and typically twice the price. Then in the UK when it comes to hardwoods most of it is only available sawn with the exception of oak, meranti (poor man's mahogany from Indonesia). I blame a lot of the rubbish we get in the UK on the diyers they but on price where I want the best quality I can get
The biggest surprise was the power of the P1cc. It felt almost identical in 3/4", 1 1/2", and 3 1/2" (4x4 post). The bosch did really well & stayed square at first but the blade quickly blued and the cut was not even close in smoothness. The mafell cut would just about pass with no sanding and would look flawless with 10-15 seconds of sanding. The bosch blade below was used in both saws, a new one in each. On the left picture the front radius is mafell, the back is bosch. Both quite square but I will show cut quality with a close up picture.
The first picture is not very close up but the right portion is the mafell, the left is the bosch. The next two pics show closer of each section. So the middle picture with the tape blade is the mafell the right is the bosch. The mafell has an advantage in that the blade seems to ride lower (closer to the foot) so it extends through the 4x4 post easier but that doesn't come close to explaining such a drastic difference. The feel of the saws while cutting the thick stock was very different. mafell seemed to not even notice the thickness, crazy.
So just to make it extreme I took the blue blade out of the bosch & put it in the mafell and did the long cut on the right side of the post shown above. The P1cc didn't seem to care that the blade was burnt. The teeth were still sharp or so it seemed. the left cut is another close up of the mafell cut shown on the front of the middle picture.
Only 2 more posts...sorry...I am slightly impressed & would have loved to see this crap before purchasing.
A picture of the mafell next to the Bosch 1590 EVS and the thin off cut of the final cut where I used the burned bosch blade on the mafell saw. It's interesting how it shows more detail because it is so thin.
Last and definitely least it looks like the mafell blades are identical to the bosch. I haven't checked others against each other but at least these two are identical. May not be news to most.
After these tests I am interested to try the special welded blade. I need an actual valuable project before I bust that one out though. Mafell should consider making the W1 cunex welded blade in longer lengths with as much power as this saw has. I can't imagine it having trouble even with the extra thickness of the blade in thick wood.
Let me know if anyone would like to see cuts in anything specific.
all: Thanks to all for supporting me. I want to learn or know. That's why I have come in here.
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
balgonie: Hikoki, please bring this beauty to Germany!!!!!!
Oct 26, 2018 1:04:14 GMT -5
jimh: I have been offline for a while. My email address is email@example.com. Thanks, Jim (surf123)
Jan 31, 2019 10:59:27 GMT -5
dam8: Shoot me an email if you want a pic of my removable Irving knife. I cut the base when I bought it so I can remove it when firstname.lastname@example.org plunge cut is needed Dave at milesRestorations dot com
Mar 23, 2019 19:22:40 GMT -5
rikflaxman: I need someone to pick out one best product from those on this list here.
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
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