It's official - tomorrow is the start of 'fixed pricing' for Festool tools and accessories, in Australia. We already pay high prices, but could usually get a discount from your local supplier, once you built up a relationship with them. And, my local have a yearly 20% off sale everything in store, including Festool. They'd even order things in for me, prior to the sale, and still give me the discount. Bad move by Festool Australia, surely sales will drop. So glad I became aware of Mafell.
Price fixing seems to be a fact of life as corporations buy off our representatives with donations every election cycle. Our only choice is to buy or do without if you can't find a substitute (and I don't consider a lot of junk sold at Harbor freight, etc to be alternatives).
Then again, i'm the kind of guy who buys FX Air Rifles for rodent control like the FX Royale 400 or perhaps their new model coming out.
I was just browsing through the forum looking at posts about blades and came across this posting about a deal offering a spare blade. I went to the web site and they are still selling this item at deep discount.
What a sweet deal for the MT55 kit with a spare blade 499 Euros excluding the VAT which is $558 USD for the saw and;
2 x 1600mm Guide Rails 1 x Guide rail connecting bar 1 x Guide rail bag 2 x Clamps 1 x 48 Tooth Saw Blade 1 x Systainer Storage Case FREE 2nd Mafell 092584 TCT Sawblade 162x48x1.2 (48z) (Worth £62.99)
Is it possible to order from Miles Tool and Machinery Centre in England to the USA? I think that comes in about 50% discount (plus or minus depending on weather we get charges the VAT and of course shipping charges).
I suspect not but this is a good example of "free enterprise" and real competition.
Post by wrightwoodwork on May 2, 2015 19:27:08 GMT -5
Not 100% sure certainly worth an enquiry. They are genuine dealer so the offer is legit. They don't order direct from mafell in germany but through nma in the uk. Which have the distribution rights for the uk
Has anybody else been putoff by this differential in price between the Euro and the North American Price? I'm just trying to justify purchasing this tool which I really don't have a great need for but ( I want one) and the price differential between the English cost and the North American cost - the boat ride is not that expensive folks!
Post by sylwestercarpenter on May 4, 2015 6:33:07 GMT -5
I just wonder why Mafell doesn't sell their tools online direct from factory? Why the use single dealers per country to sell tools? why we can't choose from where we buy tools/? I fought that competition is good for all. Any one can explain it to me?
Post by wrightwoodwork on May 4, 2015 8:48:29 GMT -5
Not 100% sure. I know that in the uk nma has the distrution right and they then have there suppliers who they then supply. From Inverness to London basically covering the uk. Where in europe the shops order direct from mafell. I know that Nathan from nma goes all over the country demoing the tools to people and checking his support network. Nathan has known a lot if these people fir years and has a good relationship with them. Where if mafell where to supply direct I don't think it would be any better than if mafell supplied direct and also people wanting demos of the carpentry machines would be more awkward. So in a way it works
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