Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 7, 2014 12:59:05 GMT -5
If I was you I would maybe start off with the mt55, invest in a selection of rails. The kss 80 might be over kill for you. It's a bit like using an articulated lorry to deliver a single chair, where a small van will do the job perfectly well. I personally don't think you would need the cross cut track for the kss80. I think you maybe better getting the k85 which can still he used with tacks if you need a larger saw. You have a table saw the now so I would look at getting a chop saw maybe one of the little dewalts or a bosch. I do have the the Erika and it is by far the best portable saw I have used to get something better I would be looking at stationary panel saw. Which cost even more and I don't have the room for. Also I don't know if there is any woodworking courses near you they could also be a good investment in your money. Saws like the kss are mainly designed to be used on site day in day out
I appreciate that. Taking videos is not easy and having the time to edit them more so given our daily demands. Aaron has a lot of knowledge. With all due respect some of the videos would do better with more explanation and less dead space. Close ups on the cuts would be helpfyl. Are there any videos in English which layout the different accessories for the erika?
One other topic to be discussed would be, is there much blade deflection during cuts?
Where does this saw REALLY shine, and in what areas is it not well suited?
Finally, and of course this will vary depending on what you're doing, is this saw particularly complementary to another saw? For instance, to cover 95% of a guys needs, assuming this saw is covering the high-end of your cutting needs, what do you use to cover your smaller cutting tasks?
I meant to break my response down with multiple quote bubbles for each question but I can't figure out how to do it, so I guess it's multiple posts... Hey, this will help get my post count up anyway
I haven't noticed any signs of blade deflection with this saw.
I would say, as track saws go, the MT55cc complements it really well. I originally bought the the KSS80 thinking it could be my "one" track saw, as my TS75 was. It really isn't that much heavier (2.4lbs) but with the weight and size difference it just becomes too cumbersome when breaking down several sheets of plywood. The MT55 is just a dream to use for this.
Hey Woodie, i was playing with the notion of cutting 3-4 sheets of stacked plywood, mdf or curly maple, which had me thinking about the longevity of the smaller saws for this task; sort concerned about premature wear from that amount of strain on the motor. I already have the 55 with the appropriate blades for ripping but was thinking of stepping up in power. I figured an increase in power would allow me to use a 24 or more tooth blade for smoother cuts, I saw that Garch used his 130 for this task but i was interested in the how the 80/85 would perform. What do you think?
Post by MrToolJunkie on Jan 29, 2015 0:24:54 GMT -5
I am not Woodie, but I have this saw and it would handle 4 sheets of plywood with no issue. Plenty of power for this type of thing. I think the 56 tooth blade would work well on sheet good as well. I have been using it for some hardwood ripping too for a nice finish. I think the 24 tooth is a good all around blade. I relegate the ripping blade for just that. The ripping blade came in handy this last weekend ripping 8/4 walnut - the grain kept changing and there was a lot of tension in the wood - it closed up around the blade - I was glad I had a riving knife.
That's right, i remember watching your videos on the 80. I just re-watched your ripping video with the roller guide; that would work great for ripping down framing members, sans the guide rail and clamps. I knew i should of bought this saw already, i would have avoided the price bumps.
Wood definitely has attitude, trying to predict just how much can be dicey.
Roller guide is fantastic. Used it today to rip down some PT 2 x 4 for 2 x3 walls. Most saw guides act as an extension of the base, to rip lumber dimensions that go beyond the "pinch the base and slide along your index finger" technique, but with the roller guide, its goes under the base for those shorter rips that require the "pinch" so no more concern about splinters or the 20' of runway needed on the table saw.
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?
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