Jack, how are you going to go about cutting your sheets? Will you have a dedicated table/bench, or something temporary? Or, on the floor, on top of a sacrificial sheet?
Right now I have a rather crude assembly table that's 3' x 7' and I usually use spacers under the sheet of ply. At the very least I'll add a 1/2' sheet of MDF as a sacrificial cutting surface. I'm considering remaking my crude table with bench dog holes. etc.
OK, Timberwolf ships my MT55 last Wed. from the state of Maine 3300 miles away and Fed. Ex. trucks it out to Nevada in three days and now it sits there until Monday (another 3 days) until Monday to get the last 500 miles to deliver it to me on Wed. Arrrrgggg, I should have driven over to Nevada and picked it up yesterday! But, can't do that it's in a sealed truck- LOL.
I agonize over a purchase for 6 months and get hyper about a few days of delivery!
I have been out buying material of my next kitchen project and can't wait for the MT55 to start breaking down sheet goods - more later!
Oh, by the way has anybody had problems with shipping damage? I only ask because I'll be out playing golf when it gets to my shop and my wife has to take delivery.
First impressions of the MT-55. Fed. Ex arrived right on time and the saw and rails were packaged perfectly. Unpacked and read a few pages of info and then broke out the saw for some cutting. I trimmed my current 3/4" plywood bench top to get a fresh straight edge. Trimmed some 1/2" MDF and some 1/2" baltic birch. I cut the birch on the MDF and had a hard time getting the correct depth without cutting about 1-2mm into the MDF.
Some curious things;
1)The saw kept cutting out (stopping) when plugged into my Festool CT22, I had to plug it into another circuit (the CT22 is on a 20 amp circuit)
2)The rubber strips on the bottom of the track kept slipping on the MDF while cutting the Birch
3)When the saw guide slipped the saw seemed to bog down somewhat because of the side loading on the blade from the slippage
4)The clamp handles are the old Bessey style and a bit cheap compared to the new Bessey Revo style handles
1) The cut edges were perfect with no chipping or tearout
2)The rails aligned perfectly (a 160 connected to a 110)
3) The dust collection was excellent (even with my 27mm Festool hose)
4) The saw has great balance and looks very sturdy.
I'll get back to it in the morning cutting up some Baltic Birch but, overall it's a great saw and track system.
But I agree for the quality of the tool I would expect the track clamps to be like what Bosch provides.
#2 what I'm trying to say is that the track itself is moving without using the clamps and the rubber strips on the bottom of the track don't seem to have adaquate grip. It could be that the MDF is too smooth minimizing the friction between the track and the MDF?
The saw itself slides very nicely in the track so that's not an issue at all.
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