Off topic but thats a big percentage increase in the cost of a hammer unless it was the Stiletto Ti bone or something similar. As one who understands the mind of someone who is willing to spend on mafell etc. it probably was that Stiletto.??
jonathan- do you have a mafell rail mounted to your mft/3
Yes. I routed my own custom feather connector from plexiglass to attach my 110cm Mafell rail to the back hinging mechanism of the MFT/3. Alternatively you could machine one from steel or cut up a Mafell/Bosch rail clamp and make one from that. Unfortunately I don't have access to steel milling machinery so I had to go with plexi
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2013 0:15:49 GMT -5 by jonathan
Wasn't a stiletto, it was a Dalluge. Yes titanium, awesome hammer. I could be wrong about how much duty was charged and probably am. It was about 2 years ago, but I haven't ordered any tools from the states since.
Back on topic, I don't think it would be too difficult to manufacture custom parts to attach a maffell rail to an mft be it plexi or what have you.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 24, 2013 2:32:32 GMT -5
I don't know how customs work in America but when I have ordered from America in in the past, royal mail paid the customs. Then sent me a letter with the amount then once I paid they sent to me. Can't remember the percentage. Now when i have ordered tools from Germany as all countries in the eu have a free trade agreement there is no customs tax to pay so much better. There was talk earlier in the year to have a free trade agreement between America and the eu which would be better for everyone
Off Topic: I have the same Dalluge titanium hammer, really like it. Would put it on my "Other Tools" list.
On Topic: The Bosch rails, connector, and bag arrived today. I ordered late on thursday Aug 22nd and they arrived early today, monday aug 26. I couldn't believe how fast it arrived. Since it showed up so early in the day today friday was the only work day for shipping.
There was no customs charge. My wife signed for it and it was delivered exactly like any other package. The box it was packaged in was quite beat up but the contents are in perfect condition.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 28, 2013 16:00:14 GMT -5
Personally no, but I know people who have used the abranet paper the sander is supplied with by by Mirka and it's meant to be amazing from what I've been told. I must admit I prefer a half sheet sanders to round sanders, old fashioned. Just a personal choice
There's a Geman woodworker called Heiko Rech who's done a youtube review. In it, he compared it to the Festool Rotex 150. A rough outline of his findings:
- Build quality is great and the sanding head is 100% flat. - Dust collection, extremely good, and on par or even better than the Rotex. There was no dust at all on the surface when swiping finger over it. When used without vaccuum dust collection decreases, but is still above average as the motor creates dust collection on its own. Apparantly you could sand and finish without a vaccuum. - No dust collection in the delta head. Dust collection also decreases when used with regular paper instead of Abranet. - Abranet lasts a LOT longer than the conventional sandpapers. - Abranet grit # tend to be a bit more agressive than regular sandpaper grit #. - Vibration is almost non-existant. Very comfortable to sand all day long without tingling sensation. - Very fast material removal. Equally fast as the Rotex 150 on eccentric mode. In Rotex mode the edge definitely goes to the Festool. He was very impressed/surprised by this. - Smaller eccentric movent of the sanding head results in a noticeable smoother surface with no visible swirl marks, whereas the Rotex would leave visible swirl marks. - The machine comes to a stop very fast, so you can turn the machine off and immediately set it down. With orbital sanders you have to wait a second or two for them to come to a stop before setting them down.
All in all a very positive review and it confirms what my dealer says about the tool: "Best sander for large flat surfaces in the market right now with excellent dust collection, together with the Mirka."
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2013 18:12:22 GMT -5 by jonathan
Post by wrightwoodwork on Aug 28, 2013 18:15:28 GMT -5
Yeah I've seen but just wish I understood german, but he does seem to give pretty good reviews even though I can't understand what he's saying. Learnt German at the school and thought I wouldn't need it, so gave up
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