I've been waiting for this to be released for a few months now and it seems it finally came to market. A Bosch/Mafell guide rail adapter for routers. Some images can be found here : www.mastercity.ru/showthread.php?t=191625
Wonder when/if Mafell comes out with it and if it'll be identical or not... Anyway, I thought I'd share it ASAP, as I can't be the only one who's been waiting for this
Flex is another German manufacturer of some great quality power tools. It's the company that invented the angle grinder. Which is why in Germany grinding is often still referred to as "Flexing". I'm not 100% sure about this one, but if I'm not mistaken they also invented the ceiling/wall sander "Giraffe". It's what Festool later modelled their Planex after.
And on the topic of Festool, another interesting thing to note is that the Festool ETS-125, RTS-400 and DTS-400 are identical to the Flex sanders. Again, I don't know which of the two companies designed them but I think it's Flex. The Flex offerings are cheaper BTW. So if you don't mind the color and lack of a plug-it cord but do like saving some money, you'll be wise to invest in some Flex sanders
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2013 10:56:40 GMT -5 by jonathan
I have two Flex polishers and both are really well made tools. Their rotary polisher (PE14-2-150) is identical to Festool's Shinex. I didn't realize they made anything outside of grinders and polishing/sanding equipment.
Well I finally received the Bosch OFA FSN router guide rail adapter. I haven't been able to play with it though as my Festool OF1400 isn't compatible with it. I was hoping it would be, but alas. I did place it on the track to check how much play/slop there is. There's a very tiny amount of slop, I estimate it at about 0.5mm. So in reality it's quite snug and negligible. As a note, it can't be adjusted.
The question is now what second router to get...
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2013 15:46:59 GMT -5 by jonathan
Hi Jonathan, Just found this on the forum and registered... I only found out yesterday that Bosch have two FSN guide rail systems... their original for use with the GKS circular saws and the Mafell version for the GKT55 plunge saw etc. I've invested in this latter system - part of putting together a toolkit to use in rebuilding an old house. I'm now looking at a router and table, and wondered how you've found the guide rail adapter? I'd be using it for rebates or finger joints between planks on several oak doors I need to make, and (quite a bit later..!) on a large kitchen table. I was planning on getting the Trend T11EK but it isn't listed as one of the routers that will fit (which Bosch confirmed while I've been writing this). Checking alternatives I came across another of your threads and see you bought the Bosch GOF1600. Did you go for the 1600 plunge + fixed base option? That's one I'll look at. I'll also consider the GOF2000. Any thoughts on router choice, given my intended use? One pair of the oak doors is for an old cart house arched entrance, so some of the planks will be 8 feet long. Ian
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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
alvychippy (guest): can not recover my registered email account atasas@gmx. do not remember the password, some assistance? or should I just register as new user?>
Dec 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT -5
alvychippy: Guys, what is the name of aprox €9k machine for hand shaping of handrails?
Jan 8, 2020 16:16:15 GMT -5
stilts: So why is goldensun not banned and all those worthless threads not deleted?
Jan 11, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
alvychippy: It's the board hosts, that are having an idea, of somebody perhaps paying over the odds to acquire the board to administer it.... Obviously hopes are set high, Mafell isn't interested, so it carries on
Jan 12, 2020 9:30:06 GMT -5