Within the next 2 months im going to be adding a router to my Erika on the right side. Im going the Incra route and once I get the incra rails on the erika I'll make a table insert out of some UMWHE (or whatever the hell that acronym is) plastic and put a router lift plate into it.
I'd like to leave the router and incra positioned on there and if I need to knock it down just remove that whole setup from the Erika at the rails. When not using the router I'll drop it jnder be table and use the incra positione for rips and still have the sliding table with the miter gauge on the left for crosscuts. Could be reaaaaaally sick if it works out.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Mar 9, 2016 16:48:01 GMT -5
There is no router lift on the erika table. The incra sound like a good idea. For myself it's not a deal breaker as I tend not to be doing multiple set ups and having a separate router table is something I don't have room for. The mafell routers fit on easily and others need the adapter plate. The set you go for really depends on work flow and room you may have. Personally if I was ghostfish I would go for separate set ups of the erika and router table
Not sure I follow Holmz but I'll try to respond anyway. I ordered te Erika with the sliding table and accessories. I also bought the router table leaf and the 2 rails necessary to mount in on the right hand side. If your going to get the incra rails and positioned you wouldn't need the 2 Mafell rails and router table.
The important part is buying the saw stop version of the incra stuff as it's made for deeper tables like the Erika.
There's one fundamental difference between the big Mafell & the rest.
The Mafell has no less than SIX main bearings on that armature shaft. I don't know about the Scheer machines, but all the rest get along with a mere 2 or 3 only. In my experience with Elu/DeWalt routers, these shaft bearings are the routers' most commonly required consumable part. Due I suspect to dust ingestion whilst inverted.
Mafell is therefore just about the only manufacturer to date to seriously address this issue. The Festo will probably be your friend at least until the next gimmick-rich model comes along. A Mafell is rather destined to be a friend for life.
Another salient fact is that Festo's rare truly great tools have remained unchanged for the past 30 years or more. Their (comparatively) poorer quality tools require frequent updates just to keep up with the competition. Patents only last 25 years or so.
Post by matchesder on Mar 10, 2017 16:50:36 GMT -5
After I wasn't satisfied with the OF1400, I had a look at some other routers. I did not want to spend so much money on a router. As I got the LO 65 Ec in my hands... this is one hell of a tool!
I had the OF2200 and the LO 65 Ec at the same time. The OF2200 has some nice things on it. What I find really nice is that you can - in one position - fine adjust the depth. Like with the additional handle that is avalable for the DeWalt and Trend routers. Then of course the dust collection system and the tool less mount of guide bushes and so on.
BUT: it was the same which I dont like on the OF1400. In the plunge bars is to much play. OK, this obvously doesnt matter for most.
The Mafell on the other side: Yes, you have to screw the guide bush, but it is centered just perfect and it won't move at all. The plunge mechanism is so good. There is hardly any play noticable. Also the dust collection is very good. Just while using the parallel fence you have to come up with some solution.
I only have three points to critisize: 1. The plunge depth is a litte "low" especially for such a big router, even the OF1400 has more to offer. 2. The dust collection adapter wont come of with a cutter (to long) installed 3. My big 56 mm 45° bevel cutter doesn't fit (it does on the OF1400)
Overall I really like this machine. In fact I was so impressed that I started to by more from Mafell. Replaced the TS55 with MT55, Trion with P1. I struggled a lot if and which table saw to buy or not. After the LO 65 it semmed clear. It had to be a Erika.
Because I need the OF1400 for the big bevel cutter and I actually like the machine despite it's imperfection I put it in a table, actually to the side of the Erika. Find Pictures attached. I made a plate that holds the Incra Magnalock whith the router screwed to it. For convenience I fitted the Festool hight adjustmend from the CMS System. For me, this works just fine. The double locking of the OF1400, the ratchet mechanism, the plunge depth and the ability to plunge "below" the base makes the machine perfect for the job.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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