Guess I'll write a short little review on this tool and answer some questions a few people might have about the KSS 300. In short it's my favourite tool right now. It's almost a do everything machine that fits in a sys 3. with the standard blade that comes with the tool you'll just be able to cut 2x material neatly so it's great for standard framing. The miter track is a thing of beauty and allows you to do repeatable accurate miters and compound miters. I've used this saw on a simple trim job doing baseboard, quarter round, and door casing/jamb, well and I did all the framing with it so trim is doable but takes some clever thinking if doing profile moldings. Any pieces you need to cut shorter than the distance between the two set pins on the underside of the track takes a bit of rigging as well but it's all doable. I've done dovetailed half lap joints with this saw producing amazing fits right off the saw so you can get very accurate with this thing. its also amazing for shaving a cut down for getting the perfect fit.
While the 300works with the standard F tracks for perpendicular cuts, it's geometry is such that it would cut into the underside of the splinter guard on the F track. beveled cuts are hassle free with the flex guard and the miter track so no worries there, just something to take note of if you want to do a beveled cut using the track on anything longer than 4'. I guess my only gripe about this saw is the paralell fence. Don't get me wrong it works great and sets up easily I'd just like a better cutting range with it, say 12" rips would be nice. Other than that THE perfect tool for the job when bringing a lot of stuff isn't an option. Honestly my fav tool!
Just a little write up on how I'm using this bad boy lately. The television show I'm working on is in the process of building a massive new stage for a pent house apartment set, all TGI joists (that new 85 would be AMAZING for those!!) the subfloor consists of 3/4 ply, a layer of half inch ten test fiber board (sound dampening) and a layer of 3/4 particle board. oak hardwood will be the final layer. The dec itself has multiple levels and envelopes some large columns supporting the roof of our studio, so.... a lot of notching and cross cuts. We've moved a stationary cabinet saw into this stage but i just had them forklift lifts of ply onto the deck itself and zip my crosscuts right off the pile. Fast, less lugging, and neater cuts than the table saw. I'll more than likely use it for cutting our flooring as well, and it all tucks away into a little box. Love this baby!!
Still on the same set and we're putting in 3/4 inch oak hardwood flooring, pre finished. Not only does the 300 chew through this stuff cleanly, it dis beautiful mitered cuts. Crisp clean and accurate. We're looking at 9600 site feet of floor here. This saw has some through rough construction to now laying down hardwood and nosing. Incredibly versatile tool.and on a deck this big, it's portability is a godsend. No more walking back and forth to a miter saw. You do your cuts where they go in. Buy this thing already.
The KSS 300 will probably be my first Mafell purchase and I intend to examine one up at Timberwolf in Maine this summer. So many tools, so little time-- the KSS 300, the DD 40 P, the Erika 85, the P1CC, the MT55, etc. Thanks for creating this forum, by the way-- I was starting to wonder if Mafell was like some secret society.
Thats a perfect application. Everything you need in one systainer and a Vac!
Normally for this application I would set my miter station up which is really a pain considering the size. I will be adding this tool to my stash, but something new just arrived.....will post some pics next week.
Oh do share! Ya unless there's a huge crown molding job the miter saw can stay at home as far as I'm concerned. Keep in mind the same saw in combination with the roll up track and parallel fence was used for all of the subflooring as well. There are sections of the deck that transition into slate tile. boards were measured and cut to length, but i'f I had to do it again I'd just chalk a line and cut out a nice even line right on the deck as I ended up doing this anyway just to keep things Purdy.
I just bought the KSS 300 a couple weeks ago and can tell already that it is going to become one of those tools you wonder how you did without. I will see if I can post a few pics of my most recent use. I made some cuts that would have been much more difficult without this saw.
Your definitely right. I also bought the MT55 on the same order with the KSS. The engineering on both of these is unreal. I was anxiously waiting for the release of the festool ts55R which I was going to buy instead based on local availability. Once I started doing the research I ended up buying mafell and couldn't be any happier with both saws. It made the decision easier when even the people on the FOG were almost unanimously admitting the MT55 is the better machine haha.
I was saved again today by the KSS300. Installing a window seat and had to cut just a hair off of each side to get it to slide in so used the flex-track followed by the need to rip a piece of 13 ft long material for a shelf on top of a wainscot using the rip guide attachment. After the window seat face frame cut the guy working with me laughed and said "what did we do on things like this before, sand it?" The face frame was attached to the boxes already so no table or miter saw access. More convenient than the track saw for the 13' rip.
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