Okay so Jonathan mentioned using a Mafell F110 guide rail on Festool's MFT/3. Any ideas on how it's done?
It looks like the the rail support on the non-hinged side could be filed down to fit the Mafell rail. Perhaps a little Plastidip on the end to keep from gouging the slot in the aluminum rail?
I can't figure out how to make it work on the hinged side though? The slots are way thinner on the Mafell rail so there's no way to get the Festool feather key to work. The only idea I had was to cut up a pair of Mafell guide rail clamps and use the rail ends as a makeshift feather key...
I'd have to drill and tap a hole in each one to mate up to the holes on the Festool bracket. There won't be much material to thread into though and I'm really hesitant to cut up a $55 pair of clamps .
Woodie, I can't see your images, but in answer to your question, I routed my own plastic connector (feather key as you call it) from plexiglass to fit the Mafell rail slots. Then I tapped 2 screwholes and as they say, Bob's your uncle.
It took quite a few attempts to get it right with the plunge router however. I imagine it's a lot easer to do with a router table. It's not pretty, but it works (so far). So as long as it holds up and doesn't crack or get sloppy, like yourself, I don't really want to cut up one of my clamps to make one from steel Although it's obviously a more preferred material.
I'll see if I can snap a few pictures during the weekend.
Off topic and as a bit of a sidenote, I'm not really satisfied with the MFT/3. I've been thinking of getting rid of it for some time now, in favor of a custom built table using (8020 I believe is what you call them in the US?) profiles. I find it too wobbly and small to my liking. I look forward to posting what I can come up with in the coming weeks.
Last Edit: Aug 22, 2013 15:41:53 GMT -5 by jonathan
I've said it before but I'm no fan of the MFT. A custom table is easy to build and can be tailored to your needs. plenty of resources and examples of custom made cross cutting stops, easily adaptable to the mafell rails.
I just sold two my two MFT tables on craigslist a few days ago. The good thing is there are a lot of spinoff designs that now makes it easier to make a better custom version. The Veritas MFT stuff, parfdogs, qwas.. even the heavy duty Beck Maschinenbau pressure units could be the basis of a souped up version.
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?
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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