Post by MrToolJunkie on Aug 29, 2015 12:19:43 GMT -5
The Mafell works on both Festool and Mafell rails, so even if you have Festool rails you can use the Mafell OK. I have been intrigued by the new battery operated Festool - I hate futzing with a cord and dust hose and to me this would make ripping sheets a breeze with no tangles. I also have thought about buying the Mafell -- I currently own and use a TS75, which I like for processing thicker wood. But I now have the KSS80 for that and so a smaller sheet processing and 1x and 2x machine is appealing and the Mafell might get the nod...or the new Festool or heck, I might even end up with both.
I do not think you can go wrong - one thing with the Festool TS55, though, is that I have found it to be slightly underpowered - now, with the right blade that would likely make a difference, but sometimes I am cutting fast and push the saw hard. Never had an issue with the 75, but the 55 just did not seem to have the ooomph I prefer. I think that the Mafell is a little more powerful, solving that problem. Depth of cut with the Mafell is a little better too so you can cut a full 2 inches on the rail which is great for rough 8/4 stock. The TS55 cuts just a tad shallower.
........ The FT saw had some change (of their many) where the stop for zero degrees was removed or something like that. I do not know, I only know that people complain about having to "calibrate it for a square cut".
Then there is the rails, which need a straight edge to make connecting them work. The Bosch rails are bone head proof ..........
Which is why I made the comment, not to start a quarrel. This is my third track saw manufacturer. I've delt with non-square cuts due to the manufacturers lack of detail that had to be DIY modified with the first "kit". And with the first and second "kits" had to deal with carrying around a straight edge when I needed a precise connection between two tracks. So I stand by the statement that the tool is more important to me then cases that hold the tool. We all have our own priorities, whatever works for you.
I used the old TS55 EBQ and changed to the MT55 for the extra features, both have advantages and disadvantages... I also had a Bosch GKT55 for testing in a german forum but didn't liked it! It was a big problem to get the 90° After cutting at a other angel, because the baseplate is very soft and you have only an endpoint at one side I wouldn't spenden money on that saw... By the way the Mafell don't work Welle on FT tracks because the glidestripe is only on one side understand the baseplate and the saw didn't cut real 90° then!
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
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