Does anyone know, is the difference in weight noticeable between the 85 and 70... this is the one thing that could sway me towards a 70.
I am 6'2" tall, ~200 lbs and reasonably athletic, and while the Erika 70 definitely isn't light, I feel comfortable carrying it around. The Erika 85 is another 5 lbs heavier and ~6" longer. I do not know where the tipping point is where the saw would become overly cumbersome to move around.
I'm leaning towards the 70, I also have to sometimes work in appartments, but I really try to keep everything in my van as light and compact as possible. I hadn't even thought to check the physical dimensions of the two.
UPS showed up with the sliding table yesterday.....what a tease!
Erika will be here this week:) The transformer( VC3000 )showed up via amazon today. So I am ready to use it when it arrives. Then my electrician and I will pow wow about using a Schuko outlet in my basement instead of modifying the Erika cord.
I ordered from Tobias and needed a customs agent for my saw. It was a nightmare seriously. D.B. Schenker was the shipper he used and they asked if it was personal or business related. I said personal because it was the most accurate description, even though I have a carpentry business. They then sent me around to find a customs agent and after a week i told them to do whatever it took to get me the damn thing. So i ended up running it through the business but had to fill out an assload of paperwork and find my own harmonized tariff code.
Just warning you because I did this about a month ago and it was annoying enough that I wanted to run someone over with my truck.
I used DB for my customs agent as well as them being the shipper. I had to fill out and email Power of Attorney and email two forms of ID. Within 4 days my Erika was delivered. Total fees including duty were right around 360.00. It seemed relatively painless. Just now assembling the sliding table etc. Of course I already mitered some 1x3 poplar to test. I'm impressed but can see there is some learning involved to use it to it's potential , which i am looking forward to:)
OK Fellows... Looking for a proper list what is recommended. - Do I assume I use the standard fence, or is there some schmicko Incra to consider? - I will get the router table leaf attachment Is the slide worthwhile??
What else do I need?
I am leaning towards an 85, but a 70 would probably work unless theblade is at 45 degrees...
The normal MFA fence with the addition of one small clamp is definately solid enough for doing rips. I've gotten very good at going from rip to cross cutting with the MFA and it's really not a problem.
With that said, I ordered an incra setup for it to do rip cuts with. Incra takes forever to manufacture these things so I've been waiting 5 weeks already. Therefore I can't comment on how it will be but I've for high hopes.
Router table: I originally bought the router table insert and rails but when I got it realized it's not really what im lookkng for. It's a very bare bones plate that only a mafell router can bolt to. This leaves you with no easy way to adjust bit height either (someone correct me if I'm wrong). That's why I went with the incra setup and a woodpeckers router lift and a porter cable motor. Again, jury is out since it hasn't arrived.
Sliding table: a MUST have for the Erika. It's seriously one of the best parts of the saw so don't be without it.
So to summarize if I were to do it again Id order the 85 with MFA fence, sliding table and clamping piece. Then get the incra 32" wonderfence for the saw stop (that's the one that'll for the 85's depth) and drop a router lift and motor into a right side wing you make out of phenolic. Any questions let me rip!
Post by Knight Woodworks on Apr 15, 2016 7:46:49 GMT -5
I have a 70 with almost all of the accessories. What you should get, depends on what you want to do with the saw.
You'll want a set of supporting rails (038686) to accommodate the extension.
Fences: The MFA is worthwhile. I think the rip fence is poorly designed and overpriced for what it is, not recommended. No experience with the Incra. I'm very interested to see how Rizzoa makes out with this addition.
Extensions: If you're planning on the MFA make sure you get the 203396 extensions, these come with drop stops which I consider essential. I recommend one for ripping, another one + the telescopic rod 038309 for cross cutting. This gives you a two meter fence with stops. If you need more capacity you can take the extension off the MFA. Make sure you get the connecting piece 038393, to join them.
Support leg: You'll need some way to support those extensions. I fooled around with a few home made versions before biting the bullet and getting the Mafell version with the sheet metal support. I like it, but you could make/modify something that would work as well. Be sure to check out Joe's pics for a more economical solution. Sliding Table: If you regularly need to cross cut panels wider than the pull function can manage, then it's definitely worthwhile.
Clamping piece: if you plan to use a long extension for ripping (and you will), get one of these to secure the far end of the extension to the supporting rail. 038294 Wheels: Get 'em. Part # 202889. Blades: The standard blade rips well and is ok for all around use. The fine tooth blade is recommended for crosscutting veneers.
To answer your question, the Erika 70 has an override which allows a -3 to +48 bevel.
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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.
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