We're seriously considering a KSS300 saw system that comes with the flexi-guide rail. Having zero experience with this type of guide rail, I'd like to read more about how the small saw is attached to the rail. I just watched a video in which the raised section of the flexi-rail appears to be a series of raised "tongues" elevated about the guide rail surface itself.
As I see us using the mini-saw on a rail at all times, any productive thoughts on the durability of the flexi-guide design would be greatly appreciated.
By the way, will the KSS300 work just as well on our "normal" Mafell F-XXX guide rails?
Seek advice from an electrical expert prior to modifying anything electrical in nature.
Red, I've attached some photos in your other thread. One shows the saw on the rail, another shows the base of the saw. It's really good for 'one off' cuts, but not as good as the F rails. The rail seems to be very durable, though I've only had mine for a few months. Please note that you cannot adjust the 'tightness' of the slot in the saw base, to the 'bumps' on the rail, like you can with the MT55. Wouldn't use it for processing sheet goods all day, but great for general carpentry cuts. Well worth paying the little bit extra to get it with the saw - make sure you order the 'maxi-max' version.
No preference, each one has its own place. The MT55 for sheets, or timber panels, is unbeatable. The KSS300 is great for crosscutting, and I also use it as a general small circular saw - replacing my cordless circ saw. I don't like using the MT off the rail, but the KSS handles just like a 'normal' circular saw, off the rail, with the correct blade. If I started doing framing work, I would definitely get the KSS400, for extra depth of cut.
The 300 rides the flex rail in the same manner that it would ride a standard rail. the difference being that as opposed to a continuous ridge, it's a series of ridges so that the rail can roll up. The flex rail is meant to overhang a sheet. There is some protrusions on the base of the rail that prevents it from lying flat if your cut is beyond the edge. The flex rail should be fully supported everywhere the saw travels otherwise your saw can come off the track and cut into the rail. I learned that one the hard way.
I use it for flooring. Its quite handy for trimming the 1st and last rows. Agree with Ghostface about being careful. There are clips supplied to secure it. Ive not used them yet. I have found the 800mm F rail to give a more solid feel, especially for doors.
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