Post by thedude306 on Nov 19, 2014 20:19:04 GMT -5
Great insight. Thanks Scot. I think you're right on the cumbersome note. I did purchase the angle fence for the F rail as well and now that you mention it I don't know why it wouldn't even be nicer on the table with the holes and a set of parf dogs.
Bottom line is I really need to just start using the saws and see where it takes my work flow and what I need to do to improve it.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2014 20:43:29 GMT -5 by thedude306
I used the MFT tables with the flip-up rail for a couple years and it worked okay, but I did find it to be in the way sometimes, not always 100% accurate and admittedly it fell on me a couple of times.
I have a small shop and have 3 MFT's fastened together. This came to be over time, if I was to start fresh I would just buy 3 MFT tops and build my own base, saving a pile of cash...
I use 1" Styrofoam as a protective layer for the initial breakdown of sheet goods and after that I remove the foam and use rail dogs for the remaining cuts. I should take pics or a video but suffice it to say that I get very accurate repeat cuts with free access all around the table. I have no intention of every re-installing the MFT hardware, I don't miss it at all.
My Mafell tools and tracks are all used on site, my shop work is still all Festool (and I'm happy with that, I see no need to change it) the only thing F guides would require is compatibility with rail dogs.
Looking at the rail - it appears that I can reduce the overhangs a bit for use with an MT55 cc when mounting on an MFT-3 ? Just ordering the Bosch FSN rails and looking at the 1600-mm and then cutting it back to ~950-mm. Thoughts?
After reading everyone else's ideas on mounting the Mafell guide rail on the MFT/3 table, I too mounted the Mafell guide rail on the MFT/3. I used a removable piece of Corian. The fit was so snug, that the Corian piece kept coming out of its slot and would stay stuck under the guide rail. I kept filing it ever so little at a time and eventually got it to a perfect fit. So far so good; let's see which part wears first.
For anyone looking to try this today, the T-slot bolts Kreg makes are not guaranteed to fit the Mafell track. You will more than likely need to grind or file them down in order to get them to slip down into the ~1.5mm deep slot.
How long does the set up stay accurate, if you use the metal tab on the Festool bracket? I've ordered a 'basic' MFT with the cross braces and I already have the hinge/bracket parts. I'll be using my own fence & flip stops, and building my own extension table. Is it worth exploring other options to replace the tab, or just file it to fit the f rail and get started?
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