A client asked me to install a few doors in his rental home that had been damaged. He needed me to hang new blank doors in existing openings so I had to custom mortise for the hinges. No problem... So I loaded up the car with tools and decided to grab my MT 55 and 5' rail just in case.
Sure enough after hanging the twin closet doors, they came together at the bottom in a bind. I mortised out the bottom hinge a bit deeper to create a little more clearance, but it was not enough. Track saw to the rescue! I removed one door, laid it on the horses, laid the rail down and adjusted by sight a gentle taper to zero and trimmed. Wow! No clamps, no tape to prevent splintering, no measuring, no hassle, no fuss! In about 5 minutes I had the door rehung and was staring in amazement. Never before has that process gone so quickly and efficiently. I shared the testimony with my wife (to perhaps help justify the sizable expense) and she said, "can't you charge the client more now since it only took you five minutes with your special tools?"
Anyway, just thought I'd pass this testimony along for the benefit of any still thinking about adding this beautiful saw to their collection.
I hoarded two, last of the production line, Porter Cable Porta-planes plus enough stock of spiral cutters to last me a while years ago. These were the last versions that came in the plastic carry case. I did this just in case my old Porta-plane died. I was so used to the tool and fast with it that I couldn't think of using anything else. I had also tried a large router on a guide rail but bowing was an issue. The Porta-planes were awesome but so was the insane snow storm of dust they generated. (no vac attach).
With so much remodeling and pre-hungs being installed the need to arc an edge to fit an existing frame became less & less required as time went on.
One day this guy with his Festool tracksaw comes on the job hooks up his vacuum, throws down a guide, rips it and slaps the door back in place. No dust.
I listed my new (discontinued) Porta-planes for sale the next day. (got more for them than I paid).
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