hello MAFFEL Users from new member: Hans@ tsoproducts.com. We are the inventors and manufacturers of the GRS-16 Guide Rail Squares for FESTOOL, Makita and Triton track saws. Several of our customers have asked us to consider creating a similar tool designed for MAFELL guide rails. Before adding such a project to our product development Roadmap we really need to gain some understanding of the need and likely demand. Since you may not be familiar with our tools, you may want to see for yourself to gage how helpful such a tool would be for your own track saw use. Check us out tsoproducts.com/tools-equipment/ and let us know your thoughts Hans
I could see you providing the FSN WAN and the Bosch clamps, and maybe the Bosch rail bag for North American customers. I suspect that you could move a few of them. Just not sure about the guide square as my approach does not use it.
For the record... I tried voting both "Sounds Interesting" as well as "Not Needed".
But like Highlander, rather than US voting, there could only be one.
Hi Hans and welcome to the forum. I can only applaud your interest in developing something for the Bosch/Mafell rail system. The system you designed for Festool/Makita is nothing short of brilliant, in my opinion! Very straightforward, quick and dead on accurate. The rail extension protractor Mafell & Bosch provide is very nice, but it isn't dead on accurate. I would definitely be interested in an adaptation for Bosch/Mafell rails.
I'd also like to point out that generally people who use the Bosch/Mafell rails think the biggest oversight in these rails is that they are relatively narrow, which prevents us from using accessories like bench dogs, parallel guides, ...
I think if you brainstorm on designing something in that direction, it might also generate a lot of interest. A fast mounting/attaching parallell guides system for these rails is something I think many have been wanting for a long time now.
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2016 4:40:25 GMT -5 by jonathan
Hans - Based on our other conversations, I think this is a great idea. As a hobbyist woodworker with little spare time to develop my own jigs, templates, or other tools to help aid me in performing basic functions in a reliable and consistent manner. Time is precious as it competes with family obligations. A tool like this, if accurate and reliable, allows me to focus on the work and not worry about a portion of other items. I concede to others that the measure in two places with pencil marks and line up the track will work. I often double check my tickmarks because of lack of confidence (again, going back to the time invested piece). I also double check alignment / offset from the edge. However, having this fastened to a track can only help me get more done in less time (one tick mark, align, cut). Some may call all of this lazy on my part ( and I would love to be able to put more time in it ), but I value having high quality equipment which in aggregate can save me time and/or eliminate potential error.
This looks like a great product. At the moment I'm not sure I would run right out and buy it if it was available. But if I was faced with a job that required many long, accurate 90 degree cuts, I would probably pick one up. Currently, I can't think of many times I've needed that capability.
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
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