I’ll show you guys a trick I’ve done for years on my tool cords. One of the biggest annoyances is when the rubber power cord drags against an edge or surface, from rubber friction, just as you’re approaching the middle or end of a cut. If you’re in a shop and have the cord tied to your suspended vac hose you obviously don’t need this. But if you work on site in contortionist conditions this helps make the experience a little easier.
I just take ⅛" expandable braided nylon tubing and slip it over the cord. You might think this would snag, or stiffen the cord but it’s just the opposite. The hard nylon braid makes the cord glide over everything like glass. The suppleness of the existing cord isn’t affected either because of the mesh flex - it behaves just as before. It even glides right over sharp edges.
I had some red tubing so I used it so you can see it better in the photos, use black and it looks like a normal cord unless you want hi-viz safety colors like lime or orange. You can wax up your guide rail all you want but if the cord fights you it ruins the show. This is cheap and replaceable too.
I bought tons of these rolls for a job so long ago the adhesive paper labels have fallen off. Don’t know the specs or origin any more. I’m fairly certain it’s 1/8 inch / 3.2mm expandable to ½ inch / 12.7mm size. *(edited original post from ¼ to ⅛” ) If you look closely mine seems to be the mono-filament meaning they weave one strand instead of multiple strands (parallel to each other) together.
You could try the multi weave / multi strand versions but I have no experience with those styles, could work better or worse. You could also go up one size for a slightly baggy fit that ‘should’ work just as well. I know that this stuff is very common and they might sell something similar at a Home/Building Center or definitely an electronics store. The latter getting harder to find.
Before you try it understand that it won’t expand enough to slip over the plug end. You will need to remove plug. You don’t need to slip it under strain relief or under plug end as I did to finish it off, instead you could terminate it with either heat shrink or electrical tape (tape would be my last choice though). You also don’t really need to do the whole length of cord, you could just do a piece starting a foot or so away from strain relief and stop it a couple or feet from plug. If you want to slip it under rubber strain relief you will need to unscrew handle cover, add a little soapy water to braid&cable combo, once it’s reached that point, and fight at first to get the braid pushed under rubber. Once it hits the soapy parts the rest is easy. Push the rubber strain relief down the covered cord and then push braid with the strain relief all the way to the cord clamp inside the handle. Slide the strain relief back into place and screw on handle. As the sleeve expands it also shrinks in length so buy more than you need. It will also fray at the end too as you work it onto cord unless you are used to working with it so you will also want extra to cut off a short section of fray.
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