Post by My 2 pennies on Apr 26, 2017 16:06:39 GMT -5
Hi every one
I connected two 1.6m Mafell rails and when I ran the saw I could feel the saw going over the connected joint is that normal? Shouldn't it be a seemless connection like running the saw on a single rail.
The splinter guard also looked uneven ?
What is the correct way to join the rails? I mean are you suppose to leave a gap or but them together tight ? And how much do you turn the dials and in which direction?
I always leave a small 1-2mm gap between my rails in case they aren't cut square from the factory or something like dirt or sawdust gets between them preventing them to line up... Haven't ever had my rails not be straight when joining. The connectors tighten by turning a cam lock, shouldn't matter which way you turn it.
Maybe there was some dirt or dust on your setup?
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017 16:22:45 GMT -5 by jonathan
One should be able to determine whether the saw is needing to move up, left or right. If you go the other way does it also hiccup at the joint? I would probably take a fine file and bit a 1/4-mm radius or chamfer on the ends to facilitate it gliding.
(In theory I would, but I have not had to file anything other than burrs on the rail I cut with the jigsaw for the MFT)
ok, I think you guys might be talking about height differences between joined (gapped) rail ends because of either lateral shift between the two planes that the connector can’t overcome to the sides - and/or/combo - the amount of bulge of red rubber grip strips being unequal underneath because they were pulled thinner at ends etc.
In either case - join two rails, and very slowly push saw over joint and then drag is back just as slowly listening / feeling for any slight impact. You should discover that somewhere on the saw base, I would guess the front / back leading edge, it ‘bumps’. To verify height differences between outside flanges of rails try shimming one outside end or other to raise it and run saw over again. If any bump is more pronounced in one direction (without shimming) and not the other this would also indicate a height difference between rails (towards the edges away from connector). Seems something like this will change too with how flat the substrate is. Most likely this wants to happen everywhere along the rail but because it’s a homogenous piece and not split these potential differences in grip height & other stresses are evened out.
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.
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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.
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