the reason biscuits can leave bumps is because they expand with glue. If placed too close to the surface in certain material this will deform the surface. Pantarouter vs domino xl, XL will be much faster and easier to adapt to different applications than the pantarouter. Of course if you're not doing a lot of production, the pantarouter can be a really cool device to have around and can be used for a bunch of strange things in the shop, Matthias is a clever monkey for sure. XL vs DD40, IMO the dd40 is the best single machine for casework/cabinet construction, It's dead fast, dead accurate and you can make joints and shelfpins with very simple set up off of one machine. The XL is ultimately suited for larger and deeper tennons/mortises. Great for doors/ gates and bigger stuff. XL will work on 3/4" material but I believe the dd40 is faster and produces a great joint here as well. Where a domino is going to beat the dd40 is in things like balusters and the like where two dowels wont fit in the piece and one.....well one spins. anyway, thats my two bits.
After thinking about it for a week or so, I contacted Timberwolf and cancelled my order for the DD40G (which was coming from Germany via Timberwolf, when their next order was placed), and upgraded to the DD40P 'PowerMax' set, which Timberwolf have in stock. Has been despatched, should be with me next week.
It also spent a day at the FedEx depot, so was actually six days. Got a stack of nice glossy brochures and catalogues as well, which I much prefer to online browsing, when looking at and comparing tools.
This is great! Connected to my midi vac, via the 36mm hose, and started drilling. I was expecting precision, but it still surprised me. Drilled a series of 8mm holes, using the stops in the fence to space the pairs of holes from each other, in two scraps of MDF. Perfect alignment, and the dowels are a friction fit - firm to push in by hand, but can be removed with a firm pull. All the controls for adjustment are right where they should be, and all are easy to use. Overall, it's a bit smaller than I expected, a lot lighter than I expected. Dust extraction is great, and the connection point is in the perfect spot.
Dowelled together a simple open cabinet today - 18mm melamine faced MR MDF, 2 sides, top, bottom and back. Will have a pair of powdercoated steel/mesh doors fitted. Very easy to use, and the extra stops are handy and easy to insert/remove. Used 8mm dowels, was easy to plunge the drills and felt very stable, though there looks to be a few ways you could hold the tool, so will experiment a bit more to find the most comfortable way.
Another handy use for the DD today - I'm fitting bifold doors in our laundry, and the centre hinges have lugs that require two 10mm holes, spaced 32mm apart, 12mm deep, 24mm in from the edge. Easy to set up the DD for this task. First time I've used it to pencil marks, no problem at all. Dust collection is great, with a 36mm hose.
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