You really need to keep your stuff clamped with this saw or you may end up cutting your own head off with it as it likes to jump. If you're not used to barrel grip jigsaws you picked a beast to get used to as it's the most powerful one in the known universe. That being said, once you tame that wild stallion, it'll end up being a true warhorse for you. i think hand position and grip are important in keeping the p1cc in line, especially for thicker cuts in harder woods. I recommend keeping a tight grip on the barrel as close up to that front knob as you can. Some downward pressure ensuring the base is remaining in contact with the work piece as much as possible will also help to avoid jumping. Practice with some test cuts in scrap, I also recommend those bosch progressor blades as they are the business with the p1cc. let us know how you get on
Hi I have still not had another chance to use jigsaw again but think my problem was just getting used to new saw I had pendulum on full but was just supporting wood on my stool with my knee so was moving around quite a bit I think if I had clamped it down I prob wouldn't have had any probs I can't wait to do upcoming kitchen to give the saw a good workout and maybe ill have different view and start singing its praises on it I had just been bit dissatisfied after the hype I had built up for it
Please let us know about your experience again after you use the saw again, even if your not stoked about the p1cc. My opinion is you'd be fine even just holding the wood down with your knee unless you were using the special thicker blade.
hawkyjoiner- I just checked to see that you are still checking the forum from time to time...just curious if you have used your P1cc anymore & if you still aren't fully happy with it??
I have been installing a large hardwood floor all week and have been using it all day recently. I continue to be amazed by the saw & was interested in your additional experience if you have any. Thanks, James.
Was this laminate or solid hardwood? If laminate, what blade have you been using?
It is a solid 3/4" sand & finish white oak.
I have used the bosch blades that have the small print "clean for wood" written on the blade for both laminate floating floors and prefinished hardwood (solid and engineered) and have had really good results. They are the blades with the teeth pointing downward so they leave it splinter free on the upstroke. Same blade also works well for laminate counter tops- formica etc.
Post by hawkyjoiner on Dec 27, 2014 3:39:24 GMT -5
Hi everybody sorry ave not got back bit I have been using my p1cc all December there a done two kitchens with it 3 laminate floors and even for some scribes on skirting wen a had broke my coping saw blade ave found the p1cc a good help doin this workdoing sink and hob cut outs it never misses a beat lots of power I also had lots of splashback to cut with holes cut out for lots of switches and sockets and it sailed through that aswell but that was only 8mm thick same as the laminate floor I usually just use my jigsaw for this and it was gd having it hooked up to vac the dust above cut line is nearly none and so much better than when a had to go along my cut line blowing sawdust away as u cut I think the jigsaw could really do with a light for ur cut line and I have struggled to keep base on when I push it the other way to make the blade stick out more its as if it doesn't catch the same and I tried tighting the hex screw but its bit dodgy so I just leave in normal position as its gave me a couple of frights when its came off lol I have managed to break a bit of the base where the dust extraction is I think a bit of laminate floor got sucked in and as I had a downcut blade in it pushed down and broke bit off it its not much maby 4mm to nothing but still broke I have used all sorts of blade in the p1cc but still find they all can bend break and not cut square I had a repair job where I doubled up rips of 18mm ply to repair joists and all services wer in so I had around 6 cuts to make in each bit of ply 36mm thick ranging from 20mm to 50mm mostly just deep half rounds and I broke 3 blades and nearly set one on fire I think the curves where bit tight lol one thing I really like bout this jigsaw is it having the switch to keep it on when u get used to it it really helps not having to hold a switch in and when u have upside down u can cut small bits and some shape out like a mini bandsaw in all I lke the p1cc but really its just a bit better jigsaw I haven't really noticed cut quality being much better than other jigsaws yet bit time will tell yet
Post by MrToolJunkie on Jan 5, 2015 1:30:34 GMT -5
Had a chance to use my P1CC today to cut some notches in my Maloof chair build. Man, it was perfect - I only did test pieces using the Festool MFS as a fence and the saw to see if it would work, but going to give it a go on the real pieces. I think this will be safer than a table saw, just as smooth and accurate and give me a bit more control. I really do enjoy using my Mafell tools.
Post by MrToolJunkie on Jan 7, 2015 0:57:47 GMT -5
Here is a quick video of my P1CC perfection - cutting some joinery in 8/4 Walnut with the guide rail -- wow. Absolutely perfect cut - no burning, no blade marks, perfectly square, simply amazed. This is why you spend what you do on tools that perform like these...this normally would have been done on a table saw or band saw with a carbide blade. More control with this method - heck, I was using my phone to film with one hand and cutting with the other - cannot get any easier than that!
Post by MrToolJunkie on Jan 7, 2015 1:54:58 GMT -5
I think I had the setting at 1. I did not use the support because when I was setting up the cut I was not sure if I would have enough room on the short side and so I just left it off. It was not a big deal to keep the shoe on the guide rail and still got perfect results.
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