Hi all does anybody have a specific technique for actually changing the splinter strip personally using suds /soapy water sucks when I tried it ,German mafell guys at d&m tool show basically cut used one off with craft knife /scalpel then push the new strip into the top groove only,then turn it over and push it into the bottom groove “worked quite well for me with a bit of light hammering in “ , was not easy though but easier than mafell s diagram which is very non discript if I remember rightly anyway hopefully you get the idea ? Another little tip is they reckon to use the rubber black splinter guard from the flexi rail on the kss 300 and the kss40 crosscut rail not the red plastic one they sell for it “I always thought that was the weak link to the 300 and 40 saws anyway “ where as the bigger kss saws use the same splinter strips as f rails .anyway tried it it works a treat I’ll post part number for it if anyone wants it regards Gary
That's also the method I used too after some quick trial and error. Used my thumb fingernail to coax the top bead in, but found the bottom bead, if lubed, simple to push in. But I used some golf grip solvent (brampton HF100 non-flamable/non-toxic) instead of soapy water. Took about a day to dry but what I like and suspect is the reason they recommend soapy water is that strip, once installed, can't grip due to slippage and so is uniformly set / not stretched. As far as using a knife to remove, that sounds like a seasoned vet's approach. I found that once you get about an inch pry'ed out the rest just pulls out fairly easily.
Any other tool company and you would have the answer in 30 seconds with a phone call, but the only way you can communicate with mafell is if you stand in front the factory gates wearing suspenders, lederhosen, & a hat and yodel it at them. little fuckers.
I've found out that if you email Mafell directly they'll just redirect your email to your dealer. In the case of the US: Timberwolf Tools answers the questions. I'm not sure how it works in Europe where there's obviously more than one dealer.
Might be funny to send an email they can't forward, asking mafell if it's that they are just not aware or if it's that they just don’t care that there dealers are uninformed and see if they forward it.
...Another little tip is they reckon to use the rubber black splinter guard from the flexi rail on the kss 300 and the kss40 crosscut rail not the red plastic one they sell for it “I always thought that was the weak link to the 300 and 40 saws anyway “ where as the bigger kss saws use the same splinter strips as f rails .anyway tried it it works a treat I’ll post part number for it if anyone wants it regards Gary
That went straight over my head. Haven't a flippin' clooo wot you're talking about - care to elaborate for all the thickos, like me?
Post by chippiegary on Dec 27, 2017 16:03:30 GMT -5
Basically use the flexirail “black splinter strip “ on the kss 40/300 crosscut rail instead of the red plastic one which comes supplied this always seems too brittle to me where as the flexi rail strip is rubber hope this helps both my kss 40 and 300 have this on it works much better in my opinion seasons greeting Gary
Post by chippiegary on Dec 27, 2017 16:09:19 GMT -5
The part no is 203633 for the flexi - guide rail splinter guard . The “red “ plastic one “ which comes on the cross cut rail is part no -204371, one of the mafell “German guys who were at a tool show I was at recommended it , it actually helps the quality of splintering as well because it is rubber
Hi, I've just replaced my short Mafell rail splinter rubber with a Bosch one, about a third cheeper. The process was surprisingly easy. As mentioned by others cut the old strip off. Save the black plastic wedges which are either end. Don't worry if you lose them, they supply 4 new ones with the new strip. No lub, just slide the strip in from one end, gradually feed it in. Cut to length and insert plastic wedges each end. Trim to saw blade as outlined earlier in the thread.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2018 6:38:55 GMT -5 by marcus10
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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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...
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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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NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
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frezik24: Hello everyone
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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?
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