I don't think Mafell see it as an issue - nothing to fix here, move along!
Well...just now spoken to Allan at NMA regarding the 45 degree bevel being off by a mm or so and...they have agreed to collect it later this week to put it right. Although he did not let me know how he was going to repair it, he did state that out of the thousands of machines out there, this is the second one coming back this year for this type of issue.
Fingers crossed they put it right and should be approx a 1-week turnaround.
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Post by Knight Woodworks on Aug 27, 2019 18:23:05 GMT -5
Recently I needed to rip a 45* bevel with my new MT55cc. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the cut was not at the splinter guard (SG). Since I had some free time this afternoon I decided to investigate a little. (The first, and most important thing I learned was not to put the rail clamps in the slot closest to the SG when making 45* rips.) I made three rips at 90* then three rips at 45* with my 2019 MT55cc, & my 2016 MT55 on 1/2" (12mm) X 17" (430mm) plywood. (It's what I had on hand.) Both saws have their original Mafell blades. I used a Mafell F80 track which was purchased with my MT55. This track sees regular use with my 55, 55cc, kss300 & kss40.
At 90* both saws cut apx .010" (.254mm) to the right of the splinter guard on all three cuts, as measured with my no name Made in the USA feeler gauges dating from 1980's. This offset is acceptable to me. I regularly set up in areas which do not permit a level cutting surface.
At 45*, both saws cut apx 1/16" (1.6mm) off the SG on all three cuts as measured with my equally dated Scala vernier calipers. Clearly, this is not a function of an off camber working surface. While I'm less than happy with this development, I appreciate that the offset on both saws is as close to one another as I can measure.
Since I was in an experimental mood I tried my kss300 & kss40 on the same piece of ply at 90* with the same guide rail. (Those of you who own one or both of these saws know why I didn't subject the guide rail to 45* rips.) Both kss saws were in the same ballpark as the MTs.
I plan to give TimberWolf a call to discuss this. Given the fact my MT55 is out of warranty here in the US and the fact that the two saws have the same discrepancy, I don't think much will come of it. Should I need to rip 45* bevels regularly I'll likely buy dedicated rails as needed.
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