Post by chippiegary on Mar 4, 2018 13:50:00 GMT -5
Good to know henrun that little metabo 18 v vac looks interesting reckon it would be a great pairing with the kss40/50 especially with the metabo 7.0 ah batteries I wonder if anyone has got one of the vacs yet ? We’ve had a bit of your weather in the uk here last week couldn’t get the van out for the last four days uk comes to a halt when it snows !!
I bought one 27mm to try out and promptly picked up the 36mm and another 27 a week later. They're so much easier to coil up and move around it's not even funny and they don't snag on rails at all so I can just throw away all those stupid little plastic end caps I keep losing track of when I need to join them together. They do crush a whole lot easier, so they might not be the best choice if you're working with or around folks who don't look where they're stepping or rolling things around, but aside from that I have yet to experience a down side.
Could not possibly care less about the new twisty ends. They still work on all my non-Festool tools without issue so the "vendor lock in" gripe is one I have great difficulty swallowing, and the amount of dust that occasionally collects in the little recesses is both negligible and comparable to what falls out whenever I change any hose of any kind. Pack some Sugru in there in it really bothers you.
I haven’t tried the new sleeved Fest hoses but I tried sleeving existing hose, with some braid I had laying around, and it really helps. Though I think the type of poly and thickness of the Fest weave looks like it’s on another level.
I’ll add that when I first got a track saw it took me a while to remember to always set the vac & hose in front of the cut and not behind me which solved a lot of issues.
However if flexibility, mobility and avoiding snagging is the goal then a suggestion aas offered in an old thread of using his AeroFix hose is a great solution. I never bought the full AeroFix kit so I never got that particular hose but I did pick up a similar hose that also stretches about 10ft./ 3m and is very floppy. The nature of these hoses is that if they do snag (they tend not to) their stretch changes the rib angle and the hose moves along. You don’t notice any drag because the supple stretch action masks it until the hose slips along. It fits into the storage case too so it’s always with me.
The other component to making this a great system (for small to medium jobs) was finding a light, quiet mini vac to go along with it. You disassemble & gut any restriction mfg built into vac which greatly increases suction and fit it with a reusable filter. To clean filter you either brush it off when you dump canister, though you don’t really need to for quite a few uses, or if you want it spotless just give the filter a few swipes with your big vacuum when you get back to the shop - you don’t have to ever remove the filter. These mini’s are so small & light I’ll sometimes leave it atop the cutting table.
When I was looking at that FLEX rebrand of Nilfisk 33/44 I saw that their rebrand accessories were reasonably priced vs shopping for same item under Nilfisk name (from what I could tell). On the bottom of FLEX's accessory pdf there's a braided hose in grey with red tracers. It has a breather tool end (that works with bosch etc) but I'm sure it twists off.
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