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Offline Brice Burrell

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Anyone ever seen one of these before? Mafell saw.
« on: March 26, 2008, 09:38 PM »
Ever seen one of these?? A saw that runs on a flexible guide rail? Mafell-Max saw.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 09:42 PM by Brice Burrell »

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Offline Eiji Fuller

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Re: Anyone ever seen one of these before? Mafell saw.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 11:50 PM »
I considered that saw before I got the TS75. Love that rail, it rolls up tight enough to fit into the case of the saw.

The rails dont connect like the Festool rails and the lengths of rail available is limited compared to the lengths of rail available with the Festool system

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Offline Fred West

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Re: Anyone ever seen one of these before? Mafell saw.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 11:52 PM »
Brice, strangely enough I was on their website a couple of days ago and was looking at that. I meant to post and ask your very question. I do not understand how that works without some major issues. Fred
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Anyone ever seen one of these before? Mafell saw.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 08:13 AM »
Brice, strangely enough I was on their website a couple of days ago and was looking at that. I meant to post and ask your very question. I do not understand how that works without some major issues. Fred

Just looking at the pictures....obviously you can't really use the rail when curved as shown above.
The saw tracks on the rail even though there isn't a continuous spine (like rigid guide rails)
because of the series of regularly spaced raised nibs on the rail surface. The nibs spacing must be 1/3rd
the length of the saw base so there are always at least two nibs engaged in the groove in the saw base.

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Anyone ever seen one of these before? Mafell saw.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 12:22 PM »
If you look at their router's, you will see some similarities to the old festool routers ;)


That's because Festool MAKE the little Mafell router for them - and in return, Mafell make (or made, since the OF2200 has replaced it) the OF2000 for Festool.
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