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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafell on sale by Timber Wolf tools
« Reply #210 on: November 25, 2019, 03:06 AM »
I believe the pulsing is because there is no load, and the motor is trying to work out what it’s cutting, and should stabilise quickly under load. It’s almost certainly the anti kick back, and torque checking electronics doing it’s thing.
If a saw speed fluctuates under load, that’s a different matter.

Carry on!  [big grin] [wink]

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Offline jarbroen

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Re: Mafell on sale by Timber Wolf tools
« Reply #211 on: December 18, 2019, 11:54 AM »
I didn't realize these were still on 'sale' last week until I called Timberwolf tools to ask some questions on the MT55.
Long story short, I now have an MT55(corded) and the P1CC. :D My wife just looked at me cross eyed when I told her what a 'deal' I was getting and that I promised to sell my TS55C and Carvex PSC.

I haven't used the P1CC yet but used the MT55 right away.  I ordered the 'set' with two 1.6 meter rails, clamps and rail connector.
The clamps seem spendy, but I am really impressed with how they work.  One squeeze to secure the rail instead of two hands to fiddle with ratchet clamps.  The Mafell clamp also seems less prone to pulling your rail off the line.  The ratchet clamps can creep if you're not vigilant.
It might sound funny, but I'm excited about the rails and the connector method.  I had a lot of frustration with Festool rails - even after trying the TSO GRC and buying a FS3000(slightly warped straight out of the box).
I'm happy to maintain and take care of tools, just don't enjoy fiddly or frustrating things.

I'm also really stoked to use the P1CC.  All of the details they have thought of make this a tool that might get a lot of usage.  Instead of previous jigsaw use that was 'only if I have to'.

p.s. I didn't notice any pulsing or weird noise with the MT55.  For what it's worth, it sounded smoother and less like grinding rocks than the TS55(C).

p.p.s As others have mentioned, Jeff is awesome.  I called and pestered him for several minutes last week before ordering.  He answered all my questions and provided good insight into the tools and use without any sales bs.  He was also seemed genuinely enthused about the product and gaining me as a customer.  And their service during and after the order was great.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2019, 11:57 AM by jarbroen »

Offline martin felder

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Re: Mafell on sale by Timber Wolf tools
« Reply #212 on: April 17, 2020, 12:00 AM »
As of today, I still see the $999 price.  Even though I have a Domino and Biscuit jointer, I was impressed by the positive feedback given to this DDF40 with the included accessories. 

I purchased it a couple of months ago, and was about to use it for the first time to make a cabinet for the Sys-AZ drawers that I have not installed.  That would be with the very exact spacing and 2 side-by-side sets of drawers.

I figured, a perfect opportunity to use the Mafell.  So much like a domino in some ways where you set the fence, and plunge depth and have the stops that depress etc.  What is a bit different is the accessories that seem to make it nice to go across a wide board and have precise holes in the middle with good alignment for 90 degree butt joints in the corners and in the middle of a longer panel  This is where my domino experience is not so helpful.

I went to look up Youtube videos.  There are a series (shown on the Timberwolf website) as tutorials.  No talking or explanations, just the repetitive background music-noise.  I found a couple others in German and unfortunately, I do not speak German. 

I believe I can figure it out, but I find that with some tutorials, I learn faster and with less change of trial and error. 

Does anyone know of a link to any good videos that review the use of the Maffel accessories that come with the DDF40 for use of longer pieces with more than 2 sets of dowels along the length?   Thanks.

Offline martin felder

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Re: Mafell on sale by Timber Wolf tools
« Reply #213 on: April 18, 2020, 12:44 AM »
Well... figured out a lot.  Did not find the dust port yet!  First impression is that it seems way more precise than the domino or biscuit jointer as far as very accurate alignment. 

I do think it would be nice if there was some tutorial video out there by someone with a lot of experience which points out certain features as tips and tricks.  There is this one:

but I was interested in learning more about the side fence set.

If such a video exists, a link would be much appreciated.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Mafell on sale by Timber Wolf tools
« Reply #214 on: April 18, 2020, 01:17 AM »
I found the DDF40 videos on the Timberwolf site both in English and ver helpful.