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Offline morts10n

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Mafell tilting base width measurement
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Can somebody tell me the distance from the blade to the shorter side of tilting base? Wondering how close I can get to a wall or other obstruction as it seems the standard base is fairly wide. Thanks

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 08:09 PM »
Track saw or jig saw?

Offline Blues

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 08:57 PM »

Online Svar

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 09:01 PM »
Wondering how close I can get to a wall or other obstruction as it seems the standard base is fairly wide. Thanks
Note, although the distance shown above is only 27 mm, the body of the saw is wider.

Offline morts10n

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 09:11 PM »
Sorry..I meant the jigsaw

Offline Cheese

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 09:38 PM »
As Svar noted, the release lever for the jig saw base is on the RH side of the saw, so from the side of the release lever dragging against the wall  [smile]  to the inside edge of the blade it's about 1 3/8" (35 mm).




Offline morts10n

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 11:22 PM »
Thanks... very helpful. Also I believe it is a reversible base, so is locking lever out of the way when installed the other direction?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 11:32 PM »
Thanks... very helpful. Also I believe it is a reversible base, so is locking lever out of the way when installed the other direction?

Ya but that gives you a 3.4” offset.

Online Svar

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 05:50 AM »
Thanks... very helpful. Also I believe it is a reversible base, so is locking lever out of the way when installed the other direction?
Yes, but there is another lever on the other side. So, about 35 mm either way.


Offline morts10n

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Re: Mafell tilting base width measurement
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Thanks guys...I was hoping for at least 1.5"...boooom!