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Offline Chinski

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2019, 04:12 AM »
 So, following up on the dust extraction question here…

I’m told that when my festool  ts55 kicks out dust at the end of a cut, that this is purely physics because of the direction the blade is spinning in and the fact that there is nothing in front of the stock to catch the dust when the blade exits the wood at the end of the cut.

But on the videos I have seen of the mafell,  there does not seem to be a similar plume of dust emerging at the end of the cuts. Is this a function of poor video quality (?!) or is the mafell in fact doing something different and better – therefore reducing that final dust plume?

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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2019, 05:02 AM »
As I said in my previous post, and just in my opinion, the Mafell is the best designed plunge saw out there at the moment, this includes the dust extraction.
It has a fully enclosed side plate, with a gasket, that seals the whole side off to aid extraction, and it works really well.
It also exposes the whole of the blade when opened for easy blade change.
My Makita has a piece of duct tape on the side plate to help with extraction, which also works well.
Not in the Mafell class though, or price range  ;)

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2019, 05:23 AM »
Hi!

Take a look here, FF to 13:05 or more clear, FF to 16:15 ->

The MT55cc spills at the end of the cut, too.



Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 05:27 AM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2019, 08:49 AM »
I think the spill at the end of the cut, is where the waste piece falls away, sort of like the shield being removed. I think this would happen with any plunge saw regardless of design.
There is certainly minimal dust during cutting, when the saw is travelling along the rail.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2019, 09:02 AM »
I think the spill at the end of the cut, is where the waste piece falls away, sort of like the shield being removed. I think this would happen with any plunge saw regardless of design.
There is certainly minimal dust during cutting, when the saw is travelling along the rail.

Yes.

Sometimes I really can't help but wonder.

@Chinski opened a thread here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/oh-i'm-so-disappointed-ts55-and-dust-'(-advice/msg576828/#msg576828 because he's being disappointed with exactly this spill when using his TS 55.

You replied to that thread btw.

Now this post follows.

So, following up on the dust extraction question here…

I’m told that when my festool  ts55 kicks out dust at the end of a cut, that this is purely physics because of the direction the blade is spinning in and the fact that there is nothing in front of the stock to catch the dust when the blade exits the wood at the end of the cut.

But on the videos I have seen of the mafell,  there does not seem to be a similar plume of dust emerging at the end of the cuts. Is this a function of poor video quality (?!) or is the mafell in fact doing something different and better – therefore reducing that final dust plume?

Your reply:

As I said in my previous post, and just in my opinion, the Mafell is the best designed plunge saw out there at the moment, this includes the dust extraction.
It has a fully enclosed side plate, with a gasket, that seals the whole side off to aid extraction, and it works really well.
It also exposes the whole of the blade when opened for easy blade change.
My Makita has a piece of duct tape on the side plate to help with extraction, which also works well.
Not in the Mafell class though, or price range  ;)

Then I posted the video - to show exactly that the Mafell will lead to another disappointment for @Chinski because it spills at the end of cut just as any other plunge saw does.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2019, 12:05 PM »
Not sure what point you’re making Oliver, perhaps I’m missing something?
Btw, I haven’t watched the video, I’m assuming we’re talking about the dust expelled at the beginning and ending of a cut?
I am saying that I am happy with all of my plunge saws, including dust collection, and in my opinion the Mafell is the best designed, including dust collection but, the Makita is still my favourite plunge saw.

The amount of dust being expelled at the end of a cut, will probably differ, depending on the material being cut and it’s thickness, and motor speed and blade type.
I can’t give a scientific explanation or formula, I’d imagine it’s impossible not to get some dust at the end of a cut, unless the whole underside is enclosed but, then where would the blade protrude from?

It’s certainly not a problem or concern to me, I accept that in carpentry, joinery and woodwork, that I am going to see sawdust still, no matter how good and efficient machines have become nowadays. Obviously I would prefer to see as little as possible.
Expecting no sawdust in woodworking, is a little like a mechanic not expecting to see grease or oil occasionally?

I might actually carry out a full experiment at some stage but, from what I’ve seen the Mafell has the best dust collection.


Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2019, 12:09 PM »
Oliver, are you and Chinski expecting no dust at all from the TS55 and MT55 whilst cutting?
If so, I’m not sure a saw of such capability exists?

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Not sure what point you’re making Oliver, perhaps I’m missing something?
(...)

I’d imagine it’s impossible not to get some dust at the end of a cut, unless the whole underside is enclosed but, then where would the blade protrude from?

(...)

This is exactly the point I tried to make. Trying to save @Chinski from another disappointment - as this happens with every plunge saw.

And like you, I expect some dust, oil, grease, (...) - but obviously some people are intrigued by the "no dust" claims and shocked when they find out it's only  98 or 99%.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2019, 12:20 PM »
Oliver, are you and Chinski expecting no dust at all from the TS55 and MT55 whilst cutting?
If so, I’m not sure a saw of such capability exists?

I obviously can't speak for Chinski, but from his thread I get the feeling he expected way less dust.

I on the other hand, I don't care one bit about that spillage at the end of a cut. I'm entirely happy with my Festool tools, the way they operate and dust is extracted. But I might be a rare bird, a very tired rare bird at that.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2019, 12:46 PM »
Not sure what point you’re making Oliver, perhaps I’m missing something?
(...)

I’d imagine it’s impossible not to get some dust at the end of a cut, unless the whole underside is enclosed but, then where would the blade protrude from?

(...)

This is exactly the point I tried to make. Trying to save @Chinski from another disappointment - as this happens with every plunge saw.

And like you, I expect some dust, oil, grease, (...) - but obviously some people are intrigued by the "no dust" claims and shocked when they find out it's only  98 or 99%.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Ah ok, fair enough Oliver, I’m also very tired having only four hours sleep last night, so I might of missed a few points as a consequence.
Like yourself, some dust doesn’t worry me, although I would prefer the minimum. I recently bought a Kapex 120 and initially wasn’t overwhelmed by the dust extraction, although I have greatly remedied it now, it wasn’t a deal breaker by any means though.

I can’t find any issues or niggles with any of my plunge saws but, I think it’s afair comment to say the Mafell is the best in design. I’m sure on proper inspection and comparison others would agree. Even so, it’s still not my favourite.

Anyway, not sure about you but, I need a nap!  [big grin] ;)

Offline duburban

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2019, 10:56 PM »
Can someone give me the cliff notes on the OP ?
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2019, 08:43 AM »
The Mafell plunge saw doesn't have  a horizontal grip handle.
So for me, an inferior saw  when compared to my  ts55.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2019, 04:43 PM »
The Mafell plunge saw doesn't have  a horizontal grip handle.
So for me, an inferior saw  when compared to my  ts55.

I can assure you, there’s nothing inferior about the MT55, it might not be to your taste but, the Mafell is almost certainly the best designed plunge saw out there.
I still prefer the cordless Makita though, that has a horizontal handle but, I never use it.
Each to their own  ;)

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Mafelll vs Festool ( and others!)
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2019, 05:13 PM »
The Mafell plunge saw doesn't have  a horizontal grip handle.
So for me, an inferior saw  when compared to my  ts55.

I can assure you, there’s nothing inferior about the MT55, it might not be to your taste but, the Mafell is almost certainly the best designed plunge saw out there.
I still prefer the cordless Makita though, that has a horizontal handle but, I never use it.
Each to their own  ;)

Which one is that?