Ok so now I'm a little confused. I'm about to purchase the MFK predominantly for trimming edge banding. Does this mean I should buy this version. I still want to do all the other things that a mfk can do. Should I buy this model and add the other bases and edge guide. Or will I get away with the standard MFK (I'm in New Zealand so not sure it's available here yet)
Chris, sorry I somehow missed the new posts in this thread. The "original" for lack of a better word MFK 700 is fully capable of trimming edge banding. In fact, that's what the MFK excels at. This new version of the MFK has a slightly modified vertical (only) base with a bearing brake on it. Otherwise, it's the same MFK as before. It will accept all MFK accessories, including optional bases.
Any idea what it will cost?
I use a lot of pre glued edgebanding, where you just iron it on. Will this tool still work?
Can I use my own edgebanding with it?
John, the price in the U.S. is $2800, or $3200 if you buy it with the optional Trimming Set which has a lot of nice accessories. You need to use edge banding that's not got glue on it (non-glued). Yes, you can use your own edge banding.
Do the radius edgebanding router bits all use the same body with just a change in cutters? In other words, can you just have one body and interchange cutters to get the desired radius?
No, you cannot buy just the cutters and they aren't interchangeable. However, you can rotate the cutters four times to extend the life of the cutter.
Shane, does this mean we can finally have the sys-vac and clamps now? They work so well with the conturo it would only make sense......please!!!
As you can see, there was no mention of the Vac-Sys on the website or in any of our announcements. We're very aware that the Vac-Sys would be well suited for this application in particularly and would definitely like to add it to the product offerings. But, no information to share about it being available at this time.