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Offline alik

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Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« on: November 16, 2011, 10:09 PM »
Does anybody in the fog has one? ???

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Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 06:47 AM »
Hi I'm sure there are a few members that own the mafell dd40 you may have to wait a while for a response, if you have a question other than ownership why not add it to your post. [cool]
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Offline alik

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 06:45 PM »
Yes of couse like .how is compare to Festool Domino? ::)

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 03:43 AM »
I think its a perfectly good bit of kit I love that indexing bar that you can get for it.no having to pencil mark anything.it would be a plus if the domino had something similar.
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Offline oradba69

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 09:04 AM »
Jip got one. Stunning machine. Anything specific you want to know?


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Offline alik

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 04:59 PM »
Yes........like is the drilling template worth it..is it easier to drill than a festool Domino...does the machine feels stronger...dd40p?

Offline oradba69

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 01:35 PM »
Have never worked with the domino so cant vouch but never felt the maffel underpowered. Must confess the thing I use it the most for is drilling shelf pin holes with the template. Also use it for knockdown cubes I sell for LP storage.


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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 05:32 PM »
In this thread on the jlc forums there are experiences posted by people who have both the domino and the Hoffmann duo doweler (which is, I believe, the same as the mafell).

Offline tomweston

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Re: Mafell duo dowell dd40p
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 05:52 PM »
I have the Domino, the Mayfel DD40 and of course the Lamello Biscuiter...and I love them all. They all have their unique quirks that get you out of holes. The Domino's ability to create a mortice just saves time, both in setup an operation (as opposed to using a router and jig) and is worth the cost just for that. The Lamello Biscuiter is just so easy to use, especially with their range of extras, such as hinges and connectors. The DD40 is great. It does what it says on the tin and is a breeze to use - it drills holes from 5mm, 8mm, 10mm (all of which I have) and 12mm (which I haven't) - I use it for 5mm shelf pins (the DD40 cuts dowels on 32mm centres) and for accurate minifx placement (you have to make a jig for the 15mm Forstner bit, much cheaper than commercial jigs). I'm also looking at utilising the Festool FS 2424 Guide Rail ( I have the rail, but not the LR32 System - can't afford it just yet).

My main beef with DD40 is to do with referencing - both the Festool and Lamello use the base, so aligning shelving (providing you get the orientation right) is a breeze. However, the DD40 has a weird base and you can't do this - this IMHO is it's major drawback - they provide 32mm guide rail - good but more cost!!! - have a look and you will see what I'm on about.

In conclusion, I reach for the Domino and Lamello around the same amount of time, whilst the DD40 gets used only occasionally - but usually to get me out of a hole. I would not be without any of the three.