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Offline thedude306

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2015, 12:06 PM »
While the Mt55 looks great, If I only want to break down sheet goods like 1/2" and 3/4" plywood why would I buy the Mt55 over the KSS300?  My work is in my shop and I have a cabinet table saw with a Excalibur sliding table (Kmart version of the Felder stuff) so a track saw is mostly for breaking down sheet goods will the KSS300 be a better solution for me?

Jack

Better DC on the MT55, easier blade changes for ripping and cross cutting.  I have only read that with the 300 with the flex rail isn't going to be as accurate as the F rails.

I have both the KSS400 and the MT55 and if I was only going to get one, it would be the KSS400.  It's just more versatile then just the MT55.  But I am glad I have both and only use the MT55 for sheet goods. 
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #91 on: April 25, 2015, 08:57 PM »
While the Mt55 looks great, If I only want to break down sheet goods like 1/2" and 3/4" plywood why would I buy the Mt55 over the KSS300?  My work is in my shop and I have a cabinet table saw with a Excalibur sliding table (Kmart version of the Felder stuff) so a track saw is mostly for breaking down sheet goods will the KSS300 be a better solution for me?

Jack

Better DC on the MT55, easier blade changes for ripping and cross cutting.  I have only read that with the 300 with the flex rail isn't going to be as accurate as the F rails.

I have both the KSS400 and the MT55 and if I was only going to get one, it would be the KSS400.  It's just more versatile then just the MT55.  But I am glad I have both and only use the MT55 for sheet goods.

Thanks, I just got the information from Timberwolf and now I can see some of the differences.  I'm starting to think that I value dust control over heft and got a reminder of that using my Porter Cable 314 Trim saw to break down some Baltic Birch with a cloud of dust/chips.  The one thing I have learned from Festool is that you don't need live with dust in woodworking and my CT22 is the heart of my power tools as much as my Oneida V-3000 is now the heart of my large machines.

Jack

Offline jacko9

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2015, 11:40 PM »
The more I look the more I'm amazed.  It's interesting that Festool is now the "cheaper version" of a tool that I want to buy - who would have thought that!

There seems to be a rather interesting competition going on between Festool and Mafell but with the installed base and dealership Festool (the cheaper product) has more general interest unless you consider the knowledgable class of professional craftsmen.

There's a hard choice given the use vs price ratio for me between the Festool and Mafell.

jack

Offline Coliban

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2015, 06:05 PM »
The more I look the more I'm amazed.  It's interesting that Festool is now the "cheaper version" of a tool that I want to buy - who would have thought that!

There seems to be a rather interesting competition going on between Festool and Mafell but with the installed base and dealership Festool (the cheaper product) has more general interest unless you consider the knowledgable class of professional craftsmen.

There's a hard choice given the use vs price ratio for me between the Festool and Mafell.

jack

yes, since one of my next investments would have been a TS55, now there are other, "superior", and, costly alternatives. But when we follow that path, we end at the KSS400 with double or tripple of the price of a TS55 (because we have already the rails and, maybe, other accessories). My first emotion, when i read this thread was "it should be a Mafell MT 55cc" (there is still the blue Bosch GKT 55 GCE, but nearly as expensive as the Mafell), the second "a KSS400" and now, hmm, i should stay with festool, because it is a lot "cheaper", it fits in my system (which i start to build up) , it is excellent and it is truly oversized for me, as a part time wood-hobbyist, so i should leave my feet on the ground. And perhaps, this is a discussion on a high profit-niveau, where i should stay down-to-earth. 

Thanks for all this valuable informations!

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Offline jacko9

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2015, 08:20 PM »
Just to update my comments, I did buy the Mafell Mt55 and have been using it to cut up sheet goods for a kitchen remodel and connecting the saw to my CT22 with either my 27mm or 35mm Festool hose gives me almost complete dust free cutting.

I appreciate the scoring function when I am paying $150 per sheet for quartered sawn white oak plywood, that nice edge looks very fine.

The anti-splinter guard is also very nice compared with the ones that I have seen at my Festool dealers and the rail connection is very solid and stays aligned when storing the two connected rails between sheet breakdown.

Jack

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2015, 07:22 AM »
The latest  Mafell   cordless  drills  look  like  copies  of Metabo.

Offline Holmz

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Re: Mafell Mt 55 cc
« Reply #96 on: July 25, 2015, 08:49 AM »
The latest  Mafell   cordless  drills  look  like  copies  of Metabo.

You make it sound like a coincidence?
(They are at least partially made by Metabo)

The A10M seems very nice so far. I probably would have gotten the Metabo if the A10M was not fairly easy to acquire.
Now I am trying to figure out whether to keep the Centrotec drill systainer set or move it on.
The 6-mm bits fit in the 1/4" A10M, but as 1/4 bits fit I see no great benefit.

The organization works OK, but I knocked the unit over and everything scattered.
And the sockets are always in a jumble.

The good part is all the bits except the Zobo Forstners are now in 1 place, and the FT Centrotec rides into top of the old school systainer of the A10M.