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Offline morogue

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Felder's MFT
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:19 PM »
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Scroll through pdf to FAT 300 and check that bad boy out!!!!!

Or, check attached pic.


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Offline Billedis

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 05:28 PM »
If you think an MFT3 is pricey, just check this out!  At least it will allow the dog makers to create new dogs for this table.

Offline Alan m

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 05:32 PM »
that's pretty cool.
probably cheaper to build it your self.
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 05:45 PM »
Looks like something I could use.  But, since I currently own a Festool MFT and a Walko 3 and two Black and Decker Workmates, I think I will give it a miss.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline morogue

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 07:47 PM »
Does anyone think the holey plywood is better than our chipboard?

Offline greg mann

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 10:42 PM »
Bet this one is even more expensive.

Check out this video on YouTube:



Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 11:26 PM »
$1800 is ridiculous for this set up. 
Bryan

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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 07:11 AM »
Here's the company that make the tables for both Felder and Martin. A very similar table from Martin is now on sale for about $2600.00 USD. While ridiculous in price to some, extremely useful to others.

http://www.barth-maschinenbau.de/hubtische.html

Barth, like Aigner are the company's that have some extremely useful products that some may find helpful in their shop. Barth is sold by Rangate and Martin USA. I have no connection  to either except as a happy customer.

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Offline teocaf

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 08:59 AM »


this is the one i have.  when i was a contract welder i hurt my back and i stayed out of the shop for quite a while.  luckily it was not permanent damage but nevertheless when i set up a woodworking and metalworking shop again, this dayton hydraulic table was the very first thing i bought.  mine has 1000 lbs capacity and i got it from grainger.  if i remember right it was in the same price range as the felder for the options i got.  it's been invaluable for loading and unloading heavy stuff, handling sheet goods, assembly of various size pieces.  the importance of good ergonomics cannot be overstated especially as i get older.  a good solid tool that has so many uses, some of which you don't even think of at first when you get it.  like working on my snowblower last season and not waking up with my back all in knots.  like setting it up for my kids' height so they can build their magnetic toy city on it.
so yeah, if you're just piddling around the shop, it might seem ridiculous, but if you do a big variety of things, you might, as they say, find it a bargain at twice the price. i would be suspicious of hydraulic stuff in the bargain basement price range.
now i got to go and figure out how to shoehorn one of these felder babies into my shop...

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2015, 09:58 AM »
Anyone else notice the octagonal piece is being held by Festool clamps but has biscuit cuts in it!  for shame, should be dominoed... [tongue]
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2015, 10:26 AM »
@morogue
Scroll through pdf to FAT 300 and check that bad boy out!!!!!

Or, check attached pic.


Thanks for posting, this is a pretty interesting piece of equipment. It may be expensive but very versatile. Woodworking, motorcycles, small engine repair, a mobile lift for heavy items, something for everyone.



Offline Clweed

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2015, 01:16 PM »
I have been looking at this one from Harbor Freight
to use as a sanding / finishing table. I had to use a step ladder to finish the top of a piece last week using a 30" table

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2015, 01:56 PM »
The felder is way to expensive and overpriced.

I called up a while ago to ask to give me a price for two of the felder MFTS and I was shocked how much he said they cost. 

So I bought  two 300kg lifting platforms for much less than just 1 felder.

Annoying I found some 500kg for even less than the 300kg I bought.


Not being funny felder are ripping people off on those.  No way should they cost that much when you can buy two lifting platforms   much larger and take more weight.

You can then simply make your own MDF top on some batterns and you have your self a felder MFT.

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2015, 02:17 PM »
You can buy almost 3 of these scissor trolleys with larger platform and heavier lifting load 500kg  for the price of one felder fat300
http://scosarg.com/itech-tg50-scissor-lift-trolley-table.html


I just can understand why felder are so expensive.   I really wanted two buy two and tried to get the felder rep to knock as much off as possible but it just wasn't worth it he knocked off a little for wanting two.

Its a shame really would have liked a couple.


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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2015, 02:41 PM »
Bet this one is even more expensive.

Check out this video on YouTube:



That's pretty nifty.

I like it!
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 02:45 PM »
I like this also!
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2015, 02:53 PM »
Does anybody know what those fixings he keeps using to attach and join the brackets and panels?

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Offline djb

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2015, 03:09 PM »

Offline GregBradley

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2015, 05:00 PM »
If the entire unit is the expected quality of a Felder tool, the price is realistic. It is going to be better than the Grainger units that we have bought for $1100 or so. The older US made units that we bought 20 years ago were close to $1000 at THAT time and still working well.

Clweed,
I can't tell you about the 1000lb one from HF but I have one of the 500lb ones that seem near identical. We use it specifically for one job where it needs to be light enough for one person to get in and out of a pickup. Last one made it about 2 years and 60-80 uses so plenty good for hobby use and well worth the price. I'm about to pick up another now that they are on sale for $159. We will learn and make the customization of the top table transferable to the next one 2 years from now.

Offline promhandicam

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2015, 06:02 PM »
I know a number of people in the UK have bought old hospital beds at auction and converted them into mobile, adjustable height work benches. A cheaper solution than any of the other suggestions.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2015, 06:14 PM »
I know a number of people in the UK have bought old hospital beds at auction and converted them into mobile, adjustable height work benches. A cheaper solution than any of the other suggestions.

I my mate has done that exact thing.

I laughed at him first time I seen the hospital bed but now I kinda think its a good idea.
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Offline John_

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2015, 06:22 PM »
As a motorcyclist, I have a lift table that has proven to be invaluable over the years.  Capable of lifting 1,500 lbs and since it has castors it can be moved around, even with a load on it. I think I paid around $1,300 for it
http://www.bendpak.com/shop-equipment/motorcycle-lifts/rml-1500xl.aspx

When not working on a motorcycle it servers double duty by supporting my Paulk Style workbench.  Here is a pic with one of my bikes on it

Offline Picktool

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2016, 09:46 AM »
Sorry for the old post resurrection on this one but...

Anyone know the price on the Barth Lift Table 300 (not XL)??



Seems to be the only product on the website without a price but comes with a top.

The Felder Fat 300 went back to $1700 from $1380's Decembers Special (~$350 perf top extra, bah)

Thanks
Well Dogey

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Extra large alternative to Felder's MFT
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 09:23 AM »
As Crocodile Dundee said, "that's not a lift table..." this is a lift table.

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 12:34 PM »
These looked snappy too... http://montagetische.info/cms/front_content.php?idcat=4&lang=2

I want to know the prices on the sys drawers! Got to be better than $50 a pop
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Felder's MFT
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 01:18 PM »
Man, and I thought the real MFT was overpriced! This one is just silly!

Ha, nah not really. I wouldnt call this an MFT. Its just their lift table with a perforated top so you can use IF you should need that while the table isnt lifting things.
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