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Offline atlr

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Neutechnik jigsaw table
« on: June 22, 2014, 04:36 PM »
Has anyone tried the Neutechnik jigsaw table ?


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Offline Kev

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 07:04 PM »
As a concept that's very cool !

I'd be curious about quality and durability.

I'd be interested to know how effective the blade tension is with the scroll saw blade adaptor.

Worth keeping an eye on [wink]

Offline TelcoRandy

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 01:48 AM »
That looks awesome, made in Germany too!

Offline Reiska

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 03:24 AM »
Now if one could somehow mount that support arm to a CMS-GE or possibly easier to a MFT/3 with the VL extension and use the CMS-PS module as the jigsaw table...

I could see a future for that if the scrollsaw adapter really works and if the height of the blade support can be adjusted to enable use of the longer Festool blades in bandsaw mode...
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline Kev

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 07:08 AM »
Now if one could somehow mount that support arm to a CMS-GE or possibly easier to a MFT/3 with the VL extension and use the CMS-PS module as the jigsaw table...

I could see a future for that if the scrollsaw adapter really works and if the height of the blade support can be adjusted to enable use of the longer Festool blades in bandsaw mode...

I'm visualising you playing with a few 80/20 profile lengths and some roller bearings right now! [wink]

Offline Reiska

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 07:22 AM »
I wish I had some 80/20 or similar... need to seriously look into what we have locally available... I guess building something like that wouldn't be too had on the MFT-VL since you can attach it to the T-slot of the VL whereas the GE-base would be a bit more complicated since it doesn't have the T-slot, just the V-groove.

Length wouldn't need to be adjustable - just height of the roller bearing pylon to enable better bandsaw like throat adjustment. It would be a rather simple construction and still let you use the CMS sliding table and angle guide when attached lenghtwise over the CMS-VL table...
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 09:46 AM »
That thing is pretty neat.

You can buy the complete Neutechnik kit for 140 Euros, about $190 US.
They have periodic sales on shipping. In July the cost will be 10 Euros ($13).


is interesting too.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 09:55 AM by Michael Kellough »

Offline Reiska

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 07:25 AM »
So it turns out our local supplier of aluminium profiles actually sells to private customers as well  [big grin]

So putting on my inventors hat and try to figure out could something usable and simple be designed for the CMS-GE/CMS-PS or MFT-VL/CMS-PS combinations to make my Carvex a bit more like a bandsaw ;-)

My initial thought would be to use a Kapex crown stop as the V-groove clamping base for what ever contraption I might come up with, but how torque proof is it? Especially when in this case the torque would be in the 'wrong direction' i.e. twist towards the table, not away from it.

Another option for the MFT-VL would be to build a block from wood that has a T-slot bolt for the MFT/3 T-slot below the V-groove and a V-groove indent to stabilize it. Probably a) cheaper and b) rock solid with two bolts to secure it into the T-slot, but won't work on the CMS-GE since it lacks that T-slot.

Something along these lines:
109528-0
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Offline sustad

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 12:23 PM »
Has anyone got one of these tables? Any good?

Offline infer

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 03:02 PM »
I purchased the full set a few years ago. Not bad for what it is but greatly overpriced. Dust collection is poor and just an afterthought. But it keeps the jigsaw blade relatively straight. For the money I purchased it you could probably get a hobby grade bandsaw and a scrollsaw.

Offline infer

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 03:07 PM »
The kapex crown stop holds well only horizontal  force is applied. Even moving the Incra fence it lifts up.

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2018, 02:49 AM »
IT seems that these kinds of niche good ideas always suffer from poor manufacturing and implementation.

Offline sustad

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 04:37 AM »
Just thinking of using on site for scribing mouldings. Does the arm holding the blade make much difference?

Offline TealaG

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2018, 10:45 AM »
I looked into this German item, but it's not available here and is rather expensive.   I ended up with the Rockwell Blade Runner.   Go ahead...laugh.    The first few times I used it, I was ready to throw it away.   Then, I switched to the Bosch blades and found that it worked rather well.   If you want it to cut straight, you really need to cut 3/4" or less.  It will cut a 2x4, but if you don't use a long enough blade, it won't use the guides and the blade will bend and cut crooked.   I had to cut a single tile in half to make a glue gun stand and I was quite impressed when I used the ceramic blade and cut that sucker perfectly!    Feed slowly, watch the great result!   I use the scrolling blade to cut curves and it works rather well.   I taped several layers of 1/4" MDF together and made a stack of zero clearance inserts for my miter saw.

If I had a bandsaw, I might not need the blade runner.   However, I find it much easier for small, precision cuts than a multi tool or jigsaw.  It doesn't have the overcut of a circular saw/table saw.   

your best bet is to find a unit that someone else hated, buy it some new, quality blades suited to the job you're doing then enjoy your bargain!

Offline rst

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2018, 06:00 PM »
I have an old Bosch barrel grip jigsaw, 1581, which I've had since the 80's.  I also have a Bosch table that the saw could be mounted in and could be clamped to a bench.  This was a great saw.  I've cut wood, metal, ceramic, and glass with it over the years, the last two using the water feed attachment.  It now lives in a syst II along with the attachments and blades. 

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Neutechnik jigsaw table
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2018, 04:14 PM »
Way back in the late 70s B&D make an accessory for the Workmate that let you mount a jigsaw much like this table does. They had one for a router too. Somewhere I have the pamphlet that came with my Workmate which described them and you could order from. They also had some spring-loaded hold down clamps that fit in the 20mm holes in the workmate top. Yes, they are 20mm not 3/4", my 20mm Parf dogs fit in them as snugly as they do in my MFT/3.

I took some quick pics of the pamphlet with my phone. Not the best but you can make it all out.
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