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Old 01-21-2015, 01:15 AM   #61
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Interested to see what you think of the mafell. I'm happy with my makita, dislike the lack of a riving knife.

Had it kick out of the kerf and take a nibble out of my track first day.
That Makita has a lot of balls. It's not as pretty as the ts55, but it's certainly not an inferior saw either.
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That Makita has a lot of balls. It's not as pretty as the ts55, but it's certainly not an inferior saw either.
Good luck finding flat and true Makita tracks though!
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Good luck finding flat and true Makita tracks though!
You can always go with the after market festool tracks.
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Good luck finding flat and true Makita tracks though!

I have one. I even posted pictures on here once to prove it
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I have one. I even posted pictures on here once to prove it
Mine is perfectly flat also.
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You can always go with the after market festool tracks.
I did, and they threw in a saw!
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I'm really curious to see how the Mafell blade compares to the Festool blade.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM   #68
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Just found out on the Mafell forum that the Mafell blades are a little smoother, which might be because they are thinner. They was an opinion though. I have to see for myself.
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I would throw in the track but I'm too lazy to pack it up and ship it. By the time I get the packaging chit, package it up take it to ups, I've burned up 3 hours now the damn thing just went down another 180 bucks for my time.
just post it on cl.
what did you pay for it new? take 15-20% off and someone will show up.

new: http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/t...-saw/p/561556/ that's a lot of chicken. You can easily move it for $400. cl takes 5/min to post with picts. I always use to move stuff.
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just post it on cl.

what did you pay for it new? take 15-20% off and someone will show up.



new: http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/t...-saw/p/561556/ that's a lot of chicken. You can easily move it for $400. cl takes 5/min to post with picts. I always use to move stuff.

He already sold it
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That Makita has a lot of balls. It's not as pretty as the ts55, but it's certainly not an inferior saw either.
I have 2-makita's bought ever so lightly used Paid $175 for. I looked and tested the festie. there really is no difference. I use them with festie tracks because of the router and shelf drilling capabilities for the occasional built in I make. I swapped out the 6' for 13ft cords and there is no problem. I beat the piss the out of them.
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I have 2-makita's bought ever so lightly used Paid $175 for. I looked and tested the festie. there really is no difference. I use them with festie tracks because of the router and shelf drilling capabilities for the occasional built in I make. I swapped out the 6' for 13ft cords and there is no problem. I beat the piss the out of them.
Accept that the Makita has a more powerful motor. Also I want to add another plus as it pertains to the Mafell. It spins at a considerable higher RPM than any other tracksaw out there. Also Mafell's splinter guard doesn't use adhesive to attach to the rail, it's held in place via two interlocking profiles. With this design there's no chance of the splinter guard "unintentionally" falling off or moving. Not of fan of tape on my tools. I just ordered a Mafell 55" track. Thinking of getting two 55"s because they are soooo easy to connect and retiring the 118" festool track.
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Accept that the Makita has a more powerful motor. Also I want to add another plus as it pertains to the Mafell. It spins at a considerable higher RPM than any other tracksaw out there. Also Mafell's splinter guard doesn't use adhesive to attach to the rail, it's held in place via two interlocking profiles. With this design there's no chance of the splinter guard "unintentionally" falling off or moving. Not of fan of tape on my tools. I just ordered a Mafell 55" track. Thinking of getting two 55"s because they are soooo easy to connect and retiring the 118" festool track.

Cut the 118" into smaller ones
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I don't thick RPM is as important as TQ. As an example the TS75 spins no where near as fast as the 55 but it cuts so much faster. I think tooth count makes bigger difference than RPM.

Of course when you are comparing like for like with same tooth blade and same size blade with same size saw the extra RPM would prob help.
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Hey Mike I'll take 36" off that track..lol!
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Hey Mike I'll take 36" off that track..lol!

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Actually the Mafell tracks are 60"
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Here's a quick vid

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Accept that the Makita has a more powerful motor. Also I want to add another plus as it pertains to the Mafell. It spins at a considerable higher RPM than any other tracksaw out there. Also Mafell's splinter guard doesn't use adhesive to attach to the rail, it's held in place via two interlocking profiles. With this design there's no chance of the splinter guard "unintentionally" falling off or moving. Not of fan of tape on my tools. I just ordered a Mafell 55" track. Thinking of getting two 55"s because they are soooo easy to connect and retiring the 118" festool track.
NO, I refuse to accept that!
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I'll take 30" and 36"

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