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Then maybe you should think again. This is pretty impressive, I'd say, although the Mafell jigsaw does have the advantage of a special reinforced, thick blade. Yes, that is the latest Festool Carvex - slow, eh? (says the man with an even slower Bosch)



The same guys did a wider test which shows the superiority of the Mafell over the rest of the market (sorry guys, it's in Dutch - ask if you don't understand and I'll try to translate)



Interesting to see that neither Makita nor Bosch did that well - and the appearance of a Protool jigsaw (they are owned by Festool's parent company) - a sort of cut-down Carvex

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i love the look of the build on mafell tools, its expensive quality kit from what ive seen online


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That's the first time I've watched a dutch clip for more than 30 seconds :wink:

I know there's google but in the interests of conversation and for the benefit of other, what's the average price of a mafell jigsaw?

To be honest I'd have anyone of them tools in a blink :lol:

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Wes wrote:
what's the average price of a mafell jigsaw?

Not cheap :shock:

http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/s ... sn/MAFP1CC

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£350!!!!!!!!!! My god!!! :shock:

Sorry but I'm a skin flint or skint flint :lol: I'll stick with my trusty bosch :thumbright:

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Saying that, it's got some cracking features..


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never used a jig saw without a handle. what are they like to work with?


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There great for nimble cuts, a lot less restrictive that a jigsaw with a handle..

If I was cutting round toilets and pedestals all day everyday, I'd prefer a jigsaw without a handle. For straight forward repetitive work, handle :thumbright:

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fin wrote:
never used a jig saw without a handle. what are they like to work with?

Tey can get a bit hot in prolonged use. Saying that they i find them more controllable on finicky cuts. one thing, though, they are pants with downcut blades (T101BR) - at least my aged Metabo is

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I was looking at the mafel back in 09 but couldn't justyfy the price so ended up with the festool trion, it is a decent jigsaw for what I use it for,


Why would the do a vid of cutting timber that big? Wrong tool for the job, have you seen some of the big mafel circular saws etc for timber framing


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ive seen a vid on youtube the german carpenter for hire in america think it was called and he was using a lot of mafell circular saws and morticer on some big timbers and they look very well built for the task, and people think festool is dear lol


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speed wrote:
Why would the do a vid of cutting timber that big? Wrong tool for the job

So would you go for this instead, then?



speed wrote:
have you seen some of the big mafel circular saws etc for timber framing

Or would this circular saw be more in your area?



TBH they aren't the only German firm doing this sort of stuff. P{rotool do big circular saws and chain saws like this one (which iuse a Festool-compatible rail):



Mafell do some nice planers, too. I can see it on site now, "That's not a planer, this is a planer....."


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J&k now that's what I'm talking about proper tools :-)
That mafell chain saw makes the protool sword look like a toy

I once saw a mafell vid of a massive 2 man circular saw :shock:


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if you needed to cut gluelam beams all day long that pro tool bt of kit would be the machine what an animal


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