Would You Pay $1,288 For A Jig Saw?
Would You Pay $1,288 For A Jig Saw?
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the Mafell’s are very expensive – but they are next level tools, absolute high end!!!
I want one.
"When you start dreaming in English" .. that is very interesting. I’ve never thought about that, someone who is bi-lingual using/choosing different languages in their dreams.
Why would you use a jigsaw on a track? I’m a carpenter and have never needed a track jigsaw? It’s a “nice” jigsaw but at that price never 👎🏻 can buy 4 Mikita’s for that price and the track saw is also “nice” but just to expensive my Mikita track saw does the job very well at a reasonable price compared to Mafell.
No chance. I wouldn’t even spend $1200 on a track saw.
You handsome bastard
but when would you ever need any of the functions that some other tool you couldn’t provide?
never, im guessing. expensive to get a name as being expensive.
In a word.. No 😂
I hope you read this. I bought a Bosch track saw a year ago, and I’m behind on your videos. I read and head form reviews that the Bosh track saw was made my Mafell but coloured and branded Bosch. I’m in Canada and from the clip of the track I can say it’s identical to the Bosch tracks I own… exactly the same but with blue rubber, and the joining of tracks sounds the same too. I saw the zipper bag for the tracks leaning up and the only difference I see from mine is mine says Bosch. I LOVE my Bosch track saw. My only regret is not buying it sooner.
If it was cordless maybe lol
Does things you don’t need a jigsaw to do. Why? To justify its price to fools
Love your episodes Scott, keep em coming. Just a quick question from a total novice… when would it be more appropriate to use a jig saw on a track in lieu of a track saw?
It gets it dead on 90 degrees.
Big deal what make doesn’t now
I’m thinking, what would be the price if those tools would be on battery :)) Like double the price? They just add 2 more pieces and try to dizzy you to think that it has something useful in comparison with other brands and covers the amount of the money they ask. I do my job perfectly with a cordless 70 Euros Jig Saw. Of course, you need reliability but… for almost 900 euro??? fuck no. I have a 3-year warranty for my 70 euros tool. And after those 3 years, I can buy another cheap-medium priced tool and I’m okay with that. I will get so much hate for this comment but not everyone affords to buy a fucking 900 euros Jig Saw just for a cut which after that you will sand anyway just to be sure :D.
You have to import that from Europe, in EU this saw costs less than 500 € including VAT.
However, it’s not that good, you can’t even tilt the foot of the saw, you have to buy a special one for this.
They make excellent circular saws (however they are behind in cordless ones), other stuff is not that superior.
If you by it in Germany or costs 450€
re invented the wheel and charged you ten times more….genius
I have the 18v battery version of the track saw. It was a larger cost but a great investment. The dust collection is excellent even with just the supplied dust bag. I’m still getting used to using it. Although I have previously used DeWalt and festool track saws, however I prefer the Mafell. If I was buying again and only if the Mafell wasn’t in my budget, I’d go for the corded Makita track saw based on reviews and colleagues opinions. I use the Festool Midi Vac so a corded track saw is also suitable for me. The key to all of these saws (or any saw) in my opinion is to use top quality new sharp saw blades.
8:00 Wait what? So the blade cuts further off the rail when angled? Does Festool do that too? I rarely use my Festool for mitres, seems to work just fine when placing it on the line though…
I do not like that shifty-eyed car salesman. I’ve seen his characters in a million other bodies. Any moron that pays that kind of money for a jig saw is a phony Gucci poser type. Like the morons that purchase Yetti coolers when there are equally good coolers on the market for 1/3 the cost. Sorry, but men that have that "have-to-have" addiction are usually out of business for not having tax money at the end of the year. You know, the guy with the lifted $70,000 Ford Raptor with no lettering, no racks, and nary a cardboard box EVER makes it in the bed of his "work truck". That’s who buys these tools. They are good tools; they’re just not THAT good.
Gaston’s experience of learning English is very similar to mine of learning French. It took me a few phases, then it clicked properly at 3 months of living there…that was after about 6 years of school lessons.
My experience of learning my 3rd language – Swedish – was very different though
Its a joke 🤣
my jigsaw/s gets used a lot, poor things. not so much since the multitools became better though . but £600 is a bit much, tis a fine piece of kit though..
I believe you can claim the whole thing if you are a professional.
The question is would it pay for itself?
I’m pretty sure there are some people who would gain from its advantages against the $150 Makita ones.
Makita also make a $500 Jigsaw and if it has significant advantages over that one, then the answer is yes.
Another question is how sturdy is it? and what is the warranty?
Sorry for being captain obvious.
got the mafell track saw, the dust extraction is so good! had to cut a bunch of sheet material in a customers bedroom cos of rain, no dust anywhere
about £650 with tracks in the UK
And yes.. I would pay that much for that. USD.
No frigin way. 😒
Decent but what’s a showcase without a demo 🙄
They’re using the same Festool containers.. 🤔
I do like that track saw. This channel convinced me to use the track-saw, and I use it all the time now. I like the blade change style on it. Makes things very convenient when you do the maintenance and servicing of a machine quick and easy so you can get back to doing the job.
I am just wondering what type of work or tradesmen who need such an expensive jigsaw? Not doubting the need. I just have never met anyone that used their jigsaw that much.
I greatly appreciate very well made tools… Then buy the cheapest option. XD
using jig saw for straight cuts, yeah those guys are nuts 😀 But I´d pay that much for that jig saw as I´ve worked with mafell jigsaws before (sawing curved shapes into rafter tails) perfect cuts every time in thick material.
I would never pay that much for anything with a cord on it
About £400-500 (750-950NZ) in the UK depending on accessories someone is getting one hell of a markup on those tools
So expensive they cannot afford demo units!
this remind me of showing off my pokemon card with my pal :))
I have a Bosch blue jigsaw which I love. But with the loving comes also the excepting of it’s flaws. Which is bending, mostly when cutting circles. And that’s why I use my router for circles. The Bosch blue I found very ergonomic and light enough to work overhead when doing carpentry in the work for instance on attics and such. My next will be a Festool or Mafell. But not pro anymore so it would be for the extra fun factor in working with machines now and then.
well its cool that it works with the track and the fence is cool… but i have a newish bosch barrel grip jigsaw with a light and these brilliant pins that keep the blade from twisting, presumably even when the thing is worn out it will still cut straighter than other designs
Bosch JS572EB its pretty damn good
The quality does justify the price unlike festool the only downside is not battery operated
There track saw with track cost just over £550 in the uk not bad
Send those to ave
Yes i have and would pay £700 for it . I paid £400 in 1985 for a jigsaw and i still have it and it works hard for a living. Pay for quality and never have to buy another . Unless some scumbag steals it from you that is .
Well Mafell tools are mostly amazing tools. I would buy them if i would be a professional with enough money to spare.
But as a DIY guy, i am fine with my 18v Makita stuff. For me thats one of the premium DIY semi professional lines of tools,
and that is a line i wil never cross in a DIY context.
Here in Germany many carpenters, wood workers and contractors are using them.
1500 really doesn’t seem that bad for the dual doweler and only 800 for the track saw? I’d take that track saw over a nice miter saw any day.
£670, that’s what festool drills cost from screwfix
Thank you very much for putting the Canadian price Eh!!!! love your videos, have been watching for awhile. You have helped keep me sane during the crazy last year keep them coming.
Yes. Mafell is AMAZBALLS. I have a KS400 🙂
Believe me, own one for years, know Maffel from Germany, own a KSS 40 18V Brushless as well Mafell = worth it! Not made in China.
I’m in NZ and we have been brought up with the more" she’ll be right " attitude and we can make it happen with whatever tools at hand. But as times gone on and I’ve exhausted all the main tool brands these are now my considered options. A different way to build , new technique. The price is a shock because of what were used too, just suck it up, respect the quality engineering, move up a gear. The kss 50 first for me, I’ll move onto all the battery gear. Thanks Scott I think you also have an eye for detail.