Mafell FM1000

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Vulcan

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Anyone got one, are they worth the money? I’m after a milling motor that takes 8mm shanks and goes down to 4,000 rpm like the FM1000. Best price I’ve seen is just under £300 with the postage and additional collets are over £25 each so it’s not cheap.
 
The sales blurb for the machine says the collets are ER16, widely available for considerably under £25 each.

https://www.shop-apt.co.uk/er-colle...mm-clamping-range-super-precision-series.html
No it doesn’t, you’re looking at the wrong model. The FM1000 has proprietary OZ collets:

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The machine you’ve looked at is the Mafell FM1000 PV-ER. This does indeed take standard ER collets but costs £122 more than the FM1000.

https://www.machinery4wood.co.uk/Mafell-Milling-Motor-FM-1000-PV-ER-240v-9M0401/P46717
 
The collet you linked to doesn’t look like the Mafell one above.

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The collet you linked to doesn’t look like the Mafell one above.

Have you considered that the santool site might be using a generic picture?

You are the one complaining about the Mafell collet costs. I am simply trying to save you some money. Why all the negativity? Go and research the topic if it interests you; if your time cost to do so exceeds the possible cost saving, just pay the money and smile.

There is a Felder-branded motor that looks identical to the Mafell one (https://www.felder-group.com/en-gb/shop/router-motor-and-accessories-sc649350/router-motor-sp160750). I think Kress made/makes a similar one.

They all seem to be examples of a breed, '43mm euro spindle' might find the other examples (e.g. https://www.prototools.co.uk/suhner-uad-30rf-router.html)
 

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