European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts

21 - 24 March 2018 // Nuremberg, Germany

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MAFELL cordless cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl

LOGO_MAFELL cordless cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl

MAFELL cordless cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl

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Cross cuts and much more

MAFELL cordless cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl

Just as it did with the Erika pull-push saw, MAFELL successfully developed a problem-solver and established an industry benchmark with the KSS cross-cutting system. The new MAFELL cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl brings an added advantage to the previously unequalled flexibility of the KSS 300 with Flexi-Guide: the compact cross-cutting system is now powered by a high-performance brushless motor in conjunction with the newest generation of 18 Volt lithium ion batteries.

The MAFELL cross-cutting system KSS 40 18M bl is a cross-cut saw, portable circular saw, plunge-cut saw and shadow gap saw all rolled into one. This makes the compact, lightweight multi-purpose machine the ideal tool for all interior finishing tasks at cutting depths up to 40 mm ( 1 9/16 inch) (on the track).

"Our many years of collaboration with carpenters, joiners and floor layers has taught us about the requirements for interior finishing work. High precision, compact design, low weight and wide-ranging applications save the tradesman time and ultimately hard cash," comments Ralf Kohler, head of sales and marketing at MAFELL.

Interior finishing work often calls for cross-cuts. The MAFELL KSS cross-cutting system offers a fast and accurate alternative to the conventional cross-cut saw. More and more woodworkers value the time benefits and precision of cross cuts made in combination with the guide track, especially when carrying out assembly work on site.

Cuts are executed along the cross-cut track, which is permanently attached to the system's portable circular saw. Thanks to angle markings for miter cuts on the cross-cut track and an adjustable stop on the underside of the rail, the saw can be offered up to the work without any laborious marking out with a bevel or square. Once the cut has been executed, the cross-cut saw automatically returns to the starting position.

Compact and lightweight for fatigue-free working

The MAFELL cordless cross-cutting system is not only clearly more compact than a conventional cross-cut saw but, at 3.65 kg (8.05 lbs) (including track and battery), is also several times lighter. The well-balanced design and low weight make for fatigue-free working.

Laying parquet and laminate flooring often calls for cross and rip cuts. Because the machine is taken to the work when cutting with the cross-cutting system, this saves considerable running-around time compared to working with a conventional cross-cut saw.

The portable circular saw, which weighs only 2.80 kg (6,17 lbs), can be detached from the cross-cut track with the quick-release catch with a couple of simple moves. This allows rip, bevel and plunge cuts to be executed as well. With additional functionality as a shadow gap saw, the KSS 40 18M bl is ideally suited for laying floors and installing ceiling and wall paneling.

Multi-purpose tool for interior finishing tasks

When used as a portable circular saw, the KSS 40 18M bl can also execute precision rip cuts up to 1.40 m long in conjunction with Flexi-Guide FX 140. Alternatively, rip cuts can be made with the handy parallel fence. In addition, the plunge function enables cut-outs to be made in kitchen worktops, for example.

At the heart of the MAFELL KSS 40 18M bl is a highly efficient and practically wear-free brushless motor. The high motor speed of up to 6,700 rpm guarantees excellent cutting quality. Furthermore, the motor allows work to progress rapidly at a speed matching that of the mains-powered version. "The new cross-cutting system therefore offers the performance traits that interior woodworkers rate so highly on the KSS 300," explains Ralf Kohler, head of sales and marketing at MAFELL.

The charge of the PowerTank, with its capacity of 94 Watt hours (Wh), lasts for a very long time. The two battery packs included in the delivery scope permit uninterrupted working.

The KSS 40 18M bl comes with a cross-cut track, Flexi-Guide FX 140, 2 PowerTanks 18 M 94, battery charger APS 18 M, parallel fence, sawblade, chip bag, and 2 clamping claws in the MAFELL T-MAX carrying case.

Cross-cutting system operating principle

With the cross-cutting system, the machine is permanently attached to the guide track. One fixed and one adjustable stop on the underside of the track allow precision cross and angle cuts to be made. The system is pushed up against the workpiece edge with the two stops, and then the cut is executed. Afterwards the track returns to the starting position.


Founded in 1899, the family enterprise is a manufacturer of high-end portable machines and power tools for professional users in the carpentry and joining segments in particular. Recognized for its expertise in materials and technology, and for translating its quality awareness into practice, MAFELL offers users the compelling benefits of innovation, performance, precision and durability. Around 300 highly skilled employees work in the company's sole production facility in Oberndorf am Neckar near Stuttgart. Compared with its peers in the industry, MAFELL's vertical range of manufacturing is exceptional.

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