Hoffmann MORSO NFL manual beaded face-frame notching machine
From the seller ” This was used just a few times and is in Excellent Working Condition.”
Price $4,500 USD
This machine can be picked up in Eastern Canada or shipped for an additional fee.
From the manufacturer:
Replacement Value: $7,385
MORSO NFL Standard Features:
MORSO NFL series foot operated notching machines for beaded face-frames include:
- safety guard
- scrap chute
- four short-arm flip-stops and two long-arm flip-stops
- left and right hand side cast iron table extensions
- left and right hand side aluminum fence rails
- one set of original MORSO side knives, factory ground and honed
- one 3/4″ wide nose knife and one 1″ wide nose knife, factory ground and honed
- detailed instructions incl. parts diagrams
MORSO NFL notching machine – technical data:
|Max. Moulding Width||2 3/4″ (70mm)|
|Max. Moulding Thickness||6 1/4″ (155mm)|
|Machine Controls||manually controlled with hand lever and foot pedal|
|Nose Knife Capacity||1/2″ – 1″ width (1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ nose knives require smaller cutting head)|
|Extension Tables||heavy cast iron, machined surface, 30 3/4″ long, one left and one right hand side|
|Fence Rails||silver anodized aluminum, 59 1/2″ total length, one left and one right hand side|
|Table Height||33″ – floor to table surface|
|Width Including Fence Rails||118″|
The MORSO NFL notching machine is a heavy-duty, foot pedal operated notching machine for the production of beaded face-frames, French-mitered cabinet doors as well as muntin and mullion joints. This manual model will accept moulding up to 2 3/4″ wide, allowing the operator to process many types of standard face frame moulding, except wider bottom and top rails.
The machine features a heavy-duty steel frame with cast iron tabletop. The vertical travel of the cutting head, which is also made of cast-iron, can be adjusted depending on work-piece thickness, assuring comfortable operation.
Factory-fitted cast-iron extensions tables for left and right side are included and so is a full set of MORSO U-channel fences and flip-stop (optional DGS 1000 fence system is a popular upgrade).
Beaded Face-Frame Notching Operation – full notch in stiles to accept cross rails
Upon adjusting the cock-bead stops to set the notching depth, the moulding is placed on the machine table and one end is rested against a flip-stop. The hand lever in front is used to move the cutting head horizontally to and from the operator. Depending on the width of the cut, the thickness and hardness of the moulding, two to four cuts are made to complete the notch. This process takes only seconds and the resulting cuts are smooth and free of tear-out.
Beaded Face-Frame Notching Operation – half notch in stiles to accept top and bottom rails
A half-notch for top and bottom rails is cut into the left and right stiles in the same manner as a full notch. A “long arm” flip-stop is used to position the stile properly (the long arm is designed to reach past the cock-bead stops). For wider cross rails the stile is moved sideways after each cut until the desired notch width is reached.
Beaded Face-Frame Coping Operation – clipped corners on rails
Upon adjusting the setscrews in the nylon center fitting, the stop is moved toward the cutting head and locked in place. The rail is placed on the table and pushed against the stop. The 45-degree corner cut on the bead is made in one cycle, multiple cuts are not necessary. The moulding is then flipped end-for-end and the process is repeated.
Window Mullion Notching Operation – step 1
Upon adjusting the cock-bead stops to set the notching depth, the moulding is placed on the machine table and one end is rested against a flip-stop. The hand lever in front is used to move the cutting head horizontally to and from the operator. Two cuts are generally enough to produce a clean notch.
The mullion profile must have a “flat-spot” in the center and this flat spot should match the width of the nose knife. We highly recommend you produce your mullions with a 1/4” flat spot – you can then use not only a 1/4” wide nose knife with your notching machine but also a 1/4” spiral router bit on a Hoffmann routing machine for step 3.
Window Mullion Notching Operation – step 2
Once all notches are cut along one edge of the mullion, the process is repeated on the other side. It is important to have the notches aligned for tight joints.
A DGS 1000 fence system is a worthwhile investment for these operations.
Window Mullion Routing Operation – step 3 (shown on Hoffmann X-20)
Once all notches are cut on a MORSO notching machine, one-half of the mullion stock needs to be removed to create a half-lap joint. We offer a complete fixture set including the necessary 1/4” spiral down-cut bit under part number W30110000 Half-Lap Joint Fixture Kit.
One set of mullions (either the vertical or the horizontal pieces) are routed from the bottom up and the other set must be routed from the face side down.
We use a spiral down-cut bit to minimize “fuzzing” or tearing of the material, a slow and steady routing stroke produces very clean cuts even on profiled mullions.
Fixtures are compatible with Hoffmann X-20, MU3, MU3-D, MU3-P and MU3-PD machines.