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Festool Domino

by JAY Made
posted 02-08-2018 04:35 PM


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AZWoody

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#1 posted 02-08-2018 04:38 PM

I’m in the same boat and it’s frustrating their pricing structure.

Their only “sale” is when they announce to buy it before they increase their prices.

Also, they have so many variations of the same products with little differences in what’s included it gets mind numbing to me trying to figure out what the price differences involved between each one.

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jimintx

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#2 posted 02-08-2018 04:43 PM

To join the Festool crowd, you have to forget about the price and just get one as fast as you can do so.
When trying to choose between models, go for the one that costs the most.
You will be following the plan that the company wants you to follow.

;-D

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 02-08-2018 04:47 PM

http://festoolownersgroup.com/classifieds/

Dominos hold their value quite well. HTH

Sometimes it’s better to buy new and receive the warranties and 30 day return policy, in USA,
as opposed to trying to save money as it doesn’t happened too often with Festool.

Good luck now.

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 02-08-2018 08:30 PM

They will be the same price no matter where you get it (if new). Most places will offer free shipping. While some will tell you this place or that guy has excellent CS…go there, I see it as BS. Wherever you buy it will make a boatload of money and will almost certainly try to see you’re happy with your purchase.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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bbasiaga

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#5 posted 02-08-2018 09:07 PM

Yep, unless you find a used one, it will be the same price everywhere. It really is unique and worth the price though. I got the 500Q kit. Smaller of the two, and came with some nice accessories.

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 02-08-2018 09:09 PM

If you want it buy it now, it will only go up

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 02-08-2018 10:02 PM

Jay, if you are not in a hurry you could register with Festoolrecon.com and wait for one to become available. HTH

-- Art

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copythat

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#8 posted 02-09-2018 04:19 AM

I have the smaller Domino and was fortunate to have bought it used from a man who never used it. I just recently used it on a cabinet project and thought it was awesome. It was easy to set up and did not require the use of the manual. If I was to do it again, I would get the bigger model and then buy the Seneca adapter which allows the use of all the different sized Dominos.

-- Rob

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 02-09-2018 04:47 AM



Jay, if you are not in a hurry you could register with Festoolrecon.com and wait for one to become available. HTH

- AandCstyle

Good Idea, I think a lot of those tools are simply tools guys have turned back on the 30 day no questions ask policy and they can’t sell them for new.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Fred Hargis

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#10 posted 02-09-2018 11:52 AM

Are the savings on the recon tools enough make it worthwhile?

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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finns

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#11 posted 02-09-2018 01:42 PM

I own a number of their tools and have never seen them on sale. I’ve never had buyers remorse and use the heck out of my domino. It does seem like they hold their value as well.

Fred

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jimintx

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#12 posted 02-09-2018 03:27 PM

Having read thru post #11, I now claim that I nailed this one in post #2.


To join the Festool crowd, you have to forget about the price and just get one as fast as you can do so.
When trying to choose between models, go for the one that costs the most.
You will be following the plan that the company wants you to follow.
;-D

- jimintx


-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Lazyman

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#13 posted 02-09-2018 04:15 PM

I got an email from Woodcraft this morning that Festool prices are going up March 1st so if you want it, get it now.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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runswithscissors

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#14 posted 02-10-2018 02:33 AM

I admire the Domino a lot, but I’ll have to wait for Harbor Freight to come out with their clone. Will probably be $129, with 20% off if you have a coupon.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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AlaskaGuy

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#15 posted 02-10-2018 03:06 AM


I admire the Domino a lot, but I ll have to wait for Harbor Freight to come out with their clone. Will probably be $129, with 20% off if you have a coupon.

- runswithscissors

129.00 HF knows better than anyone else what their stuff is worth.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Trout121180

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#16 posted 02-10-2018 09:18 AM

The few dominos that I have seen for sale on Craigslist have only been $200 less than a brand new one at most. I was looking at the 500. IMO I would rather spend $1000 and buy a brand new one which I can register and have the warranty. I never ended up pulling the trigger. It just seems like too much money for a machine I wouldn’t be using all the time. That being said if you buy one and then decided maybe it wasn’t the best idea I guarantee you can sell it without taking a huge loss. All the ones I was looking at on Craigslist didn’t even last a month!!

-- Luke “I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.” “If you wait till the last minute it only takes a minute.”

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AlmostRetired

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#17 posted 02-10-2018 10:27 AM

If you opt for the big one SENACO makes a conversion tool to allow you to use the bits for the 500 on it.

Roger

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jimintx

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#18 posted 02-10-2018 04:54 PM

I am so happy with my old, very old, in fact, biscuit joiner. I have not gotten around to thinking about a domino.

If you never buy anything at Harbor Freight because it is too cheap, then you have made a decision that is not based purely on cost and economics – which is fine, and in fact I’m jealous of having that option.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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AZWoody

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#19 posted 02-10-2018 07:07 PM

Well, I guess I found a workaround to get a discount that never hit me until now. You can use an Amazon Prime store card and you can get 5% off anything you buy at Amazon.com. Or, you can switch it to get 0 interest for different period depending on the total price.

I guess I will end up going this route to save whatever I can on my domino.

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