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Forum topic by Fritz posted 12-16-2012 05:18 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2012 05:18 PM

Hello if you have a festool domino how do you like it?

Thanks Fritz

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 10:52 PM

Absolutely love it. I now have a way of connecting any two pieces of wood, quickly and simply, all I have to have is a flat spot on both.

Can you maybe be a little more specific about what you want to accomplish with it?

Basically, it makes floating mortises quickly and easily. More axes of constraint and more wood than biscuits. No setting up router jigs to try to cut mortises. Easy referencing to any flat edge.

If your goal was doing edge-banding or joining long edge to long edge, stick with biscuits ‘cause they have a little more room to move side-to-side. For anything else, the Domino rocks and is a very often used tool in my shop.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 01:06 AM

I would buy one if I could justify the expense.

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 01:20 AM

Absolutely love it.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 01:31 AM

An excellent tool, but you need to have a lot of use to justify the price. If you’re serious about woodworking; do a lot of projects which require this type of joinery; then, it’s a great purchase. If you’re a hobbyist who occasionally builds fine furniture (and you don’t want to do biscuits or pocket joints), then the price/functionality equation is quite different.

There are several tangible advantages – the tenon is narrower than a biscuit, and can be used in many more places; it’s significantly stronger, and can be used in a precise environment.

Again, you need to use this tool a lot for it to be more than ‘nice-to-have’.

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 02:20 AM

I don’t have one, and generally think festool is overpriced, but I want a domino badly.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 02:47 AM

You need a strong shopvac to support dust & chip removal – the tool expects this, and you’ll get less satisfactory results without one. By-and-large, I consider it a really good purchase. IMO Festool is over-priced when compared to equivalent Bosch tools; however, the Domino is revolutionary.

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 03:33 AM

Accessories for the Domino like the Domino plate above, make it a truly
incredible machine, one side is for joining 3/4” material and the other side is for
joning 1/2” material, on center and in the middle every time.

90 degrees flush is awesome.

Love my Domino.

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