The 'DOMINO' is a unique jointing system using rounded loose tenons to join timber giving very strong accurate and precise joints. Combining exceptional versatility with simple handling for maximum precision, the DOMINO has a patented routing principle with a wide range of adjustment options to make it extremely easy to use. The machine's fence can be adjusted to cut slots centrally in 5 pre-set timber thicknesses and manually adjusted for other thicknesses. The dowels can be placed centrally, offset, in pairs or groups. There are retractable stops for accurate positioning from the edge of the work piece. The jointer fence can be adjusted to 5 pre-set angles and is also infinitely variable between 0 and 90°. There are 6 different sizes of DOMINO available.
Various accessories increase the versatility of the DOMINO: Support bracket which is a simple right angle bracket that attaches to the base of the Domino with two thumb screws, this can be used to add surface area to the face of the Domino to increase stability during use. Trim stop to help align narrow wooden strips between 22 and 70mm centrally, plus it can also be used for mitre cuts. Cross stop, which is used for repeat hole spacing between 100 and 205mm without the need for marking the work. Handrail fence and DF-stop for reducing dowel centre from 37 to 20mm. This can be used to add surface area to the face of the Domino to increase stability during use.
Supplied as a DOMINO Q-Plus version complete with: The D5 cutter (for the 5 x 30mm) support bracket and Festool SYSTAINER® T-LOC case SYS 2.
|Cutter Depth Stops||12, 15, 20, 25 and 28mm|
|Domino Cutter Sizes||4, 5, 6, 8 and 10mm|
|Dowel Sizes||4 x 20mm to 10 x 50mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||27mm|
|Height Adjustment with Scale||5-30mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||0 - 90°|
|Model||DF 500 Q-Plus|
|Movable Stepped Stops||16, 20, 22, 25, 28, 36 and 40mm|
10 January 2016
High price and limitedI'm s a joiner with 25 years experience. The domino has definitely changed the way site joinery is done and it has a place in the workshop. For people who have to make basic joints on site or are unskilled in cutting joints, or do not have access to workshop machines, this tool is indispensable. I've had years to hone my skills at cutting joints by hand and using woodworking machinery and using this tool for some jobs will mean they will fly together.
23 October 2013
Festool does it again!This is a wonderful machine and superbly engineered. I found the manual unclear in some respects (other than safety) but after lookking at the Festool video on their site it became obvious. Its expensive but worth it even if you do mortise & tenons not too often. I have a tenoning machine but doubt that I shall use it much in future as the Festool item is so quick.
28 September 2013
If you can do............buy one. I have a BD and AD time period for my woodworking. Before and After Domino. Really unique and acurate machine.....and dust free with the extractor.As good, if not better that everyone says.
Martin Van Walsum
28 September 2010
Amazing!This machine feels light in one's hands and so safe to use! Smooth, quiet, accurate and versatile - delicate in its refinement but very intent on delivering perfection and strength.
16 March 2009
Must haveThis is possibly the best machine you could add to your workshop, It saves huge amounts of time and the joints are accurate and strong. The Domino variety box with cutters is a must as you will find all sorts of uses straight away.