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This package includes the DOMINO DF500Q-Set and the 1060 Assortment.
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. The support bracket, which is a simple right angle bracket that attaches to the base of the Domino with two thumb screws, can be used to add surface area to the face of the Domino to increase stability during use. The trim stop will help align narrow wooden strips between 22 and 70mm centrally, plus it can be used for mitre cuts. The cross stop is used for repeat hole spacing between 100 and 205mm without the need for marking the work. Handrail fence and DF-stop for reducing the dowel centre from 37 to 20mm.
Supplied as a set version complete with D5 cutter, support bracket, trim stop, cross stop and Systainer T-LOC case SYS 2.
DOMINO Assortment 1060 in T-LOC Case
An assortment of DOMINO beech wood dowels plus 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10mm cutters for the DF 500 DOMINO machine. Includes 1,060 DOMINO dowels in the following sizes altogether in a Festool SYSTAINER® T-LOC case: 4mm x 20mm, 5mm x 30mm, 6mm x 40mm, 8mm x 40mm, 8mm x 50mm and 10mm x 50mm.
|Model||DF 500 Q-Set & Assortment 1060|
29 February 2016
Genius toolIf you are a traditionalist, you might bemoan the fact that this tool virtually eliminates the skilled task of cutting accurate mortice and tenon joints. It's true, the Domino jointer is simple to use, incredibly fast and accurate and an absolute joy to own. I cannot imagine living without it, despite having only had it for two years; almost nothing gets made in my workshop without it. Festool have even introduced an attachment to enable jointing of round pieces. If you are thinking about getting one, but struggling to justify the initial outlay, you should feel confident that this is something that you will come to cherish for years to come. You should also take into account that it negates the need for a morticing machine, so some of the cost can be offset. Build quality is up to the standard you would expect from Festool. I haven't detected any weaknesses that suggest it will be vulnerable to failure. Tool changing is also very easy, the router bit being exposed by one-click removal of the base. The domino size range is sufficient to cover a wide range of projects. I have used it to make a storage chest using 12mm plywood. The joints are incredibly strong, and the dominos can be configured to replicate the features of most forms of M&T joinery. This is the best tool I own.
10 October 2015
ExcellentI saw this demonstrated on New Brit Workshop and then did some of my own research. With the prospect of a fair amount of internal joinery to do in the house, I wanted something to help me 'get it right' and speed the process. This jointer does just that. Once you've had a practice, it's very easy to use and if you lay out the pieces it's pretty easy to get the joints properly referenced - and they're strong. I decided to get the all singing and dancing set because I knew that at some time I'd need/want the extra bits, so it made economic sense. Yes, it's not cheap but there's a good reason - it's Festool and it works (probably for ever).
11 March 2015
Woodworking technology at its best.I am an amateur woodworker whose aspirations exceed ability, however, this tool has transformed my efforts. I fully appreciate this tool is expensive and I had to think very, very hard before I bought it. As a starter it has allowed me to build a substantial, robust and innovative workbench with no screws. It has improved the accuracy of my work and speeded it up considerably. I bought it to make some storage units for our Victorian house and I am now confident that I can produce high quality items in a reasonable time. The tool itself is well made and the accessories and functionality make it easy to use. It is certainly innovative technology and a tool for the forward thinking woodworker. Festool clearly trade on their name and charge a premium price but then this is, in my view, a premium product that creates new possibilities and is capable of facilitating a step change in what even woodworking novices are able to make.
16 November 2014
SuperbI'd wanted this system for some time and it has not disappointed. The usual Festool build quality in every element. Used with a Festool extractor it essentially puts very little or no dust into the workshop. Once you are practised with the tool it's very quick. The biggest learning point is getting your head around which surface(s) you are referencing off for different joint positions, once you've got that straight using the tool is the easy bit. The cross stops - worth making a test piece so you can fine tune the left and right sides to exactly match each other in terms of distance to the cutter centre. Festool have provided an eccentric bush built into the face of the cross stop so you can do this - nice design. It's crazy expensive but now it's in the workshop I can choose to 'forget' that and get on with enjoying using this superb tool.