The XL jointer is perfect for making strong joints in furniture, door construction and many other solid wood projects. Creating elongated holes for holding the specially shaped DOMINO dowels, the cutter makes precise holes with no scorch marks due to the patented parallel turning and pendulum motion. Many different width and length DOMINO dowels can be used, the XL is the bigger brother to the DF 500 cutting larger DOMINO holes. Fully adjustable fences allow you to cut single or a series and central or offset holes with perfect alignment. The first DOMINO cut is exact, subsequent holes with a small amount of play allow for the joint to be aligned effortlessly. The result is a stable joint, secure from the first dowel. The DOMINO has a special shape combined with expanding glue pockets and lateral/longitudinal grooves to give the dowel a secure grip. Available in solid beech or Sipo dowels for exterior use are mould and insect resistant.
Various accessories increase the versatility: 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. Trim stop to help align narrow wooden strips between 22 and 70mm centrally, plus it can 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.
Supplied as a set version complete with: D12 cutter, support bracket and Systainer T-LOC case SYS 5.
|Cutter Depth Stops||15-70mm|
|Domino Cutter Sizes||8, 10, 12 and 14mm|
|Dowel Sizes||8 x 40mm to 14 x 40mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||27mm|
|Height Adjustment with Scale||10-50mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||0 - 90°|
|Model||XL DF 700 EQ-Plus|
|Movable Stepped Stops||10, 15, 20, 30 and 40mm|
Phylip Henry Rees
11 January 2017
It is a machine that has a big question mark concerning its reliabilityI write both as a joiner and cabinet maker of 50 plus years experience as man and boy, and also as a Baptist minister who since entering the ministry over 20 plus years ago undertakes occasional commissions for items of furniture. I have bought many Festool machine and in general I have found them to be excellent although one would have to say; very expensive. I bought the Domino XL to complement my Dewalt biscuit cutter (horses for courses) but it was very much an extravagant purchase as I knew that by the nature of my woodworking being these days more a hobby than a occupation, that it would have limited use. One year out of warranty having not been used for about six months and in being kept in its box in a dry environment I used it and it broke down in cutting the first joint. I had to resort to using my tried, tested and trusted but rather old biscuit cutter. The cost for repairing the Domino XL is some £280 inclusive of VAT. What can I say? Quite simply, My wide experience in the wood working industry ( I used both large plant like Weinig and Wadkin and both the hand tools of my grandfather and father before me as well as my own) tells me that there is something fundamentally wrong with the XL as it should not have broken down with the limited use that it has had, and it was never abused in any way. I have paid to have it repaired but I really don't know if I am throwing good money after bad on this machine and it would seem to me that Festool do not really want to know about my complaint beyond repairing the machine.
10 January 2016
High price and limited applicationsI'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.
24 November 2015
There's no spots on my DominosProbably the best engineered bit of kit that I have EVER bought. Having been an engineer for over 50 years I've seen some very well built and well designed machines, but I think that this deserves the top award. I've owned it now for a couple of months, having bought the Domino 500 last year, another superb machine but not quite in the league of the ergonomically superb 700. When you pick the 700 up you think to yourself, gosh (or words to that effect) this is heavy, then you start to use it and find out that it weighs very little in use. It is quite a lot of money but currently I'm making garden furniture out of Oak and it's probably saving me 2 hours a seat in set up time. One item I would like to see in the kit is an adaptor so you can use 4,5&6mm doms with the 700, there is one available from an American website ( Festool do not recommend this adaptor) but it would be nice to have it in the kit. If you are in the market for a jointing machine of this type think very hard between the 500 & 700, go to Axminster showroom and try both, they are both superb machines, if I had to choose one it would probably be the 700 as ergonomically it is out of this world.
8 September 2014
GeniusThe Domino 700 is very quick to set up and use and you can get very accurate strong joints. I've now sold my morticing machine, my biscuit jointer and the dowel kits that I had as this is so much better than all of them. It is genius and worth every penny. I would not be without it. With a Seneca adapter all the Domino sizes can be used, from 4 x 20mm tenons to 14 x 140mm making it an extremely versatile machine. I love it.
31 May 2014
Excellent Customer ServiceMidway through a project my DF700 suffered a fault, I've always rated the customer service at Axminster. Not only did they arrange a speedy repair from Festool but also lent me the showroom demo tool to enable me to finish my project. Likewise Festool did not hesitate to to repair the tool under warranty and supplied a a comprehensive list of parts they replaced.