Domino Joiner - DF 500 Q with T-LOC
You can make flawless mortises every single time, thanks to Festool's new Domino joining system! Joining no longer has to be a slow, difficult process. The Domino Joiner, with its revolutionary cutting method, utilizes a patented mortising technique, simple indexing features, and...
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Use 1 of 3 mortise width adjustments for perfectly fitting joints and fast assembly; easy to adjust while the jointer is operating. Cut long mortises in an instant thanks to the simultaneous turning and oscillating movement without kickback. 11/16" dust port extracts up to 95% of chips generated when used in conjunction with any one of Festool's vacuum systems. Retractable stop pins for quick and precise positioning of the initial domino tenon on both work pieces. Five catch positions at 0, 22.5, 45, 67.5, and 90 degrees, as well as infinitely variable mortising angles from 0 to 90 degrees.
Simple, precise mortising fence height adjustment (with scale) offers accurate stops for locating mortising opening in the center of material thicknesses: 16, 20, 22, 25, 28, and 40mm.Quick, precise adjustment for 5 different mortising depths. Robust inner mechanism for consistently accurate routing results. Works on everything from face frames and work pieces as small as 1" x 5/8", to large projects and heavy furniture. Uses pre-fabricated, solid beech domino tenons for superior strength. Includes: DF 500 Q Domino, D5 Cutter, Support Bracket, Wrench, and T-LOC Systainer #2 storage container.
• Stronger than doweling or biscuits
• More than twice as much gluing surface as biscuits
• Positive lateral alignment from reference tenon
• Oversize fence makes alignment easy
• Unique domino shape makes them 100% rotation proof
• Festool products can only be sold in the 50 states
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Tables made easy
Used this tool professionally. Typically used walnut up to 8/4. This tool made lining up and clamping a breeze. The dominos are tough enough to withstand a bit of mallet work when boards aren't perfectly flat. Holds together brilliantly. My hands would get tired after doing an entire table. Not a bad problem to have.
My only complaint with the Domino joiner is a cutter broke after only 20 cuts. I followed all directions and made sure the Domino was stable and squared. Poplar was the wood being cut into.