Festool DOMINO? Has anyone used this system yet?
I think its just new out looks rather good. Any thoughts or comments
I'm sold on the Rotex sander and vacuum system. I'm finishing off the
interior of my log home and addition - T&G pine walls and ceiling - and
the minimal dust it produces is a marvel to behold. The other tools in
their arsenal look interesting but I'm not ready to trade up or off my
other good quality power tools for theirs just because they have the
dust extraction feature built in.
If I were to buy tools fresh, just starting out, I would be more
motivated to get Festools because I like a lot of the conveniences they
have built in to their sytem.
I think that would make it around $ 700.00 US IOW.. Lamello TOP
I used to be huge supporter of the Lamello going back to when it's all
Now with the PC 557 on the market, who needs to blow that kind of money?
And what does the DOMINO do that the 557 doesn't?
Okay... maybe a somewhat stronger joint, but I don't want to get married
to Festool for consumables.
Agreed, the PC 557 is a good biscuit joiner. As to strength of a biscuit
joint, if you are in any danger of breaking a properly biscuited joint, you
got troubles that no joining system is going to solve for you!!!
Actually, the Domino system is not available in the US yet, although I have
heard rumblings that a few Europeam versions are in the hands of some of the
Festool sales managers. Apparently the problem is that Festool can't make
them fast enough for the European market.
Jim Ray, President
McFeely's Square Drive Screws
Festool ISA since 2002
Have you joined the Festool group on Yahoo? I think that it is great
resource. If I were starting out I would look seriously at their system.
Given the price of their other hand held power
tools, I'm betting it will be on the other side
of $400 US and can only use their special
bits - and perhaps their dowels, biscuits and
"loose tenons" - following the US shaving
"systems" business model.
There are many advantages to using "loose'
tenon joinery, and many ways of making
the mortises in both parts, this has the
apparent simplicity of a biscuit joiner
but the strength advantage of longer,
beefier loose tenons.
Like Veritas, but on a grander scale, when
Festool looks at a common hand held power
woodworking tool, they throw most of the
book away and start with a nearly blank
piece of paper. What comes out the other
end looks familiar but off, works a little
differently, like the Dewalt 621, takes a
little getting used to - and then does the
job better and easier than any of its
predecessors - at a considerably higher
price of course.
This one looks like another Festool winner,
for those with deeper pockets than mine.
Would be interesting to play with though.
Watch out Lamello, there's a new kid on
the high end of the block - and he may
be coming to steel you're candy.
Thanks for making the group aware of
another potentially great tool.
BTW - used the bullet catch strike plates
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