Not with this thing.
The biggest hurdle the DOMINO has, aside from its "heart stopping
price tag" of course, is getting acrossed HOW it does what it does
so easily, accurately, quickly and well - and WHY. To appreciate
the DOMINO you almost have to have done loose tenon mortises
- on a few actual projects - with at least one of each of the "other"
jig/tool/machines to which the DOMINO is being compared - before
trying the DOMINO - on a real project.
I started doing M&T joints with a mallet, chisel and handsaw (ok
so I also used some bench chisels and a shoulder plane). And I used
the horizontal boring/mortiser on my X31 combination machine.
Then I got the JoinTech Cabinet Maker System with router
table and used it to do M&T joints. Then I got the General
International 75-075M tilting head, XY table chisel and bit
mortiser and used it before "discovering" loose tenon M&T joinery.
I made a router jig to cut mortises for loose tenons and then bought
the TREND M&T JIG and used it.
All along the way I noted all the layout, alignment, stops setting
and clamping "challenges" - with their corresponding "opportunities"
- to screw something up. YES - I COULD cut mortises for loose
tenons, and yes, I could make joints that fit well - and where I
wanted them. BUT the time and effort involved and the attention
to all the details was still a hassle. I didn't want to have to draw
a bunch of layout lines, do a lot of set ups, keep track of how
parts needed to be manipulated to accomodate the jig or machine
or mess with figuring out how to secure a part to the jig or machine
with clamps that often had to be taken off and remounted in
a different orientation or position.
What the DOMINO does is what I'd been searching for.
I'm in the Buy Once, Cry Once camp. And had the DOMINO been
available earlier in my woodworking journey - I'd have saved a LOT
of time, effort and grief - and some money.
Yes, this thing will cut mortises for loose tenon M&T joints.
That's where the comparison to the DOMINO ends.
If Festool took a page out of WoodMizer's play book, they'd
compile a list of DOMINO owners who'd be more than happy
to demonstrate the DOMINO for prospective buyers 'cause
once you've used it you'll want one - and start squirrelling
away the money for it.