Interesting - the guy's been working with the Domino longer than
anyone other than the Festool's development team. From that site:
"The MGS-20 was designed and developed by Rick Christopherson (that's
me). I own two small businesses, RTS Engineering and Waterfront Woods,
but you probably know me best as the author of the Supplemental
Owner's Manuals that I write for Festool USA, including the manual for
the Domino DF500 Tenon Joiner.
I have been working with the Domino for over 4 years, which is several
years before it was released to the public. In addition to my work as
a Technical Writer of product manuals, I have also been a professional
Cabinetmaker, Design Engineer and Consultant, and a Magazine Editor
specializing in woodworking tools."
On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 06:11:09 -0700 (PDT), RicodJour
His experience with the Domino might be another reason to buy his
multi-position guide stop. In the Festool Owners Group, there's also
several comments on his guide stop ~ all of them favourable.
In any event, I've ordered one for myself. It certainly sounds like a
Cool accessory but after watching the video building the drawer I don't see
I wonder what other application it may be of benefit.
Personally I very often use pencil marks for alignment. Unlike a plate
joiner the plunge of the mortise bit does not make the Domino joiner jump so
guide pins are not necessary for any thing but quick alignment. Visual
pencil marks are pretty quick if not quicker. Additionally I don't often
see need for the mortises to be an exact width fit. Using the wider cutting
setting gives you a bit of wiggle room during assembly.
One other thing I immediately noticed is that with the multi position guide
stop in place you can not mount the bottom support attachment that comes
with the Domino. That attachment is a lot of help when it comes to cutting
a mortise on the side of a board and you are resting the fence on the end or
edge of the board. You can easily tilt the Domino and the mortise hole may
not end up square to the surface unless you pay particular attention during
the cut. I noticed in the video that he spent a bit more time to insure his
set up in this case.
I am not knocking the accessory as it would probably be an asset in a
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