Take furniture manufacture to the next level with a Festool Domino Joiner.
Festool have introduced a joining machine that replaces traditional manual mortise and tenon joints, as well as offering a more advanced method for jointing. The Festool Domino joinery machine with its unique cutting action and adjustable hole widths make loose tenon joinery faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before.
With a starting price at around R12 107.00 for the basic tool if you buy online from Tools4Wood, this is an investment tool for the DIY enthusiasts or SME in the market to upgrade to a professional woodworking tool. Although, having said that, this is a joinery tool that should be considered if you are looking to manufacture professional furniture for your own home and you can easily cover the cost by making a few pieces of furniture for family or friends.
The Festool Domino cuts precise mortise and tenon joints which are then glued to ensure a strong jointing method that is fast becoming the preferred system for joinery.
Employing a similar process to that of a biscuit joiner, the Domino method is as simple as making the first cuts and fitting the pre-fabricated tenons. Using this revolutionary cutting method allows the DIY or woodworking enthusiast to make flawless mortises every single time. The Domino tenon jointing system is far stronger than either biscuits or dowels.
Benefits of Domino jointing method
The design of conventional dowels allow the joint to rotate while biscuits allow lateral movement. Conventional mortise and tenon joints are time consuming and require great accuracy. The Domino tenons have machined grooves to allow glue movement for optimum gluing surface and stronger jointing and the shape prevents rotation and slipping.
The Domino joining system allows a do-it-yourself enthusiast or SME to have the same production capabilities as that of a larger manufacturing facility.
Changing the height or angle of the fence is done with simple adjustments. The graduated step block lets you choose fence heights quickly, while the fence handle is positioned to make sure the fence stays firmly pressed against the material.