Mortising made easy.
Panel, frame, face, slab, timber and even beveled joints are all possible with the Domino mortise and tenon joining system. The unique cutting action and adjustable hole widths make loose tenon joinery faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before.
The Domino tenon is designed to fit precisely into the mortise created by the tool. These tenons are rotation-proof, and have glue expansion slots designed into their surface to ensure a good, strong joint. Stronger than a dowel or biscuit, the Domino system is quickly becoming the preferred system for joinery.
Aligning boards is as simple as making the first cut, and then using the optional cross-stop with aligning pins to index off of the previous cut for perfectly spaced mortises. Mortises can easily be made in thin or round stock using the optional trim stop or handrail fence. Experience the Domino and join the revolution.
Joining has always been a slow, difficult process. Never again, thanks to the Festool Domino joining system. The system consists of the Domino joiner and pre-fabricated, beech and sipo Domino tenons. The Domino joiner, with its revolutionary cutting method, simple indexing features and adjustable mortise sizing, makes flawless mortises every single time. The Domino tenon is equally as impressive—it is 100% rotation-proof and far stronger than either biscuits or dowels. It also has a large gluing surface area for extra strength.
A durable mortise and tenon joint, without all the work.
As with all things Festool, the Domino tenon was designed as one piece of a broader system, and is optimized to deliver maximum joint strength. The Domino tenon is offered in two types, based on need: beech hardwood for indoor applications, and sipo hardwood for outdoor applications. The Sipo tenons are perfect for outdoor applications, because they are weatherproof and mold and insect-resistant. Both types of Domino tenons are manufactured of wood from sustainable, cultivated forests.
Portability: A Festool Core Philosophy.
There are several fundamental principles that define Festool's approach to engineering a power tool. One of them is portability. The ability to take the machine to the material instead of the material to the tool. The Domino DF 500 and Domino XL Joiner are great examples of this philosophy being applied to the design of a tool. A process that would otherwise require moving large materials to a stationary machine can now be accomplished fast and effortlessly.
The Domino joining system allows a small or one man shop to have the same capabilities of a large production shop. Additionally, you can take the tool to the jobsite, a task that would be virtually impossible with a slot mortiser.
Being able to leave the material in place while mortising offers substantial time savings. Below, we compare the time it takes to mortise a solid wood door frame using a slot mortiser versus the Domino XL Joiner. The Domino XL is approximately 50% faster in comparison.
| ||Slot Mortiser||Domino XL|
|Marking||10 mins.||6 mins.|
|Material Transport||5 mins.||--|
|Tooling Preparation/Finishing||10 mins.||2 mins.|
|Processing||13 mins.||8 mins.|
|Total||38 mins.||16 mins.|
Festool's Systainer storage system makes transport efficient, keeps you organized and protects your tool investment from damage. We even offer Domino tenon assortment Systainers to store your tenons. Latch the Systainers together and you're ready to hit the road.