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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 11-28-2015 08:50 AM 1076 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2015 08:50 AM

Is any other company going to attempt to create a domino machine that is somewhat affordable?

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 12:40 PM

I would bet so, once the legalities allow. If you remember what happened to the Fein Multi Master, once the patent was up there was all brands offering a version…and the prices dropped significantly. I put the Domino in the same category, although I think it’s more popular than the Fein tool was. I’d almost bet all the major brands have the plans drawn up and the prototypes made already.

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 12:44 PM

I sure hope so, I just cant get myself to spend that kind of money. I just wouldn’t use it enough.

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 01:50 PM

I bought it when it first came out, and it’s a heck of a tool. I had been doing floating tenons for a long time and it seemed a natural. It was expensive, but worked. I used it for two years, and sold it to buy the Powermatic 719T which is the big floor model mortiser. I sold it for about 85% of what I paid for it, so investment is safe. There are times I do miss it, but for the most part, I prefer the floor standing mortiser. It does fit a need especially for those that need to take their tools to job sites. As for using it to align and glue long boards together. To be honest, if proper technique is used, you don’t even need that IMO. It just add time.

I do believe there will be a ton of em when the patent runs out.

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#4 posted 11-28-2015 02:26 PM

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 08:24 AM

On U Tube I saw a demo of a homemade model by a Russian guy. It looked like it worked very well. The beauty of his presentation is that it was all done by “showing,” not telling. I’m guessing his English wasn’t great, but for whatever reason, I really liked the way he did it. I get really impatient with the U tube people who jabber on and on and sometimes never show you anything (that is, they will show you the board or tool, or whatever, but never actually make the cut). I want to scream at the computer, “Shut up and show me what you want to show me.” Not too loudly, because the neighbors warn their children about me as it is: “See that man? Don’t be like that man.”

I can’t give you a link, but I suppose it would be easy enough to find.

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 10:41 AM

When the time comes I hope at lest one company make a good one instead of just making it cheaper.

The trend today seem to be ’’ make it cheaper than the next guy and don’t worry about quality”
“All those guys are only going to look at the price tag”

I suspect Harbor Freight and Ryobi will sell the most.

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 01:45 PM

I’m sure that there will be good quality competition. I, for one, am excited. I have had the opportunity to use a domino, and I love it. I often find myself wanting one in the shop, but I cant justify the price tag.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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