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Forum topic by majuvla posted 10-04-2016 10:06 AM 222 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2016 10:06 AM

Hi all LJs,

I have simple question for all.
To by FESTOOL DF500 (new sold as used – realy good price 420 $) and to sell home made horizontal table slot mortiser with accessories (see in my projects) or not?
My aim is, if possible, to sell it for aproximately same price, to get even – no profit – no loss

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-04-2016 11:19 AM

That Domino morticer is really nice and i have seen it work, but it is too expensive for what I do. I’m a dowel guy!!

FESTOOL DF500 $895,default,pd.html?ref=googaw&gclid=CjwKEAjwps2_BRC5jduHor-h8xESJADGT-Lt1AZA3dPf312WpzB2scM_1QHcHpRxkLdoK0DuzKzzmhoCjmfw_wcB

Your home made tools do some very nice things and you can do the mortices on the machine you made. It is a cost decision!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 10-04-2016 11:24 AM

You might find the Festool quicker to set up and easier to use, but your horizontal router setup really looks nice; not sure it needs replacing. If you’re using this for money making projects I’d say it’s worth buying the Festool. If your space is tight the Festool will free some up.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 10-04-2016 11:48 AM

I have considered the same thing but the price of the festool is what stops me. Even $420 is to pricey for me. However I agree with Fred that if used to make money then time is a factor and cost would be justified. I love my homemade slot mortiser and will never replace it.

Good luck

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#4 posted 10-04-2016 12:07 PM

da i ja kažem koju pametnu…jednostavno je preskupo i ne isplati se,ono kaj si napravil je sto puta bolje

-- bambi

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#5 posted 10-04-2016 12:56 PM

Hvala Marijan,slažem se, samo sam htio malo čuti kako drugi razmišljaju o tome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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