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01-25-2015 06:11 PM

I was watching a video on how to build kitchen cabinets and this guy was using called a DOMINO cutter and plugs sort of like a Biscuit Cutter and Biscuit. I have never heard to that before.

It seemed to make sense…

Have any of you used this critter?

But then again for a COOL $1,000 I could pay a japanned craftsman to live here and cut them by had for a week maybe a month.

Do you have to PUSH the cutter to make a mortise?

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 06:37 PM

Coupled with a Domiplate one can be very efficient in

making, joining, and assembling carcasses etc…..

One side is for 1/2 stock and the other is for 3/4 stock.

http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/domiplate-for-1-2-and-3-4-ply

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 06:41 PM

I can’t argue about the quality of that machine.
Festool tools are all the very best.
And, the domino joinery system is very good. Better and stronger than biscuits.
But, after all, it is just a floating or loose tenon and a machine to make accurately located mortises for them to fit into.
There are other machines out there that do similar joints or you could make a jig of your own design.

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 06:45 PM

LJ’s stumpy nubs comes to mind for making your own.

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 06:55 PM

Yes, you have to push the cutter into the wood to make a mortise, similar to using a plate cutter. The cutter spins around like a router bit and it also swings back and forth to cut different widths of mortises. It’s a slick machine, but too expensive for me. I got Stumpy Nubs plans and will build it soon.

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 10:44 PM

Izzy Swan is working on one too for his drill powered stuff.

http://youtu.be/AoG-eGq6qHc

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 11:36 PM

SO whats the diff between this $1,000 tool and a router?

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#7 posted 01-26-2015 12:05 AM


SO whats the diff between this $1,000 tool and a router?

- Garbanzolasvegas

Precision, ease of adjustability, pre made dominos, not having to design and make one, owning a Festool? Unfortunately, Festool holds the patent at this time, so we won’t see any affordable options for a while.

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#8 posted 01-26-2015 12:09 AM

A fraction of the time spent doing the same thing with a router, no need to cut tenons, and it’s from one of the best brands of tools that money can buy.

For repetitive work, I don’t know if it can’t be beat. It’s a hell of a tool from what I’ve read. And a hell of a brand.

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#9 posted 01-26-2015 12:27 AM

There’s a youtube episode showing a guy in Russia building one. I assume he doesn’t speak English, because the whole presentation is silent, done with gestures and demonstrations. I like this presentation because too many are 99% talk and very little doing and demonstrating. His machine, though much bigger and bulkier than a Domino, works very well.

I’m still waiting for Harbor Freight to come out with one. Figure it will cost about $69.95, minus your 20% coupon.

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#10 posted 01-26-2015 10:50 AM



There s a youtube episode showing a guy in Russia building one. I assume he doesn t speak English, because the whole presentation is silent, done with gestures and demonstrations. I like this presentation because too many are 99% talk and very little doing and demonstrating. His machine, though much bigger and bulkier than a Domino, works very well.

I m still waiting for Harbor Freight to come out with one. Figure it will cost about $69.95, minus your 20% coupon.

- runswithscissors

Gawd don’t I know it. I watched a video in YOUTUBE that had 11 parts and all it was was yack yack yack. it could of been done in 10 minutes not hours and hours

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