Why I Finally Bought A Festool Domino
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Mortise and tenon joinery continues to serve as the workhorse of furniture construction and, like many furniture makers, it is a critical component of my repertoire.Joinery torture tests prove over and over that this joint is king when it comes to strength and reliability, but a downside to utilizing this joint is that it can be a painstakingly slow endeavor in a non-production shop.
There are a number of ways to mill a mortise and I have tried most of them, including using a hand held router, router table, drill press, chisels, and dedicated mortise machine.I've had reasonable success with all of these approaches in terms of accuracy and joint quality, but I had not found an approach that was in the same zip code of what I would call fast or efficient.
Having said that, I have been aware of the Domino for many years (See Seth's review here), and if it wasn't for the hefty price point ($850 for the base unit) I likely would have bought one long ago.But, I just didn't feel that I could justify it as a hobbyist who builds perhaps a half dozen pieces of furniture per year.
This belief led...