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Offline Vandal

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Domino xl 700 question
« on: September 05, 2016, 10:54 PM »
When I was shopping for a domino I was going to buy a 500 as most of what I do is casework. Another reason is that the shop I came from had a 500 so it was familiar. As with most plans that changed when I found a XL 700 that was new for a little more than half price. What sweetened the deal was it came with several bags of domino's both for the 500 and 700, it also came with the Seneca 500 bit adapter and bits.  8)

I have since purchased the seneca domi-plate and depth gauge. Very nice btw. ;)

My question is this, is there much of a difference between using the 500 and 700 when using the plate for plywood? Is there any tips or tricks that anyone can share with me? I searched and couldn't find much and I checked YouTube with out much luck.  [wink]

I figured I would ask before I murder a bunch of plywood experimenting . Thanks in advance. [laughing]

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Offline roblg3

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 02:57 PM »
You do need a uniform known thickness spacer to place on top of the plywood and under the xl700 in order to center in 3/4 and another thicker one for 1/2" plywood.  I have the Seneca spacers, they could be faster to install and take off, but I'm happy with them overall. The same can be accomplished with a "loose" spacer of milled steel or stone....the machine was designed for larger work and doesn't have settings for anything thinner than say 1" to center. The 500 wields a little easier, but I like the 700 better.
Rob Gardner
Operator
RL3 Enterprises

Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 07:26 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I do have the 1/2in spacer and the imperial depth gauge. I was under the impression that with these two you could mortise 3/4 and 1/2.

Offline roblg3

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 09:52 PM »
You can. It's just off center in one of the thicknesses. I don't remeber which. I believe it's 3/4 that will be off. In plywood, I use dominos as alignment tools. It gives some more glue line as well. Seneca sells a spacer for each thickness separate, their website explains it pretty well as I remember. I don't worry about using the spacer on 3/4. It's possible to use a flat table and not the fence and spacer.  It changes your reference point though.
Rob Gardner
Operator
RL3 Enterprises

Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 11:05 PM »
I'll check out Seneca again.

Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 11:46 PM »
Looked all over and haven't found anything. Guess I'll figure it out and make a video.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 08:16 AM »
It's interesting that now you only get one shim plate. When I bought my Domi-shim kit, I got a 1/2' shim plate and a 3/4" shim plate and no depth gauge.
Birdhunter

Offline roblg3

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 05:29 PM »
Yeah I just looked and saw that too! Probably because it barely off center with the 1/2" plate in 3/4.
Rob Gardner
Operator
RL3 Enterprises

Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 08:48 PM »
I think they may have fixed it with the thickness gauge. I don't see it as a big issue even if it is off slightly.

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 07:13 PM »
On the Domino700   does the machine have to be running   when  changing  the mortise   width  with the lever mechanism?
Apologies   for the hijack.

Offline roblg3

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 09:30 PM »
On the 500 yes but the 700 doesn't matter for switching between loose and tight setting
Rob Gardner
Operator
RL3 Enterprises

Offline Marty Schlosser

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 07:20 AM »
Congrats on finding such a sweet deal on a new 700!  Where'd you get it for that price?  (inquiring minds want to know...)
Marty Schlosser
President of Kingston Wood Artisans
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Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 10:45 PM »
Craigslist actually.....lol

Offline Vandal

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 10:50 PM »
A side note about the XL700 and the Domiplate, it fits in the systainer with very little issue. The new design with the imperial gauge works perfectly with American plywood.

Offline Nutfarmer

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Re: Domino xl 700 question
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 11:01 AM »
i actually have a question ... iam here in italy and a friend has a domino Xl 700 that he is planning on selling. but if i want it he is going to let me have it for some work done on his place. my question is can i use it when i go back to the states. i have 220 and three phase available in my home shop so do i just buy a diff. plug it for it?