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Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:22 PM »
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the MFT router jig from Dominofix. The perfect accessory for making your own custom MFT table or Paulk workbench.

Make your own Festool MFT-style slabs with this jig made from 1/2" (12.7mm) solid phenolic resin laminate. Quickly and easily rout 20mm holes with a 20mm router bit and 30mm copy ring with one plunge on your router! Router bit and guide bushing sold separately.

We have inventory inbound and expect to start shipping these by March 1st, if not sooner.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 01:39 PM »
Anyone have any reviews on this and how accurate it is compared to other systems?
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 02:26 PM »
I think this jig needs to be bigger. The more times you preposition it the bigger your error. I'd say make it 5x4 holes.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 09:19 AM »
I think this jig needs to be bigger. The more times you preposition it the bigger your error. I'd say make it 5x4 holes.

That's exactly the reason I opted for the Woodpeckers option.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 11:59 PM »
I think this jig needs to be bigger. The more times you preposition it the bigger your error. I'd say make it 5x4 holes.

That's exactly the reason I opted for the Woodpeckers option.

Thanks for the feedback and we understand your points on this!
The reason why we made it this size is because we could sell it at a very competitive price. Since the jig wouldn’t be used on a daily base, we found that it would be worth giving it this size for the pricing reasons.

Our jigs are very precise, dead on, on a sheet of 4x8. You cannot create an error unless you don’t use a centering mandrel for your router.
Here is a link to the user instructions to give a better understanding on how it exactly works and not to create errors:
MFT jig instructions

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Now in stock!

https://www.festoolproducts.com/router-jig-for-festool-mft-style-holes.html

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 12:00 PM »
Just adding a video from a customer who happened to do a video showing this in action. He is not affiliated with us and was not paid for the video.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 12:18 PM »
Just adding a video from a customer who happened to do a video showing this in action. He is not affiliated with us and was not paid for the video.

Pretty straight forward. I have no sound and can't tell if he is using a Festool template guide?
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 12:23 PM »
Pretty straight forward. I have no sound and can't tell if he using a Festool template guide?

@Mario Turcot, looking at his order history, yes. He ordered the 30mm Festool template guide, 492185. Also, he ordered the 20mm Festool bit from us, 491072.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 12:25 PM »
492185. Also, he ordered the 20mm Festool bit from us, 491072.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 12:26 PM »
Just a note... the bit, guide bushing / template guide and centering mandrel are all listed as options on the page for the router jig. Just click the checkbox(es) to add them to your order if you need them.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 12:30 PM »
I had looked at his jig many months before it ever was available in the US. At this price, buying a genuine Festool replacement MFT top as a jig is only $20 more and gives anyone a worktop as well. Just bought a top a few weeks back for this very purpose.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 12:35 PM »
I think the advantage of the jig is being able to make a custom MFT top of any size.

I suspect that someone could pretty easily use this and then list it in the classifieds here or some auction site and recover most of their cost. [wink] If you could make your top and then sell it for even 50% of what you paid, that makes it a pretty cheap option to make a custom top.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 12:40 PM »
Yep, plan on using the MFT top as a jig to make a 3 ft x 6 ft work table top. Only have to move it a few times to cover that size.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 12:55 PM »
Question: Could one do what he did using the Dimonfix jig but with a non-Festool router and with non-Festool bit/guide bushing? Mine is a Bosch plunge router and would be interested in sourcing the accessories for this application.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 12:56 PM »
Question: Could one do what he did using the Dimonfix jig but with a non-Festool router and with non-Festool bit/guide bushing?

@ChuckM, yes, of course. However, the challenge we have found is locating a 30mm guide bushing for a non-Festool router. I think you would need to source one from Europe. Metric guide bushing are hard to find in the U.S.
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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 01:02 PM »
Thanks! The jig looks easy to use...the guide bushing is a hurdle?  I will check around on that.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 01:33 PM »
Question: Could one do what he did using the Dimonfix jig but with a non-Festool router and with non-Festool bit/guide bushing? Mine is a Bosch plunge router and would be interested in sourcing the accessories for this application.

You'll need an 8mm collet for the Bosch also. The Festool 20mm bit has an 8mm shaft.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Thanks. Elaire Corp has those 8mm collets for Bosch.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 12:20 PM »
Shane, do you have them in stock? I placed order a couple weeks ago, still processing....
Need to rebuild destroyed top. 

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 12:31 PM »
Shane, do you have them in stock? I placed order a couple weeks ago, still processing....
Need to rebuild destroyed top.

@VictorL, there was an issue with our last order with them. We have additional inventory inbound and expect it within the next 7-10 business days. Sorry for the delay, which is not the norm.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2018, 12:43 AM »
I think this jig needs to be bigger. The more times you preposition it the bigger your error. I'd say make it 5x4 holes.

Is there a way to do 3/4” holes with this jig? What would be the setup

That's exactly the reason I opted for the Woodpeckers option.

Thanks for the feedback and we understand your points on this!
The reason why we made it this size is because we could sell it at a very competitive price. Since the jig wouldn’t be used on a daily base, we found that it would be worth giving it this size for the pricing reasons.

Our jigs are very precise, dead on, on a sheet of 4x8. You cannot create an error unless you don’t use a centering mandrel for your router.
Here is a link to the user instructions to give a better understanding on how it exactly works and not to create errors:
MFT jig instructions

Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2018, 08:58 AM »
I'm interested in this jig but I know from experience that the Festool (491072) bit creates holes that have too much play for the Parf dogs unless they are secured from below.
 
Does anyone know of dogs that will fit snugly with the Festool bit?  Or perhaps another more suitable 20mm router bit with either an 8mm or 1/4 inch collet?

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 09:55 AM »
I'm interested in this jig but I know from experience that the Festool (491072) bit creates holes that have too much play for the Parf dogs unless they are secured from below.
 
Does anyone know of dogs that will fit snugly with the Festool bit?  Or perhaps another more suitable 20mm router bit with either an 8mm or 1/4 inch collet?

Make sure you read my "MFT Hole Jigs" thread.  I tried my new Dominofix yesterday and ran into problems with the OF1400 because you can't center the guide bushing.  Mine was off slightly.  I did use a new Festool 20mm bit and tried a sampling of dogs I have (Parf, Qwas, Woodpecker) and all fit about the same and were a little looser than I would like.  I have ordered a couple other 20 mm bits to try .. will let you know how they work out.

Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2018, 11:13 AM »
Thanks for the reply.
Fortunately I have the OF 1010 although I'm still concerned about the hole size the Festool bit creates.
Both the Parf and Qwas dogs I've tried in the past are not a snug enough fit for my liking. darn difficult to find another readily available 20mm router boring bit to try with my router too.

Good luck with your attempts to fix the issues with the jig.

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 03:41 AM »
I'm interested in this jig but I know from experience that the Festool (491072) bit creates holes that have too much play for the Parf dogs unless they are secured from below.
 
Does anyone know of dogs that will fit snugly with the Festool bit?  Or perhaps another more suitable 20mm router bit with either an 8mm or 1/4 inch collet?

Make sure you read my "MFT Hole Jigs" thread.  I tried my new Dominofix yesterday and ran into problems with the OF1400 because you can't center the guide bushing.  Mine was off slightly.  I did use a new Festool 20mm bit and tried a sampling of dogs I have (Parf, Qwas, Woodpecker) and all fit about the same and were a little looser than I would like.  I have ordered a couple other 20 mm bits to try .. will let you know how they work out.

Is your copy ring off or did the pattern became off because the bench dogs are to loose in the holes? If its because of the holes, then put the silver tape that is supplied with the jig around the bench dogs to eliminated this as mentioned in the instructions.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

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Re: Dominofix Router Jig for Festool MFT-Style Hole Grids (US)
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 09:03 AM »
Is your copy ring off or did the pattern became off because the bench dogs are to loose in the holes? If its because of the holes, then put the silver tape that is supplied with the jig around the bench dogs to eliminated this as mentioned in the instructions.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

The problem is not the Dominofix jig .. I checked it with my Festool MFT table and everything lines up and the supplied dogs hold it in place very tight.  The problem is the Festool OF1400 snap-in guide bushing does not center precisely, which seems to be a common problem from feedback I've read.  If the bushing could be centered (not possible on the 1400) the Dominofix would work great ..and is very fast!