Having trouble with your Festool power tool? Well, we're here to help you. Before posting to the forum, give us a chance to diagnose and resolve your issue. In the U.S. and Canada, call us toll-free at 888-337-8600 on Monday-Friday between 8a-5p EST or contact us via email at service@festoolusa.com. For other countries, please visit http://www.festool.com for contact information for your local Festool service department.

Author Topic: Tolerances for Domino XL skew  (Read 955 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3635
Tolerances for Domino XL skew
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:26 PM »
Was using my Domino XL to create a longer mortise with multiple plunges, and noticed that the fence is slightly skewed such that there is a height difference between the left and right side of the mortise.  Difference is small, b/w .2-.3mm in the wider setting.  I've noticed that when the fence is unlocked, it does rock back and forth slightly, but I'm unsure whether this is just a normal looseness to allow frictionless travel up and down -- certainly there is no movement once the fence is locked in.  But it seems that its natural lock down position is what produces that skew.  I repeated the operation multiple times in different configurations and am consistently getting the skew.  I'm wondering if the amount of skew I'm getting is within the range of what others get with their machines?

The one impact it has had in building is that dry fitting can be very difficult, and I usually have to sand down the dominos a bit so that I can later pry apart the pieces.  I have no such difficulties with the DF500.  Otherwise, I have not done much precision joinery so far with the XL, so I don't have any instances where it has affected the quality of my joinery.

Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Gregor

  • Posts: 1220
Re: Tolerances for Domino XL skew
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:36 PM »
Please try to set the fence height while the fence is in the storage position, only then set the fence angle.

Helped me with that problem, in case it dosn't work for you then you should send the machine in for service.

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3635
Re: Tolerances for Domino XL skew
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:52 PM »
That's how I normally set it.  Trying the other way didn't make a difference either.

Please try to set the fence height while the fence is in the storage position, only then set the fence angle.

Helped me with that problem, in case it dosn't work for you then you should send the machine in for service.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Gregor

  • Posts: 1220
Re: Tolerances for Domino XL skew
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 01:51 AM »
Regarding dry fitting: a quick oven or microwave treatment of dominos will dry them up, reducing their thickness a little, which helps with dry fitting - while removing the potential pitfall of accidently gluing in sanded ones.