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Offline David Stanton

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Domino DF connectors
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:35 PM »
Hi everybody. Been a while since I have dropped in but thought you may be interested in the video I released today. If you own a domino 500 this video might help you in deciding if you want to give the smaller version of the  "knock down" style connector that has been very popular with users of the XL domino. It runs for about 20 minutes and as usual, I probably go into way more detail than anyone really wants but I try to explain it so if you are a new user, it just makes sense.  [wink]
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Offline elm

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Re: Domino DF connectors
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 05:44 PM »
Always enjoy your videos...thanks for posting.  Had no idea Festool had released these.  So glad they did.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Domino DF connectors
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 11:37 AM »
Nice Job Mate. Ya make it look easy and Ya make me wanna run out a buy one

Re: Domino DF connectors
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 02:51 PM »
I have used the Connectors for some fairly large office furniture builds recently and they work pretty well - with some supporting "regular" Domino biscuits.

I find the tensioning a bit awkward and managed to snap off two of the connectors - one threaded pin and one receiving end/connector. I was able to fish both out of the hole and I did learn how tight I could do them up.

The thing is that you need to orientate the threaded pin towards the mating threaded locking bolt and I found that I was often half a turn away when the pin was being very snug already and by spinning it back it would loosen up the clamping (spreading) force a little so I did try to go for the "full turn" on a few of them and broke two connectors out of twenty-something.

Well in place it locks up well and is ease to mount and take apart.

Being used to the Domino I adapted to the procedure very quickly and I think I will not hesitate to use them in further projects if I can. I better - since I have the kit - and it wasn't cheap! I haven't checked the prices for a refill of the Systainer - I think I will hold that off until the next suitable project.

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