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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Festool DF500 Connector System
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:12 PM »
Hi Everyone

I asked Festool UK to send me a sample set of their new Domino 500 Connector System and it arrived about 10 days ago. I have had a few practice goes with it, discussed the system with several friends and now have the video.



For those that watch it all, my friend here in the UK who bought the complete set (a few days before mine arrived) from the cheapest place at that time (Axminster) and he is delighted. He uses Lamello a lot but this fills some gaps (sic).

I wanted to provide a reference video for those buying or about to buy the system as it may otherwise appear complicated. In fact it is very simple to use and produces really good joints.

Peter

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 12:47 AM »
PP ,

I had a look at it last month. Its a nice kit. If i needed to make KO cabinets, that kit would be sitting in my shop right now.

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 01:47 AM »
Hi Ron

Maybe in the days when you were moving around the world - a few knock down cabinets and tool storage units might have been useful.

Cheers.

Peter

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 09:30 AM »
Nice video, Peter. This would be great for sending my kids off to college or whatnot instead of the Ikea stuff.

Unfortunately though plywood is so expensive now that sometimes I take the easier and cheaper way out. Full bookcase, with hardware, edged, and ready to assemble for less than the price of a sheet of ply/melamine these days.

Any project videos planned in the near future?

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 10:40 AM »
Nice video, Peter. This would be great for sending my kids off to college or whatnot instead of the Ikea stuff.

Unfortunately though plywood is so expensive now that sometimes I take the easier and cheaper way out. Full bookcase, with hardware, edged, and ready to assemble for less than the price of a sheet of ply/melamine these days.

Any project videos planned in the near future?

I think we all go the Ikea route from time to time. But the Ikea things might manage one move (disassemble and reassemble) but no more. For a nice bookcase for a son or daughter leaving home and wanting to treasure something from Dad....

I am not sure what my next big project will be - I have a lot of family things gong on this year and my wife and I spend a lot of our spare time doing some care work for an aged aunt and mother-in-law.

Did you like the Isometric MFT3 top ?

Good luck with your projects.

Peter

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 11:39 AM »
Nice video, Peter. This would be great for sending my kids off to college or whatnot instead of the Ikea stuff.

Unfortunately though plywood is so expensive now that sometimes I take the easier and cheaper way out. Full bookcase, with hardware, edged, and ready to assemble for less than the price of a sheet of ply/melamine these days.

Any project videos planned in the near future?

I think we all go the Ikea route from time to time. But the Ikea things might manage one move (disassemble and reassemble) but no more. For a nice bookcase for a son or daughter leaving home and wanting to treasure something from Dad....

I am not sure what my next big project will be - I have a lot of family things gong on this year and my wife and I spend a lot of our spare time doing some care work for an aged aunt and mother-in-law.

Did you like the Isometric MFT3 top ?

Good luck with your projects.

Peter

Yes, took me a second viewing to grasp the concept but that was on me. Sometimes I have YouTube videos on while I work and don't pick up all the details on the first viewing.

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 12:31 PM »
Nice video, Peter. This would be great for sending my kids off to college or whatnot instead of the Ikea stuff.

I think we all go the Ikea route from time to time. But the Ikea things might manage one move (disassemble and reassemble) but no more. For a nice bookcase for a son or daughter leaving home and wanting to treasure something from Dad....

Peter

Not all IKEA is the same. I have stuff that has been taken apart/semi apart and moved probably close to 10 times, including cross country moves.  Has held up great.  IKEA Effektiv line has held up like tanks, I've had movers move units stacked 5 high on their side, it bends, then stand it up and it's A-ok.  Like a lot of IKEA, if it's well design and or a bargain, it won't be sold for very long.  Some Ikea is junk, but some stuff they make simply can't be beat.

These connectors do look like they could provide a better/quicker system if you do take the stuff apart a lot.  I know there is a bunch of stuff I would have loved to have built with these and their big brothers in college.

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Jobsworth, what does "need" have to do with Festool fetish!   [big grin]

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Re: Festool DF500 Connector System
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 08:27 PM »
tru tru tru... I do have to build some cabinets for my brother. He lives about 5 hours from me.