Author Topic: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System  (Read 1370 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dollar bill

  • Posts: 17
Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:10 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with this tool? Is it worth the $?

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 Coen

  • Posts: 432
Re: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 07:34 PM »
I have it, for two years already. Not used it yet though.

Offline Peter Halle

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 11801
Re: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 07:39 PM »
That has been discontinued here in the US for years.  In my opinion is never gained traction with users.  There are other more versatile dovetail systems out there.


Offline grbmds

  • Posts: 1860
Re: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 12:44 AM »
Seemed like a good system but I never was able to see or try one before they were discontinued. As Peter said, there are other dovetail jigs which perform well, like various Leigh models, Porter Cable Omnijig (if it's still sold). It really depends on what you want to do with dovetails. If you want to do just standard equally spaced dovetails, there are a lot of basic jigs available which I would guess  all produce about the same result. Variable spaced dovetails, both through and blind, can be done well and easily with Leigh jigs. I now use an Incra table with the Incra positioner for my dovetails, both blind and through. It works great, is very accurate, and relatively easy setup and execute.

Offline jobsworth

  • Posts: 5490
  • Festool Baby.....
Re: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 12:13 PM »
I gave up on DT jigs. Though I bought only the cheaper ones small 12" PC was my last one.

Now I just use through dominos, easy fast and very strong.

I havnt done it yet but Im looking into taking a classon making hand cut DTs. For the actual amount of DTs I do and the time to set up the jig router bit etc, hand cuts IMO are faster for a few drawers.

Otherwise I go with the dominos

As Far as Festools jig, you can occasionally find one for sale in the classifieds here/ ebay/craigslist or just order one from Europe. There are companies that will ship to the USA.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 12:15 PM by jobsworth »

Offline BoulderAv

  • Posts: 9
Re: Festool 488876 VS 600 Joining System
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 12:18 AM »
Spend your money on a Leigh Jig.  The D4R-Pro will probably cost you around the same and it is a far super jig.