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Offline online421

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Second Domino 500 or 700?
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:07 PM »
I have owned a DF700 for more than 4 years now, I use them in my semi commercial shop.

I have been wanting to get another Domino because the constant change of the bit is getting too much.

the question is, Should I be getting the DF500? or stick with the DF700? I like the ergonomics of the DF700. although its heavier but I find it easier to use.

I mostly use 8mm cutter to 14mm cutter. for the times I need smaller cutter I use the Seneca adaptor, its not perfect but it will do.

I wonder what will I miss out if I go with either way?

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 10:22 PM »
If you need on a regular basis the 12mm and 14mm cutter, then I think your answer lies there.
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Offline #Tee

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 11:17 PM »
700 is way more stable and easier to use! 2 of these pls
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Offline Rudymejia12

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 11:25 PM »
Spend your money on something else. I have both. I initially bought the 700 with Seneca adapter. Then I thought the 500 would be lighter and easier to work with then 700. In my opinion the weight of the 700 keeps it more stable. The 500 does not feel much lighter. I regret buying 2. Feels pointless the 700 can do all the same cuts with the adapter.

Offline Kev

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 11:40 PM »
I actually like having the smaller 500 for the smaller tenons.

As mentioned though ... if you're not cutting small tenons there's no question here! [wink]


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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 03:36 AM »
I have both, and use both. I'll use the 500 in priority, and only go for the 700 when I need bigger/deeper tenons.
I think that both models ergonomics are well adapted to their respective fields of use, but I guess it depends on ones type of work. There is no way I could have been working all these years with an 8mm cutter as the smallest one. So perhaps your type of work doesn't require a 500 (unless you also use a biscuit joiner?) but as they say, when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. If you had a 500 you might change your way of working entirely.



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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 06:27 AM »
I don't own a 700, because I don't need the tenon sizes it offers. But if I did have a need for the full range of tenons, I would likely own one of each.  Having said that, there is merit to keeping things simple. I'm assuming that the bit change challenge you refer to also includes the installation/removal of the Seneca adaptor?  If so, I would seek out a demo model from my vendor and try it for a week or so.  You may find that having a dedicated small tenon machine (whether adapted 700 or standard 500) is justifiable.
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Offline Holmz

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 08:23 AM »
I am just an amateur, but like the work.
As mentioned before which gets more use?
Who uses it? You or employees?
If it is employees, then having them decide may be worthwhile.

I have nothing bad to say about the 700, other than that I do not use it enough.
It may be worthwhile to look at things like a DD40 or Lamello to see if they would augment the Domino.
Having both a 700 and a Zeta I cannot say a bad about either... other than using one, for the other's task, can techinally be done, but it makes little sense. If the 700 is not backlogged then I would say you may not need a second...

Do you have any pictorial examples of what you produce?

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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Second Domino 500 or 700?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 08:39 PM »
I am just an amateur, but like the work.
As mentioned before which gets more use?
Who uses it? You or employees?
If it is employees, then having them decide may be worthwhile.

I have nothing bad to say about the 700, other than that I do not use it enough.
It may be worthwhile to look at things like a DD40 or Lamello to see if they would augment the Domino.
Having both a 700 and a Zeta I cannot say a bad about either... other than using one, for the other's task, can techinally be done, but it makes little sense. If the 700 is not backlogged then I would say you may not need a second...

Do you have any pictorial examples of what you produce?

(As usual - I have nothing really to contribute in the way of fact, but my interest is always high  [2cents]
And I do not mind being the devil's advocate)

For me it’s DF 700 all the way.  I’d rather have the unit that can do all of the dominos.  The added weight helps with keeping the alignment.