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Offline Ripit

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2018, 05:45 PM »
There is another thread where the poster is contemplating between a TS55 and a TS75. A couple replies mentioned a “deal breaker” being the weight difference from the smaller machine to the bigger one. IF someone has the option of getting the larger unit that has larger cutting/Mortising ability why wouldn’t you take that option?  Im that example the TS75 can do everything the TS55 (cutting) and then some.   

Same thing here, with the adapter the 700 can do everything (minus the super small dominoes) and then some.  So weight is brought in.  We aren’t talking 10, 20, or 100 lb here.  If a pound or two is a “deal breaker” for a tool that really expands your options maybe one should shorten their work shop time and hit the gym.    [big grin]

When available I always go for the tool that has wider capabilities because you will inevitably wish you had so at some time in the future.

But the 700 can plow mortises for the smallest dominos when fitted with the 4mm cutter - all one needs is to do is snap or slide a 3mm standoff/stop (cut from the original shipping plug is ideal) onto one of the plunge rods (to artificially limit the plunge depth to 12mm when set to on the 15 mm setting.)

@TinyShop
Humm, so have you been doing this? If so for how long? No issues? So could the other df500 cutters be used for 50mm and under applications or would you need the longer cutters.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 08:13 PM by Ripit »

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Offline Rudymejia12

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2018, 07:39 PM »
I vote 700 with adapter. Also you can use the domino connector with the 700 only.

Offline TinyShop

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2018, 10:32 PM »
@Ripit - I'm not sure I understand your question. Regarding my experience, however, I use the machine regularly and have not experienced any problems (aside from the fence being badly warped out of the box, a quality control problem that Festool resolved promptly).

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2018, 09:54 AM »
To set the stage for my comment at this point, I recently bought the 700 and acquired the Seneca adapter to allow for the occasional need for smaller domino work. Most of what I intend to use the Domino tool for is likely going to use the larger size dominos, however. The thought I want to leave is that if someone is going to use the smaller dominos a lot, then having the smaller tool is likely a good choice over using the larger machine with the adapter. The same is true in the other direction. And if someone is going to be using both ranges of domino tenons, then having both machines is also a good idea. I chose the larger for primary use with the convenience of the adapter to occasionally "go small". If, for some reason, I find myself gravitating to using a larger quantity of 4mm/5mm/6mm dominos, then I'll strongly consider obtaining the 500 to do that work since it will be easier to handle.
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2018, 12:47 AM »
I’m glad to here everyone confirming the quality of the Seneca adaptor for the DF700.  It was the way I want to go for my needs.  Unless you’re a business, one Domino machine is already a huge investment for a home user.
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Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2018, 07:33 AM »
I never mentioned gettin both because doing so would set someone back almost $3000...that’s not ideal in my opinion unless you are a good sized company.   

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2018, 03:12 PM »
I never mentioned gettin both because doing so would set someone back almost $3000...that’s not ideal in my opinion unless you are a good sized company.

That’s the life of being a home shop.  You need to make decisions that make sense for a home shop budget.  There’s always another tool you need to budget for down the road.
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Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: The Domino XL 700 with the seneca adapter for 500 cutters ?
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2018, 04:19 AM »
Apples to oranges...Big difference betweeen two hammers and two machines costing over $2500!