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Offline greg mann

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Re: Does anyone review based on longevity
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2013, 10:17 PM »
This is all very interesting. I own both the newer Domino 500 and the Domino 700 XL, and use both quite often.  I don't know anything about focus groups, etc. (And, I don't think that I would ever have wet glue anywhere near my domino pins.  [huh] )
All I can do is speak from my own experience. IMO, the pins, pin design, and general quality/build of the XL is superior to the 500. 
 I'm not saying that because of this, Festool is going downhill. I just disagree with their choice, in this instance.

Elsewhere you questioned Festool's commitment to quality. Yet you love the overall superiority of the XL compared to the 500. Since the XL succeeded the 500 it seems like a poor argument. [poke]
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

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Offline RL

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Re: Does anyone review based on longevity
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2013, 11:38 PM »
 I don't get it? Why would you have wet glue anywhere near a Domino tool?  I make my mortises, do a dry fit, and then put the tool away before the glue even comes out.  I'm just confused how you can get glue on the pins? Please explain. And, if you don't see a difference in quality of how the new 500 and 700 are built, then I don't think that you've spent enough time with the 700. Thanks.

In festool's original marketing for the new fence, glue residue is mentioned as one of the factors behind the paddles' introduction so more than one user must have experienced the problem with glue on the pins.

Personally I find the paddles an annoyance so I have them permanently retracted.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Does anyone review based on longevity
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2013, 12:54 PM »
The DF700 is probably the best piece of Festool design and engineering (OF2200 is close). The pins are brilliant. The paddles on the DF500 are rubbish and I keep mine out of the way all of the time.