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Offline mcooley

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DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:39 AM »
Anyone try these? And does anyone know if a US dealer exists?

http://dominofix.com/2017/12/05/connectors-festool-domino-df500/

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Offline ear3

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 10:58 AM »
No US dealers yet according to their website.  I ordered some international direct through the website, and the shipping was reasonable at the time.  I have to confess, though, I still haven't yet had an application where I've needed to use them.

 
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Anyone try these? And does anyone know if a US dealer exists?

http://dominofix.com/2017/12/05/connectors-festool-domino-df500/
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Offline mcooley

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:05 AM »
How fast was shipping? I have a timely project for a client. Thanks

Offline Svar

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 11:12 AM »
I don't get what is the point of Dominofix. Can't you just glue a regular domino onto one panel and pin it with a screw in the other exact same way and to the exact same effect, probably even stronger?
FT connectors have the benefit of pulling parts together, Dominofix does not.

Offline mcooley

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 11:42 AM »
Good point. I think it would depend on how many times one would expect to do the breakdown. Also on client's needs and what they prefer. I would feel better if the hole and what it was screwing into wasn't going to open up over time. But the fact these aren't pulling the two edges in is a good point.

I've been looking at these as well.

http://www.joinlox.com/striplox-mini/

Offline Svar

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Good point. I think it would depend on how many times one would expect to do the breakdown. Also on client's needs and what they prefer. I would feel better if the hole and what it was screwing into wasn't going to open up over time. But the fact these aren't pulling the two edges in is a good point.
Agreed, Dominofix is a good option if you ship your product flat and then customer on the other end assembles it. Everything pre-drilled, no glue, no wait, no mess.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 12:02 PM by Svar »

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 02:12 PM »
The Festool connectors for the DF700 have metal on metal fastening and can easily withstand frequent breakdown/reassembly. I would be worried with metal screws passing through thin plastic parts.

That said, I do not know of anyone who has used them and so I could be seeing this the wrong way.

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Offline mcooley

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 03:25 PM »
The metal on metal of the Festool connectors is preferred. I wish they would figure it out for the DF 500 for doing 3/4 material.

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 03:35 PM »
The metal on metal of the Festool connectors is preferred. I wish they would figure it out for the DF 500 for doing 3/4 material.

There’s been some chatter that Festool is working on it and may release it in 2018 or so.

Offline mcooley

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 03:57 PM »
Excellent. That would be good news.

Offline webpp

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 09:05 AM »
Does anyone have the PDF instructions for these?

Offline Gregor

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 09:37 AM »
Does anyone have the PDF instructions for these?
You effectively don't need one: watch once and you're ready to use the #203170 KV-SYS-D8 set systainer to build what you have in mind.

Offline webpp

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 10:02 AM »
I know the basic idea, but I wanted the instructions to produce technical drawings for my closet system with exact hole placements, etc.

That's all.

Does anyone have the PDF instructions for these?
You effectively don't need one: watch once and you're ready to use the #203170 KV-SYS-D8 set systainer to build what you have in mind.

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Offline webpp

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 11:23 PM »


Video instruction from a user.

Offline Gregor

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Re: DF 500 Domino breakdown connectors
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2018, 03:53 AM »
I know the basic idea, but I wanted the instructions to produce technical drawings for my closet system with exact hole placements, etc.
Sorry, didn't know that you needed the numbers.
Thought the general idea would be enough as most of it (except the distance from the corner for the hole created with the boaring tool) comes as a consequence of where the walls/shelves or the LR32 holes are.

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