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Offline Birdhunter

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Domino 700 Adjustment
« on: March 04, 2019, 11:29 AM »
I just shipped off my Domino 700 to Festool Repair.

It was making slanted mortises. I've had the machine since 2014 and I think it has always had this problem, but not as bad.

Yes, I am a very experienced Domino user with literally hundreds of 500 and 700 Dominos used. I plunge smoothly and the bits are new and I have the same problem with different bit sizes. The problem occurs using the fence as a base and it occurs using the base as a reference.The fence measures to be perfectly parallel to the base. My assumption is that the bit's side-to-side axis has shifted out of plumb with the tool's base.

The projects I've done with the 700 were such that the slanted mortises could be overcome with a little more clamp pressure.

I know this is not a unique problem with the 700.

Question... Has Festool Repair been able to correct the problem?
Birdhunter

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Offline ear3

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Re: Domino 700 Adjustment
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 08:58 AM »
@Birdhunter I was experiencing the exact same problem with my 700 -- I measured the slant to be between .2 and .3mm.  As my machine had some downtime, I recently sent it in for service.  Just got it back last week, but haven't had a chance yet to test out whether they've fixed it.  Will do some plunging and get back to you.

I just shipped off my Domino 700 to Festool Repair.

It was making slanted mortises. I've had the machine since 2014 and I think it has always had this problem, but not as bad.

Yes, I am a very experienced Domino user with literally hundreds of 500 and 700 Dominos used. I plunge smoothly and the bits are new and I have the same problem with different bit sizes. The problem occurs using the fence as a base and it occurs using the base as a reference.The fence measures to be perfectly parallel to the base. My assumption is that the bit's side-to-side axis has shifted out of plumb with the tool's base.

The projects I've done with the 700 were such that the slanted mortises could be overcome with a little more clamp pressure.

I know this is not a unique problem with the 700.

Question... Has Festool Repair been able to correct the problem?
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Offline ear3

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Re: Domino 700 Adjustment
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 07:27 AM »
@Birdhunter Forgot to provide an update earlier, but my XL now produces straight mortises since it came back from service.  Service note said they adjusted it back to factory spec, so I guess they diagnosed it having developed a skew over time.

Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Domino 700 Adjustment
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 07:35 AM »
Thanks for the update. Glad both our machines are now usable.
Birdhunter