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Author Topic: New Domino started cutting smaller width holes (5mm cutter)  (Read 1332 times)

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Offline lehrfeld

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New Domino started cutting smaller width holes (5mm cutter)
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:50 PM »
Hi All - I just started my Festool journey thanks to the $100 back tool trade-in... little did I know that was just a taste of the crack... a TS55, MFT/3 and a Domino later here I am.

My 3 week old Domino just started cutting undersized holes.  I was cutting along on a cabinet build and everything was good, then all of a sudden, the holes were a little undersized.  I can't fit the dominos into the holes anymore.  I took the cutter off and reseated it, made sure that all the setting were correct and still nothing. I have used a total of less than 100 dominoes! 

Anyone have a tip/trick that a newbie might be missing?  I was using it with the Domiplate if that matters at all.

Thanks in advance!  Mike

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Offline JD2720

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Re: New Domino started cutting smaller width holes (5mm cutter)
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 09:10 PM »
Check the bit. I am guessing that the end broke off of it.
You would not be the first it has happened to.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: New Domino started cutting smaller width holes (5mm cutter)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 05:47 AM »
My guess is that JD is correct. If the tip is still attached to the 5mm cutter, try another sized cutter.

Offline rst

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Re: New Domino started cutting smaller width holes (5mm cutter)
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 09:19 AM »
I had the same problem the last time I used my 8mm cutter  Being in a hurry it took sanding two dominoes down to fit to realize that something was wrong.  I looked at the cutter and it looked fine.  That stumped be until I realized that I hadn't used it for a month or more.  That last time I had nicked a 23 ga pin in the material I was using.  I had examined the cutter then and it looked fine, I reexamined the cutter with my magnifying goggles and saw tiny chips were off the outer edges...time to change cutters.  Also bought extra CMT replacement bits.