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Festool Domino DF 500 Joining System Features

The evolution of joinery

Joining has always been a slow, difficult process. Never again, thanks to the Festool Domino joining system. The system consists of the Domino joiner and pre-fabricated, beech and sipo Domino tenons. The Domino joiner, with its revolutionary cutting method, simple indexing features and adjustable mortise sizing, makes flawless mortises every single time. The Domino tenon is equally as impressive - it is 100% rotation-proof and far stronger than either biscuits or dowels. It also has a large gluing surface area for extra strength.

Dust Extraction

Your mortises are clean and ready for glue when the Domino is used in combination with a dust extractor. Proper dust extraction greatly extends cutter life.

Rapid Bit Change

Means you can change a bit in under 30 seconds to match desired tenon size.

Patented Routing Principle

The spiral cutter rotates and oscillates to create perfect mortises.

Mortise Width Adjustment

Adjusting the width of the mortise allows for easier alignment when joining panels.

Depth Control

Quick, precise adjustment for five different mortising depths, relative to the size of the tenon required for the application.

Stepped Height Stop

7 different step positions for different material thicknesses for fast and easy fence height adjustment.

Pivoting Fence

Fence creates angled mortises from 0-90° with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°, 67.5°.

Carbide Tip Spiral Bit

Durable, long-lasting bit withstands 5,000-14,000 joints depending on material.


With an adjustable fence angle, retractable stop flaps, adjustable cutter height with step gauge, and precise mortise depth stop, the Domino joiner enables precise mortise placement and spacing.

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