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Make accurate, durable, and repeatable joints

The DOMINO® joining system combines exceptional versatility with simple handling and remarkable precision. With the ability to make accurate, durable, and repeatable joints, it goes far beyond the capabilities of any other joining method available, making true mortise and tenon joinery easy and fast.

The DOMINO® has been hailed not only as a great joining system, but as one of the greatest tool innovations to be introduced in years. Fast and easy loose tenon joinery is achievable without the need for complicated methods or awkward set-ups. Precise repetitive joints can be made in seconds without marking. The DOMINO® tenons are rotation-proof, and have glue expansion slots designed into their surface to ensure a good, strong joint. Stronger than a dowel or biscuit, the Domino system tenons will soon become your preferred method for joinery. With applications ranging from woodworking and cabinetmaking to trim carpentry, the DOMINO® has completely revolutionised the way tradesmen join wood.

Main Benefits:

  • 7 different step positions for different material thicknesses for fast and easy fence height adjustment.
  • Depth stop for quick, precise adjustment to five different routing depths.
  • Angled mortises from 0-90° with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°, 67.5°.
  • Simple mortise width adjustment with a turn of a dial for easier joint alignment.
  • Patented oscillating cutter action reduces the chance of kickback.
  • Rapid bit change in under 30 seconds to match desired tenon size.
  • Viewing window for precise positioning of mortises.
  • 100% rotation-proof tenons, far stronger than either biscuits or dowels.

Faster: Rapid joint alignment with retractable stop flaps.


Easier: Simple, precise, and intuitive adjustments.


Better: Domino tenon is stronger than biscuits and more flexible than dowels.

The System

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    At Festool, we think not only in terms of tools, but also in terms of systems so that you can work more quickly, easily and efficiently.

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    The right tenon for every application: six different dowel sizes for use with different material thicknesses.

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    The precise DOMINO cutters with screw threads ensure a a tight fit for mortises.

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  • connectors

    Domino connectors work with the Domino 700 XL and enable ideal wooden joins for frames, racks or boards to be produced quickly and easily while ensuring that they are stable and detachable.

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    There is a range of accessories available for the Domino Joining System, such as the trim stop which allows you to cut mortises in narrow material from 22 to 70 mm width, quickly and reliably.

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    Extraction system

    Clean results both in the workshop and on the construction site with Festool mobile dust extractors.

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Model Comparison DF 500 DF 700
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Technical data

Power consumption 420 W 720 W
No-load speed 24300 rpm 21000 rpm
Depth stop for routing depth 12, 15, 20, 25, 28 mm 15–70 mm
DOMINO cutter Ø 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 mm 8, 10, 12, 14 mm
Routing height adjustment with scale 5–30 mm 10–50 mm
Movable stepped stop 16, 20, 22, 25, 28, 36, 40 mm 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 mm
Mitre routing 0–90° 0–90°
Connection Ø for dust extractor 27 mm 27 mm
Weight 3.2 kg 5.2 kg
18v Flexi System
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