The Ultimate Festool Domino Guide

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | New Products | Reviews

Ultimate Festool Domino Guide

With the introduction of the new Domino XL, what better time to provide you with a comprehensive guide to all things Domino? The Domino is arguably the most important evolution in joinery technology in decades and we want to help you get the most out of this remarkable joining machine. Whether you're considering the purchase of a Domino or Domino XL, or you already own one, this guide should serve as a great reference.


Experience 170 degrees of even, brilliant lighting.

Festool SysLite LED Worklamp

Can you run over your work lighting with a truck? Watch the video!

The new Festool SysLite LED Worklamp comes with a three year warranty and is covered by our 30-day no-hassle guarantee. Can you drop your halogen or fluorescent lighting off a ladder, throw it down stairs or run over it with a truck? Check out the video of the SysLite enduring all of these extreme torture tests and more.

See what you've been missing thanks to 170° of even light dispersion that goes where you do. Whether your work takes you under a cabinet or crawlspace, or to an attic or the outdoors, the SysLite's robust build and shock-resistant body is easy to carry and designed to perform when you need it most. Six high-efficiency, LED bulbs will provide even, consistent light for up to four hours on a single charge, longer when paired with a Festool battery, and without interruption when plugged directly to a power source.


The Power of the Domino Unleashed

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | Reviews

Domino Unleashed

Building custom wine racks, by Chris Hughes

One of the most critical elements in furniture design is the placement of joinery. We have often been left with the choice of complicated joints to carry loads particular design or to expose fasteners.

The Domino is a huge relief to the building process both in time and design. It places both a mortise and tenon exactly where I need them, without having to think about added length for tenon and building jigs for mortising with my router.

The project featured here is a simple series of wine racks to accommodate my customers wine selection. The racks themselves are simple enough, using a super structure that consists of the top and bottom rings and the vertical members that hold and carry the weight. The smaller vertical panels that hold the bulk of the wine is the core. These are attached to horizontal components that carry part of the core's weight, but act as stretchers to maintain the overall width of the individual rack units. The first obvious problem that I saw, was the connection of all the parts that made core individual units positive placement. My boss's first inclination was to use screws. I showed him the Domino's ability to accurately mortise anywhere I wanted, allowing this project to be built in a modular system. This would allow for finishing before the assembly. He allowed me to tweak the racks to accommodate the use of floating tenons.


Win a Festool Router + Dust Extractor!

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | Promotions

Festool Sweepstakes

Visit today to register for your chance to win. Since the contest starts fresh on the first of every month, you'll have more opportunities to win. Entering to win is quick and easy! Don't worry, we won't spam you or share your information with others.

For June, we're giving away a Festool OF 1010 Router and Festool CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor valued at $912.50 USD.

Congratulations to Brian Solinski of New Jersey who was our randomly selected winner of a Domino DF 500 Joiner and CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor last month. You could be next! Good luck.

Festool reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion or sweepstakes at any time. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age to participate and a resident of the US or Canada, excluding Quebec. Festool employees and dealers are not eligible to participate. See website for list of prizes, dates, rules and restrictions.

Festool.TV - our YouTube Channel

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | General Information | Paint

Festool TV

Festool.TV - our YouTube Channel.

We're constantly adding new video content to our YouTube channel, which you can easily access by typing into your web browser's address bar.

Recently, we've published a lot of videos showing various accessories in action so you can see exactly how they work with the tool(s) they complement.

Check out some of the videos showing popular products and accessories in action...

Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you keep up-to-date on our latest videos! Also, "like" our videos if you find them helpful.

Have a request for a video you'd like to see? Let us know on Twitter, @festoolusa.

Free Upcoming Katz Roadshow Clinics

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | Festool Events


Katz Roadshow Events


Upcoming Gary Katz Roadshow Events.

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Register 8/7 Woodcrafters Portland, OR Frame-to-Finish
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