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Old 09-10-2008, 02:52 PM
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that is a nice looking jig. But I would never sell my Domino either. the domino is just so fast in its creation of the mortise. its like cheating really. Mortising with a router is pretty slow compared to the domino.
I got your point, the advantage with the mortise pal is I can get any mortise size I want, but with the domino I am limited to the domino sizes.

It is faster with the domino but I want to test both together.
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Can this jig be used to place mortices in the broad side of a board?
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I liked the idea that you can get the extra metric template and use Domino or Tuffer Tenons if you wanted too. If you are having a problem paying the price for a Domino this jig is a cheaper alternative, its not as fast as the Domino but it's also a 1/4 of the price, I would like to see a review of it too see how accurate it is and too see what the repeatability results are like, It looks well built and certainly looks like repeatability and accuracy would not be an issue. I look forward to seeing a review.
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I know John Lucas (Woodshopdemos) will make a review sooner.
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Can this jig be used to place mortices in the broad side of a board?
No, You have to use the router OF1400 (Or any other router) and a straight edge.

As you would do traditionally.
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It is interesting that they decided to require a user to buy metric bits to make domino sized mortices. I would think it would be a selling point to say you could make domino sized mortices (metric) with imperial bits.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:17 PM
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It is interesting that they decided to require a user to buy metric bits to make domino sized mortices. I would think it would be a selling point to say you could make domino sized mortices (metric) with imperial bits.
It's also interesting that, AFAI can tell, you'll need an inch-sized bushing/copy ring with the metric templates. Many wouldn't care, except for those of us with metric routers .

Festool now offers an adapter for the 1010 for PC-style bushings:

GUIDE BUSHING ADAPTOR
$22.50
Product No. 469625

and for the 1400:

GUIDE BUSHING ADAPTOR
$21.00
Product No. 493566

I think Leigh also sells adapters. I have one of theirs for my 1010.

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No, You have to use the router OF1400 (Or any other router) and a straight edge.

As you would do traditionally.
Doh!
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:34 PM
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... the advantage with the mortise pal is I can get any mortise size I want, but with the domino I am limited to the domino sizes.

It is faster with the domino but I want to test both together.

This reminds of the discussions we use to have about the Domino and the Dowelmax. The fact of the matter is that each of these great tools has its strong points, and is best for use in different applications.

My answer to the dilemma was to get one of each. And I'm very glad I did, because I love having the choice.

If the Mortise Pal gets good reviews, I'll probably get one of those too. But I can't see it ever REPLACING my Domino or my Dowelmax.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:23 AM
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Want both of what the Mortise Pal and the Domino offer? Try JessEm Zip Slot Mortise Mill - Woodcraft.com
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