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Offline naughtypine

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DF 500 Q
« on: July 27, 2019, 06:36 PM »
I would like to know how many domino models there are and what is the difference.

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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Hi and welcome.
Two machines, DF-500 and the larger DF-700.
The DF-500 is for use with 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm Dominos.
The DF-700 is for use with  8, 10, 12 and 14 mm Dominos.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 08:22 PM »
There are only two models, the 500 and the 700. The 500 and the 700 differ in the range of the tenon sizes they use.  I use the 500 for small to medium joints and the 700 for medium to large joints.
Birdhunter

Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 08:52 PM »


shows the main differences between the two models.


Offline Peter Halle

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 09:20 PM »
If you are asking because you are looking to buy used, there was an earlier edition of the Domino 500 that had pins on the front face instead of the current paddles.

Peter

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 09:56 PM »
...and if you found a pin version in the wild in good condition, I'd jump on it. Love the pin version with the centering spacers made for it (by third parties... dunno if they are available anymore tho)

If you are asking because you are looking to buy used, there was an earlier edition of the Domino 500 that had pins on the front face instead of the current paddles.

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Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 10:06 PM »
Also, each model is available in a "set" version which offer you the cross stop and trim stop (2 valuable accessories) for a small upcharge. The machines themselves are the same, however.

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Offline naughtypine

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Of the DF 500, how many different models are there and what are the differences?  I am looking to buy a used one so this would help.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2019, 11:37 AM »
Of the DF 500, how many different models are there and what are the differences?  I am looking to buy a used one so this would help.

There is one model of the DF500  machine.  There are two versions of the fence on that machine.  One fence has two spring loaded metal pins for positioning. The other fence model has two black plastic flippers for positioning. There are pros and cons to both styles of fence. This is a small part and the overall fence is not different.

The DF500 was sold in a couple different packages that had differing accessories.   Best way to know what you are getting is to just find out what items are included with the used machine you are looking at. Because the owner may have purchased accessories separately.

Can you provide pictures of the machine you are looking to buy. Might be easier  for people to help if they can see the item.

Seth

Offline Cheese

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2019, 11:48 AM »

Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF 500 Q
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2019, 12:09 PM »
Like tails first or pins first, the paddle and pin versions of the DF500 have their pros and cons.

Paddles, e.g., have these pluses:

"The new included Domino fence, which can be purchased separately (495 348), is backward compatible with existing Domino joiners and features square stop flaps which offer improvements over the previous round pins. The square stop flaps are less likely to get caught unintentionally in adjacent mortises and are less likely to be affected by glue residue."

But the pins allow one to register the machine at an angle on narrow pieces to make angled mortises (think: louver shutters).

To say one version is always better means the full potentials of the machine have yet to be explored. (For hand tool users who insist tails are better: some dovetails can only be cut with the pins first.)

I heard that (not sure about its accuracy) the pin version was withdrawn because of some patent infringement related issues. The best version, to me, is if we could have a DF500 that gives me the option to use either of them.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 12:21 PM by ChuckM »