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Author Topic: Festool D8 Connectors vs. Rafix System  (Read 1202 times)

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Offline pdlandgang

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Festool D8 Connectors vs. Rafix System
« on: January 26, 2020, 05:39 PM »
I have approx. 15-20 master closets to build over the next few months.  They need to be built to flat-pack in order to get to the job site and installed.  I have the domino already and it appears that the drilling jigs are basically the same cost.  Is there any advantage of the Festool connectors themselves?  The Festool connectors are about 2.5x more expensive per piece.

The one thing that seems to stand out to me is that the Festool product does allow for some adjustment if there is a variance in the drilling, as opposed to the Rafix system doesn't lend itself to any tolerance.

Any insights, particularly with those might have used both, is greatly appreciated.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Festool D8 Connectors vs. Rafix System
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 06:00 PM »
I’ve used the Festool connectors for both the 700 and the 500.

Both connector systems are excellent in terms of holding power.

I don’t see any room for adjustment in either system. Extreme precision in placing the mortises is required.

The Domino loose tenon system, of course, does allow for adjustment if a tight/loose approach is used.

I have zero knowledge of the Rafix system.