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Offline 1toolshort

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    • Big Bob's Carpentry
Domino depth of cut
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:29 PM »
In recent months, my depth of cut has been off by 5-6 MM...too shallow.  I installed trim yesterday and had to  install 6' 1X4 around a square window.  I needed to use 5mm dominos on those joints.  They were  all too long.  This has been the case for a year now,....I've had this domino for 12-13 years and it's worked perfectly.  Has anyone else had this issue?..Ive checked all dimensions on each stop.  Could there be a spring that is broken??  I cleaned out all openings...any thoughts/??  What am I missing???
ts-55 track saw; Rotex 125; mini vac; multi function table 3; cordless drill; domino,orbital sander 400; DWC-18

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Online PeterJJames13

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Re: Domino depth of cut
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 12:40 PM »
My guess is a broken bit tip. Have you tried replacing the cutter?

Offline 1toolshort

  • Posts: 65
    • Big Bob's Carpentry
Re: Domino depth of cut
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:08 PM »
Very prescient.   That's exactly what it was.  I use it a lot when building cabinets.  At some point I hit a screw.  Good catch!!!it was my 5mm bit.
ts-55 track saw; Rotex 125; mini vac; multi function table 3; cordless drill; domino,orbital sander 400; DWC-18

Online PeterJJames13

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Re: Domino depth of cut
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17 PM »
Awesome - that's an easy enough fix to get you back working again!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino depth of cut
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 02:22 PM »
Many people on the FOG keep a spare 4 mm & 5 mm bit in their DF 500 Systainer because these bits can be easily damaged. I’m one of those people.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Domino depth of cut
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 04:06 PM »
Very prescient.   That's exactly what it was.  I use it a lot when building cabinets.  At some point I hit a screw.  Good catch!!!it was my 5mm bit.
Interesting that you didn't notice that snug mortises were all way too narrow, which is the usual error that comes up when a domino cutter is shorter than it is intended to be...