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Offline RustE

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8mm Domino Tenons
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:46 AM »
What length of 8mm tenons are typically the most useful?

Is there something unique about these tenons?
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203175---d-8x36130-bu
At $17 these seem like a better deal than the 8x40 size at $25 per 130.

I already have some of the beech tenons in 4x20, 5x30, and 6x40 sizes.

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Online Dick Mahany

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 11:16 AM »

Is there something unique about these tenons?
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203175---d-8x36130-bu
At $17 these seem like a better deal than the 8x40 size at $25 per 130.


Sedge answers why the 8x36 domino size here.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2019, 03:15 PM by Dick Mahany »

Offline Gregor

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 03:40 PM »
Simple answer: so it won't matter should you forget to change the depth setting when working with the connectors.

In case your short term memory works or you don't use the connectors (or both): the 40mm will work fine too.

Here in germany the 8x40/130 and 8x36/130 are the same list price of 14,90€ (+VAT).

Offline RustE

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 12:42 PM »
@Dick Mahany and @Gregor thanks for the answers.

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 12:47 PM »
I will add that I've found that for my most used Domino size (14mm for me as it happens to be), it's less expensive to buy the long 750mm stock and cut them to length. I don't throw out the shorter scraps from that as they are often usable for things like alignment purposes where the length of the tenon isn't material. You may want to check your cost for the longer "cut your own length" Domino stock vs the pre-cut versions and see if there's any material benefit to you, too.
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Offline RustE

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8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 09:47 PM »
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You may want to check your cost for the longer "cut your own length" Domino stock vs the pre-cut versions and see if there's any material benefit to you, too.

@Jim_in_PA, I have thought about the cut-to-length stock for the 8mm and 10mm tenons.  Although I would probably wait until I have an actual need before buying either of these (cost and storage).  Whereas the 8x36, 8x40, or 8x50 would be a smaller quantity to have around for the random projects that come up.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 11:02 PM by RustE »

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 10:03 PM »
I agree with your thoughts, Russ. General stock is great to have in assortment but when you find what you use the most of...go for the longer pieces for economy.
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Offline rst

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 07:26 PM »
When I bought my 500, I bought the assortment.  When i bought the 700, I decided to buy the long lengths and cut them as needed, Japanese pull saws make this a snap.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 08:28 PM »
When I bought my 500, I bought the assortment.  When i bought the 700, I decided to buy the long lengths and cut them as needed, Japanese pull saws make this a snap.
Or use a bandsaw if a lot of them are to be cut.

Beech is economical, so one can also mill a lot of dominoes (a few hundreds or more) using a table saw and router set-up.