Pantorouter vs Domino.
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  Re: Pantorouter vs Domino. by jstraw (The price of a Panto...)
As I mentioned I built a pantarouter several years ago, and it’s a neat machine with lots of functionality.

What I found finicky, was setting it up.
Once set up it could crank out lots of production level joinery very well, but getting it set didn’t seem worth the time most of the time.

My progression was to then buy a used Leigh FMT and it also was great to use once setup, but took some tuning to get it going.

Then I happened upon a domino 500 and it’s certainly much easier to setup and store.

I sold the FMT and the pantarouter hasn’t been off the shelf since I got the Leigh FMT.

Now that I have a CNC I wonder if it would be worth pulling the pantarouter out and making some templates with the Cnc.

The precision and repeatability of the Cnc may lend itself well to getting good pantarouter templates that don’t need as much tedious tuning.

To be fair, it looks like the commercially available pantarouter has addressed several of these setup concerns and has solved most of the ones I recall having.
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Video    Re: Pantorouter vs Domino. by jstraw (The price of a Panto...)
Tom Silva, of This Old House uses Festool's entire product line.  Perhaps he gets these for free from the manufacturer.  I don't know.  But he uses the Domino.  He has always impressed me with his skills and knowledge.  I would take that as a very good recommendation for the Domino.
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  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Cooler (Tom Silva, of This O...)
(09-01-2020, 11:16 AM)Cooler Wrote: Tom Silva, of This Old House uses Festool's entire product line.  Perhaps he gets these for free from the manufacturer.  I don't know.  But he uses the Domino.  He has always impressed me with his skills and knowledge.  I would take that as a very good recommendation for the Domino.

I enjoyed Norm Abram for so many years, I struggle some with Tommy when it comes to woodworking.
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  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Cooler (Tom Silva, of This O...)
(09-01-2020, 11:16 AM)Cooler Wrote: Tom Silva, of This Old House uses Festool's entire product line.  Perhaps he gets these for free from the manufacturer.  I don't know.  But he uses the Domino.  He has always impressed me with his skills and knowledge.  I would take that as a very good recommendation for the Domino.

You think?

John
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  Re: Pantorouter vs Domino. by jstraw (The price of a Panto...)
(09-01-2020, 02:19 PM)jteneyck Wrote: You think?

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  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Cooler (Tom Silva, of This O...)
(09-01-2020, 11:16 AM)Cooler Wrote: Tom Silva, of This Old House uses Festool's entire product line.  Perhaps he gets these for free from the manufacturer.  I don't know.  But he uses the Domino.  He has always impressed me with his skills and knowledge.  I would take that as a very good recommendation for the Domino.

Not only does he get them free, but my guess is that they also pay a handsome fee to TOH and the primary players, Silva being one of course.

Doug
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#47
  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Tapper ([quote='Cooler' pid=...)
I don't know if Tom is Festool (I don't  quite watch TOH), but Norm was surely Porter Cable, Delta etc.

Unlike tools like the tracksaws, sanders or even the kapex, the domino is in a different class-more a furniture making tool. If I were to look for someone to showcase (ie promote) that machine, Tom of TOH wouldn't be my first or second choice. Other Toms like Tom Mclaughlin or Tommy Mac who are furniture makers are a better fit.

Simon
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#48
  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Handplanesandmore (I don't know if Tom ...)
(09-01-2020, 09:18 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: I don't know if Tom is Festool (I don't  quite watch TOH), but Norm was surely Porter Cable, Delta etc.

Unlike tools like the tracksaws, sanders or even the kapex, the domino is in a different class-more a furniture making tool. If I were to look for someone to showcase (ie promote) that machine, Tom of TOH wouldn't be my first or second choice. Other Toms like Tom Mclaughlin or Tommy Mac who are furniture makers are a better fit.

Simon

Just an FYI, Festool is all over TOH. Almost any tool Tom uses is green.

Doug
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  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by Handplanesandmore (I don't know if Tom ...)
(09-01-2020, 09:18 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: I don't know if Tom is Festool (I don't  quite watch TOH), but Norm was surely Porter Cable, Delta etc.

Unlike tools like the tracksaws, sanders or even the kapex, the domino is in a different class-more a furniture making tool. If I were to look for someone to showcase (ie promote) that machine, Tom of TOH wouldn't be my first or second choice. Other Toms like Tom Mclaughlin or Tommy Mac who are furniture makers are a better fit.

Simon

Norm was surprise speaker at a Festool connect even a few years back at a home show in RI.  I have an Norm autographed festool tote!

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And I happened to bump into him a year or so later while wearing a Festool t-shirt.  We chatted for 30-40 minutes.  Norm is absolutely a Festool fan as well.
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  Re: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino. by FireWood ([quote='Handplanesan...)
(09-02-2020, 01:51 PM)FireWood Wrote: Norm was surprise speaker at a Festool connect even a few years back at a home show in RI.  I have an Norm autographed festool tote!

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And I happened to bump into him a year or so later while wearing a Festool t-shirt.  We chatted for 30-40 minutes.  Norm is absolutely a Festool fan as well.

That was in 2013. Lucky you.

Norm would've been a better fit than Tom S. to be a poster boy for the domino, too. I could only imagine if the domino had been invented in his time, he'd have been dominoing instead pocket screwing all the time in his show. Needless to say, he'd be kapexing rather than using the RAS.

Simon
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