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Festool adds new connector for Domino DF 500 joiner


Festool offers a new knock-down connector, specifically aimed at cabinetmakers for reassembly at the job site.

Rick Bush, Festool’s marketing manager, says the new connector is based on the concept of a larger connector introduced last year.

“Last year we introduced a knock-down fastener for our larger Domino joiner which is for furniture, thicker stock and other materials that will take on a dynamic load. It’s helpful because when you’re building something in your shop for a client, it’s too big and you’ve got to assemble it on site,” says Bush.

The new Domino connector set.

The new Domino connector set.

“Now, we have a knock-down fastener for our Domino DF 500 joiner that’s designed for casework. That machine has been in the market since 2011 so there’s more opportunity for these connectors. The concept is the same as with the other connector as it lets you build casework in the shop as much as possible, knock it down, and take it to the customer.”

The connectors’ large tightening distance and long bolts make furniture assembly significantly easier, according to the company.

The connectors are sold separately and as part of a set, model KV-SYS D8, for $375.

Granat Net Abrasives are available in five formats.

Granat Net Abrasives are available in five formats.

Festool has also expanded its line of Granat Net Abrasives, nylon mesh aluminum oxide sanding pads, available in five formats and a wide variety of grits. They can be used with any of the company’s hand-held sanders.

“This is a net structured abrasive where instead of having specific holes to line up for dust collection, the dust passes through the mesh material. You would normally see this type of abrasive where you see high-volume, fine-dust types of sanding. The most aggressive grit we have is 80, but the options go all the way to 400 grit,” says Bush.

Granat Net is sold in packs of 25 and 50, starting at $39. Tool protection pads are also available.

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This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue.

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