Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Mortising made easy.

Panel, frame, face, slab, timber and even beveled joints are all possible with the Domino mortise and tenon joining system. The unique cutting action and adjustable hole widths make loose tenon joinery faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before.

Mortise and tenon joint

The Domino tenon is designed to fit precisely into the mortise created by the tool. These tenons are rotation-proof, and have glue expansion slots designed into their surface to ensure a good, strong joint. Stronger than a dowel or biscuit, the Domino system is quickly becoming the preferred system for joinery.

Aligning boards is as simple as making the first cut, and then using the optional cross-stop with aligning pins to index off of the previous cut for perfectly spaced mortises. Mortises can easily be made in thin or round stock using the optional trim stop or handrail fence. Experience the Domino and join the revolution.

Joining has always been a slow, difficult process. Never again, thanks to the Festool Domino joining system. The system consists of the Domino joiner and pre-fabricated, beech and sipo Domino tenons. The Domino joiner, with its revolutionary cutting method, simple indexing features and adjustable mortise sizing, makes flawless mortises every single time. The Domino tenon is equally as impressive—it is 100% rotation-proof and far stronger than either biscuits or dowels. It also has a large gluing surface area for extra strength.

Mortise and tenon joinery

A durable mortise and tenon joint, without all the work.

As with all things Festool, the Domino tenon was designed as one piece of a broader system, and is optimized to deliver maximum joint strength. The Domino tenon is offered in two types, based on need: beech hardwood for indoor applications, and sipo hardwood for outdoor applications. The Sipo tenons are perfect for outdoor applications, because they are weatherproof and mold and insect-resistant. Both types of Domino tenons are manufactured of wood from sustainable, cultivated forests.