Putting it all together.
Sure, the family of Domino joiners are quite remarkable. But, what really makes
the Domino system revolutionary is the Domino tenon. Time is money. Spend less time making tenons and become more profitable with ready-to-use Domino tenons.
All other forms of joinery have their drawbacks. Dowels are round and allow the
joint to rotate. Biscuits allow lateral movement and are not strong. Conventional
mortise and tenon joints are time consuming and require great accuracy.
The Domino tenon overcomes all of these challenges, offering the most elegant solution
for joinery. The shape of the Domino tenon prevents rotation. The tenons are available
in many sizes and are more robust than biscuits. The entire mortising process is
extremely fast in comparison to traditional mortised joints. Plus, you don't have
to waste your time making tenons. The Domino tenons have machines ribs to allow
glue movement through the joint. The oblong shape of the Domino provides maximum
Domino tenons are available in 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10mm thicknesses for the Domino DF
500 and 8, 10, 12 and 14mm thicknesses for the Domino XL. The 4mm tenons are perfect
for materials as thin as 1/2". The largest tenons are about 5-1/2" long,
great for large scale joinery like doors, gates, timbers and slabs.
The Domino XL has tenon stock available in 29-1/2" (750mm) lengths that you
can cut to length as needed. We recommend that you cut the tenons about an 1/8"
Domino versus Dowels.
Unlike a dowel, the Domino tenon prevents rotation of the joint. Furthermore, it
offers superior joint strength and more surface area for glue adhesion. Below you'll
find a comparison of the surface area between the Domino tenon and comparable dowel
|Equivalent Glue Surface|
8mm Domino Tenon
11/16" (18mm) Dowel
10mm Domino Tenon
13/16" (21mm) Dowel
12mm Domino Tenon
15/16" (24mm) Dowel
14mm Domino Tenon
1-1/16" (26mm) Dowel