This video reviews the tool and tenon kits going through each part. If you are already a Domino DF500 user, much of this is the same between the models. That said, though, there are a few notable differences (beyond size) between the XL and DF500; I'll bring those up in the review as I go. This is not a point-by-point comparison between the two.
Also should note that the XL does not replace the DF500: both models will be available moving forward as they are both made for different sized projects (with an overlap the video will show).
I won't be mortising in this video. Ah, but no sad look... there are two other videos being edited now that will show:
- the Domizilla in use making some mortises; this is mostly an action film :)
- a Domino Joint Encyclopedia that shows how a number of common joints are made, how to make them wrong, and some strength tests for different glue-up methods; this is applicable and demonstrates both Domino models.
You will want to verify and calibrate the cursor on your fence. Here, I have a video showing the trivial procedure to do so. It was shot awhile ago using the DF-500, but the procedure is identical with the Domizilla. It is highly recommended for both models... do this the day you receive either (both?)
The video also references a previous video about making oversized mortises. While that video was recorded using the DF500, the techniques are the same though the resulting mortise sizes are different.
For disclosure, the Test Drive program requires testers to return the full kit on June 1, 2012 or allows the testers to purchase it at a small discount.