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Dewalt
9.58 pounds
15.8 x 6.4 x 6.8 inches
1 Lithium ion batteries required.
9.5
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Buyer's Reviews 767

So I just want to make something that looks beautiful out of wood. I grew up watching Norm grow up and always admired his skills and his collection of tools! About my comments-my first project was a deck box for outdoor cushions, and I used 1x6, 1x4, 1x3 categories to make sides, bottoms, and decorations, planned at the head, in flight. The initial impression was good-the device seemed well constructed, well balanced, and the adjustment seemed easy. First use-I put a few grooves in some of the waste wood to start joining the board, and once the position of the joint is determined, it is very easy to lining and maintain the cabinetwork on the wood. There is a spring abrasive on the surface of the tool (I don't know its technical term), the blade retracts, and once the equipment is pressed tightly on the working surface, it holds the cabinetwork in place during insertion and cutting. It does produce good dust, and depending on where you are, it may face your face. Eye protection is a great idea (as well as ears) when using this or any power tool. The cuts it does (I've now made about 100 slots with it) are very clean and accurate. This is a good tool for people who have just entered the carpentry industry, and I doubt my use.

PORTER-CABLE
11.48 pounds
18 x 13 x 8 inches
No
9.2
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Buyer's Reviews 451

I own and have always had a variety of power tools, including Porter Cable. The Porter cable was hit and missed. Not fans of their drills, but the price point is tempting, and they get the job done. Table saw? I'm not going. Their circular saw is the best I've ever had. Although I have upgraded my router, I still think Porter Cable is the standard for the tool and their pigeon tail fixtures, although some violins are needed, but this is the quality of the heirloom. Go to the carpenter. Plastic shells are as suitable as most. Open it, quality form, fit and the function of this tool immediately jumps out of you. What I got: tools, of course, a hexadecimal key and a dustproof bag with an adapter. That's it. No manual, no product registration card, no alignment card! Very disappointing! Go to the Internet and find a manual and print it out. On page 12, it makes it clear that the target board is, (equipped with tools) is not! There is even a convenient place to put in the box, if only I had one! All the negative news you hear about dust bags is true. In this case, the word "useless" is more than just a convenient ordinary adjective. You can literally say it. The spring clip and adapter do not belong to each other at all. I rarely use any dust bags that come with power tools unless I take them out of the store, but at least I can install them and stain them a few times. You can't even do this. Your own extraction? The diameter of the port is strange. You will play dominoes with everyone.

Makita
7 pounds
8.3 x 16 x 6.8 inches
1 Lithium ion batteries required.
9.2
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Buyer's Reviews 48

I used it for a slightly different purpose than expected-using tiger claws to hide the fastener mounting deck. The deck I purchased already has prerequisite slots for milling along long edges to engage with hidden fasteners. But for ends-especially ends cut at an angle to create patterns on the deck-where fasteners are needed-I've been using a router with a slot cutter from a Tiger claw. The biscuit connector can do the same thing-easier and safer to use in the field-and enough to work on IPE or composite throughout the day. Maybe I'll take the time to try its intended use-but it's great for the purpose I use it for. Makita says it was assembled in the United States-and the construction quality looks good.

Festool
12 pounds
15.5 x 11.6 x 6.4 inches
No
8.6
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Buyer's Reviews 23

As always, Festool has made excellent, well-built tools. I bought this cheaper model because I later bought the attachment through RTS Engineering. The two accessories they make are very well-built metals (not Festool plastic), and they will do more. Still, it's a good machine. Good layout and easy to use. Now, I have to sell my cookie joiner and grinder. Oh, my God! Does anyone remember when Sears made very good power tools? They stay the same year after year? Now it's like a car. There are new models every year. Oh, okay.

AOBEN
10.93 pounds
20 x 9 x 8 inches
No
8.3
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Buyer's Reviews 177

This is definitely not for expert carpenters who will use this all the time. But the truth is, for people who need it on a regular basis, this is very good. It was loud, but it was predictable. All functions and work well, quite good accuracy. This is a very good unit, the price is very good.

DOMU Brands LLC
8.43 pounds
18.8 x 7 x 6.4 inches
No
8.3
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Buyer's Reviews 151

For the price. Very good purchase. This is not a top wired worker, but it will withstand Dewalt,Craftsman or Harbor Freight without complaining

Chicago Electric Power Tools
7 pounds
18.6 x 6.8 x 6.6 inches
No
8.0
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Buyer's Reviews 30

Great product! I like to use it!

Fuzhou
167 pounds
18 x 29 x 43 inches
No
7.4
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Arrive on time and stay in good condition in a metal crate. Easy to start, and the effect is good. Hoisting D-rings is very convenient and you can use tractors and chains to transport them almost anywhere on the job site. A machine of good quality. I am very satisfied and suggest buying from this supplier. Do not buy from CA. It's a big tax.

Tomahawk Power
15 x 15 x 15 inches
Wheel Kit Attachment
Metal
7.4
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Buyer's Reviews 7

This tamper is the best ever. We used it to tamp soil while putting in irrigation head gates and to prevent soil erosion during irrigation of our alfalfa fields. We also use it for compacting the soil around piers for our hay barn. It has always started after a couple of pulls on the cord. Haven’t had any problems. The service we got from the company was outstanding. We received the machine only 3 days from the time we ordered it. It was delivered in perfect shape due to the packaging. We recommend this tamping rammer to anyone.

Ryobi
9 pounds
16 x 9 x 8 inches
Plastic / Metal
7.1
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For what price? Five stars. Only the real percussion is height adjustment is very picky (use the specimen!) There is no problem sinking into a reliable hole, but I will not believe repeated cuts after changing the settings. So plan to do all the cuts at once. The other thing I learned is to make it rotate upward before cutting. Little things, but I got cleaner, tighter fit cookies.

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Manufacturer Dewalt PORTER-CABLE Makita Festool AOBEN DOMU Brands LLC Chicago Electric Power Tools Fuzhou Tomahawk Power Ryobi
Item Weight 9.58 pounds 11.48 pounds 7 pounds 12 pounds 10.93 pounds 8.43 pounds 7 pounds 167 pounds - 9 pounds
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer - -
Power Source Corded-electric Corded-electric - - - Ac Gas-powered Manual Corded-electric
Date First Available November 8, 1999 July 31, 2003 June 6, 2015 January 21, 2010 December 7, 2018 November 30, 2017 March 7, 2012 September 1, 2016 February 26, 2020 May 7, 2020
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Best Biscuit Joiners Buying Guide

David Dawson
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No matter you are a special woodworker or an amateur carpentry fan, you must be familiar with biscuit joiners. This kind of machine has become more and more popular for its handy operation. If you plan to get one, here we list some important factors to consider. Hope you could find the right tool you need.

Blade Size

We are referring to the diameter of the cutting blade. The length of slots you can get is depends on this. 4” blade is the common standard for most of the biscuit joiners. If you want smaller biscuits, 2” blade is available now in the market. If you need both size, you can think about one biscuit joiner that can switch from 4-inch blade to 2-inch blade.

Power

You need to pay attention to two points of power: power source and power level.

You can have corded and cordless biscuit joiners as your needs. Corded biscuit joiners can work longer time but inconvenient to move long distance, while cordless ones can give you much flexibility if you need to go anywhere but you might need to change batteries for continuous work.

Every coin has two sides, so does the power level. It’s not just the more the better. Take power consumption, weight of machine and wood hardness into consideration, try to find a balance to meet your needs.

Cutting Ability

The cutting ability of biscuit joiners can be measured in cutting speed, cutting depth and cutting angle.

The cutting speed is related to the power and rotational speed. The sellers normally list for your information. The rpm (revolutions per minute) of most biscuit joiners can reach 10,000 to 11,000 . With such speed, the machine is suitable for most wood types.

Think about the size of biscuit you need when relates to cutting depth. Well, most machines have pre-set depth stops for biscuit sizes 0-mm, 10-mm and 20-mm. This can assure accuracy without measuring.

Adjustable fence is like a common configuration for the biscuit joiners. A standard 0-90 degree angle can meet most simple joints requirements. 0-135 degree or more is optional, mostly for professional users.

Handle Style

The handle style plays a role in how efficient you are when uses the machine. Usually, there are two handle types: grip handle or D-handle. We highly recommend the grip handle. It is an ergonomic design to make people feel comfortable when hold the machine, you can also get enough control when cutting woods.

Dust Collection

A built-in dust collection system may seem insignificant, but you will find its importance when you start to cutting woods. It doesn’t matter whether you work in the yard or in the garage, still you need to clean up after you finish the woodwork. Just think about the sawdust residue the woods create while you working. Prepare goggles and a dust mask if you don’t have a dust collection, for the sawdust might get into your eyes and mouth. As you can see, dust collection bag is necessary.

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