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Old Sep 16, 2009, 11:54 PM
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should i get an expensive or cheap Biscuit Joiner

i plan on doing more wood working this winter and i found that i can get Biscuit Joiners that range from $399 for a Dewalt or $39 for an ebay one...is the Dewalt that much better? what should i be looking for in a joiner?
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 02:31 AM
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Seems to me it depends on how much you plan to use it. Are you amateur or pro? Couple of home projects or contracts? I would think somewhere in between to at least get some quality. I seriously doubt a $40 unit will make you happy.

Looks like Craftman has a couple that might do the trick...

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_1...late%20jointer

This one specifically...

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...rs#reviewsWrap
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 02:39 PM
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In my many years of being poor and buying tools the one thing I learned is that you usually get what you pay for. If you go cheap, expect the same results. Now that is not saying that this is a hard and fast rule, but I remember back to the cheap wrench set I bought when I was a young E4 with three dependents, and when an open end wrench snapped I broke my hand on the engine block, I decided then to always buy the best tools I could afford and it hasn't done me wrong since. My 2 cents...


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Old Sep 17, 2009, 03:09 PM
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If the tool won't cut the grooves for the biscuits at the same depth repeatedly you will end up with poorly fitted joints. It should also be easy to handle. I have a Porter Cable 557 (Amazon price $219) and like it. Look at the reviews on Amazon. See if people are happy with what they bought. Lots of units there are about $200. I doubt that the $39 unit would be easy to get a good job from.
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 03:54 PM
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In my many years of being poor and buying tools the one thing I learned is that you usually get what you pay for. If you go cheap, expect the same results. ...


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Yep...I find the cheap tools end up costing you more in the long run.

Speaking of wrenches...I recently bought some ratcheting wrenches. 2 wrenches=8 sockets.

I like it when I need to buy a new tool for a specific job.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:34 PM
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I join my biscuits with butter and honey.
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 06:45 AM
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I join my biscuits with butter and honey.
Then that's where the goats come in.
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