This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Fusari)
Date: 11 Dec 91 20:06:29 GMT
Article 2299: Douglas Rand writes:
>...getting ready to buy one of these beasts...comments on quality, ease of
> use, durability...
I purchased a Freud Biscuit Joiner about 3 years ago. At that time I paid
$299.00 canadian for it. I believe it's cheaper now (low two hundreds).
I personally feel it's the best tool I ever purchased. I use it on almost
every project I make - it's truly indispensable.
As far as quality goes, I've had no problems. The blade needs to be sharpened
every so often, and the spring mechanism need lubrication once in a while
(WD-40 works great). The accuracy of cut has remained unchanged and the
motor is fine. It's a fairly sturdy machine. I haven't tried any other brands
so I can't really compare the Freud to others, but I would recommend the Freud
to anyone looking for a fairly inexpensive biscuit joiner.
The only tiny gripe I have is that the sawdust chute tends to blow dust in
your eyes, which can be annoying at times. Eye protection solves the problem.