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75 Re: Biscuit Joiners

From: bamford@cbnewsd.att.com (harold.e.bamford)
Date: 13 Jun 90 22:27:32 GMT

In article <137078@sun.Eng.Sun.COM> ecp@searanch.Eng.Sun.COM (Ed Pattermann) writes:
>Can someone recommend a brand and source of a biscuit joiner, like the
>kind seen on the New yankee Workshop

I just went through such a search and concluded that the biscuit
joiner Norm uses cannot possibly be worth it. Its an ELU for about
$330. Gasp!

I eliminated the ELU because of its price and that left me with the
Shopsmith, the Freud and the Porter-Cable. The Shopsmith one is not
a portable version; it mounts on the Shopsmith which means you need
to bring the wood to the joiner rather than the other way around. I
have used the Shopsmith biscuit joiner and it works very nicely,
particularly for the price ($100) but I wanted the flexibility of
joining something already partially put together (a la Norm
Abrams). Someone mentioned to me that the PC joiner had a problem
with the chip ejection port, so I went with the Freud ($139). I
have only had it for a couple of weeks but it seems very nicely
built (solid, smooth operating) and reasonably easy to use.




 

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