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80 Re: Biscuit Joiners

From: rgb@mtung.ATT.COM (Rich Bantel)
Date: 15 Jun 90 13:14:56 GMT

In article <1990Jun14.163224.1708@tandem.com> leo@tandem (Leo Hejza) writes:
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>
>The Biscuit joiner Norm uses is an Elu. Its a brand of tools imported
>by Black and Decker. Be forewarned this thing is expensive, about
>$340. So why choose it over other, cheaper brands? It is not only a
>biscuit jointer but a spliner. In addition to cutting semicircular
>slots for biscuits it can cut continuous slots for spline material
>made of the same stuff as the biscuits. Very handy for certain kinds of
>joints.

What makes the Elu able to cut a continuous slot? Can't you plunge the
cut with the Freud/PC and then slide the machine along?

Regarding PC vs Freud: the PC sets its reference from the front face
on a right angle joint as opposed to the back edges. PC claims this is
an advantage when joining different thickness woods.




 

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