This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (joseph.g.gilbert)
Date: 18 Jun 90 13:51:13 GMT
For those who are not familiar with the chip
ejection problem with P-C biscuit joiner:
The problem originates by chips being caught in the
slide slot along each side of the machine. P-C had put
a whole on one side to allow this chip to eject out the
front of the machine. The other side does not have this hole
and the chip then prevents the cutter from completing the
full plunge depth, resulting in shallow slots in the project.
I had used the machine for cutting about 30-40 slots before
realizing the problem. The diagrams below try to illustrate the problem.
The first shows the face of the machine with a hole on one side.
The next series of pictures show the slide and the position of the
I drilled a matching hole on the other side and have no more problems.
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