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84 Re: Biscuit Joiners

From: phil@pepsi.amd.com (Phil Ngai)
Date: 22 Jun 90 22:34:52 GMT

In article <61131@oliveb.atc.olivetti.com> norm@oliveb.OLIVETTI.COM (Norm Carpenter) writes:
|I have a question about my PC b.j. When I put the biscuit into the slot
|the joint seems to be loose. I know that the biscuits are supposed to
|swell when they come in contact with the glue, but the loose joint doesn't
|really help to support the allignment. Does anybody else have loose
|biscuits?

Depends on what you mean by loose. Do you get strong joints? Have you
done any strength tests on a test joint? If the strength is there,
then just provide support while the glue sets up. You aren't depending
on the biscuits to provide alignment, are you?

It is possible that you have a defective machine, such things happen.
(but rarely) You could try unplugging the machine, taking off the base,
and checking the blade and spindle for runout. Also measure the thickness
of the blade's cutting edges. Whose biscuits are you using?




 

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