Tool Spotlight Biscuit Joiner
Do you know what a Biscuit Joiner is?
A Biscuit Joiner is a tool that utilizes a combination of fences to accurately place a slot using a rotating cutter head.
These slots allow the insertion of biscuits. Biscuits are compressed wood pieces that will slide between two slots and when glue is added to the joint, these biscuits also expand to increase strength.
This handy tool can do a slew of amazing things but it is primarily used for alignment, making it an excellent option for edge joined lumber as we see in Table Tops.
Biscuit joints are ideal where high shear strength isn’t needed.
Miter Joints Butt Joints Edge Joints
Examples of ways to use Biscuit Joints
Quick Effective Economical Minimal Learning Curve
Biscuit Joint Benefits
Face Frames On Cabinets
Making Splines- Both Decorative and Structural
Crown Moulding alignment
Adding Slots for Table Top Mounting Hardware
Less Common but awesome ways I have used Biscuit Joints
Miter Joints on Picture Frames
Dowels Mortise and Tenon Joints Pocket Holes
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