Shopsmith Biscuit Joiner
Shopsmith Biscuit Joiner - the Better Way to Join Boards
Most woodworkers agree... biscuit joiners produce stronger, tighter joints than dowels... and allow you to achieve those benefits with greater ease and speed.
The Shopsmith version of this amazing tool is both simpler to use and more affordable than its portable electric counterparts. Just set your Mark 7 or Mark V up in drill press position, slip the joiner's blade arbor over your quill shaft, tighten its housing around your quill collar and you're set to go.
It's fully adjustable for #'s 0, 10, and 20 biscuits and (unlike most portable units) includes a built-in dust collection hook-up to help you keep your shop clean.
A quick turn of the depth stop set screws adjusts the joiner for the correct size biscuit, while the two sharp pointed positioning pins and the non-slip surfaces keep your workpiece from slipping during slot cutting.
The Facts About Biscuits Strength
The highly compressed beechwood biscuits start swelling as soon as they contact the glue, creating a super-tight fit that locks the joined boards together - permanently. Biscuits are constructed to maximize stronger long grain gluing surfaces, while half of a dowel's gluing surface relies on short (end) grain surfaces for its strength. As a result, biscuits are proven to be stronger than dowels when you need tough, durable joinery for wood, MDF or particleboard projects.
While dowel holes must be positioned with far more precision, biscuit slot positioning is far less critical and far more forgiving, since some lateral workpiece adjustment is possible during assembly.
Includes: Carbide-Tipped Cutting Blade • Non-Slip Surfaces • and Instruction Manual
555320 Shopsmith Biscuit Joiner ... $159.66
Biscuit Joiner Biscuits are 5/32" thick, made from highly compressed beechwood. Three different sizes are available. Each comes in packages of 100.
710203 (100) #20 Biscuits ... $10.49
710205 (100) #10 Biscuits ... $10.49
710206 (100) #0 Biscuits ... $10.49
Watch this quick five-minute tip for using the Shopsmith Biscuit Joiner to cut biscuit slots in the faces of boards when attaching shelves, cleats, cabinet tops and bottoms or other perpendicular boards to your projects.
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