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KBC

34 posts in 1963 days


1508 days ago

I am in the market for a used biscuit plane joiner,There are so many to chose from I am a little lost as to which one to get.

Most of the ones I am looking at are used(E-Bay),,pricing isn’t the issue,it’s the “What kind of ware and tear” can I expect.

Is there any particular brands/models I should watch out for(porter cable,DeWalt,Frued,etc.)

I am making a table top from 3 different woods and need to join the pieces where they wouldn’t move or shift with time(miters,length of center piece(sculpted wood which has warp) with Oak strip around it,and Walnut edging throughout)

I believe a biscuit joiner would do the trick but I have never used one.
Any pointers on one would also be greatly appreciated!

Ken

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com


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UnionLabel

660 posts in 1702 days


#1 posted 1508 days ago

Ken, if I may make a suggestion. Buying a used tool is always a buyer beware situation. I bought a Freud biscuit jointer, but it was a factory reconditioned unit. It was far less costly than new, but still came with a factory warranty for 1 year.
I’ve never had a problem with it. I saved about $100 bucks. Here is just one site:
http://www.toolking.com/dewalt-dw682k-factory-reconditioned-biscuit-plate-joiner-kit
I was not sure how often I would use a biscuit jointer and I didn’t want anyone else’s problems, so I bought reconditioned.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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KBC

34 posts in 1963 days


#2 posted 1508 days ago

thanks UnionLabel,,I am looking at it right now,,That is more to my liking anyway,,the rebuilt with warranty.

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com

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alanealane

365 posts in 2392 days


#3 posted 1508 days ago

I second UnionLabel’s suggestion. I bought what I thought was a reconditioned DW682K from another company (Max Tool) and they took 3 weeks to ship it. When I called and inquired, they had forgotten to send it. It worked out in my favor because they had run out of reconditioned joiners and had to send me a brand spankin’ new one!!

Either way, you can’t go wrong with the DeWalt for that price. It’s the same quality as the Porter Cable, with a less-fancy fence system, but it still gets the job done very well. It is a beautiful machine to use!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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TheDane

3426 posts in 2165 days


#4 posted 1508 days ago

I have a DeWalt DW682K that I picked up used several years ago … never had a problem or complaint.

If you have any electric tool or motor repair shops in your area, check with them. I live near La Crosse, WI, and found that a local electric shop (Lacore Electric) is not only a factory-authorized repair facility (for Ridgid, Milwaukee, and several others), but also stocks and sells factory rebuilt tools. The refurbs they sell come with a one-year warranty, and are well below the price of the same tool at retail outlets. BTW … I found them courtesy of the manager in the tool department at Home Depot … I just asked him where I could take my Ridgid tools for service.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Uncle_Salty

182 posts in 1575 days


#5 posted 1507 days ago

I have three biscuit jointers: A Ryobi, P-C, and a Freud. The Ryobi is not good. The P-C is average. The Freud is far and away the pick of the litter!

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KBC

34 posts in 1963 days


#6 posted 1504 days ago

I have decided to go with the Tool King reconditioned DeWalt682K,,at that price how can I really go wrong!

Thanks for all your input everyone.

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com

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Steven H

1108 posts in 1562 days


#7 posted 1504 days ago

Check your local on Craiglist.

-- shdesign3.com

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