|Forum topic by willie||posted 04-28-2016 07:58 PM||642 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-28-2016 07:58 PM
A couple years ago I bought a Ryobi detail biscuit joiner at a garage sale for $5.00. I’m not a big fan of Ryobl tools but for $5.00, how bad could it be! It came with a few of each of the three sizes of biscuits they make for it. I make a lot of picture frames and thought this would work for me. It does a fairly decent job and I really don’t have any complaints about the tool. The problem came when I used up all the biscuits that came with it and tried to buy some more.
After searching the big box stores, local woodworking suppliers, and on-line, I called Ryobi directly. They informed me that they no longer make this tool and do not have biscuits for it. They gave me a phone number, that led to another phone number, that led to several websites. It seemed like I was getting a runaround. Finally I was able to contact a company that makes biscuits and was told that they only make one size of the three, all specific only to this tool. They said they were not able to sell me any biscuits but gave me the name of a retailer where I could get them. The LAST place I would have thought to look, SEARS. I bought the last bag my local store had.
Glad I was able to find biscuits for this. I don’t need any more useless tools. I didn’t expect this to be a top quality tool but it is useful at times and is in almost new condition. Does any other company make a similar tool? The small size biscuits work well with small moldings and parts too small for a standard biscuit cutter. I did learn to check on the availability of parts and accessories for some of these older tools before buying them. I didn’t think I’d have this kind of problem and even though it was a cheap tool, I’d hate to have to toss it in the trash!
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