*Updated* Seeing a craigslist man about a Dewalt 682 biscuit joiner tomorrow

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Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-17-2012 10:47 PM 2961 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craftsman on the lake

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04-17-2012 10:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: biscuit joiner

The purchase has been made since I posted this. Check my post way down below.

Dewalt 682k biscuit joiner on Craigslist today. It’s about 30 miles from my place. I splurged for the Kregs pocket hole master system awhile back and have used it with success many times. With my 6” jointer I often join large sections of wood with glue and sometmes loose tenons and pocket holes when I can hide them. I’m thinking I’d like a biscuit joiner but never wanted to dish out the $169 or so for one.

Well, I keep a lookout on craigslist for stuff and have found some super deals like my dewalt scrollsaw and the jorgensen clamps I found. And not Craigslist but the 99 cent bessey clamps at a local salvage store that were mistakenly priced at 99 cents instead of $9.99. I nabbed 24 of them.

This Dewalt biscuit joiner, after contacting the guy, he says he used it twice and has everything except he lost the dust bag. He wants $50 for it. I hope it’s not hot. If it’s ligit, I’ll certainly nab it.

tomorrow at noon I’ll find out. I’ll add to this post tomorrow afternoon.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 11:00 PM

You totally suck on the clamps.

That’s a decent biscuit machine. They are handy now and again.
I used to used them a lot to make cabinets. Now I have doweling
equipment which I prefer, but I have a lot more into it than $50.

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 11:06 PM

I have one, and it has worked well. $50 seems reasonable, you could buy a new blade/cutter if need be. Good luck

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 11:18 PM

I’ve had one for several years now and it’s done me an excellent job. I connect mine to a dust collector when I remember to and have never used the bag. I think I got mine on sale for about $99 when I bought it.
I would say for $50 you’re getting a steal.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 12:58 AM

It’s a pretty good tool. I’ve had two of them. Do you have dial calipers? If you can plug the machine in and cut a few slots in a scrap and mic them for parallel to the top surface, you’ll discover if this thing is going to be your friend or your scalpful of follicles’ worst enemy.

FWIW I do not use the bag, I just direct the dust backward or to the side.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 01:42 AM

I’ve gone through a lot of biscuits. That would be a good buy. I use a small hose on my dust collector to get the chips at the source. I’ve never found the bag to be much use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 04:30 AM

I have one of those. Used it mainly to cut slots for plastic biscuits (hidden fasteners) for a deck I built. Worked great.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 04:52 AM

If you check the slot produced by this machine, and find it out of alignment, it is pretty easy to get it right.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 06:53 PM

I picked it up today, It came in the case with booklet and wrench to change the blade. It works. The owner said he used it twice. I certainly looks like there’s no wear on it at all. No scratches, and the only dust is that from storage on the case. The bottom plate has no wear/scratches. I took a couple of 3/4” scraps and joined them with a bisuit. Alignment was very good. He gave me his almost full tube of #20 porter cable biscuits. $50 bucks for this. I had waited almost a year for something like this to come up. It payed off I think.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 04-18-2012 07:20 PM

Craigslist+patience=a sweet deal

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 04-18-2012 07:26 PM

certainly not a bad deal for 50 beans … i think itll come in handy when you need it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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