|Forum topic by Nicopernicus||posted 12-10-2013 03:57 PM||664 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-10-2013 03:57 PM
I have discovered over the years., That at least in my shop, Biscuit joiners are a huge waste of time. I have two of them and piles of biscuits to mate….never to be used again unless a dire arrangement surfaces…ie., inabilty to clamp due to complicated geometry first coming to mind.
Am I missing something? With my experience and the years clicking away (chalk it up as valuable…) I have yet to find a problem with a properly glued joint. The surfacing of the material to be joined with some layup forethought and proper closure in a clamping system clearly a must…
With the glues available these days… That joint ain’t ever going anywhere.
The reason for the commentary is the price of some of these items with the unbelievable crazed dollars being shelled out for Fein and Festool biscuit joiners.
Are folks still buying these things? Are there worthy projects that are Joiner directed?
In a world of obsessive tool freaks with gotta have this and that’s on every shelf…is this just another tool headed for the heap?