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Garbanzolasvegas

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02-13-2015 01:12 PM

I am in the market for a biscuit joiner. I love deWalt stuff but am very disappointed by what I have read about the DeWalt BJ.

Seems my money would be better spent on of all things a Porter cable BJ.

Many of the complaints about the DeWalt DJ is that the motor cooling air exits right in your face and that the Front handle it attached to the motor and not the Fence.

A little help….

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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 01:50 PM

Uh, oh, this’ll open a can of worms…..

I’ll only comment to say that I’ve got the PC, and have ZERO issues with its operation and use when I’m using it…. Unleash the pocket holers, dowlers, and loose tennorers

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 02:40 PM

That’s an interesting observation about the Dewalt, it’s usually ranked as a top tool along with the PC. That said, I’ve had a 557 for about 12 years and have absolutely no complaints. Plus, it comes with that FF cutter that is useful as well. Mines a type 3, which had some of the early bugs worked out. I highly recommend it.

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Bill White

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 05:18 PM

My DeWalt has served me flawlessly for over 15 years.
Bill

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 02-13-2015 05:25 PM

I’ve got a PCBJ that’s been used less that a dozen times that I’ve been thinking about selling. Nothing wrong with the PCBJ, it’s just that I got a Lamello Top 20 which I use all the time. Not even sure what to sell it for, but if you’re interested, PM me.

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#5 posted 02-13-2015 05:27 PM

I haven’t heard a single bad word about the Dewalt biscuit joiner. I have the 682 and have put some miles on it. It is really easy to use, quite accurate, and dust collection with a vac is excellent.

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#6 posted 02-13-2015 05:41 PM

I previously owned a DeWalt, and now I own a PC. Both great. I like the PC a bit better because of the FF biscuit capabilities which I use occasionally, and better convenience when milling slots in mitered corners.

In general, you would be pleased with either of these options.

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BurlyBob

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#7 posted 02-13-2015 09:24 PM

I inherited a Ryobi from my Dad 20 years ago. For what little I use it, it fits the bill. Don’t see buying a newer one will do me any better. It’s not the top of the line, but lets face it. It’s only cuts a small slot in the board.

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#8 posted 02-13-2015 09:31 PM

+! for the Dewalt. No issues for me.

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stnich

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#9 posted 02-13-2015 10:14 PM

I’ve had my Dewalt for 20+years only thing I’ve had to do is have the blade sharpened. Still works great.

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#10 posted 02-13-2015 10:20 PM

DeWalt has worked well for me too. Probably 7 or 8 yrs.

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Garbanzolasvegas

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#11 posted 02-13-2015 10:27 PM

Don’t get me wrong, Almost every Portable power tool in my shop is a DeWalt. It just seems after reading tons or reviews on the DW BJ the PC Is better designed. Many complained about the Motor blows it’s Cooling air right in your face while you hoover over it booing the chip/dust right in your eyes.

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ChuckC

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#12 posted 02-13-2015 10:40 PM

^^ I’ll have to pay more attention next time but I don’t ever recall getting dust blown in my face. I believe the vents are on the side so unless your face is down there you should be alright.

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Garbanzolasvegas

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#13 posted 02-13-2015 10:43 PM



^^ I ll have to pay more attention next time but I don t ever recall getting dust blown in my face. I believe the vents are on the side so unless your face is down there you should be alright.

- ChuckC


Well I was looking at the machine and even if it did blow in your face One could put a small deflector on it by bolting it on using to bolts that are already on the deWalt machine. I will just have to go check it out myself.

many people complained about something bout plastic bolts on the face plate that would break off as well

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#14 posted 02-14-2015 02:51 AM

The DeWalt linked below is a good one and is probably the one I’d buy if I got anything and didn’t want to spring for a Lamello. Keeping the dust bag in place prevents chips in the face.

DeWalt DW682K

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#15 posted 02-14-2015 03:01 AM

I’ve had the dewalt for more years than I can remember. Never a problem. I don’t think you can do better unless you go the Lamello route.

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