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    Biscuit Joiner

    Hi All,
    After allot of good info regarding biscuit joiners and if they are worth while I believe that I will eventually get one.
    Right now I am in a shopping freeze, but my birthday is coming up and maybe I can talk the little woman into that???
    One thought I had was there were a few here who said they had biscuit joiners sitting collecting dust, would you guys want to part with them?
    I am a strong believer in re-cycling, I have a belief that if I have not used it in the past year I do not need it. That does not usually include tools though
    If I need to get one from a store, does anyone know of a really good deal?

    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Thibert View Post
    Hi All,
    After allot of good info regarding biscuit joiners and if they are worth while I believe that I will eventually get one.
    Right now I am in a shopping freeze, but my birthday is coming up and maybe I can talk the little woman into that???
    One thought I had was there were a few here who said they had biscuit joiners sitting collecting dust, would you guys want to part with them?
    I am a strong believer in re-cycling, I have a belief that if I have not used it in the past year I do not need it. That does not usually include tools though
    If I need to get one from a store, does anyone know of a really good deal?

    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan,

    I have a really nice PC557 collecting dust in my not so dusty tool cabinet. I paid $200 for it - used. I don't really need the money right now for any other tools. Maybe, I might, need something in the future, then I might sell it - cause I don't really need it.

    Nah - I won't sell it. I will use it from time to time - ONLY - cause I have it.

    BUT - if you were gonna spend $200 - on a tool - MAN - can I think of better ways to spend $200.

    Here is a running BET.

    I BET - that in 5 years - your new biscuit joiner will be one of the five least used tool in your shop, if not the #1 least used.

    If I am wrong you will get **** A CUSTOM made Branding Iron with YOUR signature on it ***** ---- I will personally MAKE the branding iron for you.

    I recommend - that you get something more useful for $200.

    Do you have a really good:

    Jig Saw?

    Circular saw?

    Drill press?

    ROS (Random Orbital Sander)?

    Battery Drill?

    SCMS (Sliding Compound Miter Saw)?

    Router (whew - this is a BIG item)?

    Router table?

    Maybe some really nice hand tools - #3 Stanley, Veritas low angle block plane, bench chisels, dovetail saw, Japanese saw, etc,

    Biscuit joiner - is not going to on my list of needed tools. sorta nice to have - but certainly not a must have.
    Last edited by Leo Voisine; 05-20-2009 at 10:43 PM.

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    they make a router bit for biscuits if you want to save a little money but still us them.

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    I'm one of those that just had to have one too. Bought the DeWalt that came in the black and yellow metal box about 12 or so years ago. I've used it on 3 table tops and haven't used it sense. Wait I take that back. I tried doing picture frames with it once. Spline miters were easier. I'll probably never sell it but it does just sit collecting dust too.
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Dan,

    Here is a running BET.

    I BET - that in 5 years - your new biscuit joiner will be one of the five least used tool in your shop, if not the #1 least used.

    If I am wrong you will get **** A CUSTOM made Branding Iron with YOUR signature on it ***** ---- I will personally MAKE the branding iron for you.

    Biscuit joiner - is not going to on my list of needed tools. sorta nice to have - but certainly not a must have.
    i'll take you up on the bet leo, i just did a quick inventory of my power tools and here they are, from most to least used...
    1. tablesaw
    2. jointer/planer
    3.mortising machine
    4. biscuit joiner
    5. orbital sander
    6. router (hand held)
    7. drill press
    8. corded drill
    9. lathe (mini and full size)
    10. cordless drill
    11. power planer (hand held)
    12. router table
    if you want, i'll pm ya with where to send the branding iron.
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

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    i forgot to mention, that i've been using mine for the past several years now.

    royall, if its just gathering dust, my bday is just around the corner (hint, hint!)
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

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    Hey Dan - your router table is WAY down the list.

    MAN - I use mine soo much -- I bet if I thought about it - the router table would be in my top 5

    Nah - the bet is only for Massachusettes Dan.

    If you want a branding iron though I do sell then. PM me.

    I cannot advertise here - unless I get permission and post in the proper place.

    I don't think I am ready for that yet.

    Leo

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    we're cool leo

    i think that the only reason i bought the thing was the last time i glused up a large panel, i had a heck of a time keeping everything in place, and from slipping and sliding. i'd had enough and bought one, and haven't looked back.
    benedictione omnes bene

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    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

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    i bought a lamello a long time ago....sold it with the original blade and the first bag of biscuits.
    don`t miss it at all.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Dan the reason I am thinking of getting one is because of the pain sliding and movement I had when trying to glue my coffee table top together, the one in my posts. It certainly was a pain trying to line everything up and get the clamps on. maybe there is a better way?
    I have:
    Table saw
    Router Table
    Router
    Cordless Drill
    Corded Drill
    dust collection system
    band saw
    Miter saw
    drill press
    orbital sander
    jig saw
    circular saw
    scroll saw
    #3 and #5 planes
    Japanese saw
    Forester bits
    I have been doing pretty good collecting things I need, I have only been doing this since January
    Would love a lathe and especially a planner/joiner but that moneys is not going to happen for a long time.
    Is there a technique that would be better and cheaper to line up a couple boards in order to make a wider panel? I like collecting tools, but I do not have the money to throw away either. Is there a better tool to use?

    Would the biscuit router bit be just as good if needed at all?

    Would getting a better clamp set be a better move?

    HELP

    Dan

    ps. I still want a branding iron
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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