Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesfield, OH
I'm one of the few who don't see them as the same tool. Biscuit joiners have lost a lot of their luster, but I still find one useful every now and then....but it not a tool that earns it's keep in my shop. In my case it never gets used when I need a tenon. Anyway, if you're interested in loose tenons, you can get there at a much lower cost while giving up some utility. A mortise pal is a great loose tenon jig, all you need is your router and a spiral bit. There are other alternatives as well, and if you insist you could probably get by with the bisuits.
"I long for the days when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" (Merle Haggard)