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post #1 of 9 Old 12-10-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Biscuit Joiner Jig?

I ran across this Biscuit Joiner Jig in the Woodcraft catalog.

I can see no purpose in it. Can anyone tell me why it would be good.

Right now when I use my biscuit jointer I just pencil the locations on each piece of wood then place the joiner on the marks and zap, zap it is finished. It takes no time at all.

Why a jig?

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I don't know. Seems kinda overkill to me. I never thought of the biscuits as being anything precise, that was always the beauty of them. Looks like something made just to sell to someone that doesn't know any better and thinks they need it. Look for it on the clearance sale page.
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OK so now imagine building several face fronts with 20 styles and rails each and joining them with bisquets. The bisquets have to be within about 1/8th inch of the right spots. An average house has 100 bisquets in the fronts alone. It looks like a ok jig... similar set up to what I use. Having the joiner fastened down speeds things up alot.

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The ONLY thing I can see is you are not holding the weight of the tool.However you have to bring all the pcs to the tool, which to me is way more effort than just taking tool to the work :}:}
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I'd be done making slots by the time you mark them out with your pencil
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OK so now imagine building several face fronts with 20 styles and rails each and joining them with bisquets. The bisquets have to be within about 1/8th inch of the right spots. An average house has 100 bisquets in the fronts alone. It looks like a ok jig... similar set up to what I use. Having the joiner fastened down speeds things up alot.
I can see this scenario for a production operation.

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OK so now imagine building several face fronts with 20 styles and rails each and joining them with bisquets. The bisquets have to be within about 1/8th inch of the right spots. An average house has 100 bisquets in the fronts alone. It looks like a ok jig... similar set up to what I use. Having the joiner fastened down speeds things up alot.

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For the hobbyist or an occasional user of biscuits it's definitely something to trade your money for unnecessarily. It seems perfect for limiting the tools' versatility.

For those that feel that there is no other way to do the joinery, it's the perfect accessory to throw your money away on. I'm sure if we wait a while there will be a new tool for sale that will make joinery even less effective, and allow proficient woodworking to be even more obscure.






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For the hobbyist or an occasional user of biscuits it's definitely something to trade your money for unnecessarily. It seems perfect for limiting the tools' versatility.

For those that feel that there is no other way to do the joinery, it's the perfect accessory to throw your money away on. I'm sure if we wait a while there will be a new tool for sale that will make joinery even less effective, and allow proficient woodworking to be even more obscure.



wow. It's not good to hold your feelings in like that. It causes undo stress.
I personally don't see much of a use for the jig for myself. But hey, to each their own.
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