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post #1 of 5 Old 02-22-2017, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Biscuit question

when a biscuit slot is cut into wood, how far should the biscuit go into the slot?
i think my pc biscuit joiner settings are not correct.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-22-2017, 10:13 PM
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Biscuits are different sizes. Put one of yours in the slot. It should go just a tiny bit over half the width of the biscuit. The cut needs to be deep enough the biscuit doesn't hold the joint apart.
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Half way. Make sure you have it set for the size of the biscuit you're using. #0 is small, #10 is medium, #20 large. So, if your cutter is only going deep enough for a #0 a #10 or #20 won't go in far enough.

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As Steve says, just a bit more than half way, the idea is that they swell and fill the slot so you need some room for expansion.

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thanks guys.
i too was thinking half way but wanted to be sure.
it appears my setting for 0 biscuits is off. its more like 3/4 deep and now i'm wondering
about my 10 and 20 slots. will check after work.
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