Expensive but they are the rolls Royce. If you do this for a living it will definitely pay for itselfCollett said:If you really want to "leap frog" all of us who have biscuit jointers, which are all only "ok" at their best, go out and purchase the Freud Dowling Tool.
It does FAR better job of jointing wood than a biscuit jointer because it if a more precision tool using more precision dowels. You can even use it for other projects like doors, frames, etc. Check out the review to see for yourself
Freud Dowling tool review
I concur. Look elsewhere - if you've got the money, you can't go wrong with the Lamello C5I have the Freud biscuit joiner and I wouldn't buy it again. It's the only one I've ever used, so I don't have anything to compare it to. However, I have this feeling that a biscuit joiner could be better than this.
I have a couple of issues with the Freud biscuit joiner:
I hope this helps.
- The movable part of the fence can get misaligned (i.e. the left side higher than the right side). When that happens, your slot is cut out of parallel with the board.
- The motor is noisey and kind of grinds to a stop (like the brushes need replacing)...however, it's sounds like this since day 1.
- The blade that ships with it didn't last long. I ended up getting it resharpened. Cut be because I cut a lot of MDF with it.