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[Rona] Dewalt Plate Joiner - 6.5 A $255.20

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[Rona] Dewalt Plate Joiner - 6.5 A $255.20

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Hey, welcome to RFD!

Amazon currently has this tool at the same price, but it's been down to $175 on Dec 2, so I don't think this is a great price.
There are also a lot of other choices available on a biscuit joiner, and I'm not sure why the DeWalt deserves a premium price, thoughts?
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raskal wrote: ...and I'm not sure why the DeWalt deserves a premium price, thoughts?
it's yellow?

Mine is red and cost me about $100. Its done everything I've asked of it.
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WAY too expensive.

I paid $129 for my Makita, It's $197 now at HD

Honestly, Freud, Ryobi, Porter-Cable, they're all good biscuit joiners so paying extra for the yellow is dumb
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Yeah if in no rush amazon has sales on them here and there, also keep an eye out for lowes as they are clearing out porter-cable items to make way for craftsman. I got my porter-cable biscuit joiner for $110 if i recall. Also the lucky few got a porter cable jointer for $200 (clearance) regular $450-500.
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You pay a premium for the DeWalt because it has more power than the other joiners mentioned, allowing you to cut into the densest wood. It's also one of the most accurate around for the money.
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Isn't there a YouTube video saying biscuit joiner not good? Isn't pocket hole better?
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L4cky wrote: Isn't there a YouTube video saying biscuit joiner not good? Isn't pocket hole better?
Not really the same thing. A pocket hole would be similar to a dowel. A biscuit has pretty much 0 strength and relies fully on the glue bonding, it's really for making sure your boards line up nicely.
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L4cky wrote: Isn't there a YouTube video saying biscuit joiner not good? Isn't pocket hole better?
A comparison of biscuit vs Domino (Festool) might be more appropriate.
Roger21 wrote: Not really the same thing. A pocket hole would be similar to a dowel. A biscuit has pretty much 0 strength and relies fully on the glue bonding, it's really for making sure your boards line up nicely.
I can't speak for other brands, but the Lamello biscuits that I use are compressed beech and are cut with the grain at 45 degrees to the bond line. Once expanded the biscuits actually provide significant strength even without glue.
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Roger21 wrote: Not really the same thing. A pocket hole would be similar to a dowel. A biscuit has pretty much 0 strength and relies fully on the glue bonding, it's really for making sure your boards line up nicely.
Um.. I thought clamps are the ones to make sure the boards are well aligned
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L4cky wrote: Um.. I thought clamps are the ones to make sure the boards are well aligned
Nope, clamps will hold your boards in place while the glue dries but when the glue is wet your pieces will slide around like slippery fish as you try to apply the clamping force. You need some means to enforce alignment.
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dirtmover wrote: Nope, clamps will hold your boards in place while the glue dries but when the glue is wet your pieces will slide around like slippery fish as you try to apply the clamping force. You need some means to enforce alignment.
Makes sense. Will biscuit join work for mdf too?
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