Let me tell you what not to buy.
I didn't own a biscuit cutter, but was intrigued by the concept. I wasn't
thrilled about spending $150+ on something I wasn't sure I would use much,
but again, I was intrigued by the concept. Crusing around eBay on evening,
I saw a no-name biscuit cutter for $16.00. How could I go wrong, as nothing
more than trial tool. My prize showed up a few days later, and I discovered
part of the fence to be broken. A few e-mails later, and I had another tool
on my doorstep, no charge.
Needless to say, this thing is a galactic piece of crap. The lack of
quality is laughable. The "fence" is made from the cheapest plastic, and is
completely impossible to set / use accurately. To adjust the fence up/down
requires partial disassembly of the unit. To return the unit to it's
carrying case also requires some disassembly. The on/off switch is very
sensitive, with the slightest touch turning the unit on (safety issue when
making adjustments). I found that the blade on the replacement tool did not
track true, and wobbled enough to create a slot much larger than even my
largest biscuit. The blade on the original unit created a proper sized
slot, so between the two of them, I assembed one "good" unit. I use it
occasionally, and have concluded that I need to same my pennies to buy a
Lesson learned. Don't buy a $16.00 biscuit cutter.