face frames, PH vs. biscuit

Is there any advantage of pocket holes versus biscuits for face frame joints?
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they're glued to it, biscuits are more than enough, even if you put them at right angles to the joint from the rear.
The less support the joint has from the cabinet, the more you want to consider the shear strength of the pocket holes, though I'd bet that biscuits attached in the conventional way are as strong in shear, just lacking in pull-out.
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Speed in building and the ability to make face frame pieces as narrow as you want. No waiting on glue to dry.
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Since you only see the face, biscuits half way into the backs of the pieces trimmed flush will also work. Maybe not as well as into the ends, but if glued/fixed to the carcass, good enough.
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Use both, where applicable.
Biscuits align easier. Pocket screws 'clamp' faster.
If you're doing hundreds, speed matters a lot. If you're doing your own kitchen, once, you can afford to move a bit more slowly.
Patriarch, also a fan of good assembly tables with clamping points...
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I beg to differ with that. I have a kreg "pro pack" The clamp that comes with the system makes alignment flawless which is more than I can say for my biscuit execution.
YMMV.
-Steve
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It does. So what? Use what works for you.
I have no monopoly on truth.
Patriarch
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