I would like to start using biscuits in my box work but don't want to spent a
ton on a cutter. I have never used one or even seen one in action.
The Dewalt looks cool, but out of my price range.
I'm looking to spend around a$100.
Can I get a cutter for this money.
What is the downside to the cheaper models.
Some of my work involves connecting a beveled edge to different beveled edges.
Things like square bowls, etc.
Harbor Freight has a couple for under $60 - but I can't speak to their
quality. I have a Dewalt and it does everything I want it to do...I can't
imagine what these cheaper ones don't do that it does though.
How about cut slots the right width, depth, etc. because the blade doesn't
wobble on the arbor?
"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence
is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of
office." Ambrose Bierce
I think this is a situation where you need to spend the money for a quality
tool. I bought one of those cheap ones from eBay and it's next to
worthless. I've tried it several times and it's impossible to line up and
the cutter must be made out of aluminum for all the good it does. Save your
pennies and buy a good one. You can also do the slotting w/a router if you
don't want to spend any more money.
You're not going to be happy with one of the no name machines. If you're
really budget constrained a slot cutter mounted in a router is a much
better solution than a no name biscuit cutter, and cheaper
On Tue, 11 May 2004 13:34:44 -0500, Secret Squirrel <Secret> wrote:
Thanks for the responses guys.
I'm in Canada and I'm eye balling this Dewalt clone.
Anyone have an opinion on this unit.
I have a couple big King tools that I like very much.
If you are using mitered joints I would strongly suggest you bite the bullet
and get the Type III Porter Cable 557. It is great for cutting slots on
miters even if the pieces of wood are different thicknesses.
And comes with the 2" wheel for doing the small FF (face frame) biscuits
Got one in Feb from HD..Was priced @ $ 199, on sale for 169..After that at
the counter they gave me a "mail in" for a $ 30.00 Gift Card so it really
cost $ 139.00
Almost as cheap as the "cheap" Ryobi.
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