I want to build a step stool using some free plans I found online. The plans call for the use of a biscuit joiner to glue-up 2 pieces of cherry. I don't own a biscuit joiner and was hoping to avoid purchasing one. I haven't had a need for one since this will be my first glue-up project (all of my project heretofore have been created using sheet goods).
I currently own a table saw, miter saw, jig saw and a router. I was wondering if this might be the time to get a router table, since I know you can get slot cutting bits that mimic the cut of a biscuit joiner and a router table is much more versatile than a BJ. Alternately, I could use a dowel jig for the glue-up, and use my tool budget for a planar instead.