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Biscuit Joiner 277300

Craftsman - Biscuit Joiner 277300

Craftsman’s biscuit joiner features a rack-and-pinion fence, paddle switch, and auxilliary handle for extra leverage.

$190 (As of 10/1/2001)

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Editor's Review: Biscuit Joiners

by Roland Johnson

review date: October 1, 2001

Woodworkers in the market for a biscuit joiner have many models from which to choose, so Fine Woodworking decided to test a dozen of them. Results showed that the features to look for include a comfortable handle; an easy-to-operate switch; an adjustable fence that works smoothly, offers good support, and adjusts for angles you need; a turret stop that adjusts for the biscuit sizes you use; and a grip system that keeps the tool from sliding.

The Craftsman has the same easy-to-contol rack-and-pinion fence that’s on the DeWalt DW682, and it has a paddle-style switch. DeWalt makes this bisquit joiner for Sears.

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Editor Test Results:

Parallel Test Using fence: 0.007 in.; Using base: 0.006 in.
Noise Rating 100 dB (No load)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Biscuit Sizes 0, 10, 20, M
Fence Features Adjustable angle fence: Yes
Amps 6.5 amps

I really like this biscuit joiner. It's basically the dewalt model. I got mine for a steal which makes me like it even more! The fence is solid and it can make all the cuts you'll be interested in making.I've heard tale of the glory of the lamello machines, but have never used one. I reserve the 5 star rating until I get my hands on one of those to compare against.

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