Biscuit Joiner JS102 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Biscuit Joiner JS102

Freud Inc. - Biscuit Joiner JS102

Freud’s JS102 biscuit joiner features a dust collection port and a fence for 0°, 90°, and 45° cutting.

$125 (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 Freud JS102 had decent numbers in the parallel test. The indent stop at 90°, however, wasn't quite square, and the small adjustable fence was a challenge to keep steady during a cut; it slipped under moderate downward pressure.

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Editor Test Results:

Parallel Test Using fence: 0.007 in.; Using base: 0.004 in.
Noise Rating 95 dB (no load)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Freud Inc.
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-334-4107
Biscuit Sizes 0, 10, 20 A, B, MAX
Fence Features Adjustable-angle: Yes
Amps 5 amps

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