Craftsman - Biscuit Joiner 17501This biscuit joiner from Craftsman features a plastic fence. This model has been discontinued.
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.
This Craftsman model has a comfortable handle and a switch that’s easy to use but can’t be locked on. The fence is flimsy and challenging to lock parallel to the cutter. Wide teeth cut a wide slot, so biscuits fit a bit loosely.