Lamello - Biscuit Joiner Classic C3The Lamello Classic C3 biscuit joiner is less feature-rich than the Top 20, but still a heavy duty tool
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 Lamello Classic C3 had a near-perfect score in the parallel test. The motor slides smoothly, and the joiner’s large fence is easy to position. Also the base easily disassembles for cleaning and blade changes. But the tool is expensive.
Editor’s Note: Price was updated on 4/6/2009