Freud Inc. - Biscuit Joiner JS100Freud’s JS100 biscuit joiner has features similar to those of model No. JS102, except that it uses a locking lever, not detents, to set the fence height
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 had good scores in the parallel test. However, the small adjustable fence is hard to keep steady during a cut, and the fence slips under moderate downward pressure.