The Craftsman 17539 Biscuit Joiner was the latest purchase that I made to add to my wood working tool arsonal. I have never used a biscuit joiner before and after going over the owner's manual and taking my new toy out to the shop and playing with some scrap wood to tes out my new tool, it didn't take long to get the hang of using it. I know there are higher end biscuit joiners out there, but this one fit my needs and was pretty easy to operate for a green wood worker. This biscuit joiner sports a 6 amp motor with a no load speed of 10,000 RPMs. The joiner will cut slots to accept biscuit sizes of #0, #10, #20 and will cut angles from 0 degrees up to 135 degrees You can cut Butt, Miter, T-Joints, Flat Miter, Bevel, Edge Miter, Edge to face, Edge to Edge, Offset Butt Joints using this biscuit joiner. The biscuit joiner has a 1 1/4" connection to connect your shop vac to for dust collection The dust bag is easy to attatch and just as easy to dump the sawdust out when full. The biscuit joiner has a 10 ft power cord to allow ample work space from the power source. The plug is polorized for safety. The biscuit joiner has a non-marring fence and the unit is double insulated and has a 2- hand grip. My immediate plans for the biscuit joiner is to make some doors with colored plexiglass panels for a hobby room and I will be using it to help make some furniture and some picture frames. The biscuit joiner comes with a plastic blow mold case that protects the biscuit joiner when not being used and it comes with 20 each of #10 biscuits. There is a nice little storage slot that clips shut to hold some of your biscuits. I would have to say that this was worth the money and if you are in the market for a biscuit joiner, I would recommend this one.
Finally got around to using this. Went for the #10 setting. Cut fine and easy enough. But the provided biscuits were either too wide or the machine didn't cut deep enough. I couldn't get a flush fit between the two pieces of molding. I had to sand down the biscuits considerably
It seems to be a good quality power tool that I hope provides many years of service. I ordered it online and was surprised at the heft of the jointer. I have always had good experiences with Craftsman power tools.
I love this plate jointer, it's much better than my last one.
The Craftsman plate jointer is fast and easy to use. The cutting is accurate. Once the biscuits and glue are added, you clamp the pieces together and you're done!
Easy to use. Works great and makes perfect biscuit cuts.
So thrilled to have this tool in our garage. We are remodeling a 1942 Mill house and repurposing all the heart pine boards we removed from the walls, ceiling and floor. My husband and I are making a barn style door for our bedroom closet. This biscuit joiner has been a joy to use and time saver. I recommend any one doing woodworking to have this tool.
This is my first jointer and I am looking forward to making a couple of end tables with it. It is simple to use and should make joining pieces of wood together much stronger than straight glue.
Right out of the box the unit worked flawlessly. I compared both ergonomic use and performance with other brands and the Craftsman tool came in first. Adjustment of depth of cut, angle of cut, biscuit size selector are all easy to adjust. Unit maintained the selected settings with no problem as well. Power of the tool is quite sufficient. Overall, for the money this is a very good tool that I highly recommend.
great tool for the price
This was given to my husband for Christmas. It is a gift that keeps on giving. I am planning on a table for the back porch and I know he will be using this to put the top together. He loves his tools, and I love what they make.
love them all
This is my first jointer I have had personally. I have used others in the past of higher quality and just for your average home improvement/home woodworker this should make a great addition to your collection. The biscuit joiner has a 1 1/4" connection to connect your shop vac to collect dust which is great to keep the mess in your shop down It is also very easy to empty when it is full. All in all this is a great tool to have around and you can't beat it for the price.
going to start making small tables and other items and this will be prefect to give it the extra support that I want it to have. This will make it easy to a line the wood to make a even table top.
Works as good as the yellow brand , you know what i mean by.
dust colection bag works terrific, it does has a little play side to side however doesn't afect anything at all. Besides this one kind of tool you dont need dead on pressition to align the bisquits.
Plenty of power. The plastic guides hard to line up for a precision cut. I use a ruler and pencil to help with alignment before making the cuts. Nonetheless, this is a bargain for the low price.
This is one of my favorite tools. While the plastic guard is not quite what I'd call an instrument of precision, using workarounds allows you to create precise work pieces. What used to take my MUCH longer using just a drill and dowels now takes me about 10 minutes.
Bought this a few years ago and I've used it several times. Very easy to line up and use accurately. Well put together and thought out.
I need to join several narrow boards to make a backer board for a large scroll saw projects. The Craftsman 17539 did the job in short order.