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How to Use a Biscuit Joiner

Biscuits are a quick and simple way to join wood. They can be used in many situations where a strong, inconspicuous joint is required.

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Biscuit Joiner Most Often Used in Furniture Making
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Biscuit Joiner

Though most often used for furniture, biscuit joints have many other applications. The joiner makes precise plunge cuts into each side of two pieces of wood that are butting up together. Then a "biscuit" (a wafer of compressed wood chips) smeared with glue is inserted with one side in each slot (see slide #3 to learn how).

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