biscuit jointer

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by mailee, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    better with teak " dewey " as u know push two
    hard with pine teeth sink in inacurate reading

    big all
  2. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    right lads and lassies feed back time
    mailee how did you get on
    dewy have you tried it yet
    glen have you worked miracles
    coggy any feedback
    blunt chisel have you got yours yet

    now with feed back we can make an easy to work to
    plan [a lot easier than my disjointed ranting ]
    thanks for your help

    big all
  3. mailee

    mailee New Member

    No still p*ing it down here, will try at the weekend. Thanks Big All. At this rate I will be building an ark!.
  4. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelllooo mailee if you do dont use the nail gun its
    not up to it ho ho hoo lol

    big all
  5. Blunt chisel

    Blunt chisel New Member

    Hi big all,
    Not got it yet, been too busy out estimating / pricing.
    will let you know when, and how it performs out of the box!!!
    Cheers Blunt chisel....
  6. Blunt chisel

    Blunt chisel New Member

    Help me out lads,
    whats the difference between the sizes of biscuits??
    It would be daft to order the jointer without some biscuits wouldn't it??
  7. WOLF

    WOLF New Member

    0's are the smallest in plan, 10's next(middle size) and of course the 20's are the largest in plan, the actual depth does not vary.. logic really as bisc cutters just use one thickness
    hope it helps
    regards matt
  8. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelllooo blunt chisel
    as wolf says very eloquently o small 20 big
    but i would suggest you go for 20s cos they are probably
    sutable for most uses assuming your joining 1inch dressed
    wood or larger[20mm]the only real use i have for10s is on
    right angles [but then i tend to use 8mm dowels but thats
    a different story]prices vary drastically so let us know if
    you need leads on this

    big all
  9. Blunt chisel

    Blunt chisel New Member

    Hi Big All,
    Thanks for the info(and Wolf) looks like I'll be needing 10s and 20s, As we are on Scewfix "territory", surly thats a good place to buy from, as I can tack them on to the jointer order??.
    Cheers Blunt Chisel...
  10. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    Biscuit cutting depth for 0, 10 & 20 biscuits

    0 - 8mm
    10 - 10mm
    20 - 12.3mm
  11. gunner1x1

    gunner1x1 New Member

    Hi Blunt chisel,

    I've used the Bosch GFF22A weekly for a number of years now and every cut/joint has been perfect.

    Mailee your using the best biscuits, so if the Ferm is cutting a slot which is leaving the biscuit loose you would be better off getting another jointer. But before you give up on that one, have you tried another blade in it? The reason i ask is the blade in the Ferm (being a cheap one) might be thicker then it should be, and if this is the case it would cut a loose joint.

    Hope this helps
  12. big all

    big all Screwfix Select


    i found the only way i could get the spanner to work
    [without the prongs bending ]was to remove nearly half
    the prongs to reduce leverage

    hope this helps

    big all
  13. Gromit

    Gromit New Member

    I read a review of budget - mid range biscuit jointers recently in a woodworking mag. and they found the Ferm fence & baseplate whereout of parallel otherwise it was ok. Best on test was Clarke BJ600 @ £70.
    Others tested whereAxminster, Draper, Silverline, Skil and Trend. In the past I've used a Elu pivot blade jointer (which I think DW do) which was a good machine
  14. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelllooo gromit
    they are an absolute dream just an easy chopping action
    but expensive for an occasional tool

    i think between us we have sussed out the ferm if you
    line it up as described it a realy good at the price
    you pays your money and takes your choice

    thanks for your help

    big all
  15. mailee

    mailee New Member

    Yeah I think you are right gunner, I have tried all the mods and still it cuts the slots slack. I will try another cutter blade and see what happens. I too have the feeling that the cutter could be a little oversize. I too read the magazine article on the biscuit jointers but it never mentioned the slack slots so maybe it is just a case of luck of the draw. Thanks everyone for all the input, will keep you posted as to what happens. Mailee.
  16. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelllooo mailee
    shame youve still got problems mines seems to be ok
    bikies a fraction loose but as soon as they smell the
    glue they tighten up nicely
    did you try plunging the blade in two or three places!!!!!
    as it has allready been said it could be the luck of the
    draw let us know how you get on any way

    good luck big all
  17. mailee

    mailee New Member

    Yes Big All I did and I tried adjusting the sole plate and checking all the other settings but still no joy. I will buy another blade and try this next. Thanks for the time and info though.
  18. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heelllooo mailee and others

    found a source for new blades if your interested they
    are 4 inch £20[yes they are the right size]
    any good who knows

    big all
  19. Knot competent

    Knot competent New Member

    OK Big All, we're interested (or is this one of your wind-ups related to today's date?)
    Regards, John
  20. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    wait till a few more are home
    in case moderator deletes it

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