Last updated on January 4th, 2022 at 10:56 am
If you make and assemble furniture, a biscuit joiner is one woodworking power tool for joinery you should have in your workshop.
With it you can assemble two pieces of wood making use of wood biscuits. You use biscuits when aligning two pieces of wood together side-by-side in order to get them perfectly aligned and strengthen the joint.
A biscuit joiner helps in cutting slots for the biscuits in the wood you want to join and align properly.
Biscuit joints are perfect for joining miters especially when you have to glue them together without having them slipping.
It’s also perfect for joining solid wood edging to a veneered plywood. The biscuits ensures the wood edging is perfectly aligned with the plywood.
If you don’t have one yet, and you’re trying to get one for your furniture projects, there are many brands and types you can choose from.
The one you choose will largely depend on the features you’re looking for, the pricing and how easy it is to use or handle.
Here in this article are the 10 best biscuit joiners you can choose from.
1. Dewalt DW682K Biscuit Joiner Kit
Equipped with a powerful 6.5 Amps motor which spins at a speed of 10,000 rpm, the Dewalt DW682K biscuit joiner is capable of cutting through any wood you’re working with, hard or soft.
It comes equipped with a dual rack and pinion fence system which ensures that the blade and fence are parallel so that you can make accurate repeated joints every time.
You can adjust the fence from 0 to 90 degrees easily to make any type of angled cut you want to make.
A notch exists in the 45 degree angle which makes cutting slots for miter joints very easy.
On the 0 degree angle you can make flush cuts without removing the fence, and there are positive depth stops for all the common biscuit sizes you can use for making the joints.
The non-marring heavy duty aluminum shoe allows the Dewalt DW682K biscuit joiner to be used even on delicate projects.
2. Porter Cable Plate/Biscuit Joiner Kit
With the Porter Cable plate joiner, you have a reliable tool you can use to cut slots for your biscuit joints through any kind of wood.
It comes equipped with a power 7 amp motor which rotates the blade at a speed of 10,000 rpm.
You can tilt the fence from 0 degrees to 135 degrees easily to make any type of angled biscuit joint.
It comes with two blades. A 4 inch blade for making standard sized cuts and a 2 inch blade for making finer cuts up to 1-1/2 inches.
The porter cable biscuit joiner has seven different cutting settings you can use to make your cuts, and a seven-position rotating depth stops for the different sizes of biscuits you can use for making the joints.
It’s portable and easy to handle, weighing just 7.5 lbs and measuring just over 7 inches in height.
3. Makita PJ7000 Biscuit Joiner
The Makita PJ7000 biscuit joiner comes equipped with a rack and pinion fence system, which is very easy to adjust and use to make angled cuts.
With a 700 watt motor capable of spinning the blades up to 11,000 rpm, this unit is powerful enough to cut through any type of wood you’re working with.
By opening the blade cover with clamp screws and engaging the shaft lock to keep the blade from spinning, you can easily replace the blade in it with new sharp blades or other sizes of blades.
There are 6 pre-set cutting depth settings, and one touch stops of 0, 10 and 20 you can use to make cuts for common biscuit sizes.
Adjusting the fence is very easy using a large cam lock that comes with it, and there are positive stops at 0, 45 and 90 degrees for making common angle cuts.
4. REXBETI Biscuit Joiner Kit
One of the best biscuit joiners you can use to make biscuit joints during your woodworking projects is the REXBETI REX031.
It weighs just 7 lbs. making it very portable and easy to handle. With a powerful motor producing a no load speed of 10,000 rpm, you have a very powerful tool you can use no matter the type of tool you’re working with.
The REX031 comes equipped with a 4 inche blade and it has a cut depth capacity of 15 mm.
As for the fence, it can be adjusted from 0 to 90 degrees and it’s suitable for making biscuit joints no matter the type of joint or angle with which you want to make the joinery.
There are stops at 0 degrees, 45 and 90 degrees respectively, to ensure ease of cuts at commonly used angles.
5. AOBEN Biscuit Joiner
The biscuit joiner made my AOBEN is probably one of the best ones you can get your hands on today. You can use it to install wood biscuits in any type of joints.
If you’re a trim woodworker or cabinet maker, you’re going to need a biscuit joiner like this. It’s got everything you need to cut slots for your biscuits all day.
The AOBEN features preset stops for the most common sizes of biscuits you use for your projects like the size 0, 10, and 20.
If you have a different size of biscuit different from the common sizes, you can put the joiner in a manual mode settings labeled as M, where you can use it to adjust the joiner and cut slots for any custom biscuit size.
Equipped with an 8.7 Amp motor which spins the blade at a no load speed of 11,000 rpm, the A0BEN features everything you need to work on any joinery you want, no matter the type of wood you’re working with.
It comes with a 4 inch diameter blade and the whole tool weighs just 7.6 lbs. In terms of portability and ease of handling, it’s surely up there with the best.
If you want to cut accurate slots for making your biscuit joinery, the Ryobi-JM83K-AC biscuit joiner kit is one of the best units we reviewed.
Equipped with a sharp carbide tipped blade and accurate metal rack and pinion fence, the Ryobi cuts truly and accurately every time you use it.
It’s very easy to adjust and very comfortable to hold even when you use it for a long time, as it comes equipped with an ergonomic handle.
The Ryobi biscuit joiner features 6 amp motor which is capable of spinning the blade at 11,000 RPM and cutting through any wood you are working on no matter how hard it is.
With it you can cut slots from at different angles from 0 degrees to 135 degrees and it has positive stops at 0, 45, 90 and 135 degrees, so you can work at commonly used angles.
7. Makita XJP03Z 18V Cordless Biscuit Plate Joiner
If you want a cordless biscuit joiner you can work with on the jobsite without the inconvenience of using a cord, then you should consider getting this Makita XJP03Z.
With it you can cut slots for the different sizes of biscuits, and there are preset depth stops for making these cuts.
The XJP03Z comes equipped with a rack and pinion vertical fence system which you can use to make accurate adjustments for the joints you want to cut.
8. Gino Development 01-0102
Talking about biscuit joiners, the Gino Development 01-0102 is one of the best budget friendly options you can get today.
With a max cutting depth of 0.55 inches and a cutting angle of 0 to 45 degrees, you can use it to cut slots at different angles and for different types of joints.
It comes equipped with hard tungsten carbide tipped blade you can use to cut through any type of wood.
9. VonHaus 8.5 Amp Plate Joiner
Equipped with a hard 4 inch tungsten carbide tipped blade, the Vonhause 8.5 amp biscuit plate joiner offers one of the best solutions you can use for cutting slots for your biscuit joints.
The adjustable fence allows you to set it at different angles and cut your biscuit slots easily, and there are preset depth stops for cutting slots for commonly used biscuit sizes of 0, 10 and 20 accurately.
A large ergonomic top handle makes it easy to handle it comfortably even if you work for a long time with it.
10. Lamello Top 21 101500 Biscuit Joiner
Cut biscuit slots at angles from 0 to 135 degrees with this Lamello 101500 adjustable height biscuit joiner.
The Lamello biscuit joiner features a repeatable adjustable blade height and a stop square that mounts under the work piece for support when cutting slots close to the end of the surface.
It comes equipped with a powerful electronically controlled 800 Watts smart motor with a stop start feature and overload protection.
With it, you can cut biscuits on even the hardest of woods as it’s equipped with a 6 tooth carbide scoring blade.
Although it’s quite expensive compared to the other models featured in this list, it’s one of the best joiners you can ever get for your projects, and it’s definitely worth the cost.