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How to make joints using a plate or biscuit joiner

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How to make joints using a plate or biscuit joiner

Here is how to make various types of joints using a plate or biscuit joiner when joining two pieces of wood.


To make joints, proceed as follows:


1. Fit the two work pieces together as they will appear in the finished joint position.


Corner Joint T-Butt Joint

2. Mark the center of the intended biscuit slots on the work piece using a pencil.

The center of slots should be at least 50 mm (2") from the outer edge of the work pieces. • Allow 100 mm - 150 mm (4" - 6") between slots in multiple biscuit applications.

 

3. For Corner Joint and T-Butt Joint only clamp the vertical work piece to the Work bench. For Miter Joint only clamp one work piece to the workbench with the mitered edge facing up. For Frame Joint and Edge to Edge Joint only clamp one work piece to the workbench .


4. Set the depth of cut according to the size of biscuit to be used.

 
5. Adjust the angle guide height so that the blade is centered in the board thickness.


6. Align the center mark on the base with he pencil line on the work piece.


7. Switch on the tool and gently push it forward to extend the blade into the work piece.


8. Gently return the tool to the original position after the adjusting screw reaches the stopper.


9. For Corner Joint and T-Butt Joint only clamp the horizontal work piece to the workbench. For Miter Joint only Clamp the other work piece to the workbench with the mitered edge facing up. For a Frame Joint and Edge. to-Edge Joint only clamp the other work piece to the workbench.


10. For Corner Joint only place the tool on the work piece so that the blade is facing down.For T-Butt Joint only remove the angle guide from the tool.Place the tool on the work piece so that he blade is facing down.


11. Repeat the steps 6 - 8 to cut the slots in the horizontal or the other work piece. If you do not need to center the blade in the board thickness, proceed as follows:


For Corner Joint, Miter Joint, Frame Joint and Edge-To-Edge Joint only


Remove the angle guide from the tool, Set the fence at 90° for Corner Joint, Frame Joint and Edge-To-Edge Joint or at 45° for Miter Joint.


Follow steps 1 - 11 excluding steps 5 and 10 described above.For T-Butt Joint only


Fit the two work pieces together as they will appear in the finished joint position.


Lay the vertical work piece on the horizontal one. Clamp both work pieces to the workbench. Remove the angle guide from the tool. Follow the steps 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11 described above.


How to trim wall or ceiling panels

First unplug the tool. Open the blade cover and replace the existing cutter blade with an Optional circular saw blade 110mm (4-3/8") in diameter. Remove the rubber facing from the base. Then close and secure the blade cover. Now the maximum depth of cut is 25 mm (1").

 

CAUTION:
Be very careful that the blade has been properly mounted on the tool spindle between the Inner flange and the lock nut. Be sure to securely tighten the lock nut. Set the depth of cut to "MAX". Rest the base on the floor (when trimming the wall panels) or the wall (when trimming the ceiling panels). Using the floor or wall as a guide, trim wall or ceiling panels. Feed in the direction of the arrow.