Makita - 3901 Biscuit Joiner - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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3901 Biscuit Joiner

Makita - 3901 Biscuit Joiner

This biscuit joiner from Makita cuts slots for all biscuit sizes except the FF mini-biscuits

$170.00 (As of 9/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: Biscuit Joiners: From Simple to Super

review date: September 1, 2005

This lightweight biscuit joiner made top-notch joints and cut slots for all biscuit sizes except the FF mini-biscuits. However, the side-mounted trigger is located poorly, and there is no grip on the body of the tool. The fence is difficult to read but has useful detents at 45 and 90 degrees. An included thickness plate can be attached to center biscuits in 1/2-in. boards. The blade was one of the easiest to access, which is done by simply turning a thumbscrew. To change the blade, you press a spindle lock and loosen the blade with a wrench. The dust port clogged easily when cutting solid wood.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Performance level Professional grade

More In-Depth Information

Biscuit Joiners: From Simple to Super Online Membership RequiredBlade accessibility, dust collection, and fence adjustment are just a few features that explain the $100 to $650 price range

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site www.makita.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 6-1/4 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Biscuit Sizes #0, #10, #20, S, D, M
Fence Features Adjusts to angles from 0 to 90 degrees, with detents at 0, 45, and 90 degrees
Amps 5.6
Dust Collection Dust bag

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