A small TCT circular saw blade cuts a crescent shaped hole (the "mouth") in the wood, one each edge you wish to join together. An oval-shaped, highly-dried and compressed wooden biscuit (usually beech) is covered with glue, or glue is applied in the slot, and the biscuit is immediately placed in the slot.
The two boards are then clamped together and the wet glue expands the biscuit, further improving the bond. The image to the right shows a biscuit resting in one of the materials to be joined
Festool manufacture their own, slightly different biscuit jointer called the Festool Domino, which uses a rotary blade. The blade cuts a domino shaped mortise which provides a surface area larger than typical biscuit slots for greater bond strength. The cutter is capable of accommodating a variety of domino sizes.
Our biscuit jointers include Bosch, DeWalt and Trend models. There are also a few Festool Domino models in our biscuit jointer range. We have the Festool DF700, and the Festool DF 500 which comes as Plus or Set. Just click on any of these products to find out more about them.
If you want to learn more on woodworking tools such as the biscuit jointer, feel free to contact us and one of our expert staff members will be happy to help. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can.