A Biscuit joiner is a woodworking tool used to join two pieces of wood together.
How does a biscuit joiner work?
A biscuit joiner uses a small (4″) blade to cut a crescent shaped hole in the opposite edges of two pieces of wood. An oval shaped wooden biscuit is covered with glue, placed in the slot, and the two boards are clamped together.
Why would I want to use a biscuit joiner?
Simplicity! A biscuit joiner is simple and quick to use. You can create joints in a fraction of the time it takes using more traditional woodworking techniques.
Are Biscuit Joints strong?
Yes, for most applications a biscuit joint is sufficiently strong.
What are the biscuits made of?
Most biscuits are made from compressed beech shavings stamped out into an oval pattern. Glue in the joint soaks into the biscuit causing it to swell and tighten up in the joint.