Ryobi introduces the Ryobi Biscuit Joiner Kit. This tool features a powerful 6-Amp motor that delivers up to 10,000 RPM with its included carbide tipped blade. To learn more about Ryobi tools go to Ryobitools.com and check out Ryobi Nation. California residents: see Proposition 65 information
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94%of customersrecommend this product47 of 50reviews
Rating Breakdown51 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product47 of 50reviews
This was very easy to use right out ofthe box. Very little set up required. I used about a 1/2 a tub of buscuits and it seems like a quality piece. The handel is very ergonomic. The price was right. I looked at the lower priced and higher price. This worked out great. And it comes with a case. the cord is also plenty long.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate
Unit was stiff on unpacking, but a few drops of 3-in-1 and running the guide end to end loosened things right up. I do wish it came with the smaller FF biscuit blade. Adjustment is too easy to change when trying to lock the guide. Positive stops would be a help. The tool cuts well but does throw a lot of confetti with the bag off. The bag is small and I just run without the dust bag when doing more than one or two slots. For the price its a very nice tool.
Pros: excellent value
Cons: no ff size cutter
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Raised panel has 4 buscuits to help with panel flatness.
I purchased the Ryobi biscuit jointer because the price was right and it suited the light use I was doing. After using a few times, it is a great tool and serves it's purpose well. The only problem I've had with the kit was not with the tool, but with the advertising and the biscuits. First, the box advertises it includes a "biscuit assortment," when in fact it only includes #10 biscuits and no other size. Second, the #10 biscuits that are included are not standard sized anyway so they don't fit in the slot created by the tool. If you're going to buy the Ryobi biscuit jointer, make sure you buy some Porter-Cable biscuits to go with it.
Yeah, I checked the other brands out and bought this one for the price. The surprising thing is that it has performed better than I was prepared for. I had one job in mind I needed it for and now I am biscuit joining everything! (Well, not really, but I could!) Just having it around has made other projects turn out even better. And STRONGER! It is really useful and a great addition to my shop. Sturdy and durable. What more do you need?
I have used a really expensive joiner at a college workshop and also a porter cable joiner and I can honestly say I like this one more than the expensive college tool and just as much as the porter cable tool and the Ryobi costs half as much. Most joiners have the motor mounted the opposite direction than this one. I have used both types and actually prefer the setup of the Ryobi because the other joiners are hard to get a good hold on them while also holding the board. This joiner is easy to get good leverage when pusing the blade into the board and it cuts really well. The fence also works really well and I have not had any problems with it at all. I use this tool a lot and it hasn't failed me yet. Normally I think it is always worth paying more for a better tool because you get what you pay for. However, this is not the case with this tool. It performs flawlessly. Don't spend a fortune just to get a fancier brand name, save yourself the money. This is one tool that doesn't lack in quality.
I've had mine for a couple of years with absolutely no complaints. It's easy to use, makes accurate cuts for joints and is reasonably priced. I do woodworking as a hobby and this is a must for any woodworking shop. Buy this joiner and save yourself some money.
This is a good biscuit joiner for the price. Make sure you pull the power trigger before abutting the wood for the cut. The blade needs to get in motion first. There's micro adjustment for the depth of the biscuit cut, so do some tests first. The 20 setting did not cut deep enough for the biscuit until I made the micro adjustment. The instruction booklet is very clear on how to do the adjustment.
9out of9found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Biscuit Joiner Kit
from Western NY
ryobi biscuit joiner kit
PostedApril 14, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
For 99.00 you get what you pay for. I make furniture and do alot of woodworking. This perticular tool might be good for the one time a year tool user. It is difficult to adjust and keep adjusted since the height and angle adjustments are on the same dial. It tends to move after a while and is very difficult to dial in. Not to mention the fact that HD doesn't sell ryobi buscuits so use up what you have and buy the protercable brand. They are labeled differently as well. Then, for an extra 50 you can get a better built biscuit joiner too. However, the 99.00 ryobi table saw is a good introductory level saw and does last.
This product is very useful for cutting biscuit holes, exactly what it does, and the set up is good except for the part where the angle and height are on the same lever. But that's really not an issue because the angle locks out at 90/45, so unless you're doing a strange biscuit joining angle (rare to never), you shouldn't notice this issue.
It seems like a very solid tool that will be around for a while. Very pleased Ryobi made this product so solidly. It's heavier than I imagined.
I picked this up a year or so ago for a woodworking project I was working on, which I do pretty infrequently... I hadn't used a biscuit joiner since high school.. (15 years or so) Personally, I thought this one was great for the price, but then again I haven't had any experience with other ones. It runs very smoothly, and every cut I've made has been right on accurate, and I haven't found it to drift from any setting I've set it to. I did add my own lines to the face (and perhaps bottom?) of the cutting area for better visibility of "center", though.. It was either for working with really weird angles, or I had to make a few upside-down cuts, I don't remember.. I just remember I wasn't happy with the center-mark on the slightly-raised see-through guard area.
The one thing, though, as others have mentioned, is that the tightening adjust knob locks both height and angle, so you can't go adjusting it super fast.. You do need to take a moment and make sure as you tighten it down, it doesn't throw off the other measure... I haven't found it to be that much of a problem, but I also only use it for random projects, and I'm not in any sort of rush when I'm doing them.. If I was using it daily or for a job, I would definitely get tired of having to do that every time I made an adjustment.
Oh yea! The plastic storage box it came in is huuuuuge! I have no idea why it's so big.. I like to keep my tools in their protective boxes, and of course I still use it, but it takes up so much space compared to the tool.
Excellent product. Cuts perfect every time, the dust collection system is almost flawless. Only thing to note is that you should check the depth after your first cut. The default setting was too shallow for the biscuit. It's easily adjusted with a nut on the biscuit size selector.
I was doing a project and got out my other brand biscuit joiner which I had only used a few times. I clicked the on switch and nothing happened. I removed the cover and discovered that the springs that held the brushes in place had broken loose from the junky bracket. I replaced that peice of junk joiner with the Ryobi. It was easy to setup and it did a great job. I especially like the hold down handle on the fence. The dust bag was excellent. It caught every bit of the dust. I cut about 6 slots before I had to empty the bag. I think this Biscuit Joiner is well made and will serve me for many years.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, hold down handle on fence
This is my first plate joiner and I love using it. I needed one for a job but now I use it all the time. I hardly ever use my pocket screw jig any more because this thing is easy to set up and use. Not to mention fun. I love how much dust actually gets caught IN the bag. Honestly, I have nothing to compare it to., but I can say this much; I'm so glad I didn't spend a couple hundred bucks for a better brand name. I really don't know what else could be done to improve a biscuit joiner beyond what this is.
I just bought the Ryobi biscuit joiner yesterday and only used it a little bit, but it works great so far. This is the first joiner I've used, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it helped me make nice tight joints for a cabinet door. It's easy to use, seems pretty accurate and well-made. I had to make micro adjustments to get the size right, but that's really easy. I definitely recommend testing it out on some practice pieces because mine was set too shallow out of the box. I don't think you can do better for the price. It comes with a hard case that was larger than I expected, but it has a place for everything, including a built-in section with a lid for storing biscuits. I comes with about twenty #10 biscuits. I don't know why they call it an assortment, because they all seem the same to me.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I love this joiner for woodworking in my shop. I have used this product for 5 years with no problems or wear. I have made wooden chests, picture frames and am currently making an entertainment center-all using the Ryobi biscuiting kit. It's a gem. You will not be sorry with this beauty.
this biscuit joiner was easy to learn how to use and built well this was my first experiance using this tool and i was very satisfied how my first small project turned out. i forgot to put the chip/dust bag on and the the chips were flying everywhere, when i placed the bag on securely pretty much of all the chip were captured as far as i can tell. for the price this is a very good tool for someone who will use it every now and then. i gave four stars for quality because i've only had the tool for day, but intend to give it a good workout. i have a slew of ryobi tools and have not been dissapointed yet. i highly reccomend this tool
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Easily adjustable. My only gripe would be that it was not totally zeroed in from the factory. I had to adjust the depth so that it would go in deep enough for the biscuit I had it set for. Very minor, just made me question the quality control. Other wise I have used it a couple times so far and really like it.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, easily adjustable
I bought this joiner to redo some cabinet doors and it works quite well. The first few doors I have done have turned out great. This tool is easy to work with and meet your every expectation. I’m glad I didn’t spend any more or less.