DeWalt Biscuit Joiner

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.6
out of 5
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
DW682K
Price:
$200

Description

• 6.5-amp, 10,000-rpm motor provides power for working in the hardest woods
• Dual rack-and-pinion fence ensure blade and fence are always parallel for accurate joints every time
• Integral one-piece fence is adjustable and tilts 0-90°
• Flush cuts can be made at 0° without removing fence
• 45° locating notch in fence allows indexing off the outside surface of a mitered joint
• Non-marring, heavy-duty aluminum shoe allows joiner to be clamped for stationary work
• Retractable, anti-slip pins help hold work in place
• Preset depth stops for all common biscuit sizes

WOOD magazine review

Top Tool in WOOD's six-joiner shootout

Review Summary

The DW682K proved accurate in every cut we made, with spot-on slot placement and biscuit fit. And it has a smooth plunge action. The lightest tool in the test at just under 7 pounds, it feels nicely balanced with a comfortable grip. Still, it has a few issues. Mitered cuts require the auxiliary fence spacer, and two retractable anti-slip bumpers on the nose add little grip to a board, letting the tool slip sideways during a cut if you’re not careful.
Dust collection proved good, but a square port on the base would be tough to hook up to if you lose or break the included plastic adapters for the dust bag and a shop vacuum.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

A good dependable biscuit joiner

Review Summary

I've used this biscuit joiner for years with great results. It's solidly built and has never given me any service problems. It doesn't have a lot of fancy features (like the ability to do the really small biscuits) but that's what I like about it: it's simple and accurate and dependable. Never lets me down and the joints always come together tightly so long as I use proper technique.
The only issue I've had with it is some occasional clogging of sawdust at the port where the dust bag attaches. My tool is at least 10 years old, so maybe DeWalt has addressed that in the meantime.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Good Reliable Joiner

Review Summary

This has been a very good joiner for years now. It's accurate, simple and easy to use. The only drawback is the that dust gets in my eyes even though I use eye protection and a dust collector. Other than that, it's a great tool that I anticipate using for many more years.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

3

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

best value

Review Summary

I've used this biscuit joiner for many years now and it has been reliable and accurate and is easy to use . When I first purchased this biscuit joiner I didn't really think I would use it that much, but as time went by I began to find many uses for it. I use it most when assembling an end cabinet in a kitchen run where I don't want any external fasteners to be seen. It also comes in handy when putting a thick edge on a table for alignment purposes.
It doesn't see as much use since the pocket hole jigs have come around but it still has it's place when you don't want to see the pocket hole and it's a faster joint to make than a dowel. Dust collection is good with the bag and best when hitched up to the shop vac. I still believe it's one of the best values in biscuit joiners.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Great tool if you don't need FF biscuits

Review Summary

I purchased the DeWalt mostly due to cost. At the time, The difference between it and the Porter Cable was pretty large. The price difference has narrowed some.My only gripe is that it can't do FF biscuits. If all you need is 0, 10, and 20 then this is a great tool at a great price. Dust collection is good. The tool is well built and feels good in your hands. I ended up selling the DeWalt in favor for the PC but that is only because I wanted to do FF.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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