Ryobi Biscuit Joiner

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.3
out of 5
Brand:
Ryobi
Model:
JM82K
Price:
$100

Description

• 8-tooth carbide tipped blade for clean accurate slots
• Overmold on handles improves comfort and reduces fatigue
• Cuts angles from 0°–135°, with positive stops at 0°, 45°, 90° and 135°
• Cutter depth adjustment with positive stops for #0, #10 and #20 biscuits
• Accurate metal fences with rack and pinion height adjustment
• Motor: 120V, 6 Amps
• RPM: 10,000 (no load)
• Fence tilt range: 0° - 135°
• Biscuit Sizes: #0, #10, #20
• Weight: 8.5 lbs.
• Includes: dust bag, #10 biscuits, storage case

WOOD magazine review

High handle makes plunging awkward

Review Summary

With a unique, pistol-grip handle, this model performed decently. A plastic insert in the center of the fence has helpful alignment markings, but this insert seems flimsy and could easily break. It features a vertical motor with helical gears that places the pistol-grip trigger about 4" above the blade—elevating the point where you control the tool—and makes plunging the blade awkward. It's too easy to tilt the machine when plunging and accidentally widen the biscuit slot.
And the 8-tooth blade proves a little harder to plunge into the wood compared to 6-tooth blades on other biscuit joiners. It's also a heavy tool (8-1/2 lbs) for a tool that's meant for finesse joinery. Dust collection proved rather good, though, because the port is located at the rear of the tool rather than at the side.

Detailed Ratings

2.8
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

2

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Great for the money

Review Summary

Hey just to cut a small slot in the side of a piece of wood for a biscut works good for the money spent , make a few test pieces first and clamp workpiece down so both hands can be on machine. for a entry level low cost machine , can not be beat.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

2

Value

5

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