Triton Biscuit Joiner

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
1.0
out of 5
Brand:
Triton Tools
Model:
TC9BJM
Price:
$130

Description

The Triton Biscuit Joiner has a powerful 9-amp motor with 10,000 rpm and provides the power and speed to cut into the hardest wood. Adjustable fence with 0–90° tilt adjustment provides ease of use and greater versatility allowing slots to be cut on a beveled edge. Adjustable fence height from 0- to 1-3/8". Preset depth stops at #0, 10, 20 & Max. Full rubber grip overmold handle provides extensive rubber grip area. Adjustable front handle allows the handle to be positioned to suit the operator and application for more flexible operation. Compatible with #0, 10, and 20 size biscuits, maximum setting allows oversized slots to be cut. Spindle lock button allows quick and easy blade change. Built-in dust extraction with dust bag. Lock-on switch allows continuous operation without the need to keep the trigger switch depressed.

WOOD magazine review

Triton TC9BJM

Review Summary

Another tool with a smooth plunge and dead-on alignment when referencing from its base, the Triton also has a comfortable grip. But the powerful 9-amp motor is overkill; its bulk makes this tool feel clumsy. We found the right-angle fixed fence cumbersome to set and the scale inaccurate, and if you want to store the tool in its plastic case, you have to remove the fence—losing any accurate setup you had gained. Its blade cut sloppy slots with burnt walls; that leads to poor glue bonds.
And the antislip nose bumpers do little good. A tight dust chute impaired debris collection, even with a shop vacuum attached.

Detailed Ratings

2.8
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

2

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Ugly

Review Summary

Having performed the head-to-head reviews of these tools for the recent shootout review I can sum up the Triton with just one word. UGLY. It's too heavy, the fence is inaccurate (and hard to set to gain that inaccuracy!), the dust collection is essentially nonexistent and it's loud. To make matters worse, once you do fettle the machine to set the fence 'just so' you have to remove the fence in order to pack the thing away again in the case. Run - don't walk away.
Highly not recommended.

Detailed Ratings

1.0
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

1

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

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