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I posted a similar note on an older review thread and being new here I'm not sure if I should have started a new thread?
Anyways, I have a Dewalt DW682 biscuit joiner. Lately the biscuits seem loose allowing the pieces to slide around too much.
I've tightened the adjusting screws on the front of the machine all the way.
I called DeWalt CS and the lady suggested I check to see if the blade was loose.
I Removed the bottom plate and the nut holding the blade was tight. I loosened and tightened it again. The blade looked OK, no chips or nicks.
Tested the cut and it's still sloppy.
I'm using Bosch biscuits and all the settings 0, 10, 20 are loose.
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hello !
could you use a caliper and take measuraments of cut and of biscuit.
one of them is wrong , but biscuit, anyway, will grow bigger with a water-based glue...
the ones that wash with water.
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could you use a caliper and take measuraments of cut and of biscuit.
one of them is wrong , but biscuit, anyway, will grow bigger with a water-based glue...
the ones that wash with water.
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Thanks for your response. I agree that one of them is wrong. I have three jars of Bosch biscuits in different sizes. I've tried a good selection from each in different cuts. All seem loose.

Do biscuits vary in size (mass) form different mfgs?

My guess is that the machine is fine and I'm doing something wrong.
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Do your biscuits match the size cutter you are using? There are different sizes.

http://lamello.com/en/products/wood-...zlamellen.html

http://www.mcfeelys.com/biscuit-join...FQVkhwodCyUJ2Q

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hello!

Jlord is right there is basically two kind of cuts 4mm or 3mm in width.

If you have no calipper, use the non cutting end of some drill bits,

if a 4mm drill bit just fit in the cut you made its ok for most biscuits.

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if your biscuits are loose in that 4mm cut then you probably got 3mm biscuits
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hello!

Jlord is right there is basically two kind of cuts 4mm or 3mm in width.

If you have no calipper, use the non cutting end of some drill bits,

if a 4mm drill bit just fit in the cut you made its ok for most biscuits.

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if your biscuits are loose in that 4mm cut then you probably got 3mm biscuits
Thank you for your response. I didn't consider different width biscuits. I'll check them with a caliper.
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Hi Lee

" Do biscuits vary in size (mass) form different mfgs? " = Yes, they are all over the place I have many made by PC and no two are the same the norm..it comes down to what junk chip wood they have on hand to stamp them out of.


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Thanks for your response. I agree that one of them is wrong. I have three jars of Bosch biscuits in different sizes. I've tried a good selection from each in different cuts. All seem loose.

Do biscuits vary in size (mass) form different mfgs?

My guess is that the machine is fine and I'm doing something wrong.


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