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Use Your Router as a Biscuit Joiner Recently I picked up a biscuit cutter set from Dimar Canada (photo 1) and couldn't wait to give it a try.Many projects need some form of joint.Biscuits not only hold projects together but also make aligning your stock very easy.
The kit as pictured is set up for standard #0, #10 and #20 biscuits.It comes with: a ¼' or ½' shank; a 5/32' slot cutter; three sizes of bearings for the different size biscuits; and a sample of each biscuit.
To assemble the kit for routing, first you must choose the proper size bearing for the biscuit that you require.The large bearing is for the #0 biscuits, medium for #10 and small for #20.Photo 2 shows how to assemble the cutter and bearing to the shaft.
I used using the #10 biscuit bearing for my cuts.Safety Note: the nature of this cutter allows the user to possibly assemble the slot so that it will spin backwards on your router.BE VERY CAREFUL during assembly.
The carbide should be facing you and should turn in a counter clockwise direction in your router.Now that you have chucked up the cutter you must align it...