DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Re: DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Unread post #21 by JayL » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:23 pm

chisel wrote:
JayL wrote:The Makita fence is self aligning when cam locked. The precision of the moving parts makes this possible. Gearing is only used to raise or lower the fence to the desired position.

Neither the Dewalt nor the Ryobi does use Cam Locks.


Jay try cutting using the fence you will see what I mean..


The Ryobi build is flimsy and won't truly benefit from such design. Once cam locked the Makita fence is very sturdy in position due to close tolerance machining of the moving parts. Lapat na lapat .

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Fence up down movement cam lock.

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Fence tilt angle cam lock with positive stops.

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Disclaimer : These are on hand observations only. I have not tested the tool in an actual wip yet.

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Re: DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Unread post #22 by balarila » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 pm

I have the Ryobi biscuit joiner, the lime-green one. Yes, build looks flimsy, lots of soft plastic.

But, so far, it has worked for me on a few projects. I don't think it will last long. Bu, so far, it does the job for me.
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Re: DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Unread post #23 by JayL » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:41 pm

balarila wrote:I have the Ryobi biscuit joiner, the lime-green one. Yes, build looks flimsy, lots of soft plastic.

But, so far, it has worked for me on a few projects. I don't think it will last long. Bu, so far, it does the job for me.


Chisel has the Ryobi too. IIRC his complain was alignment and accuracy of cuts thus he purchased a Dewalt. None the less let's wait for him to further chime in on this.

Did you encounter such issues while using the Ryobi Bro Ding?
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Re: DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Unread post #24 by balarila » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:05 am

No problems on alignment for me. But what I got (sabi ng Sulit seller) is brand new. It looks unused and alignment is ok.

It is difficult to set the cutter's distance from the top fence accurately because those knobs are really clumsy. So my biscuits are rarely on center of the wood's butt, as you may see on the photo below.

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With practice, one gets better but really centered slots are dicey. But, once set, I can repeat the same slot on the mating board and that is what matters most.

Lots of plastic parts that IMHO are soft which could lead to misalignment after extensive use.
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Re: DeWALT DW682K Heavy Duty Plate Joiner

Unread post #25 by Violaine » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:22 am

i still have no biscuit joiner and still scratching my head if its really worth it..maybe when i got tired of setting the router table for the tongue and groove joints then i will get one..

but for sure thread like this can be a good reference.

i remembered before, mdf for bulding speaker cabinets are best joined using biscuits.

ah yes i checked my list of woodoworking chores..speaker cabinets is at number 278!

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