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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:35 am 
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Bought one of these for a bookshelf project
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I've so far just made a large picture frame out of oak, and have to say I'm mighty impressed.

Yes I know you can do all this with a Router, but this tool makes it so much faster and super accurate, and I think much safer. but I'll probably get 101 comments disputing this.

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Setting the position of the blade is super fast, and accurate as it has preset depth stops. and you can adjust the depth of cut should you wish

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it has little grippy prongs (bottom left and right in the above picture) which stop the tool slipping when in use, but these could be moved out of the way with a quick screwdriver action.

The speed in use is amazing. although I have only tried simple joints at the moment, it's capable of doing much more complex joints than I will probably use.

All in all a tool which came out of the box and was a joy to use, the instructions are simple as well, which is amazing for a Dewalt tool!


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phill wrote:
Yes I know you can do all this with a Router, but this tool makes it so much faster and super accurate, and I think much safer. but I'll probably get 101 comments disputing this.

And they'll all be wrong! :B I bought my first biscuit jointer, an Elu DS140 (still available as the deWalt DW685 until last year), some 32 years ago. It's still going strong, if a little tatty looking. That tool, my first 1/2in plunge router (another Elu) and my first SDS drill (a Bosch) were probably the three greatest advances I've ever made in my own woodworking power tool kit in terms of speeding jobs up and making them more accurate and easier to do.

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i have the same tool, i did a small review in the dewalt section :thumbright:

have you tried getting it back in the box yet?


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i have the same tool, i did a small review in the dewalt section :thumbright:

have you tried getting it back in the box yet?


Doh,
And your review is much more detailed than mine.

I managed to get mine in the box ok. you have to get the front plate in first (there are some bits of plastic which hold it in place, and if you sit on top of these the lid will not close.
There is room for a few biccies, but not the glue pot (unless it was quite small)


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