Biscuit Joiner is a must have items for the people who work on woodworking projects. There are three common biscuit joiner sizes. We will discuss in details about these three sizes so that it will be helpful to pick the perfect one for you.
Biscuit Joiner Sizes
All the biscuit joiners support three common sizes. They are #0, #10 and #20. Before buying a biscuit joiner make sure what sizes it supports.
Small Size Biscuit Joiner – #0
These biscuit joiners are 47mm (1-3/4 inch) long and 16mm (5/8 inch) wide. These are the small size biscuit joiner, which is used for joining small pieces of woods or boards like a photo frame. Also, if the wood piece is so narrow that small size biscuit joiner will be the most appropriate option then it should be used.
Also, it should be considered that these small biscuit joiner breaks easily and isn’t meant to take much stress.
Medium Size Biscuit Joiner – #10
This is the most standard size biscuit joiner. You can only buy this size joiners and use them in all kind of projects. These joiners are 52mm (2-1/8 inch) long and 20mm (3/4 inch) wide. Few of the hardware stores only keep this size as they can be used in all types of projects. It fits and creates a strong bond in any woodworking project like Coffee Table making.
Large Size Biscuit Joiner – #20
This is the largest size biscuit joiner. These joiners are 58mm (2-3/8 inch) long and 24mm (1 inch) wide. These kinds of joiners are used in projects where a lot of twisting or weight will be involved, like making a bed. These joiners perfectly work with plywood and particleboard which needs a strong bond and great effort to hold together.
As these biscuit joiners are very big, they may not be appropriate for many of the projects.
What is the Right Size for You?
If you are still in confusion to select the right size for your project after reading this article. Then, we will suggest to go for the smallest biscuit joiner and test with it. If the projects don’t work with that size then you can always cut a bigger hole. But, if you’ve already cut a bigger hole then there is no going back. So, this will a trial an error.
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