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  • Plate Joiner Question

    I am getting ready to purchase a plate joiner. I have been looking at the DeWalt models. HD has a corded one for $169. I was looking at Grisslys web site and see they have it for $149 and an 18v cordless for $199. I have a 6 piece combo 18v set from DeWalt and am now sort of leaning toward the cordless one. I am just wondering if the cordless one would be up to the task for a hobbyist like me?
    SSG, U.S. Army
    Retired
    K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

  • #2
    Would you ever need to use it where there is no power available? If not save the 50 bucks.

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    Lorax
    "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06

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    • #3
      Yup, you can buy an awful lot of biscuits for $50.

      I don't know what your useage will be but based on the amount of run time mine gets I'd seriously consider buying a reconditioned unit from somewhere and save even more money.

      Another unit you might want to do a little research on is the Freud JS102. It seems to get generally positive feedback from owners and IIRC goes for around $110.
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      • #4
        If you go with the Freud as Dave suggests get the 102 not the lower priced 100, the fence is much better on the JS102.

        Here's a link to an AWW tool test from a while back;
        http://www.rd.com/americanwoodworker...teJointers.pdf
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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        • #5
          I just ordered the corded model DeWalt from Grizzly. Thanks for all the input.
          SSG, U.S. Army
          Retired
          K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

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