Woodworking Tips & Techniques: Joinery – Why I Love My Biscuit Joiner

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Woodworking Tips & Techniques: Joinery – Paul Mayer explains why his biscuit joiner is his go-to tool for creating strong joints quickly for many woodworking joinery applications.

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  • michele perry
    August 24, 2016

    ☼This is an easy woodworking project for beginners!☼

  • Henry Wilson
    August 24, 2016

    At long last, this is what can help me finish up one of Woody Hyezmar’s projects. Found him online and as it happens, he’s giving away his plans for free!

  • Dr. Ralph Kennedy
    August 25, 2016

    I just bought a new biscuit jointer to replace my old one – despite owning both Festool Dominos and the Mafell duo doweller – there are just times when biscuits are faster, cheaper and generally feel more right

  • Misel Neral
    August 25, 2016


  • TubedInUK
    August 25, 2016

    nice overview

  • The Titan
    August 25, 2016

    wtf is a biscuit?

  • Joseph Giampietro
    August 25, 2016

    I don't understand the debate on joint strength with biscuits vs anything else. If the glue is stronger than the wood (and it is) what does it matter how much strength a dowel adds vs a biscuit vs a pocket screw? 

  • Clyde Weithers
    August 25, 2016

    Nice concise yet informative presentation. Thanks.

  • Veronon Parker
    August 25, 2016

    Theses days pocket hole screws are used .

  • A. Jansen
    August 25, 2016
  • aweirick1
    August 25, 2016

    I make fine furniture, I went to school to for woodworking. Biscuit jointer are for cabinet shop, they are for aligning boards for side grain glue ups. In no way are they structural or add any strength to anything, I never apply glue to biscuit slot because it will do nothing. If you want to have a channel and preach woodworking, tell the viewers to grow a pair and make a mortise a tenon like your grandfather would have done. 

  • Lars Rasmussen
    August 25, 2016

    These are really crappy joints ! If you want to make a fast joint, properly, – then practice proper joints ! 
    Very simple. 
    Biscuit, or domino, joints is made for for amateurs with no skills..

  • goosecouple
    August 25, 2016

    Do you have a video on pocket screw joinery? Thx.

  • Jurek FIC
    August 25, 2016

    Lubie to

  • tactical noodle
    August 25, 2016

    just basic math really.

  • Mike Payen
    August 25, 2016

    Had a Lamello for over 30 years. Dam sight cheaper than dowels and I wouldnt want to use a Domino on a heavy door etc. I guess all these tools have their strengths thats why I never regret buying quality kit

  • patissanchez
    August 25, 2016

    Your videos are excellent, however your marketing practices leave alot to be desired. You sent people dvd's unsolicited and then a month later send them a bill for it. For this I will never consider giving you one red cent.

  • Imadur Rashid
    August 25, 2016

    Im thinking of getting an apprenticeship on this line of work. Just wondering is their a lot of math involved?

  • 0MadHacker0
    August 25, 2016


  • Paul Mayer
    August 25, 2016

    I normally use the smaller biscuits when doing a plunge cut into the face of a thinner piece of material where the slot depth for a #20 biscuit might penetrate all the way through the work piece. The slot depth gauge shown in this video is a good device for determining which biscuit to use in each application. In general, use the biggest biscuit possible.

  • Jay Shreve
    August 25, 2016

    I learned that routers are very loud. And so is Steve.

  • Syllith
    August 25, 2016

    I'm car audio tech and every so often I'll have to build a box or make something out of wood and while we have a decent woodshop, I don't really know how to use any of the tools. Not very good at least. I can cut straight enough with a jigsaw but I have no experience with routers or any specialty tools. Never took a woodshop class so your videos will be good guidance. I just want to learn how to make my stuff prettier. I feel bad if people are paying good money for something and I don't even know what I'm doing

  • True false
    August 25, 2016

    You seem like a chill bloke = Subscribed

  • sabry my
    August 25, 2016

    Lol look like u drunk when u make this this video…..

  • Just Getting By
    August 25, 2016

    Great informative video. Thank you.

  • Luis Smoke
    August 25, 2016

    Very thanks for this video!

  • Sebastian Climent
    August 25, 2016


  • ualgun
    August 25, 2016

    great video, thank you

  • Dessert Man
    August 25, 2016

    Well done Steve!!!!!

  • nick12667
    August 25, 2016

    Very good video much appreciated

  • YeEpicTroll
    August 25, 2016

    i just made the most bodged router table of all time! the router is literally hot glued to the table with a few screws

  • Mohamed alnaas
    August 25, 2016

    Thanks, very informative video.

  • Davy Reid
    August 25, 2016

    Thanks, brother

  • Gavark Gavark
    August 25, 2016

    Thank you for keeping it simple and fun

  • Brian Vogelgesang
    August 25, 2016

    This was just what I needed. Thank you!

  • Tim Woodward
    August 25, 2016

    On my bearing bits, do I just make the flat part of the bit flush with the base plate?

  • Warren Carlisle
    August 25, 2016

    Thank you!Very informative for the in-experienced. You made everything simple enough for even "ME" to understand and I do appreciate your time and effort.

  • John Le Page
    August 25, 2016

    great thank you

  • Daniel McBrearty
    August 25, 2016

    please quit shouting. It's really irritating.

  • Hasmukh V Patel
    August 25, 2016

    you are very good man.