Box of 1000 biscuits for a biscuit joiner #20.
A biscuit joiner is a woodworking tool used to join two pieces of wood together. In this case it would be used to join with the biscuit #20. A small circular saw blade is used to cut a crescent-shaped hole in the opposite edges of two pieces of wood or wood composite panels. An oval-shaped, highly-dried and compressed wooden biscuit (made from beech wood) is covered with glue, or glue is applied in the slot. The biscuit is immediately placed in the slot, and the two boards are clamped together. The wet glue expands the biscuit, further improving the bond.
All biscuit joiners have depth settings for standard biscuit sizes. The preferred machine in this case is the 900W BJ02 biscuit joiner.
- The grain direction on the biscuits are diagonal to add strength to the joinery.
- The biscuit provides a quick means of getting a perfectly flush joint, while at the same time reinforcing the joint.
- Length – 56mm
- Width – 23mm
- Thickness – 4mm