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CUTTING
VERTICAL
BOARDS
See Figures 16- 17.
Unplug the biscuit joiner.
Loosen the locking knob and set the fence angle at 0°.
Set the fence height at the desired dimension on the
scale by rotating the height adjustment knob.
Retighten the locking knob.
Select the correct depth of cut setting for the biscuit
size you plan to use.
Clamp the workpiece securely.
Cut each slot at the marked centerline intersection.
Place the biscuit joiner on a vertical board and align the
indicator marks on the base assembly with the center-
line on the vertical board.
Place a straight piece of wood on the vertical board
and securely clamp it flush against the base assem-
bly. This piece of wood is used for a fence or guide. It
must be square with the sides of the vertical board and
parallel with the centedine.
Align the centedine on the bottom of the base assem-
bly with marked intersection for biscuit slot.
Plug the biscuit joiner into the power supply and pre-
pare to cut the slot.
Depress the switch trigger to turn on the biscuit joiner,
then push it down to extend the blade into the wood.
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back, releas-
ing pressure on the spring. The blade will retract from
the biscuit slot.
Repeat this procedure for cutting all required slots in
vertical boards.
Once all slots have been cut, place a biscuit in each
joint and dry-assemble
the workpieces.
Make sure
each joint lines up and fits.
Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a bead
of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of glue over
the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert the biscuits and
assemble the workpieces.
Clamp the workpieces together until the glue sets up.
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
ADJUSTABLE
FENCE
CUTTINGSLOTSIN VERTICALBOARD
HORIZONTAL
BOARD
LOCKING
KNOB
Fig. 16
INDICATOR
MARK
CENTERLINE
MARK ON
WORKPIECE
CLAMP
VERTICAL
BOARD
Fig. 17
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