Dewalt has expanded their 20V Max cordless power tool system with their first cordless biscuit joiner, DCW682.
The new Dewalt cordless biscuit joiner can make up to 300 joints (600 cuts) per charge in red oak when powered with a 5.0Ah battery.
It weighs just 5.5 lbs (tool-only), and can be used to cut slots for #0, #10, or #20 biscuits.
The biscuit joiner features a brushless motor, tool-free adjustment, a cutting depth selection knob, integral fence that adjusts from 0 to 90°, electric brake, paddle switch design, and retractable anti-slip pins.
It features an angled dust port and comes with a dust bag. The dust port is also Dewalt Airlock-compatible for connecting to a dust collector vacuum.
Price: $289 (tool-only, DCW682B)
As you might be aware, biscuits are small oval pieces of wood that are commonly used to connect sheet goods and solid wood parts together. Let’s say you’re building a larger panel from smaller sheets – using biscuits helps with alignment purposes during glue-up.
To use wood biscuits, you need a biscuit cutter or joiner to cut matching slots in two or more workpieces.
There aren’t many cordless biscuit joiner options, presumably because this type of joinery is more often used in workshop settings as opposed to jobsites. Still, there are definitely remote uses, such as gluing up wood countertops in-place. Cordless convenience can also benefit workshop users.
It seems that biscuits aren’t as widely used these days, but there must be enough demand for Dewalt to introduce a cordless joiner.