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Plywood biscuits

7/29/20       
Michael Sanders Member

Anyone know where to source biscuits that are made of plywood instead of pressed chips? Woodworker's Supply used to carry them, but I can't find them in their catalog anymore, and they are a terrible vendor to source anything from.. I feel like the chipboard biscuits never keep thing in line as well as the plywood ones do. Suggestions?

7/29/20       #2: Plywood biscuits ...
rich c.

Never saw a "chipboard" or plywood biscuit. Lamella used to sell a fiberboard biscuit, but all the others were compressed beech.

7/29/20       #3: Plywood biscuits ...
Al

I used the plywood biscuits from woodworker’s supply for quite awhile but stopped using them a couple of years ago because they were out of stock for sometime. They were indeed plywood. Lamellos are probably the best but I started using the ones Richelieu sells, they are around $30 per thousand. I also have used the Lamello fiber ones but I am pretty sure they were discontinued.

7/30/20       #4: Plywood biscuits ...
james e mcgrew  Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

Buy some .125 luan and eother stamp cut or use a cnc and make a plenty

7/30/20       #6: Plywood biscuits ...
MarkB Member

The last batch that came in from a local vendor were in porter cable branded box and looked pretty much identical to the lamello's. This was a long while back but I just googled porter cable #20 biscuits and they came up on amazon for 28 and change so Im assuming they are still available through distributor.

7/30/20       #7: Plywood biscuits ...
Michael Sanders Member

Jim,
That would be the solution if I was trying to manufacture biscuits. I'm not bojangles, though, and biscuit blades are 5/32", thicker than any luan I've ever seen. I'm sure Al can attest to the superior quality of the plywood biscuits. The porter cable kind are what I'm trying to get away from. Price has minimal impact. Wonder what happened to the business that use to make the plywood biscuits?

7/31/20       #8: Plywood biscuits ...
Al

I bought a tool called biscuit press and it makes assembly much better. Bought it last winter and it really works well.

7/31/20       #9: Plywood biscuits ...
jonathan mahnken

Website: http://www.mahnkencabinets.com

pretty sure the lamelo #20 I use are some sort of beech plywood... They are noticeably better than other brands of biscuits. Ive heard about the press Al speaks of, but I dont use enough biscuits to justify buying one

8/5/20       #10: Plywood biscuits ...
Scott Markwood

Website: http://www.Hafele.com/US

Lamello brand biscuits are made from solid beech. There was an interesting article and video on this earlier this year. (See link)


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8/6/20       #11: Plywood biscuits ...
Michael Sanders Member

Website: http://www.Hafele.com/US

Thanks for the responses. I think I will try the Lamello biscuits.

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