I am working on a few projects, hope to post some here soon with pics and such. One of them is the twin storage beds, the pottery barn knock-off. When adding the 1x2 trim to the boxes, I tried using the pre-drill method, with wood screws, and kept on splitting the trim wood (it's pine). I have a compressor and nail guns, thought about doing that, but before doing so, talked to a neigbhor of mine who also does projects like these, and suggested I use is biscuit joiner and wood glue. I tried it out and love it. No nails/screws, very easy to do, looks great/professional. Only problem is, the joiner he has is no longer made, and the biscuit sizes, R1/2/3 (using R3) are next to impossible to find.
So.. I was thinking of picking up the Dewalt or Porter Cable joiner, each is about $200. They do size 0/10/20, and I think the porter cable does size FF (for face frame) which is smaller than 0. The joiner my friend used with size R1/2/3 are even smaller and great for this. My concern is, are the size 0 biscuits too big for 1/2" to 3/4" wood sizes? The FF sizes, which I found plenty of Bosch FF sized (175 count) at Lowes for $7, so plenty around.
For the end results, to me, it seems worth it. It's easy to use, looks professional, very strong joints when all done.
So looking for anyone that has used this before? I do use my Kreg jig for the bigger boards, but for trim work, what do you think?