When you’re working on a wooden project, you’re going to want to make sure the joints are going to be strong and secure. A biscuit joiner like the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner can help you achieve those strong joints quickly and effectively. Its their cordless joiner so it's a very mobile tool!
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the Biscuit joiner had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this Biscuit joiner is something you should consider purchasing for your own workshop!
Most biscuit joiners you’ll find on the market are corded, but this joiner from Makita is about to make your life a little easier! This cordless biscuit joiner allows you work on large projects without having to be tethered to an outlet, making it convenient, but also safer too because you don’t have to worry about tripping over any cords.
You’ll find that this tool makes the process of joining wood is much simpler because you can pick the tool up, put a fresh battery in it, and go to town!
Notable features of the Makita PJ7000 Cordless Plate Joiner include:
If you have other cordless Makita products, this tool will fit in perfectly, as it relies on the same 18 volt battery that other Makita power tools use. You can take the battery from one tool and put it into the joiner, and continue working without pause.
When you’re using the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner to create grooves for the biscuits to sit in, you’re going to create some dust and debris. Remember to wear protective goggles to save yur eyes. Instead of letting it fly around the shop, you can attach the dust bag that uses a sliding clip instead of a zipper. If you’re working on larger projects and don’t want to be bothered with emptying the bag mid-project, you can keep the bag off and just adjust the dust port toward the floor.
The amount of power that you get with this tool is quite impressive. Because the unit works with the 18 volt batteries, you can get up to 320 cuts on a single charge of a 3.0 Ah battery. It doesn’t matter what kind of material you are working with because the battery and the biscuit joiner can tackle anything you throw its way.
When looking at what people had to say about the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner, we were pleasantly surprised by the positive reviews customers left for the joiner. One of the first things customers were pleased about was that they could use other sized Makita batteries with the joiner.
One customer revealed they use 5.0 batteries and the unit is able to create 75 to 90 #20 slots for each battery.
Another thing customers liked about using the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner was that they liked being able to go wherever they needed to without worrying about tripping over a cord, or having the cord get caught around table legs while working. Customers also liked that the unit felt good in the hand and it wasn’t too heavy, which allowed them to work with the tool without getting fatigued.
While there were plenty of positive reviews of this tool, we want to mention some of the concerns people had about the product. The main concern people had was that the joiner didn’t come with a battery or a charger.
For those who already have cordless Makita products in their workshop, this isn’t a problem. However, for those who do not, having to purchase a battery and charger separately was an inconvenience and an added expense they were not anticipating.
Another cause for concern some people had was that this joiner doesn’t come with any sort of storage case. Some people expressed their dismay and felt that a sturdy case (or even a good bag) would have been a nice addition to the product instead of having to keep the unit in the cardboard box that it was shipped in.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional woodworker or if you’re a hobbyist, chances are you’ve had a project where you wanted to join two pieces of wood together, but you didn’t want to use screws or nails because they take away from the beauty of your project.
A biscuit (or plate) joiner like that Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner could have been very useful because with a tool like this, you can make strong joints easily and quickly, without detracting from the sleek lines of your project.
We like the Makita PJ7000 Plate Joiner because it is cordless, meaning you can work on a project anywhere in the shop—even if you aren’t near an outlet. And, since it is cordless, you never have to worry about the cord getting caught up under your feet or wrapped around any furniture.
We also like this plate joiner because it is an affordable option—if you already have a few cordless Makita tools that use an 18v battery—otherwise you’d have to purchase a battery and charger separately.
As a woodworker, your projects are only as good as the joints that you’ve created. With this plate joiner by Makita, your projects will look and feel like a professional made it. Now just imagine all the projects you can tackle with one of these in your workshop!