Download PDF version (200.1k) Log In or Register to view the full article as a PDF document.
PLATE JOINERY C O M Plate joinery has proven itself as a fast and effective means of making carcase and face-frame joints in production cabinet shops. But residential trim carpenters are just beginning to explore the use of plate or "biscuit" joiners. The growing popularity of plate joiners is no doubt due to their availability at discount prices. Plate joiners now retail from mail-order houses for as little as $159.00 and so are accessible to even the smallest operator. Swiss Origins Plate joinery was designed in the 1950s by a Swiss cabinetmaker, Herman Steiner. Steiner's Lamello joiner has been widely used in Europe ever since. It was first introduced to the U.S. market in 1972, but because of its high price