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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 06-06-2019 04:52 PM

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I had not heard about the swelling issue. If the biscuit does end up swelling, should I just not sand it down and trust it will shrink?

- Travis

I have only had this occur on plywood, which I didn’t sand down; and after the moisture in the glue evaporated, the bumps went away. I’ve heard the same from guys who use them in hardwood and have that happen. The bumps are usually because (IMHO) the biscuit slots are placed too close to the surface. So if I ran into this, I would wait a few days and see what happens, then smooth it out.

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