Avoid the possibility of joint failure in your chairs, stools or log furniture with this clever expanding cutter and wedge ring system. The high-speed steel Tenon-Lok cutter features spring-action blades that flare out at the base, creating a dovetail-shaped round mortise. The sharpened tapered steel wedge ring then sits in the flared mortise, expanding the tenon with minimal splitting as it gets driven into place. The resulting joint will never come apart and is completely immune to weather-related expansion and contraction. Ideal for repairs or original construction, the Tenon-Lok system requires both a cutter and a matching wedge ring (sold here in convenient multi-packs). Every Tenon-Lok cutter includes a steel setter guide to create an impression on the base of the mortise for the wedge ring to rest in.Using the 1/2" Tenon-Lok Dovetail Drill Bit:1. Drill a standard 1/2" round mortise with a forstner bit or another bit of your choice.2. Chuck the 1/2" Tenon-Lok cutting tool in your drill.3. Before starting the drill, position the Tenon-Lok cutter all the way at the bottom of the mortise.4. Start drilling at a low RPM and push hard enough to extend the cutter's spring-loaded dovetailing blades. Let the drill come to a complete stop before removing the cutter from the mortise.5. On a flat surface, place the setter guide over the ring with the sharp edges up. Fit tenon into guide and tap with mallet just enough to start the ring into the end of the tenon. Now you can proceed with installing the tenon into the mortise. Either clamp the joint together or use a mallet, causing the metal ring to seat itself into the tenon, expanding it for a permanent joint.
Heavy-Duty Plate Joiner Kit Technical Details:3 Year Limited Warranty6.5 Amp motor provides power for the hardest woodsDual rack & pinion fence ensures blade & fence are always parallel for accurate joints every timeOne-piece fence is adjustable and tilts 0-90°45° locating notch in fence allows indexing off the outside surface of a mitered jointFlush cuts can be made at 0° without removing fenceIncludes:carbide bladedust bagvacuum adapterTorx« keywrenchheavy-duty kit boxFeatures & Benefits:6.5 Amp, 10,000 rpm motor provides power for working in the hardest woodsDual rack and pinion fence ensures blade and fence are always parallel for accurate joints every timeIntegral one-piece fence is adjustable and tilts 0-90°Flush cuts can be made at 0° without removing fence45° locating notch in fence allows indexing off the outside surface of a mitered jointNon-marring, heavy-duty aluminum shoe allows joiner to be clamped for stationary work
Organize your bulky parallel clamps once and for all. This specially designed rack holds all brands of parallel clamps - up to 12 in all - for easy and convenient storage. Pre-drilled holes are 16" on center for simple mounting to wall studs. Slotted holes are for attachment to the Pack Rack (21834, sold separately). Simply drill corresponding holes in the Pack Rack to attach the Parallel Clamp Rack to store parallel clamps up to 50" in length. Durable galvanized steel construction. 24" long.
Packed with gems such as how to make a finish nail into a drill bit, or how to use fridge magnets as clamp pads, the Great Book of Woodworking Tips is a ready source of inspired, shop-tested advice for woodworking success on any project. Offering more than 650 ingenious solutions to common woodworking problems, it's the essential DIY reference, packed with reader-written woodworking tips and techniques. Sharpen your woodworking skills for drilling, sawing, routing, clamping, gluing, joinery, finishing, and much more. Avoid common pitfalls and solve everyday problems with materials, tools, techniques, shop organization, and maintenance. Supplemented with clear workshop photography, each insightful pointer has been workplace tested by the editors.Technical Details:Your source for inspired, shop-tested advice.336 pages SoftcoverMore than 650 solutions to common problems, including:How to rout perfectly fitting edge joints, every time.How to sharpen every kind of blade and bit, including carbide router bits.How to move, store and saw 4x8 sheets all by yourself.How to make drawer slides that really glide and never wear out.How to joint and plane to thickness without maddening snipe.How to clamp and glue awkward miters and curved parts.How to flatten warped wood (it's easier than you think!).