Voted one of the hot new tools from the 2002 Show Circuit by Wood Magazine! Miller Dowel has reintroduced peg construction with distinct advantages over standard dowel construction.Select the best-sized Miller Dowel and corresponding Miller Dowel Drill Bit for your application. Align and secure the wood pieces to be joined. (You may even choose to glue and set all components in place.) Drill the stepped pilot hole for the dowel.*Spread a small amount of glue on the ribbed sections of the dowel and insert it so that it drops approximately two-thirds its length. (It will self-center and align with the 2nd board even if you have not preglued or clamped the components.)Tap the dowel until fully inserted.Trim/sand any raised portion.*The depth drilled determines the depth of insertion. This not only allows users to countersink, tap flush, or leave raised, but also gives woodworkers the option to only use a portion of the dowel.If only 2 ½ sections of the drill bit is used, then only 2 ½ sections of the dowel will be inserted. This technique doubles the versatility of the product because it means that each size Miller Dowel is two sizes in one. It is an ideal feature when depth or thickness is restrictive, or for achieving a decorative effect.The Miller Dowel is perfect for use in a wide variety of wood joining and fastening applications, such as furniture, decks/docks, stairs and hand railings, cabinets, windows and doors, toys and more! Helps you avoid the problems associated with nails and screws, such as wood rot, metal corrosion and rust, nail pops, and splitting of the grain. Choose from 1x, 2x or NEW Mini-X Quick Drill kits, which include stepped drill bit and 50 Birch dowels. Dowels available in three sizes: 1x for boards up to 1" thick and 2x for boards up to 1-3/4" thick and NEW Mini-X for joining 1/2" stock. Drill bits fit 3/8" chuck. Additional packs of 25 dowels also available in birch, oak, cherry and walnut. Joining wood with wooden fasteners avoids the problems with nails and screws, such as Wood rot, of which even a minor amount compromises joint strength,1) Metal corrosion and rust2) Dangerous "Nail Pops" or "Shiners"3) Splitting of the grain.Peg Construction traditionally involves the difficult task of driving a pin dowel into a pilot hole that is just as tight at the top as it is at the bottom. Not only do you have to use a hammer from the very beginning, but it only gets tougher the deeper you get!The MILLER Dowel is inserted 75% by hand because of the relationship of the dowel shape to its pilot hole. You get better holding strength, and it is easier to tap in! Another advantage of having the dowel inserted so far through the top board is that the pilot hole does not have a chance to misalign. The hole for a traditional dowel must be perfectly matched up so the dowel can enter the second piece of wood without problems.The MILLER Dowel is already well into the second piece of wood before you even reach for your hammer! The MILLER Dowel has exceptional holding strength because the shoulder between the widest and second widest sections gets lodged in the top board. This produces a capping effect like the head on a screw or a nail.This dowel has excellent adhesion as glue remains all along the MILLER Dowel's length, settling under each shoulder, instead of being forced down to the bottom of the hole or sheared off at the top. Many woodworkers appreciate the decorative appearance of the pegged or "Shaker" look. Since our dowels can be stained prior to insertion, it simple to enhance the contrast for both light and dark woods. Why use plugs to cover countersunk screws? Using plugs involves drilling a pilot hole, screwing in a fastener, then gluing and inserting the plug. Why not just skip a step by using a MILLER Dowel? Plus, you won't worry about the plugs falling out and disappearing.Our fit remains tight. Unlike nails or screws, wooden dowels are naturally flexible and dampen vibration. There is no compression of the surrounding wood, which would loosen the fit.The original intent for our product was to be a safety fastener. Injuries and damages caused by exposed nail/screw heads are prevented by using MILLER Dowels.MILLER Dowels introduce a new joinery technique that can be used instead of difficult, expensive, and/or very time consuming methods like blind dowels, biscuits, pocket screws, or mortise and tenon.There is one timesaving assembly technique that is made possible by MILLER Dowels. A Chicago woodworker developed this as an alternative to the mortise and tenon joinery in his furniture design.In this method, pieces of wood to be joined are simply glued and aligned. Once cured, the glue eliminates the need for a brace.Pilot holes are then drilled, and the dowels can then be inserted for structural support.Not only does this method guarantee perfectly flush joinery, but it takes 25% of the time!
Here's a solution that's so simple, you'll wonder why it took so long to develop! The Clamp-It replaces custom clamping jigs, acts as a third hand, and eliminates the need for long bulky clamps. Simply put, the Clamp-It is a square you can clamp. In fact, you can even assemble a cabinet one corner at a time! Works with any joinery technique, from nails to hand cut dovetails. It's ideal for every stage of construction, from assembling plywood cabinets to face frames and drawers. Clamp-It is also perfect for framing decks and installing rails and balusters. Attach it to a work surface, and it becomes a right angle fixture for bench assembly. Clamp-It is computer designed and manufactured from high impact, rigid polycarbonate to ensure strength and accuracy. Size of the Clamp-It is 8" X 8" X 1 - 1/2".Drawer Assembly: Clamp-It is designed for use on either the inside or outside of a corner, making it ideal for assembling drawers with lipped fronts.Deck Rails: Use Clamp-It to hold deck balusters at a perfect 90° angle while fastening.Bench Jigs: Clamp-It can be secured to any work surface to create a simple 90° assembly jig.5" Clamp-It Bar Clamp: Clamp features a fixed head with a comfortable ergonomic handle and a moveable tailpiece. Sold SeparatelyFind the right Clamp-It for every project! Also available from Rockler:Clamp-It Mini Assembly SquareClamp-It Adjustable Assembly SquareClamp-It Assembly Square w/Universal Fence Clamps
The ultimate in stability, these workhorse clamps are invaluable for high-pressure applications and wide openings. Available in a wide variety of sizes, these Medium-Duty Clamps feature new ergonomic composite handles and have protective caps on both jaws.Features:Integrated Bessey anti-slip system— set screw that is molded into the sliding arm interlocks with the serration on the rail to prevent the clamp from slipping.Corrugated malleable cast iron fixed jaw and sliding arm generate powerful, rigid clamping. Top jaw press fitted to rail— no mechanical fasteners to loosen. Powder coating protects against corrosion.High-quality profiled rail from Bessey's own ISO certified factories. The profile acts as a reliable reinforcement against torsional forces, while the serration on six faces additionally prevents the clamp from slipping.Smooth-running spindle with Acme thread— more clamping with less cranking. Work hardenend for strength.
Clamp the un-clampable in any clamp or vise! Gyrojaw features a 2" x 3-1/4" face on one side and a 1" diameter ball head on the other that makes it possible to secure tough to clamp tapered cylinders or compound angles quickly and easily. Made in USA.Technical Details:2" x 3-1/4" face with a 1" diameter ball head that swivels in clamp or vise jaws to hold tapered rounds and angled objects securelySecures tapered cylindersGrips compound angles Clamps tapers verticallyWorks with pieces angled up to 25°Strong, compact design lasts a lifetimePerfect for every level of woodcrafterMade in USA