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About Our Pre-Glued Dowel Pins

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With pre-glued dowel pins, the glue covers 100% of the dowel pin creating a stronger bond and superior joint.

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Benefits of Pre-Glued Dowel Pins
• You can increase your shops production by speeding the process with pre-glued dowel pins.
• Using pre-glued pins does away with the problem of having to stop production for maintenance of glue buildup. Saves time on clean up.
Pre-Glued dowel pins are ideal to be used with an insertion machine.
DOWEL ENDS:  Our pre-glued dowel pins have an inwardly angled end to make the inserting of the dowels easy.
COLORS: Pre-Glued dowel pins come with colored glue or clear glue. The colored glue allows you to see the coverage of the glue on the pin. Choice of colors are red or clear.
WOOD TYPE: Hardwood Pre-Glued Dowel Pins. Hardwood is the material most commonly used in the making of dowel pins.
KILN DRIED:  A pre-glued dowel pin that has been kiln dried will ensure that the dowel pin will maintain it’s diameter and length.
QUALITY:  Our quality control assures consistent diameters and lengths of our pre-glued dowel pins.
Why pre-glue over a standard dowel pin?
1. Glue is a thick substance and when applied into a hole it does not often cover the entire area. With pre-glued dowel pins, while the glue covers the entire pin, water covers the entire hole.
2. Pre-Glued dowels also cut down on clean up since you only need to apply water in the dowel holes
What Size of Dowel Pin should I use?
The diameter of the dowel pin should be no more than 1/2 the woods thickness. The length of dowel is also determined by the thickness. The longer the wooden dowel pin the stronger your joint will be.
What Size should the hole be?
Care should be taken not to drill the hole too deep to allow water to pool in the bottom of the hole. A standard is that a hole should be 1/8″ longer than the dowel pin itself. Pre-glued dowel pins should be used with the right hole lengths. If you do not assure that your hole is the right size, trapped water will rise to the surface and may cause damage.
How should the dowel pin be inserted?
Our Pre-glued dowel pins can be inserted manually after moistening the hole with an atomizer bottle, but the most widely method of inserting the dowel is with automated machinery. If you do manually insert the dowels, keep in mind your dowel pin tolerance and use a rubber mallet.
Should you apply glue?
With pre-glued dowel pins there is no need to fill holes with glue. Easy application of water in the dowel hole before insertion, activates the glue. If you are inserting your dowel pins by hand: You can either use a spray bottle set on a fine spray or fill the hole (no more than 1/3) with water before inserting the glue pin. You may want to add glue if you are joining two smaller pieces.
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