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Glue and Dowels3/24
I did a search on this but couldn't find what I was looking for. For those of you with dowel insertion machines, what brand of glue and dowels have you found to work consistently and well? (I'm not interested in pre-glued dowels at this point.) I'm tempted just to stick with my local supplier but don't want to compromise if this has already been figured out. Thanks for your help!
I don't know why your opposed to preclude dowels. We've been using them for years without problems and it keeps equipment from getting clogged up with glue. You just put water in your dowel inserted instead of glue. You still use glue in the mating hole. We use excell dowel and have for years. A very good and affordable product . We buy the 25000 at a time.
We switched to Jowacoll 11460 from Franklin's dowel machine glue, only because of winter shipping. both have been fine. Last order of dowels came from California Dowel, before that we had used Chicago dowel. Both seem fine.
When we got our machine we tested both pre-glued and wet glue, the wet glue held better. No problems with the "glue mess" if you keep it clean. That is quick and easy if done promptly.
I don't know, but we've been building cabinets for forty years and haven't had a cabinet come apart yet. In the beginning we used regular dowels with glue. Quite a few years ago probably close to 20 we started using the preclude and have never experienced a problem with them.
I done extensive testing before committing and the preglued held as well or better,and a lot faster to hold/out of clamp.
Thanks everyone, for your help. That got me going in the right direction!
Mike, your time in the clamp must be a lot shorter than what we need. By the time we get the hardware in and the case knocked together it always takes about 2.5 minutes or longer, our release time set on the clamp.