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Offline Don T

  • Posts: 2021
  • Phoenix, Az
Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« on: January 23, 2021, 01:14 PM »
I’m building an L shaped desk for my granddaughter and I want a waterfall edge that can be assembled on site. What type of connector would you recommend?
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Offline mkasdin

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Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 01:26 PM »
Lamello makes a few connectors for knock down furniture (45 degree) I researched it prior, but I don’t own the tool, others on FOG have working knowledge. I called Lamello before and spoke with a technical sales rep, they are in Southern California. The question is, if it’s a one time assemble a domino should work? The lamello is an interesting connector since it (clamex?) will also lock itself with a blind Allen bolt.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 01:30 PM by mkasdin »

Offline Don T

  • Posts: 2021
  • Phoenix, Az
Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 02:11 PM »
Lamello makes a few connectors for knock down furniture (45 degree) I researched it prior, but I don’t own the tool, others on FOG have working knowledge. I called Lamello before and spoke with a technical sales rep, they are in Southern California. The question is, if it’s a one time assemble a domino should work? The lamello is an interesting connector since it (clamex?) will also lock itself with a blind Allen bolt.
It definitely is not a one time assemble. I hope this will go to her children when that time comes so I need to be able to pull it apart multiple times. I’m also trying not to buy another tool. I would probably buy the Festool connector set before I buy another tool and figure out a way to make them work which I have an idea already. Just looking for possible other solutions.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 06:14 PM »
I completely understand... I would still call lamello. I believe there is a way to use the cutter and double up the cut to accommodate the width of the plastic connector use a biscuit joiner? If it’s a large panel at a 45 miter then the Festool connector could work, I’m guessing.

Offline Dane

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Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 11:25 AM »
Pretty sure Striplox has a connector that will do miters

Offline Don T

  • Posts: 2021
  • Phoenix, Az
Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 03:00 PM »
Thanks Dane, that is what I was looking for. I am going to give them a try on the desk.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Knockdown connector for a mitered panel
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 12:16 PM »
If anyone discovers how to use the Festool connectors on a 45 degree joint, please post it.
Birdhunter