Dowel pins are designed to achieve maximum holding power in assemblies where parts must be accurately positioned and held in absolute relations to one another.
No longer are dowels put in wherever there happens to be available space; they serve definite and important functions in holding parts in alignment by absorbing side pressures and lateral thrusts, at the same time facilitating quick disassembly re-assembly in their exact relationship.
In diemaking and precision tool design, where tolerances often split thousandths of an inch, it is critical that correct doweling methods and the right dowel pins be used. It is important to bear in mind that dowel pins should be employed for locating purposes and never to replace a screw for fastening purposes.
Holo-Krome “Tru-Ground” dowel pin has filled the need for a pin with all the strength and precision needed to meet present day conditions…and at a far lower cost.
- Plugs, gauges, and measuring rolls
- Used as hinge and wrist pins, allowing speedy assembly and insuring a tight fit in either member
Always press dowel pins into place using an arbor press. Never strike with any material or tool including a hammer. Doing so may cause the dowel to splinter and may result in serious bodily injury.