Typical captive nut arrangements for knockdown bases involve either a square nut, recessed hex nut, or short, slotted cross-dowels. All of these fasteners make it tricky to assemble the joint without some frustration or extra tools.
Our zinc-plated steel Barrel Nuts are over 2" long and are slightly undersized to fit easily in a 1" diameter hole, making it quick and easy to mill the joint and then assemble the base. The Barrel Nuts work best in a 1-3/4" thick rail, but they can work in thinner stock as well. The protruding end of the nut, with it's V-groove for grip, lets you insert and adjust it with a free hand while tightening the bolt with the other-you don't need a tool to insert or rotate the nut. Once you feel the bolt threading into the Barrel Nut, finish tightening the joint with a socket wrench.
Four, 8" X 1/2"-13 steel bolts and washers are included. Bolts and washers are black finish. Made in USA.
Each pair of ECBN's is
packaged with two 3/8" X 5" black oxide hex head bolts and washers,
and can be used to build knockdown joints in thick wood for any workbench,
or even furniture.
Roller brackets from our Glide Original Leg Vise can improve any leg vise that uses a traditional parallel guide.
The rollers support the weight of the chop and hardware and allow the vise to operate very smoothly.
Roller bracket hardware contains everything needed to build two roller brackets, except wood.
Download our Original Glide Leg Vise instructions for templates and installation instructions.
Made in the USA