Dowel Pins

A dowel is a cylindrical rod, usually made from metal or plastic. In its original manufactured form, a dowel is called a dowel rod. Dowel rods are often cut into short lengths called dowel pins. Dowels are commonly used as structural reinforcements in cabinet making and in numerous other applications. Metal dowels or dowel pins are often used as precise locating devices in components. Steel dowel pins are machined to tight tolerances, as are the corresponding holes, which are typically reamed. A dowel pin may have a smaller diameter than its hole so that it freely slips in, or a larger diameter so that it must be pressed into its hole (an interference fit).

Types of Dowel Pin

  • Straight Dowel Pin
  • Tapered Dowel Pin
  • Flat End Dowel Pin
  • Spherical End Dowel Pin

Types of Finish

  • Natural (Plain)
  • Rust Preventive Oiled

Types of Material

  • Caron Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Plastic
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