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Has anyone here used barrel nuts? I have never used these before and would like to know what distance from the edge of the wood are the holes for the barrel nuts drilled.
I have some 6mm nuts - thread size. The outer diameter is 10mm and depth is 13mm. I believe these form excellent joints.

I hope I am posting in the correct place!!

Thanks in advance.
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Hi

I use them all the time on softwoods like MDF /PB etc. 1/16" from the edge will hold them..
You can make your own easy with some brass rod to help with cost of them.
I have about 20ea. in my router table.


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Has anyone here used barrel nuts? I have never used these before and would like to know what distance from the edge of the wood are the holes for the barrel nuts drilled.
I have some 6mm nuts - thread size. The outer diameter is 10mm and depth is 13mm. I believe these form excellent joints.

I hope I am posting in the correct place!!

Thanks in advance.



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bob, what do you use the barrel nuts for in your router table?

i can see maybe tee-nuts, but barrel nuts?
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Hi

For the top and sides,a quick hole for the barrel nut and a quick hole for the screw.
A simple butt joint and it's done.. works great with the pocket hole jig for the top, and can be taking down easy if needed..

I got the tip from Sommerfeld router table..

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bob, what do you use the barrel nuts for in your router table?

i can see maybe tee-nuts, but barrel nuts?


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oh, i see now, thanks.

i have some in my portable workbench as well, to hold the legs and sides together, but i only needed 8: 2 for each leg, near the top and bottom.

then again, if i were going to attach the top using them as well, that would put me up to 12, unless i did 2 on each edge, which would get me to 16.
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I used them to attach the stretchers on my workbench. I set them back about 2 to 2 1/2". But it depends on what you are using them for, size, and material I would think.

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Ditto to what Chuck said. It would depend on the material and the stress you anticipate.
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Hi Moki - can you tell me where in SA I can buy these - I have been looking for them for a while now.
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I bought some from Gelmar. They are 95c each. They only had barrel nuts for a 6 mm screw. Gelmar seems to have branches throughout the country. I am sure you will find some in your area. Check out their website as well.

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"Has anyone here used barrel nuts? "
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(Soon to have a x-dowel locator/drill templet at the ready.)

Are you into edge or face grain?

In face grain there is not necessarily a target issue.
In the edge there is.

Depending on your source, the the major diameter of one of these pills (1/4-20) is .404-.406".
And an 1/8" (~3.2mm)/side, (a centered pill), would be acceptable.
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