Model # 840038

Internet #202252101

Store SKU #900076

General Tools 1.5 in. x 3/8 in. Fluted Dowel Pins
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General Tools

1.5 in. x 3/8 in. Fluted Dowel Pins

$ 2 88
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Product Overview

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. As an FSC (forest stewardship council), certified company, general s wood joining program includes wood based products that are manufactured in accordance with FSC standards. The FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world s forests and is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world.
  • 3/8 in. diameter 1.5 in. length fluted dowel pins can be used to create panels in the creation of furniture, cabinets, trim, crafts and more
  • As an FSC (forest stewardship council), certified company, general s wood joining program includes wood based products that are manufactured in accordance with FSC standards
  • A fluted dowel pin has a series of parallel grooves cut along its length providing channels through which excess glue (that is used to secure the dowel pin in its hole) can escape as the dowel is inserted
  • General s fluted dowels are ideal for creating strong and secure joins in furniture, cabinets, trim and special woodworking projects
  • Convenient, resalable packaging
  • 35 dowel pins in each package
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: 840038
Sku #: 900076
Internet #: 202252101

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. As an FSC (forest stewardship council), certified company, general s wood joining program includes wood based products that are manufactured in accordance with FSC standards. The FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world s forests and is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world.

  • 3/8 in. diameter 1.5 in. length fluted dowel pins can be used to create panels in the creation of furniture, cabinets, trim, crafts and more
  • As an FSC (forest stewardship council), certified company, general s wood joining program includes wood based products that are manufactured in accordance with FSC standards
  • A fluted dowel pin has a series of parallel grooves cut along its length providing channels through which excess glue (that is used to secure the dowel pin in its hole) can escape as the dowel is inserted
  • General s fluted dowels are ideal for creating strong and secure joins in furniture, cabinets, trim and special woodworking projects
  • Convenient, resalable packaging
  • 35 dowel pins in each package
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)
0.375 in
Product Length (in.)
1.5

Details

Shape
Round

Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)
0.375 in
Product Length (in.)
1.5

Details

Shape
Round

Questions & Answers

How many in a pack?

It reads $2.79/each, I presume this is for each PACK. How many pins does $2.79 buy?
Asked by: RT
Best to check the supplier website as multiple package sizes are often available.
Answered by: EdAtBirdsintheWood
Date published: 2019-01-17

Qhat does a fluted dowel mean conpared to a regular dowel?

Asked by: Road11
A fluted dowel, as compared to a regular dowel that is smooth, has grooves carved into it to allow for the wood glue to properly adhere and create a strong bond.
Answered by: LeoHP
Date published: 2019-01-17

What type of Wood are Dowels Made of?

What type of Wood are Dowels Made of?
Asked by: Pat
Generally, fluted dowels are made of birch. However, dowel sticks are available in many types of wood and one can cut a dowel pin from these sticks. Certain metric size dowel pins are made from beech.
Answered by: EdAtBirdsintheWood
Date published: 2019-01-17
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Customer Reviews

1.5 in. x 3/8 in. Fluted Dowel Pins is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer beware... poor dowels The sizes are all over the place. Dowels are supposed to fit snugly with finger pressure. They shouldn't require a hammer to place (unless you aren't using glue, then it should be hammer-tight and you shouldn't be using fluted dowels anyway) and they shouldn't fall out when the piece is inverted. 1st and 2nd boxes I had, everything was loose and would fall out. 3rd box was 50% nice and snug, 50% required a light hammering to place. Since this was my 1st time doweling I trusted the review stating they expand with glue (I hadn't found the info about being tightness yet). So far everything from General Tools I have run across has a bad rating and lots of faults. Either avoid these or buy extra boxes and only use the good ones. They do seem to run mostly consistent within 1 box. I mean that if you pull out 1 dowel and it falls out it is likely that the rest will do the same. If you open another box and find it to be snug then you will likely find at least SOME others in there that do the same. PS - I am using a nice new $70 doweling jig and a new drill bit so I know my holes are proper and consistent.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some of this can be addressed with a dowel jig so you get uniform holes, but after using part of ... Some of this can be addressed with a dowel jig so you get uniform holes, but after using part of a box I can tell you that even with a jig drilled hole, different dowels in the box fit with different degrees of tightness in the same hole, i.e. there are some quality control issues with respect to uniformity of this product.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These are basically worthless. If you do buy them, buy four times as many boxes as you need. Then... These are basically worthless. If you do buy them, buy four times as many boxes as you need. Then, as you go along fitting the dowels, you can put the three out of four that will be either too tight or too loose back in the packages and take them back to Home Depot. Be sure and tell them they are defective so they don't end up back on the shelf and ANOTHER guy has to deal with them. I don't understand why Home Depot does not find another supplier. I have to go look elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless Like other reviews, these dowels do not fit at all. When you insert them into properly drilled holes (even with glue) they have so much play, that they won't hold. Look elsewhere or make your own if you want something that works.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't agree with the reviews saying that they fit too loosely. First of all there is the questi... I don't agree with the reviews saying that they fit too loosely. First of all there is the question of how the hole was drilled - a little wobble on a hand-held drill will cause the hole to feel loose. Additionally, they are designed to expand when they are exposed to water-based glues. A fit that is too tight would conflict with the full spreading of glue up the fluted profile. If in doubt, one way to test it is to drill a hole, put sufficient glue in it, brush glue on the dowel prior to inserting, place it in the hole, and then let it cure. Most likely it will anchor exactly as designed.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful quality control More than half were so undersized as to be useless. I tested them all in the same hole too so it's not a case of me drilling a bunch of sloppy holes. I'll avoid this brand in the future.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from They do not fit very snug and allowed for sag They do not fit very snug and allowed for sag
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chronically Undersized These dowel pins, as somebody else observed, are chronically undersized. More than half of the pins I purchased seem useless because they just wobble around in the holes. Interestingly, of the four packages I've opened, the undersized pins seem to predominate a given package: if one pin in a package fits then almost all of them will; if one pin in a package does not fit then none are likely to fit.
Date published: 2014-01-13
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