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Installing metal dowel pins into objects can be a difficult task, but STG Machine is here to help! Please read below for details on how to properly install a dowel pin
In order to properly install a metal dowel pin you will need the following items:
STG Machine has a few tips and tricks to offer you in regards to installing dowel pins. Over the years we have seen it all, and many things can go wrong when you are trying to install dowel pins.
For Instance always be careful what type of lubricant you are using while installing a dowel pin. At STG Machine we always use alcohol when installing pins, but some customers may allow you to use an organic lubricant to assist in the installation process. Always make sure to check with your end user for what is acceptable.
On the other hand sometimes your dowel pin may be to small for the hole that you are installing it into. This can be problematic as the pin will just fall right down into the hole instead of being a true press fit. To remedy this situation we recommend either knurling the bottom of the pin or making a custom shoulder pin if approved by the end user. By knurling the bottom of the pin you are creating a raised surface that will give the pin a larger surface of contact.
In conclusion, we hope that you have enjoyed our brief outline of how to properly install a dowel pin, and if you have any questions please leave a comment down below. For more information please refer to our ultimate dowel pin guide!