CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Featuring the company's signature E-clips fastening technology, Lockdowel's new snap-on drawer slides enable complete, tool-less installation.  The snap-on drawer slides won a Visionary Award at the 2017 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, held July 19-22. The AWFS Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity, innovation, production impact, as well as the practicality of new industry products. 
 
Tool-less green barbs utilize pre-drilled 8mm holes in the side panels of the drawer box. They go all the way through, beneath the dado, making them invisible after installation. Simply line up the slide and barbs with the holes, and press down. No screwing is required.
 
The Lockdowel Glueless Assembly System is made up of a variety of fasteners, drawer slides, and hinges and allows assembly without tools.  The company says it provides a stronger connection and allows for easier RTA construction.
 
The Lockdowel fastening system is now used by seven CNC machine manufacturers and nearly all the CNC software writers.
 
Based in California, the founders of Lockdowel have one hand in engineering solutions for a variety of industries and the other in the ocean. The initial Lockdowel application was to attach fins to surfboards without the use of tools;  and remove the fins in a snap for easy transportation. One day, while wrestling with the endless complexity of another container of RTA hardware and indecipherable instructions, one Lockdowel founder had a light bulb moment. In a few short years, Lockdowel has gone from a boutique fastener inserted by hand to become the heart of fully-automated production facilities for the cabinet, closet, furniture, and architectural wood industry.
 
Lockdowel will be exhibiting in booth 317 at Wood Pro Expo Charlotte.
 
Also on the list are: 
  • Air & Water Systems, LLC 119 
  • Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. 129
  • Biesse America Inc. 122
  • C.H. Briggs 407
  • Cabinet Makers Association - CMA 133
  • Cabinet Vision, Inc. 208
  • CCF Industries 401
  • Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions 209
  • Costa Sanders LLC 214
  • DBS Sales - Maksiwa - Amana 211
  • DC Distributing 410
  • J & G Machinery  402 
  • M.L. Campbell 202
  • Mocean First LLC 502
  • Precision Drive Systems 302
  • Putsch Panel Processing 307
  • Quis Machinery
  • Raptor Composite Fasteners 218
  • Roys Wood Products 308
  • Safety Speed 110
  • Save Edge Inc. 306
  • Smartech International LP 210
  • SurfPrep by Dixon  301
  • WPMA (Wood Products Manufacturers Association) 131
  • Würth Wood Group 102, 106, 205
 
 Wood Pro Expo is the regional show series that brings education, equipment, and supplies close to cabinetmakers and custom woodworking businesses around the country. Go to woodproexpo.com