[–] Morbo 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

They're called Invis joiners. Quite clever and neat, but the cost of these fasteners is ridiculously high. Amazon has the starter kit of installation tools and 20 M2 fasteners listed at $565 USD with 20 fasteners by themselves clocking in at $144 USD. The concept is amazing and I can think of many uses for them but my at these prices I will stick to other means of joining my project pieces together.

[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I can think of no reason for a glorified screw to cost $7 other than someone trying to make bank off their patent.

[–] Caesarkid1 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

[–] RumpRangerRick 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

20 fasteners by themselves clocking in at $144 USD

Oh wow. Fuck everything about that pricing.

[–] brandnewset 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But no plug holes tho

[–] Dial_Indicator 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

they seem pretty impracticable TBH. Their site doesn't list how much torque it can produce, and I imagine it nots a lot.

Really the only reason to use these that I can think of is if you are tearing down displays constantly. Even then, there is MUCH cheaper solutions

[–] ParsedOutput 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Really the only reason to use these that I can think of is if you are tearing down displays constantly. Even then, there is MUCH cheaper solutions

I doubt loosening the bolts will be as easy as tightening them.

[–] samy90a44 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

These kinds of fasteners are used ONLY in very high-end Furniture. Mostly sold in Europe. Hint: The price of the finished Furniture that incorporates these fasteners is not posted on the item in the store/shop, and if you have to ask the price before purchasing, they you probably can't afford it.

[–] MBB 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Plus, the amount of work to prep those fasteners. Pre drill, and pre-thread, And if it isn't lined up perfect, those screws will bind

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Watching Japanese joining is like porn. These guys are beyond craftsmen.

[–] thelma 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

AT 925 .... JEWS

[–] JohnGoodman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

See in Japan, you can still have woodworkers like this because they haven’t been invaded by foreigners and can keep their traditions going, you really think shitskins would ever pay for this kind of craftsmanship

[–] gazillions 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

More delicate and refined than a log house. I wonder which holds up better in an earthquake.

[–] thatguyiam 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Yea, except for when u wanna disconnect it and its starting to rust, a scree head would sure come in handy. Maybe for inside applications.

[–] Le_Bucheron 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

At that price I would go for the Japanese traditional joining method

[–] GreatestOfAllTime 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Fuck Festool. They are the Apple of woodworking tools.

[–] DontFedpost 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Cool, seems like something the cartels would invent.

[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Precice is more impressive. It's the same concept, except it expands outwards rather than in, and it's used to magnetically lengthen arms and legs in human beings. Pretty cool.

[–] samy90a44 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have only seen this product used once in one place. In a 100% hand-fabricated Wood Artisan living room coffee table which was in the home of the CEO of our Parent Corporation in Germany. An artisan crafted it, using only hand tools and the aforementioned Invis fasteners to attach the Base to the Table Top, cut from a single piece of wood from a tree that had a diameter of almost 5-feet. The table cost him 3500+ Euro's.

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