Compatible materials

Hardwood

Softwood

Plywood

MDF

MFC

Types of connections

Technical Instructions

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PEANUT® 2 Short

The Versatile Short Clamping Dowel

  • A self-clamping, invisible connector

  • Creates an incredibly strong joint

  • Quick and simple assembly of cabinets

  • Packs flat when pre-inserted

  • Ideal for boring and insertion machines

  • PEANUT Jig and Mini Jig compatible

  • Can be reassembled many times

  • Made from Glass fibre reinforced nylon

  • 45° joints with 18mm+ material

  • 90° joints with 15.3mm+ material

The PEANUT 2 Short is an invisible connector and the most versatile connector in our range. It's short dowel length combined with a 3.5mm screw enable the connector to produce perfect 45°, 90°, face-to-face and end-to-end connections. Once inserted, all panels made with PEANUT components can be packed flat and depending on the tightness of the joint, can be assembled with no tools.

The PEANUT®2 Short is made of a strong reinforced plastic. It has a smooth short dowel end for effortless insertion. A hole through the length of the component allows for a 3.5mm screw to be used, this provides a very strong core and grip strength which secures the component to the panel. By adjusting the screw tightness, the joint can be made tighter or looser, allowing woodworkers to achieve the perfect joint even after multiple reassemblies. The PEANUT®2 Short has been designed with a shoulder to stop over-insertion and is perfectly calibrated for a tight joint in most situations.

 

The PEANUT® head has been specially designed to maximise ease of assembly and joint strength. Due to its dome shape, the PEANUT® head smoothly slides along the slot created by the T-shaped PEANUT® Cutter. In assembly, the PEANUT head rides over the lip of the PEANUT® slot and slides to the end, this action creates a strong clamping force, pulling the two panels together from the inside.

Tensile Strength*

MDF - 101kg / MFC - 86kg

based on 1 component

Tensile Strength*

MDF - 65kg / MFC - 46kg

based on 1 component

Shear Strength*

MDF - 93kg / MFC - 67kg

based on 1 component

*Tests conducted by either CATAS or Intelligent Fixings. Testing based on an average of 3 separate tests. See here for more information.

How it works

Machining

Machine your 5mm PEANUT® 2 Short holes and PEANUT® Slots with the PEANUT® Cutter

Insert the PEANUT® 2 Short

Insert the PEANUT® 2 Short, flush to it's shoulder

Join your furniture

Simply connect your furniture together

PEANUT® 1

PEANUT® 2

PEANUT® 3