Power-Loc™ Bench Connector Dogs
Simply the best all-in-one solution for connecting 20mm worktops
Watch this video to see how easily you can extend and connect your 20mm worktops with Bench Connecting Dogs.
The latest addition to our growing line of Bench Connectors, Power‑Loc Dogs feature a patent-pending innovative cam action and swiveling locking lug that eliminates the need to use a clamping knob from beneath your workbench. Simply insert the Power-Loc Dog through the top of a chamfered 20mm dog hole, turn the socket head cap screw clockwise, and watch as the locking lug rotates outward and secures your worktops together. Power-Loc Dogs feature a total stock thickness capacity range from 30mm (1-3/16") to 40mm (1-9/16").
Picking the Right Bench Connector
While simple clamps can be used to layer and secure 20mm work surfaces, we're partial to Bench Connector Dogs for two main reasons: they provide precision registration and alignment of your work surfaces, and they apply strong clamping pressure without taking up valuable space on your worktop. Power-Loc Dogs, similar to our Smart Connect Dogs, are designed with a chamfered lip to sit flush or slightly below your work surface.
The advantage of Power-Loc Dogs come in their self-contained clamping method. Rather than requiring an M8x1.25 clamping knob be attached and secured from underneath the table, Power-Loc Dogs are secured from the top of the table by way of an 5mm hex key or 5mm hex driver. This above-table clamping action may be preferred if the underside of your table is obscured, or if you don't wish to purchase or store additional clamping knobs.
Avoid over-torquing the Power-Loc Dog; a "snug fit" of the locking lug against the bottom work surface is all that is required.
To flush mount Power-Loc Dogs, you will need to chamfer the 20mm holes on your work surface. We recommend using a trim router with a quality 45˚ chamfer bit, as this allows you to perfectly adjust the depth of the chamfer to match these bench dogs. We do not recommend using the fixed-cut-depth of the UJK Chamfer Tool which is not suitable for plywood.
See How Bench Connector Dogs Works
- Materials: 300 series stainless steel, Buna-N rubber
- Clamping Range: 30mm (1-3/16") to 40mm (1-9/16")
- Weight: 92g
- Adjustment: Requires 5mm hex driver or key (sold separately)
Power-Loc Dogs are patent pending. Got a suggestion to make this page even better? Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
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I've made various jigs that use the 20 mm dog holes as part of the jig. This connector allows me to seamlessly attach the jig to my main MFT workbench. Great value!
Perfect items for what I needed, haven't had them long, hope they hold up for a long time
Great product.....was perfect for holding K5 jig to my Stanton Bench. Pity there is not a TSO stockist in Australia
This has given me considerably more options for my small shop. Extremely well made and fits the 20mm holes precisely.
I have not had a chance to use them yet, but will write a review when I do. They do look perfect foe my needs.
Perfect, ease of operation
Glad to get these - designing jigs to use them.
This product has some many amazing applications. I have a MFT style work top and I mount a number of tools (e.g. Kreg pockethole) to a piece of ply. Added 2x20mm and now i can easily lock the kreg to my top with ease. I have a number of other jigs/tools that these work great with. Bought 4. Highly recommend
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