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 Bench Connector 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 for sale. 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!
Other DetailsTSO brand products are guaranteed for five years from date of sale against defects in materials or workmanship. Normal wear and tear and accidental damage are not covered. For any product determined to have a defect covered by this warranty, TSO Products will repair or, at its option, replace with current comparable product. Warranty requests require an RMA (return authorization number) prior to any return. Request an RMA number by contacting TSO Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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I'm using the Power-Locs in a way first suggested by Ron Paulk to secure a face vise to the Paulk Smart Bench (PSB). This is my first use of Power-Locs, and there's a chance I just don't know how to use the Power-Locs. But let's assume I am smart enough to figure them out...I would say that Power-Locs are a great idea, and will work awesome. I see the potential for them to rotate in the dog hole without engaging in the manner designed. I honestly don't know how to avoid this other than via friction with the dog hole OR by manually engaging the tab that comes out. Excellent product from a really great company.
Needed something to mount my vise to my MFT. These are great and very well made. Impressive most impressive!!
What an ingenious design ... they work great. I've used them for a number of jigs already in my shop.
These have been wonderful to use. I've created a couple boards to hold some tools that aren't stationary (pocket hole jig, mobile drill press), and these make it very easy to setup and teardown. With limited Shop space, these are a must.
A high-quality product that expands my MFT possibilities --without getting in the way.
I love these things. I wasn’t sure how handy they would be and bought them on a lark. Now I use them all the time whenever I need to temporarily attach things to my homemade MFT! I need to get a couple more.
I bought 12 of these about 6 months ago. I have just purchase 36 more between a friend and me. I think that speaks about my attitude about the product. As a "zero profile" clamp for benchtop attachment, they are peerless.
These work perfect on my Paulk smart work bench, now I can have and move a vise connection anywhere on bench.https://youtu.be/TRzPQuRB64E
I have used and own at least 6 of the smart connect bench connectors with the knob and they work great and have their place on a bench. However for me and the way I like to work the Power lock bench connector dog is my new favorite and far exceeded my expectations. Great work on this product and keep up the great innovative products.
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