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Cabinet Connectors have advanced throughout the years, catering to the needs of manufacturers, suppliers, small cabinet shops, all the way down to the end-user. There are a variety of solutions and ways to assemble a cabinet box, but which one is the best for you? From pocket screws to blind dados, to cam locks, biscuits, and dowels – you have every option available. There are many types of cabinet connectors out there, and truly, the answer may be shaped by your manufacturing process as well as the needs of your customers. At KNAPP, we believe we have a solution for you.

Here are 5 things that most manufacturers are looking for when building cabinets for their customers:
  1. Flat packed and/or easy to ship
  2. Fast assembly
  3. Durable and built to last
  4. Savings on the overall cost
  5. Sleek design with no visible fasteners
KNAPP… SERVING YOUR INDUSTRY FOR OVER 30 YEARS!

KNAPP® Connectors has been serving the furniture and cabinet industry for over 30 years. Our innovative cabinet connectors provide the solutions that are most needed in the cabinet and closet manufacturing industry. All our cabinet fasteners are concealed, self-tightening and simply snap together for fast assembly. All for the benefit of reducing time, labor, and equipment cost while keeping the perfect look of your workpiece. Our German-engineered cabinet connectors are specifically designed with modern craftsmen and manufacturers in mind. With numerous products to choose from and their various usages across the board, KNAPP® is confident that you will find a connecting solution that is right for you. Most all of our connecting systems are made in Austria and Germany and guarantee superior design ─ this is KNAPP®.

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Cabinet Connectors

This Mod-eezⓇ is a great product for hidden joints in all substrate

Kevin Massie, Blue Fox Carpentry

This plastic dowel is great, it allows me to make strong connections in melamine without the need of clamping

Ruben Moreno, Deferichs

The Mod-eezⓇ System fit together really nice and I expect to use them again.

Blaise Gaston, Blaise Gaston, Inc

I ordered the TUCK dowels and the Knapp plastic dowels. The TUCK metal dowel is by far stronger than the plastic one, but both work for the intended purpose.

Ruben Moreno, Deferichs
Cabinet Connectors

The Mod-eez® System

Mod-eez®️ System is a comprehensive cabinet connector that is specifically designed with RTA and knock-down cabinets in mind. This innovative system was developed to tighten joints securely together in a fast and simple method with no visibility of the connector. The Mod-eez®️ uses a spring steel declining ramp, called a “clip” and a large collared shoulder screw at the two mating members. This comprehensive system used to attach the entirety of the cabinet, from start to finish.

Double Clips

Mod-eez®️ Double Clips are used in combination with 2 Shoulder Screws and used for wider dimension board material. They are anti-rotating and can be attached in all wood materials, including metal. Mod-eez®️ clips are made for material as little as 5/8″ in thickness and are ideal for attaching screw strips, countertop strips, toe kicks, and any material greater than 3″ in width. Spring steel clips make the joint strong, yet flexible, while the collar on the shoulder screw adds tremendous resistance to torsional pull-out. Simply slide the shoulder screw head down the ramp of the clips and all fasteners disappear.

Mod-eez Cabinet Connectors
Mod-eez Cabinet Connectors

KNAPP-Dowel

The KNAPP®-Dowel is a strong and durable plastic cabinet connector available in 6×28 mm and 8×36 mm. We make our dowels out of the best high-strength weather-resistant (POM) plastic, which gives extra durability in outdoor weather conditions. The threaded ribs are designed to tightly grip into the borehole, therefore, no clamping is necessary. Unlike conventional wooden dowels, the KNAPP®️ Dowel can be used with or without adhesive. If used with the recommended KNAPP®-Adhesive PU+ (Z011/1), the lengthwise grooves and two holes ensure an optimal distribution of the glue and a firm anchoring in the material, hence, creating a strong and tight connection between the components when hardened. Processing can be done is as little as 7-10 minutes after insertion when using KNAPP-Adhesive PU+.

KNAPP-Dowel Cabinet Connectors
KNAPP-Dowel Cabinet Connectors

TUCK Spring Steel Compression Dowel

The TUCK is a spring steel compression dowel for attaching cabinet components without glue or clamps that is immediately load-bearing. TUCK is available in five sizes. The 6 x 25 mm, 8 x 35 mm and 10 x 32 mm dowels are processed like conventional wooden dowels. The 10 x 28 mm and 10 x 16 mm are screwed onto a component, while the other end is inserted into a borehole. The spring steel design guarantees permanent tightening by pushing against the borehole wall. The processing can be done with a dowel-boring machine or CNC. Due to eliminating usual clamping aids, the productivity of the gluing of workpieces can also be drastically increased, even in smaller cabinet manufacturers.

TUCK Spring Steel Compression Dowel
TUCK Spring Steel Compression Dowels

QUICK-SET 2-Part Locking Dowel

The QUICK-SET cabinet fastener is a simple and efficient 2-part Locking Dowel connector that includes a threaded stud and a plastic sleeve. It is self-tightening, non-visible, and can be inserted immediately into standard boreholes without the need for glue. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be put together on-site quickly and easily, thus high transport costs are omitted. Because glue drying time is not a factor, as a result, the processing of the QUICK-SET connector is the same as with a conventional dowel but in a much shorter time. In addition to its main area of application as a modern cabinet box connector, the QUICK-SET can also be used for drawer boxes, bookcases, closet systems and more.

QUICK-SET Cabinet Connector
QUICK-SET 2-Part Locking Dowel Cabinet Connectors

Biscuit Connectors

Slide-in Connectors

The CHAMP, SUNNY, SILVER and METAL biscuits follow the same design, principles, and functions with slight variations. All of them sit in a standard #20 biscuit slot (4 mm), they are self-tightening, and non-visible. The connector halves are simply knocked into the biscuit slot with a hammer following the radius of the cut. All of the biscuits can also be disassembled, with the exception of the SUNNY biscuit that locks in place. SILVER and METAL have optional integrated locking tabs that can be engaged using a nail punch. These biscuits connectors consist of two identical halves that are installed into the biscuit cut and simply engage by sliding the two halves together.

Clip-in Connectors

FAST is a snap-in cabinet connector that is commonly used for face frame assembly and is also knocked in a #20 biscuit slot. The CLIPS require a #10 biscuit slot and are used to attach toe kicks and removable panels. Both, the CLIPS and the CHAMP are installed using KNAPP Adhesive PU+ (Z011/1). Through the holes on the bottom of the connector, the KNAPP Adhesive PU+ can bond firmly to the material. A permanent connection can be made by gluing the joint.

With 6 different designs, you can join components without the use of clamps or glue for a variety of applications. Whether you manufacture or design kitchen and bathroom cabinets, case goods, closets, or architectural millwork, we have a solution that will work for you.

DUO Hook Connector

The DUO 30 and DUO 35 Hook Connectors are 30 and 35 mm round and consist of two identical shaped steel brackets that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner. These cabinet fasteners form a stable load-bearing connection immediately after screwing and hooking together the parts. Cabinet end panels and cabinet boxes are simply installed and attached without any visible screws, inside or out.

The KNAPP® Forstner Bit includes a custom adjustable depth stop and allows you to make precise holes on-site. The DUO bracket fits perfectly into the ∅ 30 mm x 3 mm recess. Utilizing the DUO Center Punch, you can mark the wall and/or counterpart at the exact spot where the connection is to be made. KNAPP provides all of the accessories needed to cut down on labor time, giving you an astonishing end result with no visible fasteners.

DUO Hook Connectors for Cabinet panels
QUICK-SET 2-Part Locking Dowel Cabinet Connectors

UNO 30 Hook Connector

The UNO 30 Hook Connector set consists of a round 30 mm Ø stainless steel bracket with a V-shaped receiver socket that is installed with three 3×13 mm Pan Head Screws. A 5×50 mm CS-screw and washer are used as the counterpart. Fast and easy assembly of cabinet to wall and panel-to-wall connections is guaranteed, as the generously V-shaped receiver socket receives the CS-screw head when mounted. Optionally, a spring steel Locking Clip can be added to permanently latch the connector.

The bracket fits perfectly into a ∅ 30 mm x 7 mm recess using our KNAPP® Forstner Bit. The drill bit has an adjustable depth stop which allows cutting the perfect depth every time. Utilizing the UNO 30 Center Punch, you can mark the wall and/or counterpart at the exact spot where the CS-screw goes. The CS-screw is screwed into the component, while the washer is there to set it to the right depth to fit perfectly in the bracket. As a result, this provides the ability to adjust in and out in order to compensate any differences in dimensions.

UNO 30 Hook connector for cabinet panels
UNO 30 Hook connector for cabinet panels

KLICK System

The KLICK snap-in connector is a double dovetail connector that sits in both sides of a dovetail-shaped groove that is routed in both joining components. The KLICKpro is a connector that has an integrated dovetail and serves as an adapter for the KLICK and sKLICK. The sKLICK is simply screwed in on one component and snapped into the other. Our patented dovetail design for the KLICK and sKLICK is cut with our custom KLICK Dovetail Router Bit, available with a 1/4″, 1/2″ and 8 mm shank. The KLICK-System is one of our most versatile and popular connectors amongst woodworkers and architectural millworkers, and is widely used for cabinet trims, picture frame moldings, face frames, and light rails.

DUO Hook Connectors for Cabinet panels
QUICK-SET 2-Part Locking Dowel Cabinet fasteners

Still looking for a solution?

We hope you have found some practical and innovative cabinet connectors and inspirational ideas for your woodworking projects. Are you still looking for a solution that you have not yet seen? In this industry, we are always inventing and continuously learning. We will be glad to help you find a connecting solution. In the meanwhile, please, fill out the form below so we can help you find the perfect cabinet fasteners for your woodworking project.

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With over 30 years of experience inventing connecting solutions for woodworkers, KNAPP® is proud to say, “we supply the world”. While our main headquarters is located in Austria, KNAPP® has been supplying connectors to the United States and Canada for over 20 years. As the demand for invisible connecting solutions grew, we replied by establishing our roots here in the U.S. back in 2017 to better serve the needs of our fellow woodworkers. Our KNAPPconnectors.com online store is pleased to serve North, South, and Central America. If you live outside of this area or if you live in Europe, please visit knapp-verbinder.com or email info@knapp-verbinder.com to be connected with the right representative.