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11-07-2017 01:51 PM

There are lots of choices out there, but I’m not sure what is better than others and what is worth the money and what isn’t. This is for the underneath joining of butcher block counters, something to draw them in tight to each other.

Any suggestions on preferred products? I’ve been looking at these, but at $40 for two packs I’m hesitant to pull the trigger: https://www.amazon.com/Zipbolt-UT-10-900-Drawbolt-Pack/dp/B0716SK9FN/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1510009636&sr=8-7&keywords=Countertop+bolts


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#1 posted 11-07-2017 02:05 PM

I used the woodriver ones bit easier to get the wrench on

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#2 posted 11-07-2017 05:47 PM

A problem with the one you linked at Amazon is that you have to be able to cut a flat bottomed recess for the flat washer. The Woodriver ones can be done with a forstner bit which will be much easier to do IMO… not to mention a lot cheaper too. Search for “countertop joint connector” on Amazon to see a few other options there.

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 05:49 PM


A problem with the one you linked at Amazon is that you have to be able to cut a flat bottomed recess for the flat washer. The Woodriver ones can be done with a forstner bit which will be much easier to do IMO… not to mention a lot cheaper too. Search for “countertop joint connector” on Amazon to see a few other options there.

- Lazyman

Zipbolt UT 10.500 – 80mmx35mm This one has no flat bottom.

http://zipbolt.com.au/product-items/zipbolt-ut-10-500-81mmx35mm/

https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B0725NYDTN/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_60_tr_cr_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=RQG8N61AS3VJJ982H9SV

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#4 posted 11-07-2017 06:10 PM



I used the woodriver ones bit easier to get the wrench on

- ChefHDAN

The zip bolts require no wench at all.

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 09:04 PM

Ohhhh good thinking about the flat bottom, didn’t think about that.

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 09:18 PM

Pocket screws?

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#7 posted 11-10-2017 01:20 PM


The zip bolts require no wench at all.

- AlaskaGuy

Thanks AKGuy, those look VERY SLICK, and perhaps worth spending 5x more since I’m not producing a great deal of tops!

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