The Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit vs. traditional wood biscuits
Joinery solutions come in all shapes and sizes but one thing the Striplox Griplox No 20 has over older methods is durability and technology.
The Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit is made from hard plastic with grip spikes for added strength when fusing two pieces of wood together with the biscuit method.
While traditional wood biscuits lose their shape, are prone to breaking and can swell up in certain weather conditions, the Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit will never lose shape and provide a superior result every time.
New technology surpasses old techniques
Old style wood biscuit joinery solutions were seen as a quick and easy option to glue two pieces of wood together but over time they can struggle to hold up. With the Striplox Griplox No 20 all you need is a hammer to knock it in, saving time in clamping, and eliminating the endless wait for glue to dry.
What is the problem with wood biscuits?
The major issue with wood biscuits is they are weak and prone to cracking. They may not fit perfectly in alignment and can end up becoming loose. While they may work temporarily when clamped, it’s the glue that is reinforcing the strength in the joint. The Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit works better for joinery solutions as it maintains its size and design throughout and won’t crack or bend during the alignment process. It also doesn’t require glue.
What are the best uses for a Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit?
Biscuit joinery is best used when joining long grains to long grains such as a table top or edge to edge joinery. The Striplox Griplox No 20 biscuit is 56mm x 23mm x 4.25mm, made from high strength nylon and gives a flush finish each time you use it. Striplox offers a variety of products such as multi-purpose joiners that can be used to hang cabinets, artwork, mirrors and feature panels across a range of applications in homes, boats, caravans and furniture. Take a look at the different types of Striplox fixings.
While biscuit joinery solutions can make table tops and edge pieces seamless, Striplox has a number of options available to make furniture making easier. The Striplox range is increasingly becoming the go-to joinery solution for cabinetry and woodworking professionals.
We’d love to have a chat with you about how we can help with your joinery job, so contact Striplox today.
Posted on 11 January 2022.