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5mm Shelf Pin Sleeves

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These 5mm pin support sleeves are the ideal companion for our 5mm Shelf Pin Supports to add strength to your adjustable cabinet shelving. Sleeves require a 7/32'' diameter hole, 5/16'' deep. Sold in packs of 16.
(16) Shelf Pin Sleeves
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Weight 0.0100
Discountable Yes
Finish Antique Brass, Black, Brass, Nickel
Organization Style Shelf Pins
4.0 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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I have used different finished shelf pin sleeves depending on the finish color for years with no problems (using the Rockler jig & self centering bit. The only problem (?) I've encountered is that the drill bit got dull. Then I realized that I had been using the bit for about 8 years: DUH! Iamm order ing 2 new bits today! Great product! (besides, I,ve not seen these things at Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace Hardware)
October 31, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
professional look
I always thought that just holes in cabinet sides looked unfinished. Anybody can do that. The sleeves make it look so much better.
July 3, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Not seeing quality problems
After reading previous reviews, I was hesitating to use these, so I bought one bag each of 5mm pins & sleeves and did a test on a piece of 3/4" birch ply, same as I intend to use for my project. I used a 7/32 brad point drill (from the full rocker set, which I have had for a few years) mounted it in a drill press (to assure dead-straight holes) and found a nice fit. I could just barely set the inserts into the top of the drill holes, and then tapped them home with a nylon-tipped lightweight hammer. No way are those falling out. I then mounted the shelf pins and attempted to measure the deflection from 45 degrees. My process was a bit inexact, but generally, the droop was between 2.5 and 4 degrees. Since I won't be able to use the drill press for my project, I then predrilled a squared off piece of 2x4 (through the 2" thickness) with the 7/32 drill, and used that to guide some more holes done with my hand drill. Same result. If the shelves are cut to the correct width, they will prevent pins from slipping out (although I did not see such extreme looseness, I would expect these to work OK. Note I have not done the project yet (an 8' x 8' bookcase), but I am confident enough to proceed. I will, based on other users' experiences, however, do a test on each bag to make sure the inserts & pins perform as in my test. By the way you can buy more expensive (very beautiful solid brass) inserts from another source, but they are VERY pricey, almost 3x the cost of Rockler. If I needed less hardware, I would consider them.
July 20, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
recommend with caution
Pins available to me and the measurement of existing holes match the inner and outer stated dimensions of these sleeves. I expected a perfect fix. In fact, the pins readily slip from the sleeves and the sleeves from the holes. Adjusted by adding wooden slivers aside the pins, and when necessary, aside the sleeves. So they should help but may not prove a perfect fix.
August 3, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pin boles
Holes to small for the 1/4 " shelf pins
December 21, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality of the sleeves is good, outside diameter (OD) is wrong!
The instructions for this sleeves state to drill a 7/32" hole and tap in the inserts. When I did this, the sleeves slipped into the drilled holes without any resistance. Measuring the OD with my caliper showed that the OD of the sleeves is exactly 7/32" as well. You may think this was one part that was manufactured out of spec, but I installed 5 bags of 16 (80 parts) and all had the same problem. When I contacted Rockler customer support, the person there told me to buy some CA glue, and glue these in place. Wow, was I surprised!!! Well, that too didn't work too well, as the weight of the shelves would eventually pull the sleeves out. I ended up taking out all 80 sleeves, shimming the hole with slivers of thin cut oak, and then adding some CA glue and tapping these in place. What a pain in the... well, you get the idea. Very disappointed that Rocker didn't appear to care about the quality of this product. I wouldn't advise anyone to purchase these from Rocker!
March 3, 2018
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Aesthetics for a new cabinet
Eli M on Aug 6, 2018
just a step up from simply drilled holes
Liam B on Mar 22, 2018
Aesthetics for a new cabinet
Eli M on Aug 6, 2018
I have ordered and used them before with great success. They are a quality item.
Margaret S on May 19, 2018
just a step up from simply drilled holes
Liam B on Mar 22, 2018
I'm building a book case
Kermit C on Dec 5, 2017
Quality and aesthetics
Frank B on Nov 29, 2017
Used in the past
LARRY S on Nov 4, 2017
I only have the 5mm bit to drill the whole.
Danny L on Feb 27, 2017
sewing table
Melissa H on Feb 21, 2017
needed for replacing shelf pins in a wine cabinet purchased and made by Ashley Furnature
Steven K on Jan 9, 2017
A total waste of money. The pins don't fit these sleeves very well and the quality of the sleeves is minimal at best.
Mark on Dec 31, 2016
they work good with the pin sleeves in than just using the pin supports
Jerry S on Dec 26, 2016
drilling holes in MDF
DeAnn A on Nov 29, 2016
For shelving project
Louis L on Oct 30, 2016
Adding these inserts to the interiors of cabinets will make them look to be high end and more like custom furniture at a very low cost.
Donald M on Oct 28, 2016
I needed them
bruce k on Apr 16, 2016
It gives the cabinet a more finished appearance
David J on Mar 18, 2016
needed for bookcase project
Scott on Jan 26, 2016
These pins match those used on a commercially made bookcase which look good and work well. Building additional bookcases and want to match the supports.
Kerry S on Jan 20, 2016
to improve fit of pins in bookshelves
Mike M on Jul 28, 2015
I need them for vintage telephones, screw holes.
Lee V on Jul 3, 2015
building book cases
David G on May 27, 2015
Previous review gave good report for these items to provide additional shelf support--just what I need
Clair M on May 22, 2015
To use with the Kreg DIY Project kit I also ordered.
Jerry N on May 21, 2015
Must replace lost shelf pins. The cabinet holes are 7/32". 5mm pins fall out, 1/4" too big. This sleeve fits a 7/32 hole, takes a 5mm pin. Just what I need.
David B on May 11, 2015
finish previous project
Edward R on May 4, 2015
Building a cabinet
David C on Apr 27, 2015
I have ordered and used them before with great success. They are a quality item.
Margaret S on May 19, 2018
I'm building a book case
Kermit C on Dec 5, 2017
Are they made from solid brass sheet metal or plated material?
Bruce F on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have the antique version. After taking a file to one, I would venture to say it is brass material.
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