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Table Leaf Aligners, 6 Pairs

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For perfectly-aligned table leaves, these sturdy metal alignment plates are more than capable of keeping everything on the level. The plates interlock tightly to provide flat, flush table tops, and feature a slight bend at the mouth for an easy fit when sliding the misaligned leaves together. Zinc-plated steel. Six pairs per pack.


  • Three pairs of table aligners recommended per joint/seam
  • One package includes enough leaf aligners for two leaves
  • Sturdy, zinc-plated metal plates tightly interlock for perfectly flush table leaves
(12) Table Leaf Aligners (6 pairs)
(24) 3/4" Phillips head installation screws
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number JH3
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions: 1-9/16" x 1-1/2"
Hardware Type Fasteners
4.5 / 5.0
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They are perfect, just what I needed. thank you
January 10, 2020
1 month ago
Good value. Just what I wanted.
Quick service. Great price. Almost identical to the ones that came with my table 30 years ago.
December 18, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Table Leaf Aligners
These worked perfectly. Replaced old bent aligners on antique table that I restored.
November 7, 2019
8 months ago
sorry could not use them. I needed something smaller in depth.
October 29, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
My old oak table had been missing half of one of these table leaf locks. I didn’t think I’d ever find a replacement. These were exactly correct and my table is happy. Fair price and fast shipping. Thanks Rockler
August 6, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler is my "go to" provider.
Perfectly aligned the center table leaf for which they were used.
March 30, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product
We had a dining room table that was out of alignment due to missing dowels. This product solved the problem perfectly.
August 9, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Really good quality
Easy to install
July 4, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Solved my alignment pin problems.
These beauties are much easier to install correctly than alignment pins.
June 9, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great holding table together but stiff in opening the table up at first. Will loosen up a little over time. Very pleased.
February 23, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Need for old table
Sue C on Jan 16, 2020
I made three Dining Room tables for my daughter and daughters in law for Christmas and need these to help align the leaves. These are simple and effective
Larry W on Dec 25, 2019
Need for old table
Sue C on Jan 16, 2020
I need to repair a table
Curry H on Jan 1, 2020
I made three Dining Room tables for my daughter and daughters in law for Christmas and need these to help align the leaves. These are simple and effective
Larry W on Dec 25, 2019
I built new table leaves and this solution looks the easiest to align them.
Shawn A on Dec 19, 2019
reviews and price
Charles B on Dec 13, 2019
I think they will work for my condition
Joe B on Dec 10, 2019
Table leaves need aligned.
Randy J on Dec 6, 2019
hard to find elsewhere
Bruce P on Dec 6, 2019
table restorations
Richard Gerhard on Nov 21, 2019
I plan to install these on an estate-sale 6-leaf pedestal table that has wooden slides but is missing any hardware to prevent the leaves from easily separating. This seems to be a more cost effective solution than purchasing locks for each seam; we will see.
Joan W on Nov 19, 2019
Looked like solution to my problem with mis-aligned table leaf.
Lawrence R on Nov 19, 2019
I build leaf tables
RICHWOOD D on Nov 14, 2019
Building table
Steve S on Nov 10, 2019
building a 3 leaf table
Marvin W on Oct 31, 2019
I have seen them used before and they seem to be very reliable
Kelly B on Oct 24, 2019
looks like the easiest alignment system I have seen
Larry L on Sep 16, 2019
Im adding leaves to a table and this looks like a good product. Plus, I love Home Depot!
Bill C on Sep 13, 2019
I need to repair my table leafs. This website had the best price and was the easiest to work with.
Lauretta C on Sep 5, 2019
making leaves for a table that needed them.
Jerome J on Aug 26, 2019
Refurbishing an old oak table
Dolores J. D on Aug 5, 2019
Work well
Dennis K on Jul 30, 2019
refinishing a kitchen table
Clay C on Jul 25, 2019
I'm trying to fix an antique table so it doesn't wiggle.
Cedar E on Jul 18, 2019
They match the rusty ones I am replacing on a table I am refinishing.
G V on Jun 30, 2019
because they work better than any other
Dewayne Williams W on Jun 23, 2019
used this hardware on a previous table. easy to install, provides a good alignment and secures table leaves
Glenn F on Mar 27, 2019
adding leaf to a table
Edward J on Mar 26, 2019
To help in aligning Table Leaves.
Shirley Gibson D on Mar 19, 2019
I'm adding a extra leaf to my table
Thurman C on Mar 10, 2019
im completing a dining table build from reclaimed wood and need these to complete the project
Ray T on Feb 27, 2019
original parts removed from table
Vern v on Feb 5, 2019
patrick u on Jan 11, 2019
Should help stabilize new leaves I'm making for my dining table
Rod B on Jan 10, 2019
Aligning and attaching display platform components to each other in a museum gallery.
Jonathan G on Jan 3, 2019
Building pedestal table
James B on Dec 27, 2018
We have an older oak table and the leaves separate so am trying different things to keep it together
Mary E K on Dec 22, 2018
Refinishing old table need new hardware
Gary L on Dec 20, 2018
Repairing 30 year old dining table.
Orville H on Nov 20, 2018
could not find in the stores
Kenneth A on Nov 7, 2018
Replace existing
JOHN W K on Sep 30, 2018
To add leaves to my dining table
Jim D on Sep 21, 2018
to align the leafs of a new table that I plan to build.
Charles B on Aug 9, 2018
Building a dining table
Timothy K on Jun 30, 2018
The ones to the table we have are missing and I cannot find them anywhere else
Linda L on Jun 23, 2018
table out of alignment. cannot find in hardware store
Heather T on Jun 20, 2018
repurpose 1930's porcelain top table leaves into fold down wall table in laundry room
KATHLEEN G on Jun 2, 2018
We have an old table with 3 leafs. These look easy to install.
Robin W on May 17, 2018
building an extension table 15ft long
Diane B on May 13, 2018
The wooden dowels are wore out so the table is not level
cynthia c on May 4, 2018
Refinishing dining room table I built 20 yrs ago, going with different design. table took on some humidity damage in storage unit.
Paul S on Apr 27, 2018
I need to repair a table
Curry H on Jan 1, 2020
I built new table leaves and this solution looks the easiest to align them.
Shawn A on Dec 19, 2019
How easy is it to remove the Leaf for under table storage after installing these Leaf aligners?
Mary T on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fairly easy. It takes a little bit of muscle, but not much. I used these as a replacement for the standard aligners on a table I refurbished... the previous ones were rusted through, so it was definitely far easier after replacement.
Are there instructions for the best method of installing Table Aligners Item #48840 ?
Mark O on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Remove old aligners from the table. Then, using blocks, clamps, and other tools, get the table edges perfectly aligned in all directions. Then move under the table; insert two aligners together, screw one side and see if you need to washer-shim the opposite side. this will force the table to go back where it meets up.
Can I offset the joining pieces so when the leaf is not installed the piece attached to the table is not protruding?
Tom B on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm no expert, but I don't see how you could. I use them as picture hangers, attaching one to the wall, and the other to the frame, then they slide into each other. For joining pieces flush together, as depicted, the 4 prongs have to interlace so they have to protrude beyond the edge of the material they're screwed into. If they're flush, when the two adjoining pieces are aligned, they wouldn't interlace. Instead, you probably need some kind of latch system that would swing back on one piece, with the hook inset on the other. Good luck!
Very tight connection using these type of aligners. Is there a way to lubricate them to make it easier to pull the leaves apart?
Kay D on Dec 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hey Kay D. I installed those aligned on a 9’ table w/leaf but immediately removed them because they were too tight and stuck. I opted for dowel pins with matching holes.

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How do I install these?
Andrea B on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Andrea. It was pretty easy. I turned the table upside down an the put the pairs together and then screwed them in place.
I need these to hold table and leaves together. Will it work?
Sue W on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They work well as long as everything is perfectly square, flat, and lined up. Not as well as traditional table leaf locks like the one I attached, but I had a situation where there was no room for these. Also, the aligners take the place of dowels or pins.
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