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Fasteners apply controlled pressure between joint members. These fasteners prevent joint members from twisting and buckling. Great for joining countertops. 4-1/16" long bolt allows a center to center range of 2" to 3-1/2".

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Weight 0.1400
Tech Spec
  • Requires 7/8" diameter holes 5/8" deep
Style Joint Fastener
3.9 / 5.0
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Tite-Joint Butcher Block Countertop Mitre
Used three of these to join a 1-1/2" butcher block countertop mitre. Performed exactly as promised, even without glue. That is one tight joint! Recommended.
Butcher Block Countertop Mitre
Butcher Block Countertop Mitre
June 27, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
used the joint fastener on our butcher block counter top. They worked great. I also glued some biscuits in the joint as well. The joint fasteners work well to draw in the seam tight especially on a curved section of the counter where clamping was more difficult.
January 15, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I used them two years ago to attach walnut butcher block that was 1 1/4 thick. They worked great.
January 15, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Hidden fasteners
These are great! I have used them in outdoor applications and they perform well.
March 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great purchase!
Installation of the fasteners was a simple task, saved me hours of biscuit cutting, pinning and gluing. I've never cut or worked with butcher block counters before, done a very nice job. No more OLD SCHOOL for me. I'm sold on these site fasteners!
Easy installation, Done""
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December 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best practical solution
Works great for re-joining separated butcher block top
July 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
used these on a 12 foot bar top and worked very well pulling the joints together. for the price and size, would definitely recommend them.
March 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Easy to use and made the job go much easier
October 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Tite Joint Fastener
Good product. It joined wood stock firmly.
I recommended it.
July 20, 2016
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great device for attaching breadboard ends.
June 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Ease of use
Steve l. P on Aug 14, 2018
Great for attaching bread board ends on hardwood tops
Glenn M on Feb 21, 2018
Ease of use
Steve l. P on Aug 14, 2018
I've used them in the past and have been very happy with the end result.
Thomas K on May 3, 2018
Great for attaching bread board ends on hardwood tops
Glenn M on Feb 21, 2018
replace parts
Daniel C on Feb 6, 2018
It fits my application the best
matt s on Jan 20, 2018
Built countertops from maple slabs and need to join the miter joints
Chris B on Jan 2, 2018
Building a bunk bed that will be knockdown.
Stan D on Nov 15, 2017
Making custom counter tops, needed to join 45's
Benjamin H on Oct 31, 2017
Looks like it will work for project
Gary P on Jul 25, 2017
seemed to look like what I wanted
Tom T on Jun 21, 2017
right product for the job
Brian F on Jun 14, 2017
Need to join some counter tops.
Carl B on Jun 3, 2017
wood counter top joint
Greg S on May 28, 2017
To connect two parts of table
Joseph F on Apr 29, 2017
I am replacing the wood body of a 1934 Buick. I plan to use these to attach the A pillar to the dash brace with these, and then cast the gap with RTV rubber to end up with a strong, but flexible, joint.
Fred P on Apr 24, 2017
Replace joint fasteners for my sleigh bed
Katharine B on Apr 15, 2017
best fit for thick wood butcherblock ---hopefully
Adam G on Mar 14, 2017
We are installing butcher block countertops and this is to connect the seams.
Carolyn R on Mar 4, 2017
I'm interesting in the type of bolt used (1/4" 20 threads) I only need one end of the part for a repair project of a home made drafting table.
Tony P W on Feb 21, 2017
These were purchased to join laminate counter top (particle board base) sections together. Work great.
Douglas A on Feb 7, 2017
Excellent reviews. Seems to be the Cadillac of miter bolt / connector bolt hardware (with a price to match at 3-4 times the cost of other connectors).
David Judd D on Dec 22, 2016
these work great to attach bread board ends on table tops because they allow the end grain and edge grain to move independently of each other, yet maintain a tight joint.
Steven D Wood - Wood E on Dec 16, 2016
I thinkit will give me a very tight fit.
Jack Z on Sep 29, 2016
making table top , looked like good product
steven s on Sep 27, 2016
they make a good tight joint when using 2 part hutches etc.
Chris W on Sep 26, 2016
Best reviews
Kristin C on Sep 7, 2016
better product then the ones offered for counter top connection by local lumber & hardware
mark c on Aug 26, 2016
For a table I will be building.
Barry M on Aug 11, 2016
i have large counter top to install in a project and am hoping that this item will enable me to connect three pieces
jeff g on Jul 31, 2016
joining butcher block countertop joints
Andrew M on Jul 11, 2016
I was missing three on our bed. Used Furniture.
Will be making a butcher block countertop and will use these to join together 2 pieces.
Annette M on Jun 4, 2016
To get a tight connection at the right angle of a mahogany bar rail
Barb Y on Jun 3, 2016
Installing a Butcher Block Counter along a Bay window application...
William D on May 1, 2016
To join a countertop at a mitered corner
Aaron Z on Apr 12, 2016
I have an application that requires these fasteners and Rockler had them as well as the jigs and bit. It just made sense.
Kevin B on Apr 8, 2016
To connect 1.5" Oak butcher block counter tops.
David T on Mar 23, 2016
Clean, adjustable miter joints on a counter top without the permanent commitment of glue? No brainer.
Barrett J on Mar 16, 2016
Joining (wood) fabricated 4'x9' floor panels
Steve J on Feb 27, 2016
used it before
Brad O on Feb 4, 2016
To join Maple Butcher Block Counter Sections
Michael D on Jan 23, 2016
to replace and item that had broken
Ronald K on Jan 20, 2016
I have a wall unit that requires 4 tite joint fasteners. the originals were misplaced during a move from Florida.
bob j on Nov 7, 2015
Using this to join butcher block counters from IKEA. Hopefully it works well!
Thang N on Oct 31, 2015
I like the way the fasten the butcher block top together.
Al on Aug 18, 2015
These joint fasteners are sturdy and effective.
Pedro M on Aug 11, 2015
Mesquite plank reinforcement
Patricia B on Aug 8, 2015
needed them
Monica R on Jun 27, 2015
Joining 2 countertops together. Wasn't available from any other merchant with decently fast shipping.
Jeff S on Jun 22, 2015
this is a simple effective device to pull two halves of a large counter top together.
mark t on Jun 17, 2015
I've used them in the past and have been very happy with the end result.
Thomas K on May 3, 2018
replace parts
Daniel C on Feb 6, 2018
Can I use this on a Counter that is 1-1/2" inches thick?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes this will work fine on an 1-1/2" thick counter top
How to use joint fastner?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Best to order the layout jig and bit for easiest installation (& it's pretty cheap too) but if not, all you do is bore an appropriate sized hole for each end of the "dogbone" and a connector hole between each. This is on the underside of each part that you intend to join. Once you get the threads started, you just tighten each end down using an Allen wrench or the like. The mechanism works on the same principle as a turnbuckle where one end is standard threaded and the opposite end is reverse threaded. Hope this helps.
we are getting ready to install 1 1/2 inch thick American Cherry butcher block countertops, will these work to attach the 2 pieces?
Shaunda B on Jan 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these will work just fine. We used them on 2 inch thick slabs of ash for a counter top. 1 1/2 inch thick will be plenty thick to set these into.
Does the hole need to be 5/8" deep? I'm looking for something to join 3/4" plywood, and I don't care if it protrudes from the bottom a little.
Just a guy on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used these for joining a mitered corner on a countertop so I drilled the holes 5/8" deep, in 3/4" material drill as deep as possible to keep the fastener from pulling out. Use a forester bit so you have a flat bottom hole.
The Tite Joint drill guide seems to be designed for 3/4" thick counters. For a 1.5" countertop do I need to drill the large hole deeper than 5/8"? And maybe make adjustment for the smaller hole to be at the center of countertop thickness?
J Washington on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use 7/8" Forster Drill bit and Tite-Joint Fasatener Drill Guide. You can drill as deep as you want, max. 3/4". That will make Tite-joint "barbells" in drilled holes, under the outer surface edge. Good luck.
I am joining 2 / 18 inch Walnut live edge on one edge slabs 2 inches thick can I drill my holes one inch deep so the pressure is centered on the glue joint?
John R on May 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it just needs to be at least 5/8" deep so the insert doesn't stick above the surface. It's fine to be recessed.
Do they come with the tightening tool?
Charles W on Jan 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, but a hex key does a great job to tighten them. These little gizmos are very cool. One point to remember: Be sure there's room under the counter top for access to the fasteners.
how far apart should they be installed on a 2 inch thick walnut counter top?
Kevin D on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would use no less than 3 for a 25" counter top. I used 2 on a 16 " , 2 inch wide cherry bar top, in addition to using dowels and glue
what should be used to tighten? I used a nail set but it broke. Is there a tool for tightening?
james l on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use a small allen wrench
Can the through bolt be substituted with a hanger bolt for one-sided installation?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you need to use '1/4" - 20' type hanger bolts, and don't forget to use bolts that are long enough for clearance - I use hanger bolts that are a total of 4 inches long.
What are are the measurements?
Ismael M on Mar 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The 4-1/16" long bolt allows a center to center range of 2" to 3-1/2.
I'd like to use these to fasten two halves of an 11 ft long reloading bench top together. The benchtop will be 2.5" thick. Will these work? If so, will the normal template be fine for these or should I drill down a full 1 1/4 inches?

I want the bench top split so it's easier to carry it up a flight of stairs, will not make the turn in the stairs at it's full 11 ft length. Thanks!
T W on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know if I’m understanding how you want to use these,
. These fasteners are for permanent installation and the wood join they hold together is glued also. You may need a piano hinge or drop-leaf hinges to do the join.
How many of these are needed for a miter joint of 25" counter top (approx 36"). Also, are dowels and/glue recommended?
Jim R on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I would use 3 at equal distance, along with dowels,or biscuits and glue. Hope this helps.i
can this be used to join 2 mitered joints in a perpendicular fashion (one leg horizontal to a vertical leg) on a wood countertop?
denice c on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not 100% sure I follow your description but essentially this fastener will work on any joint where you have access to the same level plane for each end of the fastener so long as there is enough material to bore into.
How do you take it apart?
Tom M on Aug 24, 2019
Do you make a tire joiners fasteners that's half inch deep on the ring?
Susan L on Jun 8, 2017
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