Panel Assembly … Upgraded

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, August 22, 2018

  • Simple machining. No tools or glue required.
  • This IWF Challengers Award finalist is a serious contender for the prize
  • Patented innovation. Häfele exclusive.

The humble dowel has been a mainstay of woodworking for decades. And while its reliability—whether dry or glued—has rarely been questioned, it was long overdue for an upgrade. And Häfele America Co. was just the company to take on years of convention in the name of innovation. Meet the all-new, Ixconnect Spreading Connector SC 8/25.

This patented innovation is ideal for putting together small furniture and/or associated drawer boxes with no tools or glue. All you need is a few 8 mm holes to get started. Once assembled, furniture put together with the SC 8/25 won’t come apart. A definite must-have for any woodworking project with scale of production.

“Removing the need for tools and glue during the assembly process for a piece is not just innovative, it’s an evolutionary change for the industry,” says Jon Farlow, category manager for Häfele. “The Spreading Connector SC 8/25 is one of those rare creations that are so simple it reaches the point of being brilliant—and for that reason alone, we’re excited to be able to bring it to IWF 2018.”

The all-new Ixconnect Rear Panel Connector is also available for additional drawer bottom vibration protection. This product can be used in concert with the Spreading Connector SC 8/25 or independent of it within other projects.

You can see Häfele’s Ixconnect Spreading Connector SC 8/25 in action here.

Technical information on Häfele’s ixconnect Spreading Connector SC 8/25 can be found at or in our digital catalog here.