Logan Pro Framing Joiner F300-2

Logan Pro Framing Joiner F300-2


Now, if you do a lot of framing, you may need a joiner that’s
even quicker and easier to use. Next up, we’ll show you
the Pro Joiner, which fits that
bill perfectly. (♪♪♪) The Pro Joiner, Model F300-2 has
been designed as a full-featured manual joiner
that’s easy to use. The Pro Joiner features
include alignment pins which will correctly drive
v-nails into all woods, a fully adjustable press for various moldings
sizes and shapes, adjustable v-nail spacing
allowing you to drive up to two v-nails at once,
and much more. As with the Studio Joiner, prepare your miter cut
moldings by marking the edges to blend any gaps that
may exist when joined. Also, glue the joints for
long lasting solid corners. Load the molding into the
Pro Joiner by always placing the longer length of moldings
into the right side of the vice, and shorter piece
into the left side. This will result in you
creating two halves of a frame, helping to eliminate errors. Align the moldings pieces
in the vice so that the top corner is square. Then tighten the clamp jaw
by turning the handle firmly. It’s important that the
pressure foot is directly over the middle of the molding. To set the pressure foot, loosen the lever adjustment
block handle and adjust the lever
adjustment block so that the pressure foot locates directly over
the middle of the molding. Then tighten the lever. The v-nail spacing guide
printed on the vice and the v-nail slider provides a
quick way to determine the gap setting of the v-nail blocks. In this case, the molding calls for an
inch and a quarter spacing. Adjust the v-nail block
spacing by sliding the adjustable v-nail block
to the desired setting. To adjust the lever height, slide the v-nail block
assembly into position, and depress the lever to hold
the molding and the vice down on the v-nail blocks. With your other hand, turn the lever adjustment
knob to raise or lower the lever to the proper height. When the lever is
fully depressed, the lever handle should
be just below horizontal. To load the v-nails, insert the v-nails with
the sharp edge up onto the retractable
pins as shown. Decide whether to
drive one or two v-nails. With some hardwoods, only one v-nail can
be pressed at a time. Slide the v-nail blocks back
under the vice until it stops. Finally, to insert the nails,
lower the lever placing the pressure foot
onto the moldings. Then, press the lever down
completely until the vice clamp bottoms
onto the v-nail blocks. Making a quick firm pull
on the lever will drive the v-nails
faster and more accurately. To remove the joined molding,
raise the lever, press the vice down
and hold in place by tightening the thumb screw, press the quick
release button, and remove
the joined moldings. Repeat the process
to complete the frame. You can see how fast the Pro
Joiner makes assembling frames. Just one press and
the corner is complete. For some curved moldings, the pressure foot
will not line up to support the moldings evenly. For these instances, use the spacer to assure
the v-nails will be driven in straight and evenly. In some unusual instances, a molding may be too narrow
to accommodate two v-nails being driven in
at the same time. In these cases, the second v-nail block can be
removed from the v-nail slider. Simply loosen the thumb knob
and slide out the v-nail block. This means that
only one v-nail can be driven in at a time. The back of the Pro Joiner has
an adjustable back stop that allows you to centre
the single v-nail going into the narrow moldings.

Dereck Turner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *