MOD-EEZ® MONTE'S HINTS & AIDS

DEFINITIONS

bulletTHE MOST COMMON PROBLEM IS IMPROPER POCKET DEPTH.  i.e., joint is too tight or too loose. See highlighted below. 
bullet6000 Series clips mate only with 6000 series shoulder screws and vice versa.
bulletAny non-6000 series clip ( except 2032 series) will mate with any non-6000 series shoulder screw (except the 1020B)
bulletFor all # 12 SMT screws in wood, a 5\32" predrilled hole is recommended.
bulletFor all # 14 SMT screws in wood, a 3/16" predrilled hole is required.  For 2000 series female shoulder screws, a 5mm. predrilled hole is required.
bulletFor 5000 series female shoulder screws, a 1\4" predrilled hole is required. For 6000 series female shoulder screws, a 19/64" predrilled hole is required.
bulletFor # 10 SMT mounting screws ( and with our drill fixtures ), a 9/64 predrilled hole is required.
bulletAn Apex X492 ( or equivalent ) bit is recommended for driving male shoulder screws.
bulletWhen driving clip mounting screws into predrilled holes in pocket, firmly clamp panel over pocket to prevent cracking from mounting hole to mounting hole ( especially with 32mm clips )!! 
bulletWhen routing pockets, don't let sawdust build up on back plate.  An air jet can eliminate all dust buildup.  Also use our pocket depth gage regularly.
bulletModular Systems has 1\2" shank router bits available to meet pocket dimensions required by any Mod-eez® clip.
bulletUse 511, 512 or 513 to mount 5055A or 5055B compression dowel.
bulletWhen pre-drilling  thin gauge metal for our thread cutting shoulder screws, use a # 21 bit for the 5043 and a # 3 bit for the 6043
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BLIP - the narrow point on a semi-locking clip's ramp.

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CLIP - The spring steel "female" portion of the Mod-eez® fastener system

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CLIP JOINT - Modular Systems, Inc.

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PASS-THRU CLIP - A clip with both ends of the ramp open, enabling a shoulder screw to enter, tighten, and then "pop" through the clip.

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R.T.A. - Ready to assemble. Funiture which is not yet assembled, but is ready to be.

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LOCKING CLIP - A clip with a locking tab which flexes over the top of the shoulder screw head when assembled and snaps down behind the head when assembly is complete.

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NON-LOCKING CLIP - A clip with no locking or semi locking features.  It uses only friction to hold the joint together.

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SEMI-LOCKING CLIP - A clip with a blip in the raceway.  Once assembled, disassembly requires passing the shoulder screw the through the blip, flexing the ramp sides outward as the shoulder screw passes, requiring more force than a non locking clip, thus, semi locking. 

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POCKET - The machined ( routed ) recess in which the clip is mounted and which ultimately hides the joint.

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SEX BOLTS - "Female" shoulder screws ( i.e. threaded internally to accept the threaded portion of a "male" shoulder screw ).

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SHOULDER SCREWS - The "male" portion of the Mod-eez® fastener system.

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SURFACE MOUNT - Mounting the shoulder screw in the pocket and the clip on the adjoining surface.

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WINDOW - An opening in the side of a pocket to provide an entry point for a shoulder screw or a screw driver.

For flush fit of panel "A" to panel "B" with shoulder screw fully engaged in clip, locate shoulder screw from edge of "B" a distance equal to location of rear clip mounting screw from edge of "A" less dimension X ( X varies with the clip type, see specifications for your clip ).

For instance, with the 32mm system boring, drill shoulder screw holes .428" ( 11mm) closer to the edge than the rear clip mounting hole.


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