February 16, 2012

Lamello Invis MX


So while we were floating around the web researching an upcoming post, we stumbled across this interesting little item. It's a joining system by Lamello called the Invis. Lamello is known for two things; 1) inventing the biscuit joining system and 2) manufacturing the most badass biscuit joiners on the planet. It's a Sweedish company and they have their niche (high end joining) and they're sticking to it.

The Invis is really an invisible fastening system and it's bizarre how it works. There are three parts. First, there are two different insert pieces that you have to install, one on each piece of wood that you're looking to connect. One of the threaded pieces has a threaded tip sticking out of it and the other is more like one of those traditional threaded brass inserts. The next step is to line up the pieces and then attach this crazy magnetized box to your drill. The final piece of the puzzle is to put the box near the connector pieces and activate your drill. As the magnets in the box are spinning, they spin the threaded piece and lock the two connectors together. So the end result is a mechanical connection with no visible screw heads. A magnetically driven screw. The future is now.

We probably didn't do a good job of explaining things, so here's a video:

There a better vid at the Lamello site, but we couldn't embed it.

This kind of space age technology isn't the cheapest. The starter kit is about $390 which comes with 20 connectors. Additional connectors are about $75 for a set of 10. So this isn't something for the day to day carpenter, but cabinet makers and furniture makers should take note.

Lamello Invis starter kit at Amazon

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at February 16, 2012 5:40 AM
Recent Comments

I think they're a swiss company

Posted by: Johnny at June 10, 2012 10:50 PM

This is officially awesome!! Now I am just waiting for IKEA to come up with a cheaper version for all of their flat pack stuff.

I REALLY like how they used it on the handrail.

Posted by: Joe at February 17, 2012 9:02 AM

I've heard of some magnetically driven blind stair rail fasteners. These must be a smaller version. Very interesting.

Posted by: Ross at February 16, 2012 4:20 PM
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