Best Joiners & Underpinners


Corner Perfect - Overview of Joiners

Although we do have some simple joining tools for working with light-weight mouldings for small frames, the tools featured below offer a range taking you from simple beginnings to professional kit.  Do remember that for very best mitre joins, you first need to have made accurate, clean mitre cuts.   

Logan Studio Joiner:

Studio JoinerGENERAL: This is a sturdily built corner joiner.  It has all the features needed for accurate joints, allowing you to clamp and join mouldings working on a corner at a time.  You can work easily on hard or soft wood mouldings of all varieties up to a width of 2.5”.  Although a simple piece of kit the end results can be as good as top range underpinners.

SPACE: Can be used as a table top kit, easy to pack away after use.

USER: Will suit people with small workshop space but wanting to produce good quality framing on a budget.  A great starting point for framing and will remain useful even if you upgrade later.

ADVANTAGES: Can produce any size frame.  You work on a corner at a time, so for large frames clear a floor space: the only limit is the door size you have to take the frame though!

LIMITATIONS: Time is the only possible issue – if you have to produce a load of frames it will take you longer than some other machines but you still have complete control over the quality.

 

Logan Pro Joiner

Pro JoinerGENERAL: The first machine with a built in clamp.  Moulding lengths are held in place and pushed onto a cartridge holding 2 v-nails: one towards the back of the moulding; the second you position towards the sight edge.  Fully adjustable positioning of the pinning handle ensures perfect placement and full compression. 

SPACE: Can be used as a table top kit, easy to pack away after use.

USER: Will suit people with small workshop space but wanting to produce good quality framing with speed and consistency. 

ADVANTAGES: Can work quickly with a wide range of mouldings – frames really fly out of the workshop. It also allows you to double bank v-nails (one on top of another) because of the cartridge making joints in deep rebate moulding especially good.  

LIMITATIONS: Less easy to operate with very large lengths of moulding (700 mm+) especially heavy timbers such as oak / ash.