Comparison Chart : CASSESE® Cartridge Wedges VS Imitations
Antoine Cassese invented the first wedge in 1976. From the
very beginning this wedge was not glue coated, in order to
avoid jamming and technical problems in the underpinners
caused by glue accumulating in the wedge shooting channel.
In addition, this makes it possible :
1) To lubricate the wedges so as to protect them against rust.
2) Allow a better penetration into the wood .
3) Lubricate the internal wedge shooting mechanism of the
underpinner. Indeed, each time you shoot a v-nail, you
lubricate your machine, i.e. “the more you work, the more
you maintain your machine…” That’s the secret of Cassese
the 10 COMMANDMENTS OF CASSESE CARTRIDGE WEDGE
Cartridge wedges are made from a special steel alloy
which gives shape memory properties to the wedge.
(A) CASSESE WEDGE BEFORE JOINING
(B) CASSESE WEDGE EXTRACTED FROM
MOULDING AFTER JOINING
This way, when it penetrates into the moulding, it
spreads its wings which -because of shape memory- try
then to come back to their initial position.
This results in pulling very strongly the 2 pieces of
mouldings towards each other, so as to give a perfectly
closed corner. This is one of the reasons of Cassese
worldwide-known excellent joining!
2) Lubricated for smoother penetration
and for minimum wearing of your Cassese
underpinner (frame joiner)
3) POWER STRIP (patented) All cartridge wedges* are produced with a
corrugation in the middle that improves the resistance of the wedges and make
them join even harder materials without difficulty.
(*: except #3 and 5)
4) Produced in respect of international standards
5) Manufactured with high quality steel
6) Special wedges for very hard timbers are available (labelled
by the color of the plastic wedge pusher)
7) Quick identification: The cartridges are colour-coded to identify the size
of wedges they contain
8) Each cartridge contains a minimum of 275 to 290 wedges. Thanks to the
cartridges, you use 100 % of the wedges purchased.
9) Thanks to the cartridges, there are no parts to be changed or adjusted
on your underpinner (frame joiner), when you change the size to be used