Picture Frame Joining

LINC Systems supplies picture frame joining equipment and underpinners manufactured by industry leaders, Cassese and MitreNailer. We're also a source for all of your corner joining glue (wood or plastic) and corner nail (brads, pins, corrugated, and wedges / v-fasteners) needs. If you're having trouble finding what you need, please contact us today and we'll help find a solution that works.


Cassese CS 1 Series - CS 1 CART & CS 1 UNI

The Cassese CS 1 Series manual foot operated underpinners are perfect for the small to medium sized custom or retail framer. They use Cassese UNI Wedges and Cartridges to insure tight corners every time. They are designed to be simple and fast, and can handle a wide range of molding sizes, from 4″ high to 4″ wide. The CS 1 CART uses Cassese nails in cartridges, and the CS 1 UNI uses Cassese “Uni” type nails in strips.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 4" (7mm - 100mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 4" (5mm - 100mm)
Dimensions: Height: 48" (1,200mm) x Depth: 14" (360mm) x Length: 24" (610mm)
Weight: 49 lbs (22kg)

Key CS1 Series features:
• Wide Moldings: 6″ stroke | Tall Moldings: 4″
• Aluminum profile structure and stainless steel working table
• Adjustable & magnetic chevron hold down and solid crossbar
• Quick and easy wedge loading and positioning

 

Cassese CS 2 Series - CS 2 CART & CS 2 UNI

The CS 2 Series pneumatic (air) operated underpinners are perfect for the small to medium sized custom or retail framer. Designed to be simple and fast to operate, these machines can handle a wide range of molding sizes from 4” wide to 3 ¼” tall. The CS 2 CART uses Cassese nails in cartridges, which means no adjustment to machine when changing nail size. The CS2 UNI uses Cassese UNI nails in strips. The CS 2 Series utilizes Cassese’s exclusive Smart Nail Drive System™, which eliminates the need to adjust the top clamp location and eliminates the need to adjust air pressure between hardwood and softwood.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 3 1/4" (7mm - 83mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 4" (5mm - 100mm)
Dimensions: Height: 48" (1,200mm) x Depth: 14" (360mm) x Length: 24" (610mm)
Weight: 49 lbs (22kg)

Key CS 2 Series features:
• Wide Moldings: 6″ stroke | Tall Moldings: up to 3 ¼”
• Stainless steel working table
• Adjustable & magnetic chevron hold down
• Quick and easy nail positioning and loading

 

Cassese CS 20 CART

The CS 20 CART pneumatic (air) operated underpinner offers excellent flexibility for the small framer all the way up to the medium sized contract framer. Simple and easy to use with clamps for both the front and top of the molding to produce the highest quality corners. Able to join a wide range of moldings widths and heights. The CS 20 CART uses Cassese nails in cartridges which means no adjustment to the machine when changing nail sizes.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 3 1/4" (7mm - 83mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 4" (5mm - 100mm)
Dimensions: Height: 48" (1,200mm) x Depth: 14" (360mm) x Length: 24" (610mm)
Weight: 62 lbs (28kg)

Key CS 20 CART features:
• Wide Moldings: 6″ nailing stroke | Tall Moldings: up to 3 ¼”
• Aluminum profile structure and stainless steel working table
• Adjustable & magnetic chevron hold down
• Quick and easy nail positioning and loading

 

Cassese CS 200 CART

The Cassese CS 200 CART is the heavy duty air-powered joiner that is flexible enough for the custom framer and tough enough for volume assembly.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 4" (7mm - 100mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 6" (5mm - 150mm)
• Minimum Frame Size: 3 5/16" x 3 5/16" (85mm x 85mm)
• Stroke Length: 7 1/2" (190mm)
Dimensions: Height: 46" (1,168mm) x Depth: 26 1/4" (666mm) x Length: 23" (584mm)
Weight: 133 lbs (60kg)

Key CS 200 CART features:
• Wide Moldings: 6″ nailing stroke | Tall Moldings: up to 3 ¼”
• Aluminum profile structure and stainless steel working table
• Adjustable & magnetic chevron hold down
• Quick and easy nail positioning and loading

 

Cassese MACH 1 Series - MACH 1 CART & MACH 1 UNI

The Cassese MACH 1 series electric + pneumatic underpinners are designed for high speed production with easy setup and changeover. These are great machines for the medium to high volume frame shop. Their sturdy design will last for many years and incorporate state of the art features to maximize your productivity. The MACH 1 CART uses Cassese nails in cartridges, which means no adjustment to machine when changing nail size. The MACH 1 UNI uses Cassese UNI nails in strips. The MACH 1 Series utilizes Cassese’s exclusive Smart Nail Drive System™, which eliminates the need to adjust the top clamp location and eliminates the need to adjust air pressure between hardwood and softwood. The MACH 1 units also include powerful patented Ultra™ front clamps to hold moldings tightly in place during nailing.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 4 1/4" (7mm - 112mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 5 3/4" (5mm - 146mm)
Dimensions: Height: 46" (1,168mm) x Depth: 26" (661mm) x Length: 23" (584mm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90kg)

Key MACH 1 Series features:
• Wide Moldings: 7 ½" nailing stroke | Tall Moldings: 4 ½" max height
• High speed: 3,300 cycles per hour (2 positions per corner)
• Quick and easy nailing pattern setup - 5 nailing positions with up to 5 nails per and adjustable fences
• Fully automatic or semi-automatic nailing modes
• Barcode-ready for unlimited profiles | Bonus: Store 9 'favorite' profiles

 

Cassese MACH 4 CART

The MACH 4 CART electronic + pneumatic memory joiner provides fast performance, a heavy duty design for high production, programmable memory with a user friendly touch-screen interface and of course, Cassese quality corners! The advanced touchscreen tells the operator which cartridge size and accessories to use. The Cassese MACH 4 CART Stores up to 3,000 profiles in the memory and unlimited profiles if the full parameter barcode and scanner accessories are used. This machine is VERY FAST!-Up to 3,300 cycles per hour! This machine utilizes Cassese’s exclusive Smart Nail Drive System™, which eliminates the need to adjust the top clamp location and eliminates the need to adjust air pressure between hardwood and softwood. The MACH 4 CART units also include powerful patented Ultra™ retractable front clamps to hold moldings tightly in place during nailing.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 5/16" - 4" (7mm - 100mm)
• Width: 1/4" - 6" (5mm - 150mm)
• Minimum Frame Size: 3 5/16" x 3 5/16" (85mm x 85mm)
• Stroke Length: 7 1/2" (190mm)
Dimensions: Height: 46" (1,168mm) x Depth: 26 1/4" (666mm) x Length: 23" (584mm)
Weight: 213 lbs (97kg)

Key MACH 4 CART features:
• Wide Moldings: 7 ½" stroke
• High speed: 3,300 cycles per hour (2 positions per corner)
• 9 nailing positions with up to 9 nails per
• Storage for 3,000 molding profiles | Barcode-ready for unlimited profiles

 

MitreNailer Double Shooter®

It joins flat back mouldings at about one second per corner. The ability to easily change from “V” to corrugated fasteners means you can join any type of moulding – from the most delicate plastic to the hardest oak or MDF – on one machine! Great for joining strainer bars. Industrial quality design for heavy repetitive use of driving fasteners into the hardest of woods. Made in the U.S.A.

MitreNailer fasteners used with the Double Shooter® means secondary finishing operations are unnecessary. One-step assembly eliminates kerfing, slotting and putty, and results in high production rates exceeding 1000 frames per shift. Shoots up to 4 fasteners with the Multi-Shooter option. Joins a corner in about one second. Change fastener types in less than a minute.

Technical Data  
Moldings: • Height: 3/8" - 4" (10mm - 102mm)
• Width: 1/2" - 4 3/4" (13mm - 121mm)
Dimensions: • Bench - Height: 38" x Depth: 20" x Length: 12"
• Floor - Height: 68" x Depth: 38" x Length: 18 1/2"
Weight: Bench: 120 lbs | Floor: 175 lbs
Frame Dimensions: • Clamps: 4"x5" - Unlimited | No Clamps: 3"x5" - Unlimited
• Positions: 1-2 (1-4 with Multi Option) | 1-3 Fasteners per Position (Electronic)
• Spacing Between Shots: 1/16" - 4 3/4"
• Operating Pressure: 70 #psi - 100 #psi
Accessories: • Inserts for 6 sided and 8 sided frames
• Multi-Shooter – Allows fastener placement in up to 4 different positions
• Custom frontal clamps for unique molding profiles
• Extension arms for large frames

Key Double Shooter® features:
• Up to 4 ¾" molding widths | Up to 4 ½" fastener spacing
• Flip a switch and it becomes a single-shot blind nailer
• 2 fasteners per corner, in one operation, a pre-set distance apart | Drives 2 fasteners in less than 1 second
• Mounted on the MitreMate stand, it can be operated at any angle from vertical to inverted – or anywhere in between | Fixed bench mount model also available

 

Cassese Cartridge Wedges (V-Nails)

Cassese cartridge wedges are made from a special steel alloy which gives shape memory properties to the wedge, increasing tightening power. These wedges do not use any glue adhesive.

Key Cassese Cartridge Wedge features:
• Quick identification: The cartridges are color-coded to easily identify the size and hardness of wedges they contain
• Economical: 100% of wedges (vnails) inside cartridge are used, and each cartridge contains a minimum of 275 to 290 wedges
• Rust-Protected and Lubricated for smoother penetration and for minimum wear of your Cassese underpinner (frame joiner)
• Quick loading and size change thanks to cartridge system (no tool or nail head required)
• Most cartridges utilize the patented Power Strip™ - corrugation in middle that improves resistance of the wedges and make them join even harder material

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Cassese Masters Strip Wedges (V-Nails)

Enjoy high performance with Masters™ wedges (V-Nails) from Cassese. These are made for all makes of underpinners using wedges not in cartridges.

Key Cassese Strip Wedge features:
• Wedges are glued together and come in easy-to-handle strips
• Unique color-coded silicon bonding agent helps avoid mixing / wasting fasteners, and reduces jamming - Load into machine with adhesive band on top
• Available in 5 sizes for normal wood (5,7,10,12 &15mm) and 4 sizes for hardwoods (7,10,12 & 15mm)

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