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Standard Dowel Pin Sizes

Updated April 17, 2017

To list the number of useful applications of a dowel pin would be a daunting task. Dowel pins, which come in wood and metal form, are used for everything from holding up your bookshelves to serving as board game pieces.

1/4-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 1/4-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 1 inch to 2 1/4 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch increments.

5/16-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 5/16-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 1 inch to 3 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch increments.

3/8-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 3/8-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 1 inch to 3 1/2 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch increments.

7/16-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 7/16-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 1 1/4 inches to 3 1/2 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch increments.

1/2-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 1/2-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 1 1/2 inches to 4 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch increments.

5/8-inch Diameter Dowel Pins

According to the Standard Dowel Pin Sizes Chart webpage, 5/8-inch diameter dowel pins typically range from 2 1/2 inches to 4 inches in length, coming in 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch increments.

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Kelly O'Gea entered journalism in 2009. Since then, she has been the general editor of the collegiate publication "GAMBIT." O'Gea has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southeastern Louisiana University.