The SMART-BIT® PRO PLUG™ System for Wood

tool package              plug & fastener kit package

Starborn Industries, Inc.

Currently available in 12 species, including Ipe, Meranti, Cambara, Red & White Oak, Pine, Poplar, Cherry, Pine and Walnut — many more wood species planned.


All you really need to get started are two PRO PLUG™ items — the PRO PLUG™ Tool for Wood and PRO PLUG™ Plug & Fastener Kit — along with a bottle of wood glue and some simple tools.

An Engineered System

The SMART-BIT® PRO PLUG™ System was tightly engineered to create a perfect looking and fitting result. Therefore, only PRO PLUG™ components should be used together.

  1. The PRO PLUG™ Tool creates a screw hole and countersink portion that is perfectly matched to the PRO PLUG™ Fasteners. All aspects of the screw were considered in engineering the hole: shank diameter, overall length, countersink angle, head height and head diameter. The tool also creates a counterbore portion that is perfectly matched to the PRO PLUG™ Plug.

  2. The PRO PLUG™ Glue Nozzle coats the side of the hole, which is where the glue is needed for holding power. Little to no glue ends up on the bottom, where it is not needed and where excess glue can create a hydraulic lock preventing full plug insertion.

  3. drilled, glued & filled in 20 secondsThe plugs themselves combine the best of flared and straight-walled plug designs. Starborn Industries, Inc.'s unique chamfer design with reduced flare angle offers easy insertion and an extremely tight fit as the plug compresses around the top of the hole. This allows for complete insertion of the plug without sawing or chiseling off the top portion. The flare angle is so slight that any pushing up effect with weathering is minimal to zero.

Note: The system is covered by existing and pending U.S. and International patents.