Cam locks and cam bolts have long been a staple in Ready-To-Assemble furniture, though the hardware has undergone some updates in order to speed up the assembly process; unlike traditional cam bolts, the A22710 does not need to be screwed in. Instead, the base is ribbed, which works to keep it in place while loose, and tightly grips it once the connection is made. These pieces of hardware are the primary and preferred means of attaching panels together, but a little insight into how they work can make using them even easier.
The cam lock has an offset center on the backside. Once that offset starts to turn, it compresses the plastic on the cam bolt, expanding in the hole and making the connection solid.
1. Push the cam bolt into its assigned hole in the first board.
2. Properly orient the cam lock in the hole of the connecting board.
Cam locks have an "X" on their tops, with one leg of the X slightly longer than the others. This should be pointed toward the edge of the board.
3. Fit the exposed end of the cam bolt into the end hole of the panel that houses the cam lock.
4. Using a standard flat head or Philips no. 2 screwdriver, twist the camlock and tighten the fastening.