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Installing threaded inserts

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:06 am
by heathenx
Cripes! I've been installing these upside down.

https://youtu.be/tIhEqoKE8Dc

Re: Installing threaded inserts

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:30 am
by CastIrony
A drill press is one of the tools I most regret not having room for in my garage.

Re: Installing threaded inserts

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:37 pm
by twforeman
heathenx wrote:Cripes! I've been installing these upside down.
Huh. Me too. I've done the bolt with two nuts trick, it works great. But even then I've put them in upside down. :oops:

Re: Installing threaded inserts

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:51 pm
by WillAdams
I dunno, I've always been taught that that was for use w/ a screwdriver. There's even a specially designed tool to take advantage of it:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.a ... ,180,42334

That said, I've often contemplated taking a threaded rod, milling a slot in it, fitting it w/ an upside down T piece and adding a pair of nuts to it so as to make a better tool for installing them.

There are specialty tools already though: http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/12K55/ ... serts.aspx

Re: Installing threaded inserts

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:58 pm
by WillAdams
Added a section on the wiki:

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... e#Hardware

Anyone else have any favourite hardware or tips to share?