Threaded Insert Installation

Installation

Installation tools for Tap-Lok® thread-cutting inserts and Speedserts® thread-forming inserts feature hardened studs for twisting the Threaded Insert into the base material and a release mechanism for easy removal of the tool once the insert is locked into the base material.

To install, the Threaded Insert is twisted onto the stud and into contact with the tool nose piece. The tool is then used to twist the insert into the base material.

To remove the tool from the insert, the insert must be released. Production tools automatically release the insert when torque on the tool is reversed. Hand tools must be released manually.

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Faster Threaded Insert Installation than Wire Coil Inserts

Groov-Pin Threaded Inserts install in one step, much faster than wire coil inserts.

 

Flex Arm Threaded Insert Installation - Production Tool

Self-tapping Threaded Inserts installed using a Flex Arm tapping unit or a Low Volume driver install in one step.

Threaded Insert Installation tools for Tap-Lok® thread-cutting inserts and Speedserts® thread-forming inserts feature hardened studs for twisting the threaded insert into the base material and a release mechanism for easy removal of the tool once the insert is locked into the base material.

For threaded insert installation, the insert is twisted onto the tool stud and into contact with the tool nose piece. The tool is then used to twist the threaded insert into the base material.

To remove the tool from the insert, the insert must be released. Production tools automatically release the insert when torque on the tool is reversed. Hand tools must be released manually.

 

Drill Press Installation - Production Tool

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  1. Bring end of nose piece tightly against surface of material. Hold in position.
  2. Lock spindle in position.
  3. Set drill press stop. (Readjust stop after testing for exact insert depth.) Release the spindle lock.

 

Hand Tool Installation

To install:

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  1. Install hand tool in a holding device such as a drill press chuck or hand-tapping fixture to assure perpendicular alignment with work. Caution: Do not use power. Chucking the hand tool on a drill press is for alignment purposes only.
  2. Screw insert on stud until it contacts nut.
  3. Install to correct depth in the drilled hole.
  4. Hold stud against rotation and loosen the nut with a wrench.
  5. Unscrew stud from the insert.

It is important that the installation tool is squarely aligned with the work surface. Field repairs can be made by using the hand tool in conjunction with either a carpenter’s brace or a speed wrench.

 

Threaded Insert Installation Tools for Thread-Cutting and Thread-Forming Inserts

View detailed sizing and ordering information for Groov-Pin Hand Installation Tool and Production Installation Tool.