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Thread inserts are used to replace damaged inserts, repair threaded holes that have been stripped, or create a new join. We offer several types suited for use on metal, wood, and plastic. Whereas the coil tension on helical thread inserts securely hold the insert in place, keylocking thread inserts have locking keys that are driven down to lock the insert in place. Self-locking thread inserts have adhesive on both the external and internal threads to secure the insert in place and to prevent fasteners from backing out of the insert. Knife thread inserts, which are designed for use on hardwoods, have an external thread that slices into the wood and provides superior holding power. Press-fit thread inserts are designed to replace molded-in inserts and threads in plastic castings. We also stock rivet-nut thread inserts, self-tapping thread inserts, and hex-drive thread inserts.
Helical Thread Inserts
Quickly and permanently restore stripped, worn and damaged threads in any material. Coil tension securely holds the insert in place without undue tension on the surrounding material. They are vibration and impact resistant and will not strip or seize. All inserts are made from 18-8 stainless with a hardness of RC 43-50 and tensile strength above 200,000 psi.Screw-locking inserts have a series of straight segments to provide self-locking torque on the bolt, eliminating the need for other thread locking devices.
Hex Drive Thread Inserts
Hex drive thread inserts create sturdy machine threads in soft woods. The are designed for applications where frequent assembly or disassembly could lead to thread erosion or stripping.
Keylocking Thread Inserts
Quickly repair stripped, damaged or worn out threads with a new stronger thread using keylocking inserts. Keylocking inserts are easily installed using standard drills and taps. Once the locking keys are driven down, the insert is tightly locked and will not turn. Steel inserts are C1215, parkerized. Stainless inserts are 303, passivated. Internal threads are class 2B, external threads are 2A. Inserts with internal thread size 5⁄16 or M7 and larger have four locking keys. Smaller sizes have two locking keys. Solid inserts allow you to relocate or fill in holes that are too large. All the inserts listed are in stock for same day shipment.
Knife Thread inserts for hard wood significantly reduce the possibility of stripping when using a threaded fasteners in materials such as oak, cherry, and maple. Ideal for applications ranging from furniture to cabinetry to storm shutters.
Press-Fit Thread Inserts
Press fit thread inserts are used for cored or drilled holes in plastics. They are designed to replace molded-in inserts or threads in plastic castings. Provides clean threads and screw locking action not obtainable in molded-in inserts. Available in brass or stainless steel.
Rivet Nut Thread Inserts
These blind thread inserts offer strong torque and pull out characteristics, they feature a heavy duty head profile and increased thickness in the collapse area. Steel with cadmium plating.an be used in blind or through hole applications.. Especially effective in sheet metal and other thin material operations. The insert is placed in the parent material hole and crimped up with the installation tool. Installs from one side and no tapping is required. Installs nearly flush eliminating counter sinking. Made from plated steel. Metric dimensions are show in millimeters. Reid Supply has a wide selection of Rivet Nut Insert Repair Kits
Self-Locking Thread Inserts
These inserts have automatic self-locking external threads for use with use-activated epoxy adhesive. They prevent or repair stripped threads. There is no special too required for installation, install with a bolt and wrench or a screwdriver.
Self-Tapping Thread Inserts
Self tapping thread inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut their own threads into the wall for permanent installation. Eliminates the time and expense of tapping Our assortment of self tapping thread inserts are suitable for plastics, wood, and light metal alloys.