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Posted on Threaded inserts, I been doing it wrong all along

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 03:11 PM

I install mine using the drill press method. I don’t bother with the wrench though.
A couple of things I also do is chamfer the edge of the hole with a countersink for a cleaner install. Since threaded inserts work best a bit below the surface of the wood I use a steel bushing between the two nuts and the threaded insert. It’s sized for the machine screw but the outside diameter is the same as the hole that the threaded inserts go into. I’m able to sink the inserts a bit below the surface without marring the workpiece. I got the steel bushing (under spacers) from mcmaster carr. I use and like the EZ-Lok inserts. Great quality.

Here’s a pic of how mine come out.

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