- Provides a Strong Machine Thread In Soft Woods
- Ideal For Use in Pine, Plywood, Composition Board, and MDF
- Designed For Use In Applications Such As Ready-To-Assemble Furniture, Drawer Pulls, Display Case, and Shipping Crates
- Simply Drill the Appropriately Sized Hole and Install with Hex Key or Optional Drive Tool
- Tapered External Threads Resist Pull-Out Caused By Vibration
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E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Zinc, Hex-Flanged, UNC Threads, Inch, Made in US
|Price:||$5.00 - $9.40|
|Brand Name||E-Z LOK|
|System of Measurement||Inch|
|Import Designation||Made in US|
E-Z LOK Hex Drive inserts for soft wood are an inexpensive insert for use in ready-to-assemble fu... See more product details
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P.S. Never use a 9mm drill bit which the package label says to use for creating the holes in the wood. 9mm is too large and the insert will strip out of the wood every time when you tighten the screw. I measured the diameter of the inserts I received with a dial caliper and their diameter ranged from 0.292 to 0.305 inches. I used a 5/16 (0.3125) inch drill bit instead and had no problem installing the insert in to the wood and they did not strip out of the wood when I tighten the screws.
As mentioned, there were no problems on most and the problem that happened on the 1 of every six was easily cleaned up by just running a bolt through it first.
Overall, a good product for fastening which can be easily reversed if necessary.
I used a 1/4"-20 X 1" Round head machine screw. (I added 1/4" lock washers plus the thickness of a metal leg bracket, means the screws could have been 1-1/8" long, but I didn't see that size.).
I used these to mount table legs to a 1-1/4" thick Laminated particle board round Table top, 4 Ft. Diameter .
I used 8 each, per four legs. (Two previous sets of leg holes with normal large wood screws had both ripped out)
These worked very well.
I first drilled my 8 holes in each metal table leg bracket slightly larger, to fit my 1/4" machine screws.
To align them correctly, I clamped my table legs into position, and then using the actual leg bracket holes as a drilling guide, I drilled 1/4" "starter" guide holes to about 3/4" depth. (being careful to try and keep the drill bit at right angles to table.)
I then removed the bracket, and used a drill guide attachment with a depth stop, to drill the larger holes for these inserts to their full depth.(Measuring carefully, and testing on another board first, to be sure I didn't drill through the table top.)
I used a standard metal drill bit for these holes, since the v-shaped tip self centers on the existing smaller hole. I finished up the hole bottoms with a flat tipped wood bit. (I was probably being overly cautious, but was worried about going too deep).
These inserts have the flange at the top. They did stick up above the surface, which was a problem. (I don't recall seeing the flangeless version in this size). - so, I had to use a flat bit to drill a slight recess(counter-sink) to acommodate the flange.Read more ›
I did not use a 9mm drill as the package suggested. I drilled a test hole with a 9mm drill and the insert slipped right into it and didn't engage the outside threads at all. I used a 7mm drill and they went in snugly and that seemed to be the size that fit best. Perhaps in end grain something like 7.5mm or 8mm would be better, I did have one not start well in pine end grain
The other option which is probably easier is to just use a drive tool. You may get better results then I did, although mine turned out ok with the above mentioned process.
This is my first time using these larger inserts for a very large desk I'm building for my father. They are to attach large 12 gauge steel L brackets to legs so the entire desk can be disassembled with a single allen key and about 20 bolts. Once the inserts are installed they hold quite well IF you've done things properly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are great for placing in wood where you are in need of hardware that will need to be removed and put back together. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mark
Use these on my Xcarve CNC wasteboard. Works good. I did have one pull up, but It may be because of the wasteboard, not necessarily the product.Published 20 days ago by amberkalvin
Decent price for decent hardware. Use on my Shapeoko 3 to provide threaded holes for hold down clamping.Published 1 month ago by Jason H
Work very well and are strong. They may have fixed the manufactureing problem with the threads as i had only one that did not emediatly thread on and after a second try it worked... Read morePublished 1 month ago by will
Most of these are fine, but some seem to have issues threading properly.Published 2 months ago by Cody T.
I bought these to install in a CNC machine (Shapeoko 3) to use with home made clamp downs.After a couple of adjustments for size I used the CNC to drill a 3" x3" pattern... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles Miller