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E-Z Hex™ Threaded Inserts for Wood

Generically referred to as Type D (flanged) or Type E (flush) insert nuts, E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) inserts provide sturdy machine threads in soft woods. These hex drives are an ideal solution for any application where assembly or disassembly could lead to thread erosion or stripping.

The E-Z Hex™ threaded insert for wood features broad external threads that provide exceptional holding power in materials like pine, composition board, MDF and plywood. We offer E-Z Hex™ with internal thread sizes ranging from #8 to ⅜-16, plus M6 and M8. Most of our Type E and Type D insert nuts are available in a variety of lengths to meet the needs of your unique application. Die-cast from a durable zinc alloy, E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts install quickly with an Allen wrench or optional drive tool. Try our E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) Kits as well, which come with all the tools needed to install your inserts.


  • • Inexpensive solution for reinforcing threads in soft woods
  • • Inch or metric threads available
  • • Type E and Type D insert nuts (flush and flanged) available
  • • Multiple length options
  • • Durable zinc alloy construction

E-Z Hex™ Threaded Inserts for Wood are Ideal for

  • • Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) Furniture
  • • Drawer pulls
  • • Display cases
  • • Crating
  • • Anywhere threaded inserts are installed in soft wood!

Important Note: Hole size requirements may vary depending on a number of factors, including material and tools. We recommend that you test your particular application for hex drive compatibility prior to ordering. Samples may be provided to distributors upon request! Contact us or head to the E-Z LOK™ Product Resources center to learn more about our unique specifications, mechanical properties and more.

E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) Flush for Soft Wood

E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) Flush

Used for below-surface installation or on curves
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E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) Flanged for Soft Wood

E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) Flanged

Provide a precise depth during installation
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E-Z LOK™ (Solid Wall) - Drive Tool

E-Z Hex™ Drive Tool

A standard hex shaft allows for the use of power drills or drill presses in higher volume installations. Both styles quickly drive in the inserts without time consuming thread engagement.

E-Z Fin™ (Finserts) for Plastic and Soft Wood

E-Z Hex™ (Hex Drive) - Kits

Our kits provide a set of inserts, and all tools required to install.