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Installing Threaded Inserts for Metal from E-Z LOK™


Unlike E-Z Coil™ inserts, which require a special tap and installation tool, E-Z LOK™ (Solid Wall) threaded inserts for metal can be installed using standard tools. Simply drill an appropriately-sized hole with a standard drill, tap the hole with a standard tap and then turn in the E-Z LOK™ like an ordinary fastener with a screwdriver, bolt and jam nut or an optional E-Z LOK™ drive tool. It's as easy as 1-2-3!


E-Z LOK™ inserts are self-locking. Immediately upon installing the threaded inserts, pre-applied LOCTITE™ on the external threads begins to set and the newly installed insert is ready for the fastener in minutes. At full cure (72 hours), the LOCTITE™ seals against liquids and gases to pressures of 6,000 psi.


Want to learn more about installing threaded inserts from E-Z LOK™? Head to our knowledge base for more guides and information on product specifications and mechanical properties. Contact us today with questions and samples may be provided to distributors upon request!


How to Install Threaded Inserts in Metal


Drill

Drill hole with standard drill.

Tap

Tap hole with standard tap.

Thread

Thread E-Z LOK™ into place with screwdriver, bolt/jam nut, or optional drive tool

Installation tool for solid threaded inserts for metal

Power drive tools are available for high volume installation. See insert tables for catalog numbers and sizes.