Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase E-Z LOKs through this website?
Our e-commerce is available only to our distribution partners. For a list of distributors and dealer locations, visit our Dealer Locator.
What are the benefits of registration?
By registering as an online user, you will have access to:
- Ordering & Re-Ordering Product
- Order Status Updates
- Order History and Tracking
- Quantity Availability
- Lead Time Availability
Can E-Z LOK solid wall inserts for metal be ordered without Loctite?
Yes. We just need to be notified when the order is placed.
How do I install E-Z LOKs?
Please see our Installation page for help.
What size drill do I need to install my insert for wood?
What size drill and tap do I need to install my E-Z LOK solid wall insert for metal?
Drill & Tap Chart - Carbon Steel
Drill & Tap Chart - Stainless Steel
Can I remove the Loctite myself?
Yes. Simply soak the inserts in a 50-50 mix of warm water and a degreaser like Simple Green for 30 minutes. After soaking, the Loctite can be removed with a wire brush and cloth.
Do high temperatures affect E-Z LOK solid wall inserts for metal?
Temperatures above 300° F will cause the Loctite adhesive to fail.
What is the difference between brass and stainless steel Knife Thread inserts for hard wood?
The brass inserts are a good general-purpose solution for most applications. The stainless steel version provides better corrosion resistance and improved overall strength.
Does E-Z LOK offer an insert for use in thin metal or tubing?
No. All E-Z LOK threaded inserts for metal require a tapped hole.
Can I remove an E-Z LOK solid wall insert for metal after the LOCTITE™ adhesive has cured?
Yes, you can either use a bolt extractor to break the adhesive seal or heat the insert to over 300°F, at which point you can back out the insert.
Can E-Z LOK solid wall inserts be stacked?
Yes. Just thread both inserts onto a bolt and use the bolt to install the inserts in the tapped hole. Using a bolt for installation keeps the internal threads of both inserts aligned properly.