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Frequently Asked Questions

Consumer FAQs

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.

Dealer FAQs

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.

Product FAQs

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?

Drill Chart 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.