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.

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Enhance the Strength and Versatility of Soft Wood Applications

When it comes to working with soft wood, ensuring a secure and reliable connection is crucial. That's where E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts shine. Designed to elevate the performance of your soft wood projects, these inserts provide exceptional strength, convenience, and versatility.

E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts are engineered to deliver unparalleled strength and reliability. Crafted from high-quality materials such as brass or stainless steel, these inserts provide robust connections that withstand the test of time. The hexagonal drive design ensures efficient torque transfer, eliminating slippage and providing a secure hold that won't let you down.

Whether you're working on furniture, cabinetry, or other soft wood applications, hex drive threaded inserts offer versatile solutions to meet your needs. You can choose the perfect insert in various sizes and materials to match your specific project requirements. This versatility empowers you to create strong connections, repair damaged threads, or enhance the structural integrity of your soft wood projects.

Hardware 101: The E-Z LOK Hex Drive Threaded Insert

E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts are specifically designed for creating strong and reliable connections in soft wood applications. These inserts feature a hexagonal drive for easy installation using a hex wrench or Allen key. The hex drive design ensures efficient torque transfer, reducing the risk of slippage and providing a secure connection.

Available in various sizes, our hex drive threaded inserts are made from a durable zinc alloy that makes them ideal for soft wood projects. Choose flush or flanged metal threaded inserts in a variety of lengths and sizes.

E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts are widely used in woodworking applications, including furniture making, cabinetry, and other projects that require a strong and durable connection in soft wood. The ease of installing hex drive inserts and their reliable performance have made them a popular choice among DIY enthusiasts and professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Metal Threaded Inserts for Soft Wood

We've compiled some frequently asked questions about our metal threaded inserts to provide you with the information you need. Read on to learn more about our products with some answers to our most commonly asked queries.

How Do E-Z Hex™ Threaded Inserts for Soft Wood Differ From Other Types of Inserts?

E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts offer distinct advantages over other types of inserts, providing unique features that cater specifically to soft wood applications:

  • Hexagonal Drive Design
  • Self-Tapping Functionality
  • Enhanced Holding Power
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Versatility and Compatibility

What Materials Are Considered a Soft Wood?

Softwoods are typically derived from coniferous trees, which are characterized by their needle-like or scale-like leaves and produce cones. Some common softwoods used in woodworking include pine, cedar, spruce, fir, hemlock, redwood, and cypress.

What Other Materials Can Use E-Z Hex™ Threaded Inserts?

E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts can be used in wood-based materials such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, and composition board using their exceptional holding power.

Can Metal Threaded Inserts Be Used for Repairs or Retrofits?

Absolutely! Metal threaded inserts are excellent for repairing damaged threads or reinforcing connections in soft wood. They provide a reliable solution for fixing loose or stripped holes and allow you to restore the integrity of your woodworking projects.

How Do I Install E-Z Hex™ Threaded Inserts?

Our metal threaded inserts are designed for simplicity and convenience. Their self-tapping feature creates threads directly in the soft wood, eliminating the need for pre-drilling. You can easily install them using one of our E-Z Hex™ drive thread kits.

Get the Advantages of Screw Inserts Designed for Soft Wood

When it comes to working with soft wood, having the right inserts can make all the difference. Our specially-designed screw inserts for soft wood provide a range of advantages that ensure secure connections, ease of use, and long-lasting durability.

Secure Connections With Precision Design

Our screw inserts for soft wood are meticulously designed to create a strong and reliable connection. With their optimized thread profile and self-tapping capabilities, these inserts effortlessly cut into soft wood, creating a secure hold that withstands the test of time. Say goodbye to wobbly connections or stripped threads, and enjoy the confidence of sturdy and reliable joints.

Ease of Installation

We understand the importance of efficiency and simplicity. That's why our metal threaded inserts for soft wood feature self-tapping technology. These inserts have cutting threads that eliminate the need for pre-drilling pilot holes. Simply insert them into the soft wood using a screwdriver or power tool, and experience the hassle-free installation. Save time, effort, and achieve professional results with ease.


We offer a wide range of metal threaded inserts tailored for soft wood applications. Whether you're working on furniture, cabinets, or crafts, our inserts come in various sizes and styles to match your specific project requirements. Choose from different materials, such as brass or stainless steel, to meet your desired strength, corrosion resistance, or aesthetic preferences. Enjoy the versatility that our screw inserts bring to your woodworking projects.

Strength and Durability

Soft wood may be delicate, but that doesn't mean your connections have to be. Our screw inserts for soft wood are engineered to provide exceptional strength and durability, ensuring your projects stand the test of time. Crafted from high-quality materials and designed with precision, these inserts are built to withstand the demands of soft wood applications. Create robust structures and enjoy the confidence of long-lasting performance.

Call on E-Z LOK to Supply Your Screw Inserts for Soft Wood

Discover the optimal hardware inserts for soft wood applications with E-Z Hex™. Our metal threaded inserts are meticulously designed for exceptional performance and reliability. With features like self-tapping technology and precision engineering, E-Z Hex™ threaded inserts provide the versatility and ease of use companies demand from their hardware.

Our dedicated team of experts is here to provide guidance and support tailored to your business's needs and we're ready to assist you with personalized recommendations, bulk orders, and any questions you may have. Place an order for our soft wood screw inserts today!

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