How to Install Threaded Inserts in Metal, Wood and Plastic
Installing threaded inserts doesn't have to be complicated. It comes down to finding the right threaded insert for the type of base material you're using. We will walk you through the top three most popular types of inserts and help you find the right one for your application:
- Threaded insert installation for metal
- How to install threaded inserts in wood
- How to install threaded inserts in plastic
Simplify your thread insert installation in metal with E-Z LOK threaded inserts. Our inserts prevent stripping and thread erosion while providing superior holding power. From helical to solid wall thread inserts, we'll walk you through how to install threaded inserts and select the best tools for the job.
E-Z LOK™ (Solid Wall) Threaded Insert Installation
Solid wall installation is no longer a challenge with our threaded inserts. Read our simple process to see how to install E-Z LOK inserts in metal with only a screwdriver, bolt and jam nut or an optional E-Z LOK drive tool.
Drill/Tap Chart for E-Z LOK Solid Wall Inserts – Carbon Steel
No special drills, taps or installation tools are required for our carbon steel threaded inserts. Review this chart to find the right insert and drive tool for your project based on wall thickness.
Wood projects, such as furniture or cabinetry, require threaded inserts to create firm bonds when connecting joints such as table legs. Understanding how to install threaded inserts in wood can dramatically extend the life of all your hardwood designs.
E-Z Knife™ Threaded Insert Installation
We will walk you through how to install wood insert nuts with our E-Z Knife™ threaded inserts. Our E-Z Knife products are ideal for hardwood applications where assembly or disassembly could cause thread erosion or stripping.
Splitting and splintering are some of the main risks of working with plastic. Our E-Z Press™, E-Z Sonic™ and E-Z Fin™ (Finserts) are designed for your specific needs, and we can show you how to install threaded inserts in plastic. Designed with superior holding power, E-Z LOK threaded inserts for plastic are available with inch and metric internal threads, and in brass or stainless steel.
Learn How To Install Threaded Inserts And Buy Yours At E-Z LOK
E-Z LOK is your trusted source for all your wood, metal and plastic threaded insert needs. We carry an expansive line of threaded locking inserts, including specialized products for plastic and wood, and E-Z Coil™ (helical) threaded inserts for metal. Contact us with any questions about products or installation — our experts are here to help.Contact Us