How to Install Brass Threaded Inserts in Wood and Metal? http://vebrassinserts.com/
Installing Brass Threaded Inserts When you consider threaded brass inserts, then a straight brass barrel with a single slot and ultra-thin external thread are the most popular one.
Brass Threaded Inserts in Wood and Metal • Another variation is available that has wide threads and a hex wrench slot. It is tapered so that it can be guided through the hole straighter without a difficulty. • According to the experts, using an unplugged drill press and bolt (to support the insert) is the most foolproof way of inserting a threaded brass insert into the metal or wood. • To keep the insert square to the board; a drill press is used. The process of installation looks difficult, but it is easy if done systematically.
Process of Installation The method of insertion is a multi-stage process. Let’s understand it in detail. • Drill a hole in the piece of wood as per the size recommended. It is imperative to do it highly precisely. Make sure the drill press is unplugged once the work is over. • The next step is to cut off the head of the bolt. It is done with the help of same thread as the insert. It is supposed to be inserted and fixed to the chuck. • Insert a nut and washer onto the bolt by spinning it. You need to make it tight as much as possible. • The next step is to center the hole under the insert. You can fix it by clamping the piece down to the drill press table. The insert should be advanced into the hole until they contact each other.
Process of Installation • Advance the insert into the wood (or metal) by turning the chuck slowly. • The insert must be fully engaged withchuck. • Using the wrench; the nut should be backed off. You need to reverse the spin of the chuck and take the bolt right out. • If the top of the insert is not in level, it can be driven below using the hex wrench. Alternatively, a fine file can be used for leveling it. • Even if you do not have a drill press, it is possible to insert the thread by hand. You may find it a little bit difficult in the beginning. However, it can be made easy by using the tapered styled insert. • When the insert is done using a hex wrench, and a small square is used, the work becomes easy. Also, the insert goes straight in such case. • The process explains the installation of brass insert in detail.
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