Work well but need an insertion tool
Posted January 20, 2014
used several for a knock down pinewood derby track for my son's Cub Scouts. They went in well with a bolt inserted to cut the threads in the wood, but to put the insert in without the bolt was a real pain. There are three small holes in the top (not shown in the pictures in the catalog) that I used to twist the inert in flush. There has to be an insertion tool to sue with these. If Rockler had one I would buy one faster than anything.
Installed in ash toboggans, used a...
Posted July 28, 2012
Installed in ash toboggans, used a bolt and a nut threaded in to it with a deep socket and ratchet on that. pretty much had to stand on them while I got them started. a little tough to install but they hold the best.
Through some trial and error I...
Posted June 26, 2010
Through some trial and error I found that a 29/64" hole 1/4" deep works good for screwing these into. I installed into butternut which is soft, so a harder wood may need a slightly different hole.
I had no idea how to...
Posted October 22, 2009
I had no idea how to install these. Finally drilled 1/2 inch hole in end grain red oak . Threaded a bolt in the insert and drove it into the hole. Had to use gorilla glue on few to get them to stay. Had no luck at all trying to thread into the wood. Once lined up and secured, seems to work OK.