Works great in a drill press turned by hand!
Posted March 6, 2014
This is a great product when you use it in a drill press turned by hand. I slip it into my drill press chuck, loosen the drive belts, and turn the chuck BY HAND! The drill press keeps the tool straight and my arm gets tired before I break the tool. The advertising photo implies that you can use this tool with a power hand tool. I don't own a power tool that has high enough torque and a low enough speed to keep from breaking the tool.
The driver was used to drive...
Posted August 15, 2010
The driver was used to drive 1/2-20 steel inserts into 1/2" Baltic Birch. The ears broke after driving 11 threaded inserts and in my oponion should have lasted longer. Use this driver with a drill with adjustable cluch on VERY LOW SETTING to prevent breaking the ears off.
Great idea, but don't use it...
Posted August 9, 2010
Great idea, but don't use it to drive all the way into hard wood (e.g. maple). It will break the tabs on the tool and strip the insert. Instead, use the tool to get it started (i.e. square), and then finish with a very large screwdriver (or two nuts on a bolt that you screw in with a ratchet).
I rebuilt an old park bench...
Posted August 4, 2010
I rebuilt an old park bench which was comprised of a mahagony seat and backrest with cast iron ends. Most ends of the wooden seat and backrest slats were rotten so I trimmed them off, replaced (4)slats and counter-bored to accept the threaded inserts. The tool worked fine for about 75% of the holes when the tangs broke off; so I ordered a replacement to finish the job. Installation of the inserts without the tool is almost impossible, especially with the number of holes I had to contend with. I would not recommend installation without this tool.
I used the 5/16" in my...
Posted March 19, 2010
I used the 5/16" in my drill press for driving a 3/8"insert and turned the drill chuck using a 6"long 1/4"bolt. I had no problems in pine but did find it tough to turn in maple but still successful. Before I received the insert tool I twice tried driving this insert and broke the nubs on the inserts using a wide bladed screw driver before I got it all the way in. This insert tool is the solution.