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Inserts - Thread Repair - Keylocking Starter Sets
Inserts - Thread Repair - Keylocking Starter Sets

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All Keylocking Inserts and Kits

Keylocking inserts are used to repair threads by tapping the worn thread to a standard larger thread, twisting the insert into place and then driving in the keys to lock the insert. Also known as keenserts.

Each kit contains an installation tool and the quantity of inserts shown. One size per kit. Also known as keenserts, keylocking inserts are available in mild steel and stainless steel. Installation is by drilling out the old thread, countersinking, tapping new thread with a standard tap, screwing the insert until slightly below the surface, then tapping down the keys using the tool supplied and a hammer.

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There is also a good range of Inserts - Thread Repair - Keylocking Starter Sets on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Thread Repair - Recoil Starter Sets
Inserts - Thread Repair - Recoil Starter Sets

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All Recoil Inserts and Kits

Recoil inserts are screwed directly into an enlarged tapped hole. A tap and installation tool is included with these kits.

Stainless inserts. Contents: Ground intermediate (2nd) tap. Inserts. Installation/tang break off tool. Full instructions. Manufactured to BS 4377 BS 3049 parts 1 & 2. Recoil helically-wound thread inserts are formed from 18-8 (Type 304) Stainless Steel. The wire in most sizes has a tensile strength of greater than 200,000 P.S.I. and a finish better than 32 micro inches.

There is also a good range of Inserts - Thread Repair - Recoil Starter Sets on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass
Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass

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All Expansion Inserts

Use for cored or drilled holes in plastics. Designed to replace molded in inserts and threads in plastic casings. Also known as threaded inserts.

Material : Brass. Easiest inserts to install - simply push into a pre-moulded hole. Used with plastics or other materials. Material must be strong enough to withstand the expansion of the insert. The insertion of the screw locks the external knurls into the wall of the hole. Provides excellent thread durability. Not as strong as wind-in inserts.

There is also a good range of Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass - Flanged
Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass - Flanged

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All Expansion Inserts

Use for cored or drilled holes in plastics. Designed to replace molded in inserts and threads in plastic casings. Also known as threaded inserts.

Material : Brass. Easiest inserts to install - simply push into a pre-moulded hole. Used with plastics or other materials. Material must be strong enough to withstand the expansion of the insert. The insertion of the screw locks the external knurls into the wall of the hole. Provides excellent thread durability. Not as strong as wind-in inserts.

There is also a good range of Inserts - Expansion - Press In - Brass - Flanged on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Steel
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Steel

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All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut their own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Can be used in Aluminium, aluminium alloy or magnesium. Made from steel with zinc chromate finish.

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There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Steel on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Steel
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Steel

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All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Use with plastics, light metal alloys or hard wood. Made from steel with zinc chromate finish.

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There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Steel on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Stainless 303
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Stainless 303

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All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut their own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Can be used in Aluminium, aluminium alloy or magnesium. Made from 303 stainless steel.

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There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Aluminium - Stainless 303 on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Stainless 303
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Stainless 303

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All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Use of installation tool recommended. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Use with plastics, light metal alloys or hard wood. Made from 303 stainless steel. Quantity orders can also be supplied in Brass or 316 Stainless.

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There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Stainless 303 on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive

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All Self Tapping Inserts
All Self Tapping Inserts for Wood

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Die Cast Zinc Alloy. Knife thread cuts easily into a predrilled hole. Inexpensive inserts for use in ready to assemble furniture, drawer pulls etc. Installs with a hex wrench.

There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive - Flanged
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive - Flanged

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All Self Tapping Inserts
All Self Tapping Inserts for Wood

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Die Cast Zinc Alloy. Knife thread cuts easily into a predrilled hole. Inexpensive inserts for use in ready to assemble furniture, drawer pulls etc. Installs with a hex wrench.

There is also a good range of Inserts - Self Tapping - For Wood - Hex Drive - Flanged on the Small Parts and Bearings website.


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Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6213 products in 445 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6213 products in 445 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.