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Insert installation tool


Product Description

This tool is specifically designed to aid in installing threaded inserts.  It has features which interface with the slots on the threaded inserts to screw them into place.  It is much easier to use than a slotted screwdriver because it won't slide out of place, and won't interfere with the topsheet as the insert bottoms out.  Designed for use with any 1/4" hex screwdriver.  Due to feed back and demand we have increased the tab sizes to better fit the inserts and also upgraded the quality of steel to make the tool stronger.  Thanks to everyone that emailed us and helped us improve the tool!

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  1. Good Solution

    Posted by Thom Mackris on 28th May 2017

    For the longest time, I've used the "double nut on a machine screw" method of installing inserts. On skis with particularly robust (dense, hardwood) cores, the screw can lock/bind into the insert on the last turn or two. As you back out the screw, the insert backs out with it.

    With a bit of finagling (pressing down while unscrewing) you can frequently back the screw out without unscrewing the insert. The option is to remove the screw/insert (all the while, the epoxy is setting), "break" the screw from the insert, and re-install.

    This tool solves that problem. Previously, I'd never found the right screwdriver blade to install the inserts while avoiding slippage and galling of the insert.

  2. I should have done this earlier

    Posted by John Siemiarowski on 13th Jan 2017

    After struggling to find just the right size screwdriver I finally got the installation tool. I should have done that on the first order. I got it done before but it is so much better now.

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