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Project by JRsgarage posted 09-07-2018 05:47 PM 1895 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this jig online from Woodsmith Tips, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkLYRWnKs80, after I ruined a insert using a screwdriver…they’ve always been a hit or a miss for me. This jig works well and was easy to build. Thanks for looking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-07-2018 07:56 PM

Hi JR, that is a cool square starting fixture and you really need something like that for those roseann nuts. I always had a fit trying to get them installed…But, then I found these 1/4-20 nuts and this is all I use for threaded inserts any more. I bought a box of them from Fasterners in Grand Rapids,Mi. 20 years ago and still have some left. They always install easily with a hex square drive bit ground to 6mm and using a cordless drill.
They have a real thin head so you drill the hole and hit it with a light countersink and the fastener is below the surface
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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pottz

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#2 posted 09-07-2018 09:49 PM

jr thanks for this,ive installed them with a flat screwdriver and it doesnt work very well,then i got the special tip made for installing,better but still not good,so this looks like a great way to do it.this is on my to do short list.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 09-08-2018 03:33 AM

I agree that threaded inserts aren’t fun to install with a straight bladed screwdriver. Some years ago a friend suggested this cheat to me, and I’ve used it ever since. looks like the word has gotten out. No jig needed, unless you call a drill press and a bolt a jig.

Uses the straight direction of a drill press quill, so they never go in off center, and light quill pressure is usually all you need in all but the hardest woods. With really hard woods you may need to turn the drill press on, and use the motor to do the cutting. This guy even offers a quicker fix with a basic cordless drill, here holding that drill straight, and at 90 is necessary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=tIhEqoKE8Dc

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#4 posted 09-08-2018 10:33 AM

good stuff guys , thanks

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-09-2018 11:37 AM

Very smart tool…I never thought about it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JRsgarage

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#6 posted 09-09-2018 02:08 PM

Thanks everyone for stopping by and sharing your knowledge. Good to see there are many ways for proper install.

Jim, do you use those in hardwoods as well?

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-16-2018 07:10 PM

Hi JR, yes, I use them in all kinds of wood..and you can remove them at a later date just as easy.
I just found them on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-57114-Flanged-4-20-Inch-0-984-Inch/dp/B00MND1NJE/ref=asc_df_B00MND1NJE/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167129665566&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18444585883296224836

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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