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Winny94

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10-15-2021 04:02 AM

Is there a go-to for a retailer based in the US for Rampa threaded inserts? If not, are there any on par substitutes?


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#1 posted 10-15-2021 10:57 AM

I have never been aware of these German made “Rampa” inserts. Were you directed to them by a plan? It’s entirely possible something German made would be tighter tolerance than what is made here. Or if there is anything actually made in the US?

I have used the E-Z Lok branded inserts sold at Rockler, and several other places here in the states, and have had good luck with them. I think I would steer clear of very low priced inserts from Ebay or Amazon, unless I knew them to be from E-Z Lok, or similar. It’s when you get to the extra low price end that things start to be less than stellar.

The E-Z Lok’s are made for either hard, or soft woods. Whatever you end up with, placing them with a drill press makes everything work smoother using a slightly undersized pilot hole. E-Z Lok sells starter “drive tools” that go into your chuck, and engage into the insert so they drive very smoothly. Trying to just use a screwdriver has sometimes surprise endings.

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#2 posted 10-15-2021 11:39 AM

Suggest email/call to the two North American distributors listed on Rampa website:

RAMPA Tec Inc.
54 Bird Street
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 0X4
+1-855 726 7248 (RAMPA-4-U)
+1-705 252 4834
[email protected]

or

Spaenaur Inc.
815 Victoria Street North
N2G 4B1 Kitchener Ontario
001519 7443521
[email protected]

They will OWN the list of retail outlets in USA.

Strange:
those inserts are brand new to Canada? RampaTec cames to be introducing them at upcoming Canadian Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo Nov 3-4, 2021.
Yet I see press releases by Canadian hardware suppliers dating back to 2018?

Richelieu stocks other Rampa hardware in USA, and they list the inserts on Canadian sales web page.
Find if you have a local Richelieu location, and ask if they can order some.

Cheers!

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#3 posted 10-15-2021 04:39 PM



I have never been aware of these German made “Rampa” inserts. Were you directed to them by a plan? It s entirely possible something German made would be tighter tolerance than what is made here. Or if there is anything actually made in the US?

I have used the E-Z Lok branded inserts sold at Rockler, and several other places here in the states, and have had good luck with them. I think I would steer clear of very low priced inserts from Ebay or Amazon, unless I knew them to be from E-Z Lok, or similar. It s when you get to the extra low price end that things start to be less than stellar.

The E-Z Lok s are made for either hard, or soft woods. Whatever you end up with, placing them with a drill press makes everything work smoother using a slightly undersized pilot hole. E-Z Lok sells starter “drive tools” that go into your chuck, and engage into the insert so they drive very smoothly. Trying to just use a screwdriver has sometimes surprise endings.

- therealSteveN


Just to add a little. When using the drill press to place the inserts. Make sure it’s unplugged and you turn the chuck by hand to install the inserts.

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 10-16-2021 03:01 AM

The Rampa Tec’s don’t look much different from the E-Z Lok’s.

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 10-16-2021 05:33 AM


I have never been aware of these German made “Rampa” inserts. Were you directed to them by a plan? It s entirely possible something German made would be tighter tolerance than what is made here. Or if there is anything actually made in the US?

I have used the E-Z Lok branded inserts sold at Rockler, and several other places here in the states, and have had good luck with them. I think I would steer clear of very low priced inserts from Ebay or Amazon, unless I knew them to be from E-Z Lok, or similar. It s when you get to the extra low price end that things start to be less than stellar.

The E-Z Lok s are made for either hard, or soft woods. Whatever you end up with, placing them with a drill press makes everything work smoother using a slightly undersized pilot hole. E-Z Lok sells starter “drive tools” that go into your chuck, and engage into the insert so they drive very smoothly. Trying to just use a screwdriver has sometimes surprise endings.

- therealSteveN

Just to add a little. When using the drill press to place the inserts. Make sure it s unplugged and you turn the chuck by hand to install the inserts.

- Foghorn

Good catch Darrel. I had a brain fart there. Yeah the DP is just an alignment tool. It gets them in straight pretty fast though. Trying them by hand, goes off to visit more often than not. IOW they are prone to wandering off. :-)

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