Key Locking Insert Installation and Removal

- Jul 03, 2019-

Installation :

Key locking Inserts can be installed easily.

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  1.  Drill out old or damaged threads using a tap drill .

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  2.  Countersink at 90- 120°.

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 3. Tap new threads with a standard tap drill.

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 4. Screw in an insert 0.5-1mm below the surface. For Miniature Keylocking Inserts, use installation tool.

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 5. Drive locking keys down with several light hammer taps on a proper installation tool. For Miniature Keylocking Inserts, use installation tool.

 Note : For small size, screw the Keylocking Insert by inserting a bar between the keys. In that cases, ensure that the keys do not receive excess load, which can cause breakage of the keys.

 Removal :

 Keylocking Inserts can be removed without damage to the parent material.

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1. Drill out the insert to the size and depth 

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2. Bend the keys down and break them off.

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3. Remove the insert using a screw extractor or similar tool.

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4. Screw a replacement insert into the original hole. Recommended Drill & Tap Sizes for Installation and Removal.

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