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    I learned Something New

    I guess we are never too old to learn, I ran across this today and discovered that I have been installing these inserts wrong for a long time. How many of you knew this and never bothered to tell me?? I tried using the slots to install them with a screw driver, and could never get it why one of the ears would break off
    After seeing this it does make a lot of sense.
    Last edited by Charles Hans; 06-14-2015 at 06:27 PM.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Wonder why the manufacturer didn't come up with an installation tool to sell to us?

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    well apparently they do.

    You can use the slotted installation or the bolt installation. Either is OK and correct. The Manufacturer also sells an installation tool to drive via the slot.

    Many ways to skin a cat.

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    Heh, figured that out last year. Never had any luck driving them into harder woods and sort of half figured it out on my own out of frustration and then say someone explain that the slot helps cut the thread which was a real moment for me as well

    The other thing I found with these is that there are two kinds of outside threads, one is coarser and has a sharper edge the other is more like a machine screw thread. The coarser one has proven much easier to drive and less likely to split the wood. Of coarse the other one is what seems to be easier to find..

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    When the drill press doesn't work, I use a home made installation tool. Use it with a ratchet wrench and it works fine.

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    Well, well, live and learn... Thanks.
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    Well now i am confused and just in time too. As i wish to use these brass inserts in fixing my coffin plane sole.

    Just yesterday i picked up one of these tools from Lee Valley supposedly specially for the job of installing inserts and it uses that slot to drive them home.

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...at=1,180,42334

    So who is correct?
    cheers

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    I just use a cut off bolt with a couple nuts doubled up against a washer and the DP as shown. Runs 'em in true every time. I guess we were all keepin' it a secret from you Charles . . . you know . . . power trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    So who is correct?
    I'm voting everyone. There's more than one way to shave that squirrel.
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    I have to agree, there isn't a right or wrong way, I have one of those thingies also Glenn that I use.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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