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DIY Guide to Install Key Lock Insert

By July 29, 2021No Comments

The key lock insert helps in providing a positive mechanical lock for preventing rotation that occurs due to vibration or torsion. These key lock inserts are also known as shorthand “keyset,” which is also a registered trademark of Alcoa Fastening Systems.

These user-friendly tools are quite easy to install with a standard tap or drill; this makes them easy to remove without affecting parent material.

Installing Key Lock Insert, Yourself

First, you need few things; first, get a bolt that you’ll use during the application. In bolt, you’ll insert a key locking insert with a minor diameter inside; it’ll fit your bolt. It has an effective diameter outside, fixed into a fixture plate or wherever you’re installing.

It has tiny minor locking keys which deform into a mixture; then you’ll need an essential locking insert tool with little slots on it what your keys will go into

You’ll need a driver tool that will push down on the keys of the key locking insert and deform the threads in the plate or part you’re installing them into – it has minor tiny keys in four of the keys.

Lastly, you’ll need a hammer that is generally required for every machining work.

While installing, one crucial thing to note while installing is to go by the drill tap size, which is recommended for a critical insert. In other words, if you have half-inch 13 threads you’re putting into your part to accept the essential locking insert, you’ll give you a bigger drills tap drill size than you would typically use.

And, this is also useful to prevent interface with the keys, and minor daman is the key locking insert with a part, so definitely go by that part.

You’ll notice that threads are going in very smoothly, just due to the use of the correct drill tap size. Once your crucial locking insert is installed into your part, test it with a bolt to ensure that inner threads and key locking insert are a quality reliable from the manufacturer’s end.

Next, take a driver tool. One essential thing you should know is, take a driver tool like a steel rule or scale or just a visual check over the top of the surface and make sure the critical locking insert is well below the surface.

The worst thing you can do is, put key locking insert in, and a little bit sticking up, then when you try mounting anything to your part, it won’t sit flat, relatively straight to the surface of your part.

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