Hand-held tools used to install 8mm threaded inserts come in two types: manual and pneumatic. The manual 8mm threaded insert tool is the more popular choice, preferred for lower insertion force projects. On the other hand, projects requiring higher insertion force benefit from the pneumatic variation.
The 8mm threaded insert tool is composed of a hardy body, guiding sleeve, mandrel, and guiding nosepiece – all made from durable steel or aluminum. Meant to be held by hand, the body of the tool meets its guide sleeve that guides the mandrel into its place. The mandrel is what threads into the insert. The nosepiece then attaches to the mandrel and helps line up the tool with the insert.
To begin using the 8mm threaded insert tool, the guide sleeve must first be layered atop the insert. Next, the mandrel should be securely funneled into the insert until it is firmly in place. Subsequently, they nosepiece should then be arranged in line with the insert. Thereafter, the tool’s body should slide over the nosepiece and be compressed together. This will cause the mandrel to become immersed in the insert. Finally, it is now suitable to remove the tool from the insert.
A tool known as the 8mm threaded insert can be utilised for the installation of insert pieces in multiple substrates, such as timber, plastic, and metal. Depending on the material in which the insert is being embedded, there is a specific mandrel required, as steel is called for when inserts need to be set into wood, plastic mandrels are best for insertion into plastic, and a metal mandrel is generally needed for metal substrates.
For those in need of a tool to fit 8mm threaded inserts, there are two varieties to choose from. If you’d prefer a manual method, an 8mm threaded insert tool is the perfect choice. For convenience sake, there’s also a pneumatically operated version. Your selection should depend on the purpose behind your purchase.