About HeliCoils – Pros and Cons

HeliCoil at Ace HardwareThe Ace helpful hardware man will sell you HeliCoil kits to fix most damaged threads that homeowner’s may encounter. Nothing surprising about that. After all, Helicoils are the most popular, well known brand for fixing damaged threads. Below, you’ll find 10 things that your friendly neighborhood Ace Hardware man won’t tell you, especially when it comes to automotive applications…. because he simply doesn’t know.

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TIME-SERT Distributor – All of the USA

Time Sert J-42385-300 2DenLors Tools which sells on DenLorsTools.com and WiseAutoTools.com is an authorized Time Sert East Coast Distributor, Florida to be precise,  that supplies all of the United States (and Canada). WiseAutoTools.com is equipped to take orders online or by phone for Canada orders. DenLors and Wise offer Free Next Day Shipping on many of the larger more common thread repair kits. See the product listing to see if the particular kit you need qualifies. Continue reading TIME-SERT Distributor – All of the USA

How to fix Stripped Oil Plug Threads – Motorcycle, ATV, Car

Stripped Aluminum ThreadsThis short repair article will assist in fixing the threads not replacing the entire oil pan or housing. Of course you would just replace the plug since it’s inexpensive, but repairing the oil pan is key. This results in a huge savings for our readers. We recommend avoiding the auto parts thread repair kits which are made in China. We recommend a thread repair kit that’s made right here in the USA.

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TIME SERT Thread Repair Kits Made in the USA

Buy American TSOh by the way, yes you’ve guessed it. Time Sert is made in America and is one of our best selling tool brands. Made in America, means that the thread repair kits that Time Sert makes are consistently the best quality available. That’s exactly what you want when you’re about to drill into an engine block or cylinder head! We are are impressed with the quality and are happy to sell tools whenever possible that are made right here in the USA.

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Emhart, AKA Heli-Coil Thread Repair Kits – Manufactured in the USA

A HeliCoil is a thin coil of wire that that is inserted into a drilled and tapped hole to restore the threads back to the original size threads, this way it accepts the original size bolt. It is  typically installed with a special installation tool. Then an installation tang that allows the tool to stop in the insert, is broken and removed. The detailed instructions are linked at the bottom of the article. The Heli-Coil brand is undoubtedly the most common name when it comes to thread repair kits and inserts for repairing damaged, worn, missing or stripped threads. Continue reading Emhart, AKA Heli-Coil Thread Repair Kits – Manufactured in the USA