Surebonder Threaded Insert Tool
Like most tool reviews, I have learned that people either do not read the instructions or the tool police should take the tools away before they break things.
Have installed between 20 and 30 inserts so far and all have worked great.
Wish I had found this sooner I could have fixed a lot
more things that needed threads.
March 16, 2013
piece of junk
i read another person was able to insert 10 inserts before this tool was was rendered unusable. i couldn't get past the second one.
i emailed surebonder but no one ever got back to me about the problem. that in itself says a lot about this product.
May 19, 2012
This has to be one of the worst threaded insert tools ever built. I only picked it up because I was buying a ton of other things at Northern Tool and needed one.
First of all, it has completely broken after installing only 10 threaded inserts.
It was unable to insert the 10-24 inserts provided with the gun because the 10-24 attachment isn't long enough, so they couldn't be threaded far enough onto the tool to prevent ripping the threads out when installing the inserts.
This tool is only really usefull for 1/4" inserts, and like I said it was able to install 10 before rendering itself completely useless. Do you yourself a favor and buy a decent product, not this.
December 17, 2009
The perfect tool for this job
I went years trying to figure out how to reattach a broken window latch. This popped in a threaded insert and I screwed the latch back on. Done in a few minutes. I only used the tool once so I don't know how it will hold up to heavy use but it seems well built.
January 13, 2009
Great Tool, But...
This is a useful tool. The downside is finding a place to purchase the threaded inerts. Northern supplies the tool, but does not sell the inserts. How crazy is that.
April 14, 2008
I've only recently found out about threaded inserts. For years had problems with threading in thin material and having the screw pull out. With this tool and the proper sized inserts it's a snap.
The insert tool is high quality and sets the inserts perfectly every time. Once you try it you'll look for reasons to put inserts in every project.
January 21, 2008