Keenserts are very small but very strong key locking inserts used across many industries, especially in aerospace and precision manufacturing. While Keenserts are easy to install, it is essential to have all of the necessary tools to properly install them.
What Hole Size and Tools do I Need to Install My Keenserts Manually?
This is a common question we receive from manufacturers, so today, we are going to share everything you need to know to install your key locking inserts.
Prior to installing a key locking insert, you have to check with the supplier to make sure you have the proper drill and tap. Each part number has its own combination of drill and tap. This is really important, and it’s based on the outside and inside diameter.
Commercial or Military Key Locking Inserts?
It’s also important to note that each key locking insert has different types of thread depending upon their military or commercial. So, prior to installing the inserts, you need to have the following information…
- Nose assembly.
- Drill and tap size for the insert you’re installing.
- The fastener you’re installing.
Tools For Keensert Installation:
- Drill Bit
- Drill or Tap Wrench
- Countersink Tool
- Keensert Installation Tool
What is a Broaching Tool, and When Will I Need One?
A broaching tool is an extra installation tool that is used for very hard parent materials such as A286 or A4140. The purpose of the broach is to create slots for the keys in the parent material when the regular tools won’t cut it.
Hydro-Pneumatic Keensert Installation Tool
If you are installing key locking inserts by the 1,000s, then the pneumatic tool is a better option for installation. Learn more here.
Learn More About Keensert Installation
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