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Old 03-30-2017, 04:02 PM
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Default Hardware Thread Repair Video

I recently stripped out the threads on my flat-base WFL snare drum stand. I just did a quick repair to those threads using a HeliCoil and posted a video to YouTube.
For about $25 in materials, I saved this vintage stand. I figured I'd just pass this information along in case any of you have similar hardware that can be brought back to life.

This is a low-budget video, so keep expectations low!
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the great video. With basic tools and Helicoil we can salvage so many stripped parts. I have used them in industrials settings but never even thought of using them for this application !
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:57 PM
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Great! Thanks for doing this.

-Doug
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:18 PM
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Great video! I've been needing to do that with a flat-base WFL hihat stand.

Lynn
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:30 PM
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Great Thread..... excuse the pun...

Cheers
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:37 AM
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Cool vid! Does it last, that stuff? I have a few threaded out pieces that need some lovin'...
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for posting the vid, I had always heard about this, but never tried it!
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: Hardware Thread Repair Video

Thanks for the positive feedback! In response to how long they last, HeliCoils are fastener-grade stainless steel, so they're generally stronger than the original threads (especially in this case where the threads were in zinc steel or a pot metal casting).

I'll point out that a HeliCoil is only useful when you have a good amount of Thread depth, in this case about 3/8". So had the threads stripped out on the folding legs, there wouldn't have been enough material for the HeliCoil. In that case, a better bet would be welding the hole shut, then drilling and tapping, but that would require some challenging disassembly.
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:11 AM
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We use them on left side crank arms on bicycles.
A lot of people don't realize that the left pedal on a bike is reverse thread.
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Hardware Thread Repair Video

As a restorer this is a great thread. Can you buy the heli coil in any size. Ive got quite a few stands that need this sort of attention.........Cheers for the time and info.......sean
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