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Old 04-02-2017, 07:45 AM
OleHickory OleHickory is offline
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Default Re: Hardware Thread Repair Video

Great Video! My friend has fixed my 1970's Slingerland bass drum spur brackets and floor tom leg holders using a Heil Coil kit. I didn't know it was this easy.
Thank you for the video.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:26 AM
kylek350 kylek350 is offline
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Default Re: Hardware Thread Repair Video

Originally Posted by seantdrums View Post
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
Thanks! Yes, HeliCoils are available for virtually every diameter and thread. Something interesting to point out is that the whole point of a HeliCoil is to repair threads to their original size; alternatively, I could have just drilled and tapped the hole to a larger size and equally be back in business, but then I couldn't have used the original wing screw. Plus in this case, the HeliCoil threads are stronger than the original threads.

Between the drill bit and HeliCoil kit, I spent about $25 US; most of the cost is for the special tap and install tool. But the kit comes with probably 10 or more HeliCoils, so the next time I need to redo a 1/4"-20 Thread, it won't cost me anything. So it could get expensive if you end up having to invest in multiple sizes of HeliCoil kits over time.

For anyone in the Chicago area, if you need a 1/4"-20 repair, you're welcome to one of my extras if it's worth your driving to meet up.
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