Turn almost anything made out of wood into a tap handle! This brass threaded wood insert features machine threads that fit all tap handles. Drill a 1/2" diameter hole (5/8" deep) in the bottom of your future taphandle, and screw this insert in with a large screwdriver or coin. Then simply screw your new taphandle onto any beer faucet and you are done. This insert is best for harder woods like maple and walnut (for pine and other softwoods, see our item R74). Great for making your own taphandle gifts.
Ideal Drill Size: 33/64
Dec 22, 2021 by Kirk D Rinne
Q: What size is the inside diameter. I have one that's 3/8th ID but my tap thread is bigger.
A: .31" or 8.08mm interior diameter.
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I threaded this insert onto a 1 1/2 inch long, 3/8 bolt with a (brass) washer, and then drilled a 3/8th hole, 1 1/2 inches deep before I drilled this same hole out to 9/16th about 5/8th deep. The longer bolt going deeper into the 3/8th hole keeps everything straight, and I hardly needed any pressure at all for it to screw in. The (brass) washer stops the insert flush with the bottom of the tap handle. Now all I have to do is get creative with the scroll saw!
Tap handle threaded insert
Made a tap handle for a friend. Worked great!
What's to say it's a threaded insert. Used to make 25 custom tap handles for a bar. All threads were clean. To make sure they were all in straight made a fixture for drill press to hold handles while being drill then used a cut off bolt in the drill press to hold the insert and keep it straight while threaded it into the wood. Turned drill press arbor by hand. 1/2" drill bit pre drill is pretty tight might consider 33/64" or 17/32" if I did it again.
9/16th drill bit
Inserts work great... But you have to use a 9/16th drill bit. The 1/2" bit is too small. Use the slightly larger bit and these work perfectly.