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Item #: R73
Our Price: $1.29
In Stock, Will Ship On 12/11/2018.
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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.  Great for making your own taphandle gifts.

Length: .63"
Diameter: .56"
Material: Brass
Ideal Drill Size: 33/64


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by Bob S.
on 8/17/2017
from Colorado
Works GREAT!
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!
by James Ferreira
on 7/25/2017
from Warwick, RI
Tap handle threaded insert
Made a tap handle for a friend.  Worked great!
by Ck
on 5/12/2017
from Chicago
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. 
by Shifty Johnson
on 5/31/2016
from Maryville
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.
by Mike 2
on 12/24/2015
from Central Calif
Good Product - Bad Install Instructions
I ran into all the same problems as everyone else, 1/2" is just too small for hardwoods, might work with pine, but you should use a 9/16" drill bit with a 1/2" shank.  I also used the bolt and nut method (the 3/8"-16 bolt and nut should be offered as an additional part to order for the install).  I used a bar of soap to lube the threads and also a two part epoxy (just a few drops placed on to the wall of the hole) to make sure that if the wood gets wet in the future, the nut won't spin in the hole.  - Good materials, good machine work, - Just needs better instructions and a bolt and nut.
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