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Item #: R73
Our Price: $1.39
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In Stock, Will Ship On 05/28/2019.
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Description 

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. 

Specifications:
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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