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What's the Proper Helicoil size?

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#1 David George Ellis

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:48 PM

Hey Y'all,

I've got an XCS gimbal with the 1.5" sleeve and the helicoil for my tooless kip handle dropped a crunk on me. While a C-Clamp seems en vogue, it's not much fun to fluck with during balancing. I tried Greg, but he may just be at the Rhino.

I believe the correct unit is an M5 Internal Thread Size with a .8mm Metric Thread Pitch with tang (as per McMaster-Carr), but I don't know what the Insert Length is nor whether it's a Helical or a Screw-Lock Helical insert.

If you guys and gals could guide me closer to the desired solution, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.


P.S. Found it!!! Greg came to the rescue and informed me the correct size is 10-32 and it's very hard to find. If you have questions regarding how to install it, call him, he's really great. Very informative and more than willing to help. Fine product and even finer cust. svc. If you NY'ers run into the same problem, give me a call. I've got extra helicoils and the insertion tool to complete it all. Take care.

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