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Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can helicoils be removed and reinstalled?

I have a Taso slide frame that I absolutely love, however it's in rough shape. The threads in one of the bottomline holes has been helicoiled. I was thinking about building a custom autococker using the Taso frame which would need to be anodized. I know the helicoil insert cannot go into the anodizing tank because it's SS.

So can the current helicoil be removed, the frame anodized, and another helicoil installed? I'm guessing a larger helicoil would need to be used the second time, there appears to be plenty of room for it. Thanks guys!
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They sell a tool for removal of the inserts.

Thread Insert Extracting Tools - Thread Insert Tools | MSCDirect.com

It looks like that tool just grabs the back of the insert with a blade and lets you back it out. You could probably make your own tool for that with a screwdriver and a file and save yourself some money.
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I had had some simply unthread so yes.
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