Originally Posted by Kanaris
^ Thanks I will give them a try... on a piece of scrap ply.
I am anxious to here your feedback.
I was in that hex head screw/bolt and hurricane nut isle at Lowe's when my buddy turned around and said "hey what about these?" We had just had a hurricane nut crossthread and had to push it out and struggle with it.
When I stared at that for a couple of seconds I had the epiphany...took a box home and was blown away by the simplicity, the strength and user friendly-ness of them. Then of course, I was a little mad at myself for not having discovered them earlier and could have save hours of screwing around (no pun intended) on other builds.
The great thing is that they go in from the front so even if you have a nut or insert pull out, these things have coarse enough threads to STILL use that same hole and grip like nobody's business. All you need is some decent wood from them to penetrate.
If you screw on up or it gets damaged in some way, you can simply remove it and install another one, no need to mess with glue and blown out holes. The threads will pull them right into/through an inch or more of wood if you keep going with the drill. Once in and if they are pulled by extreme forces, they would tear the wood out around them before they ever let loose...multiple times the thread area when compared to the other solutions.
Like I said, the single best thing I discoverd from all of the builds.