Posted by Samantha Erickson on 1/15/2020 to Rivets & Fasteners
Recoil, specifically, thread repair helical wound coil inserts, are an excellent means for lining a pathway into an already drilled hole to apply a fastener. Finding the perfect thread insert style can be overwhelming if you don't know what works best for you and your project.
One question that commonly comes to the surface is, tang or tangless? What is the difference? To answer your question, very little is different. They are identical in fit, form, and function. The only significant difference between the two is the method of installation, accompanied by the necessary installation tool. By using a tangless insert, you no longer need to retrieve the tang once broken off. Tangless inserts are on the rise, and as they continue to trend, the tanged process proceeds to follow in the footsteps of our once beloved dinosaur.
Going tangless has all the benefits a consumer is looking for, including eliminating extra work, extra cash, and the possibility of creating damage to the final application. Time and money, as we find, are the two most valuable words in any industry, so if your project includes installing large numbers of inserts, going tangless will save you an ample amount of both.
Nevertheless, for you enthusiasts that enjoy the sensation of breaking tangs off the end of your insert after every installation, we are here to fulfill your every need. Find an assortment of Recoil products, videos, and manuals directly on our site at blindrivetsupply.com. Can't find what you are looking for? Call us directly, and we will help you find what you need at 800-472-1081.