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I've been getting various bits and bobs to make up a couple of jigs. The tablesaw tenoning jig and the drill press table and fence from the Woodsmith book, shop built jigs and fixtures.

I saw Evo-Stik Multi-Purpose Impact Adhesive as being good for gluing metal to mdf.
Says forms an instant bond, not sure if should use to glue in pronged T nuts in drilled hole in mdf. As might not have time to bang in the nut before glue sets. What would be the best glue to use and availble in the UK? I can't find a threaded insert tool anywhere in the UK, anyone ideas where can get?
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Peter, I use epoxy. It does a good job on holding T-nuts..

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I'd go with epoxy, too. I like press-in's myself. I've had good experiences with some I got from McMaster-Carr here in the states.

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If you narrow by "wood" and "grooved and barbed" on the left side of the page the ones I like best are the second on the list. No adhesive needed.

Found these guys - Threaded Inserts
Hope you find what you need.

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Hi all,
I've been getting various bits and bobs to make up a couple of jigs. The tablesaw tenoning jig and the drill press table and fence from the Woodsmith book, shop built jigs and fixtures.

I saw Evo-Stik Multi-Purpose Impact Adhesive as being good for gluing metal to mdf.
Says forms an instant bond, not sure if should use to glue in pronged T nuts in drilled hole in mdf. As might not have time to bang in the nut before glue sets. What would be the best glue to use and availble in the UK? I can't find a threaded insert tool anywhere in the UK, anyone ideas where can get?
Cheers guys,
Pete.
Peter, I've used lots and lots of Tee nuts and never needed to use any adhesive, the four prongs and a tight hole being sufficient.
Evo-Stick, now that rings a bell, that was the first contact adhesive that came on the market in England around 1950.

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I've never felt that T nuts needed any glue if the hole for them is made the correct size. For repairs I've sometimes resorted to epoxy to hold the T nut in place when the hole around it has been damaged, but I've seen two occasions where people had used the T nuts incorrectly. They had inserted the T nuts on the wrong side of the board and, of course, they pulled right out. T nuts have to be installed from the back side of the board so the pulling force pulls the T nut deeper into the hole. The prongs need to point toward the direction of the pulling force. They serve to anchor the nut and also prevent it from turning.

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Peter, I use epoxy. It does a good job on holding T-nuts..
OK thanks John.
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I'd go with epoxy, too. I like press-in's myself. I've had good experiences with some I got from McMaster-Carr here in the states.

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If you narrow by "wood" and "grooved and barbed" on the left side of the page the ones I like best are the second on the list. No adhesive needed.

Found these guys - Threaded Inserts
Hope you find what you need.

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Thanks, for the UK link, Mcmaster, didn't realise, such a range of types of threaded inserts.

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Peter, I've used lots and lots of Tee nuts and never needed to use any adhesive, the four prongs and a tight hole being sufficient.
Evo-Stick, now that rings a bell, that was the first contact adhesive that came on the market in England around 1950.
OK thanks Harry, would no glue also apply to M6 pronged T nuts used in making knobs for the jigs?
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Sure, so long as they are on the correct side of the knob, the outside so that they pull tight as the knob is tensioned.

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Sure, so long as they are on the correct side of the knob, the outside so that they pull tight as the knob is tensioned.
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