Recoil® Screw Thread Inserts

The Simple, Cost Effective System for Repairing or Creating Stronger Threads

Why use RECOIL inserts ?

Recoil screw threads inserts are used to produce new threads or can be used to repair threaded holes which have been damaged or stripped and refurnish them to their original thread size.

The Recoil insert, which is larger in diameter than the tapped hole is compressed during installation then allowed go spring back, permanently anchoring the insert in the tapped hole.

Because of the larger diameter, the Recoil insert has a greater contact area and is normally stronger than the original threads


Recoil® wire thread inserts and tooling systems

Recoil’s range of quality wire thread inserts enable you to produce strong, permanent threads in metals and plastics but are particularly useful for creating strong threads in softer materials such as aluminum, titanium and magnesium alloys. Find out here how Recoil inserts work.

Recoil offer a huge range of insert sizes from 2mm diameter up to 50mm and in virtually all thread forms including METRIC, UNC, UNF, BSC, BA, BSF, BSP and BSW.
We also stock rarer thread forms such as National Pipe Taper (NPT)and British Standard Pipe Parallel (BSP).
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Recoil inserts are made from a range of materials and with various coatings to suit virtually any type of equipment manufacturing. We also have the expertise to develop new designs to your specification. Find out more about our range of coatings and materials.

And to install the inserts our ever expanding tooling range is available to ensure that you have the right tool for the job. Whether you are installing only a single insert or 100,000 inserts we have a tool suitable for you. Ranging from simple hand tools to complete pneumatic installation systems, Recoil tooling is simple to use and incredibly effective. Find out more about Recoil tooling systems.




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Recoil inserts are the quick and easy method for repairing damaged threads, or creating stronger original threads in alloys and composite materials in original equipment manufacture.

  • Create stronger threads in most materials.

  • Made from corrosion resistant stainless steel.

  • Simplifies changeover from inch to metric and vice versa.

  • Interchangeable with other brands of inserts and tooling.

  • Reduces thread wear.

  • Wide temperature tolerance.

This versatility makes Recoil Inserts suitable for a wide range of applications.

Recoil wire thread inserts are interchangeable with helicoil™ heli-coil™ brand inserts



Recoil Thread Repair Kits

Repair kits contain a quality HSS tap, installation tool, precision stainless steel inserts (standard length is 1.5 x diameter) and instructions, in a sturdy reusable container. Recoil has a full range of problem solving repair kits, available in single or multiple size format.

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INSERTS   Tooling

Recoil stainless steel inserts are manufactured in a full range of thread forms and lengths and available in convenient replacement packets, or bulk.

  • Inserts are available in five lengths,1 x dia. to 3 x dia.

  • Inserts are available as replacement packs, bulk or stripfeed.

  • Inserts are available in free running or screw lock style for applications where the thread assembly is subject to vibration.>

  • Inserts can be supplied in Inconel X-750 for high temperature applications.

  • Coatings such as cadmium, silver and dry film lubricant are available.

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 Features the simple Recoil repair kit installation tool for general maintenance use. Also offered is a wide range of semi-automatic, electric and pneumatic installation tools, High Speed Steel Taps, and complete Installation Systems for production applications   Simple installation tool.(STIT)    Prewinder type installation tool. (STITPW) Recommended for installing locking inserts

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Commonly used in automotive machine shops for spark plug and general thread repairs.


Recoil thread repair kits help prevent costly machine downtime Range Kits, a multiple size kit format, are widely used in maintenance workshops


As Recoil creates superior threads with greater holding power in most materials they are widely used in original equipment manufacture such as electronics, automotive, aerospace, plastics, etc.



Recoil inserts are made from high quality stainless steel wire, with a diamond shaped cross section, wound to the shape of a spring thread. The insert, which is larger in diameter than the tapped holes is compressed during installation then allowed go spring back, permanently anchoring the insert in the tapped hole.

Because of the larger diameter, the Recoil insert has a greater contact area and is normally stronger than the original threads.



  • Recoil's Quality System is accredited to ISO9001 and TS157.

  • Installed inserts meet current Military and Aviation Standards.

  • Recoils are made from corrosion resistant 304 (18-8) Stainless Steel and can be used in applications where temperatures range up to 430°C, 800° F.

  • Inserts are available to meet the following specifications:

U.S. Standards

  • MS 122076 Series, Insert, corrosion resistant. Helical coil, coarse thread.
  • MS 124651 Series, Insert, corrosion resistant. Helical coil, fine thread.
  • MS 21209 Series, Insert, screw thread, screw locking.
  • MIL-1-8846 C, Insert, screw thread. Helical coil.
  • MA 3329, 3330, 3331, Metric screw locking series.
  • MA 3279, 3280, 3281, Metric free running series.
  • MA 1565, 1567, Metric free running and screw locking, assembly dimensions.
  • MS 33537 Revision E, Assembly dimensions for screw thread inserts.

U.K. Standards

  • BS 4377, BS 7751, BS 7752
  • AS 6733 Series, AS 8455 Series, AGS 3600 Series.

GERMAN Standards

  • DIN8140 Part 1, Wire thread inserts for ISO metric screw threads.



Provides individual or multiple size repair kit format in a wide range of Unified, Metric, NPT, Spark Plug and British Standard thread forms.

  • Inserts are available in five lengths,1 x dia. to 3 x dia.

  • Inserts are available as replacement packs, bulk or stripfeed.

  • Inserts are available in free running or screw lock style for applications where the thread assembly is subject to vibration.

  • Inserts can be supplied in Inconel X-750 for high temperature applications.

  • Coatings such as cadmium, silver and dry film lubricant are available.

  • High speed taps (STT) with either intermediate, taper or bottoming leads and spiral point or spiral flute for machine applications.

  • Wide range of tools and accessories:
    Hand (STIT) and semi-automatic insertion (STITPW), and tang break off tools (STTB).
    Electric and pneumatic insertion tools.
    Production work arms and stripfeed systems.

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