I can’t be the only woodworker that has trouble installing threaded inserts – even with the special bits provided. As you can see from the sketch below, I used my drill press to solve the problem. I first inserted a length of threaded rod in the drill press, and then added a hex nut, wing nut and finally the threaded insert. Next, I pushed the assembly down as I hand-turned the insert using the wing nut and an adjustable wrench. Note: There’s no need to turn on the drill press.
– Keith Moor