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Questions tagged [helicoil]

Helicoil is a brand-name for a thread replacement system, that bores out a stripped mounting hole and lines the inside with a steel replacement thread that looks like a spring. Every thread requires a tap unique to the thread size and pitch being installed, so they often come in a set of tools suitable for a specific thread wise and pitch.

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Helicoil installed from other side?

I have an aluminium clamp on a bike where the thread has stripped. The steel bolt is okay, but the clamp has very little movement - I can't get a helicoil or drill through one side of the clamp ...