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Alcoa Fastening Systems launches Recoil thread repair kit into the UK market

25 March 2010

The new Pro XL Series thread repair kit from Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS), which replaces both the previous Pro Series and standard range, now contains a combined tap wrench and installation tool, with the tap holder set in its handle, a drill, magnetic tang break-off tool and up to 15 inserts. Contained in a box with a transparent lid, the magnetic tool enables blind-hole tang removal, ensuring none are left in the application after installation, whilst a pivotal tool holder provides users easy access to and neat storage of the kit’s components. Its HSS taps are suitable for use on aluminium, magnesium, cast iron and most machine-able steels.
Recoil thread repair kits are predominately used to repair damaged threads in a variety of automotive applications such as wheel bolts, spark plugs, brake callipers, oil sump and drain plugs; as well as a number of electronics, power generation and other general industrial applications. The Pro XL kit can also be used to create strong new threads in small volume manufacture.
Although variable depending on size, recommended retail prices for the most popular in the range are:  £22.60 metric (M8-1.25), £21.57 UNF (Unified National Fine) ¼ -28 and £20.55 for UNC (Unified National Coarse) ¼-20. The kit comes with a six month warranty and may be ordered through authorised AFS distributors.

Information and a video demonstration of the Pro XL Series thread repair kit is available to view here

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