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You know we have heard many questions asked to us from salesman and customers across the country (I’m sure there will be more!). It seems there is always speculation in all of us when something new comes along and so here we are. A funny story… when automobiles came out, it took a little time for people to give up the “horse is better” mentality, which to us is a “no-brainer” now. Let’s keep this in mind.
This article is to explain why EZ Thread sets itself apart from all the other repair tools out there. If we look at the current tools on the market, all require intricate labor in choosing the right pitch, making sure the thread pitches line up to prevent cross threading on dies, and then there’s the tennis elbow one gets from spending 4 hours hacking away with a thread file or thread die. Then there’s the other method that seems to be the latest innovation to thread repair (prior to EZ Thread), and that’s the NES thread repair tool. Entertaining in design, it still uses the old “plow” method of thread repair, and requires the user to line up teeth to thread pitch, twist, turn and pull to cut into the metal of the damaged area, it’s laborious despite what some will tell you. It sounds like good sense, but there are still many short comings to this method. Tight spaces are no-go’s and you have to have enough space to swing the tool around threads… space that sometimes you don’t have available to you. Oh yeah, then there’s the repair… Our experience… It’s not EZ! NES uses replacement bits which wear and the user has to buy more as the tool is used. They have separate tools for internal and external applications, meaning more money invested in a system that can’t meet all your applications. Call it the old “desktop printer sales tactic”, let em’ buy the printer, then they’re committed to keep buying the special ink cartridge that goes with it. The customer is trapped into buying bit after bit, because their initial investment was so great. Let’s consider this, these tools aren’t cheap, and in many scenarios, doesn’t work well. They are nothing more than glorified thread plows. Sorry gang, it’s true…
One comment we have heard from various people, ” but what about the integrity of your threads after they are re-purposed with EZ Thread? Let’s see… any thread repair tool in the galaxy removes the damaged area of the thread and attempts to reshape it back to a presence that allows the nut or bolt to marry like they once did prior to their breakup. So the answer is this, NO tool out there adds back material to the damaged thread. Therefore, a user has to make a personal judgment call before ever attempting to repair the application. It’s really common sense and holds true for any repair, wth any tool, at any level.
Enter EZ Thread… bum bum bum buuuuuuuuuummmmmm! Yes you are reading an article from EZ Thread and yes our tool is cooler than all the other kids on the bus. We’d like to start off by debunking what has and may be brought up. We’ve already covered the integrity questions above, so let’s move on…
- What about cross threading with EZ Thread, I mean you don’t have anything holding the tool other than your hands? Your right, and that’s all you should need, is your hands, not a “cheater bar” or clamp. The tool is designed to do the cutting on the sides of the tool. The tip has minimal cutting ability and by design relies on the angle sides to remove the damaged thread. Instead of watching chunks of metal rip off the thread like the “plow” method does, EZ Thread precisely grinds the profile into the shape it needs to work once again. This not only gives a better finish, it also insures the thread is bur free once repaired. By design, the tool is laid into a good portion of the threads and walked into the damaged portion. Think of it as troops going to war in a foreign land, the soldier is dropped into neutral safe grounds, and marches through enemy grounds removing their opponent.
- What about holding the tool and handling it? Light tool pressure and slowly walk into the damage, repeating the process where needed. Remember, we’re grinding away the trouble, not ripping it from the ground. Think of tree stumps, is it easier to grind the stump down flush with the top soil, or rip it from it’s roots leaving a gaping hole? Similar things are taking place here.
- Can you use the tool for inside and outside? We thought you’d never ask… YES! I told you we were cool.
That’s all the time we have for this article, tune in and get more facts and figures on thread repair and of course why we are a pretty cool tool.
EZ Thread Guy