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Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets

Part No. 35069 Warranty Details  
Kits include everything required to repair stripped or worn threads. Handle provides a base for the tap and it also installs the insert and breaks the tang.
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Length:9 mm
Material:Stainless Steel
Wrench Size:6 mm

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Fix-A-ThredMetric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets
 
3.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Minor repairs (4)
  • Automotive repair shop (3)
  • Home (3)
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    • Mechanic (3)

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4.0

Does the job

By 

from Pittsburgh

About Me Shadetree mechanic

Pros

  • Works

Cons

  • Short Threads

Best Uses

  • Minor Repairs

Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

The tools works fine regardless of the other comments. I drilled out the hole with a 1/4" bit and used tool to tap it out. Then used the tool to thread in the insert. If you clean the threads, take your time and don't force it like you did when you stripped the hole in the first place, you should be fine. My only complaint is the thread length, and that if you set it too deep, there's no backing the new threads back out.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it did the job

By 

from pittsfield ma

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Minor Repairs

    Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

    the handle is very cheap best if you use open end wrench to drive the threader in and have to drill with proper size drill bit I almost didn't buy this because of the reviews glad I did saved me a lot of money works well if you use your brain and im not a car guy

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    (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Like some of the others said, pure junk.

    By 

    from Baltimore, Md.

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

      Please buy something else. I wish I had listened to the others who were dissatisfied before I tried it out. Enough said.

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      (12 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Use Once And Throw Away

      By 

      from CO

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stocked In Store

      Cons

      • Cheaply made
      • Flimsy
      • Limited Function
      • Plastic Handle Strips

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop

      Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

      Needed to re-thread an aluminum manifold bolt hole. Have used heli-coil and others in past. Those products are expensive but they work. This product is equally expensive but does not work well at all. Insert tool is flimsy and the tangs bend when trying to coax the insert into the tapped bore. Once in place, the insert is either too small or too large as neither a metric or SAE will thread easily onto the insert. At the end of the day the plastic handle was stripped out and the tangs bent. Whole tool now useless. Stick with the brand name products.

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      (14 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to Use

      By 

      from Daytona Beach, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home
        • Minor Repairs

        Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

        Only an idiot could screw it up!

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        (12 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Junk / poorly made

        By 

        from NC

        About Me Experienced DIY, Truck Enthusiast

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

            The plastic handle is weak, and isn't strong enough to turn the tap - I stripped out the handle while cutting threads in soft aluminum.

            When installing the new threads and trying to break the tang - the metal used here was very weak too and practically self destructed on first use.

            All in all, this is cheaply made and not worth it. After the first use, this kit is no longer useable.

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            (52 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            horrible product

            By 

            from Dover, NH

            About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

            Pros

              Cons

              • Broke the Intake
              • Cheap

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

                Broke my Intake which is now $600 to replace.

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                (51 of 97 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great

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                By 

                from Clyde, NC

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to use reusable
                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home
                  • Minor Repairs

                  Comments about Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets:

                  I used this kit to repair a stripped thread for an intake bolt. It worked perfectly.

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                  • Q:

                    How many inserts Come with
                    Asked on 8/7/2015 by beeRadG from pontiac, mi

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi BeeRadG, happy to help you! The Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets (Part No. 35069) comes with 12 inserts.

                      Answered on 8/8/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What size Drill bit is needed? Is the drill bit size 13/64? Drill the hole and then use this kit?
                    Asked on 7/13/2014 by Wildman from usa

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Wildman! This Fix-A-Thread metric coarse (UNC) repair kit/packets includes everything required to repair stripped or worn threads. The handle provides a base for the tap and installs the insert. It also breaks the tang. No drilling should be required.

                      Answered on 7/18/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How about listing what diameter/pitch this is, AA? Duh!
                    Asked on 4/10/2014 by Hello

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi! This Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit is a M6-1 kit and the drill size is 6.2mm.

                      Answered on 4/14/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    this is for 6mm corect
                    Asked on 8/3/2012 by rob from md

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Fix-A-Thred Metric Coarse (UNC) Repair Kit/Packets (Part No. 35069) is for 6mm wrench. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/3/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I'm looking for Thread repair kit for 10 metric bolts for the cylinder head in my car is aluminum cast, and I need to fix the stripped hole where the screws go. do you have that? my valve cover screw does not seal the cover properly and I,m losing oil.
                    Thank you.
                    Asked on 3/13/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 3/14/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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