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KATO Fastening Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of Tangless inserts and tools. No other company comes close to matching KATO’s technological capabilities. All KATO CoilThread tools work with Helicoil, Recoil, and Boellhoff inserts!

CoilThread, Tangless, and Tanged inserts

CoilThread Inserts

Tangless® and tanged CoilThread inserts are helically-coiled fastening devices that provide permanent, wear-resistant threads, exceeding the strength of most parent materials.

KATO Prewinder Electric Tool (KPE), KATO Round Electric Tool (KRE), and KATO Hex Electric Tool (KHE)

New Prewinder Electric

The Best of Both Worlds... Exclusive to KATO, the Prewinder Electric tool combines the best features of the air and electric installation tools while utilizing the new KFS-20 brushless electric driver.

KATO Prewinder Electric Tool (KPE), KATO Round Electric Tool (KRE), and KATO Hex Electric Tool (KHE)

New Hex Electric

Hex electric installation tools are designed for speed and efficiency. The quick disconnect on the new KFS-20 brushless electric driver allows for rapid tool changes, while the slim profile provides greater accessibility.

LockOne

New LockOne

A positive locking device designed to prevent a standard nut from loosening free under vibration

KATO Linear Torque Arm

New Linear Torque Arm

A torque reaction arm designed to install Tangless or tanged CoilThread inserts using any KATO Electric or Air installation tool.

Air Installation Tools

Air Tools

Prewinder pneumatic installation tools designed for medium to high volume users of Tangless and tanged CoilThread inserts.

Prewinder Hand Tools (KPH)

Hand Tools

Prewinder hand tools designed with precision and durability in mind for manual installation of CoilThread inserts.

Removal and Extraction Tools for Tangless (2KRT) and Tanged Inserts (KRTV)

Removal Tools

Tools designed to remove Tangless CoilThread insert without damaging the internal STI threads or surface of the parent material. Extraction tools for tanged inserts are also available.

KATO Prewinder Electric Tool (KPE), KATO Round Electric Tool (KRE), and KATO Hex Electric Tool (KHE)

Round Shaft Tools

KATO Tools for legacy Round Electric Drivers. KATO recommends switching to the Hex Electric Tool.

One Pawl Fits-All

One Pawl Fits All

An installation component that engages the Tangless drive notch, and is responsible for holding the insert as it threads into the the STI tapped hole.

Screw Thread Insert Taps

STI Taps

Designed specifically to create internal STI threads that will accommodate a CoilThread insert.

Screw Thread Insert Gages

STI Gages

Designed to check the accuracy of the internal thread of an STI tapped hole.

KATO Tang Break-Off Tool (KTBT)

Tang Break-Off Tool

Spring-loaded punch designed to cleanly remove the tang from conventional CoilThread inserts after installation.

KATO-Kits Screw Thread Inserts for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

KATO Perma-Coil® Thread Repair Kits

A superior method of repairing stripped threads in all types of materials.

KATO-Kits Screw Thread Inserts for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

KATO Perma-Coil® Master Thread Repair Kits

Designed for professionals, providing a superior method of repairing stripped threads in all types of materials.

Hexatorq Hinges (KH)

Hexatorq Hinges

A constant torque steel and resin hinge that offers position control solutions with mold-in options.

KATO Suretorq Hinges

Suretorq Hinges

A constant torque stainless steel hinge that offers position control solutions for lightweight applications.