Solid Inserts

KEENSERT® - provides high strength threads and reliability in various materials.


  • Significantly increases load capability in weaker materials.
  • Special keys lock the Keensert into place, eliminating rotation.
  • Easy to install - no special taps required and no tangs to remove.
  • Defect threads can be renewed with same nominal diameter.
Standard Keensert
  • Used in applications which require a strong, permanent metal thread in soft materials such as aluminum.
  • Typically used in applications such as; aluminium gear box, aluminum frame, armunition (tank), door frames on trains made from aluminium.
Locking Keensert
  • Used in applications which require a locking torque for the screw.
  • Typically used in applications that are prone to certain levels of vibration which request additional safety.
Stud Keensert
  • Typically used in applications for aerospace and military.
Blind Keensert
  • Used in applications which require isolation of the screw from other assembly elements of the application. Will ensure that dust and other foreign objects will not contaminate the assembly part.
  • Typically used in applications such as electronic circuitry.

Keenserts Installation Tooling

Camloc's range of Keensert installation tools ensure quick, easy and secure installation of each insert.

Installation Information

Each tool has notches where the protruding insert kees fit so as to enable effective winding in of the Keensert. Once the Keensert is fully wound in, the installation tool can be pulled back and turned 45 degrees, so the kees are situated between the notches, and driven down through the threads of the parent material, mechanically locking it into place.

Drilling and tapping can be done without any specialist equipment, just standard drills and taps.

For more information about Camloc Keensert and Keensert Installation Tooling, please view the Camloc catalogue or contact us through the enquiry form.


  • Robust, long-lasting, quality tooling
  • Provides quick, easy and safe installation
  • Ensures maximum installation integrity
Metric Imperial
Series Internal Thread External tread Locking Non Locking
KNCM(L) M2,5 M4,5X0,75 X X
KNCM(L) M4 M6X0,75 X X
KNM(L) M5 M8 X X
KNHM(L) M5 M10X1,25 X X
KNM(L) M6 M10X1,25 X X
KNHM(L) M6 M12X1,25 X X
KNM(L) M8 M12X1,25 X X
KNHM(L) M8 M14X1,5 X X
KNM(L) M10 M14X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M10 M16X1,5 X X
KNM(L) M12 M16X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M12 M18X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M14 M20X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M16 M22X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M18X1,5 M24X1,5 X X
KNHM(L) M20 M30X2,0 X X
KNHM(L) M24 M33X2,0 X X
Series Internal Thread External tread Locking Non Locking
KNCA0256J 2-56 8-32 X
KNCA(L)0440J 4-40 10-32 X X
KNC(L)0632J 6-32 12-28 X X
KNCA(L)0832J 8-32 1/4-28 X X
KN(L)1032J 10-32 5/16-18 X X
KN(L)1024J 10-24 5/16-18 X X
KN(L)428J 1/4-28 3/8-16 X X
KN(L)420J 1/4-20 3/8-16 X X
KN(L)524J 5/16-24 7/16-14 X X
KN(L)518J 5/16-18 7/16-14 X X
KN(L)624J 3/8-24 1/2-13 X X
KN(L)616J 3/8-16 1/2-13 X X
KN(L)720J 7/16-20 9/16-12 X X
KN(L)714J 1/16-14 9/16-12 X X
KN(L)820J 1/2-20 5/8-11 X X
KN(L)813J 1/2-13 5/8-11 X X
KNH(L)1032J 10-32 3/8-16 X X
KNH(L)1024J 10-24 3/8-16 X X
KNH(L)428J 1/4-28 7/16-14 X X
KNH(L)420J 1/4-20 7/16-14 X X
KNH(L)524J 5/16-24 1/2-13 X X
KNH(L)518J 5/16-18 1/2-13 X X
KNH(L)624J 3/8-24 9/16-12 X X
KNH(L)616J 3/8-16 9/16-12 X X
KNH(L)720J 7/16-20 5/8-11 X X
KNH(L)714J 7/16-14 5/8-11 X X
KNH(L)820J 1/2-20 11/16-11NS X X
KNH(L)813J 1/2-13 11/16-11NS X X
KNH(L)918J 9/16-18 13/16-16 X X
KNH(L)912J 9/16-12 13/16-16 X X
Series Internal Thread External tread Locking Non Locking
KNH(L)1018J 5/8-18 7/8-14 X X
KNH(L)1011J 5/8-11 7/8-14 X X
KNH(L)1216J 3/4-16 1-1/8-12 X X
KNH(L)1210J 3/4-10 1-1/8-12 X X
KNH(L)1414J 7/8-14 1-1/4-12 X X
KNH(L)1409J 7/8-9 1-1/4-12 X X
KNH(L)1612J 1-12 1-3/8-12 X X
KNH(L)1608J 1-8 1-3/8-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1032J 10-32 7/16-14 X X
KNHXH(L)1024J 10-24 7/16-14 X X
KNHXH(L)428J 1/4-28 1/2-13 X X
KNHXH(L)420J 1/4-20 1/2-13 X X
KNHXH(L)524J 5/16-24 9/16-12 X X
KNHXH(L)518J 5/16-18 9/16-12 X X
KNHXH(L)624J 3/8-24 5/8-11 X X
KNHXH(L)616J 3/8-16 5/8-11 X X
KNHXH(L)720J 7/16-20 11/16-11NS X X
KNHXH(L)714J 1/16-14 11/16-11NS X X
KNHXH(L)820J 1/2-20 13/16-16 X X
KNHXH(L)813J 1/2-13 13/16-16 X X
KNHXH(L)918J 9/16-18 7/8-14 X X
KNHXH(L)912J 9/16-12 7/8-14 X X
KNHXH(L)1018J 5/8-18 1-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1011J 5/8-11 1-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1216J 3/4-16 1-1/4-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1210J 3/4-10 1-1/4-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1414J 7/8-14 1-3/8-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1409J 7/8-9 1-3/8-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1612J 1-12 1-1/2-12 X X
KNHXH(L)1608J 1-8 1-1/2-12 X X