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Re: Even less to do with bikes - Bloody bed bolt inserts
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2019, 05:56:21 pm »

I can't see what the bolts are supposed to be holding! I've never seen anything as cheap and nasty as that Richard!

All my beds have long bolts which pull sideways on the nut insert which can therefore never come out.

To pull the insert into the wood would (Edward Woodward?) be the correct design, IMHO, since you then compress the insert nicely into the wood as the bolt tightens.
But no, these are hidden ones, that you screw the insert in, and then screw the (short) bolts in the same side of the wood, so you're almost guaranteed to overtighten and partially pull the insert out of the wood. And if you don't the person flexing the bed ends will.

Anyway, M8x13mm packs ordered, since they only cost thruppence. I'll see which fits best!

Thanks all.