Here is a tool I did not know existed. I had seen spot welded inserts before, but I did not know the pressed in ones were an option.
This video used them extensively. I like how you can use on material that is too thin to tap.
I like the option because it allows the threaded option for parts to be dissembled. I will definitely use them in future projects.
@metalshop Do we have a crimper like this that I don’t know about?
Plus you get to see the electrolytic rust removal.
The video uses a fancy hydraulic version, but a quick search on amazon something like this comes up ( about $50 ). Additional inserts seem to be in the 10cent range, but I am sure you could buy a size you would use in bulk for less.