How to Install Machine Screw Anchors
Installation Instructions for Machine Screw Anchors
Installing Machine Screw Anchors can be completed in five easy steps and can be used when working in concrete, brick and block base material. Machine screw anchors are best suited for light to medium duty fastening purposes, are available in 3/16" (#10), 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" diameters and are made from a highly corrosive zinc-based alloy called Zamac. After installation, the fixture is removable because the anchor can be left in the concrete, but the machine screw or bolt used can be unscrewed and removed.
- Drill a hole in the base material with a hammer drill and a correctly sized carbide drill bit for the diameter Machine Screw Anchor you are using. See our technical specifications page for the drill bit size required.
- Clean out the hole of all debris.
- Insert the anchor into the hole, threaded cone end first.
- Insert the setting tool into the anchor and strike with a hammer until the lip of the setting tool meets the top of the Machine Screw Anchor.
- Set the fixture over the anchor and insert the properly sized machine screw or machine threaded bolt through the fixture and into the anchor.