Inserting double ended bolt/screw without damaging treads

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Old 10-21-17, 10:10 AM
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Inserting double ended bolt/screw without damaging threads

I had an issue with a sofa where the leg bolt/screw bent (among other things). It has a bolt on one side that screws into a "nut" on the bottom of the sofa with a pointed end that screws into the wood sofa leg. I got a new bolt/screw. How do I get it into the sofa leg without damaging the threads on the part that will go into the sofa? I tried using vice grips with a blanket around the threads, but they still got damaged.
 

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Old 10-21-17, 11:24 AM
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A double nut. Put 2 nuts on, use 2 wrenches to tighten them together, then put one wrench on the top nut to turn the furniture bolt lag in. Use two wrenches to loosen the nuts.
 
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Old 10-21-17, 11:59 AM
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Thanks. I just saw that searching when I figured out these were hanger bolts.
 
 

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