What are my best options if I need to install large quantities of the 2600/2700 series?
First off, you'll want to use the correct retaining washer.
The washer V2600-LW-7 is a lot easier and much faster to install than the 2600-SW:
Note: if you're using chrome plated studs, the washer V2600-LW-7 won't work, since you can't use that washer on the chrome plated parts, as it would damage the stud.
Secondly, you'll need the stud installation pliers.
If you use our pliers ITSP-1Z, you will be able to easily compress the spring cup of the stud, which will ease to inserting of the stud through the panel.