7 Signs Your Fixer Upper Is a Money Pit (and Not a Money Maker)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2017 2:13:00 PM

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The same can be said for homes. Where one person sees an outdated, rundown home, another may see unlimited potential. But, sometimes that old house isn’t worth trying to recover. It takes a keen eye and a working knowledge of construction to understand what a property will need to be remodeled successfully. Here are seven signs that a home may be more trouble than it’s worth.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools

5 Reasons You Need to Use Washers in your Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 23, 2017 4:19:46 PM

While screws, nails, bolts, nuts, and combination fasteners are the work horses of construction, sometimes they need a little help. A simple, circular disk applied between your mounting surface and your fastener may be just the trick. Here are five ways you can use washers in  your work.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools

What’s the Best Tool for This? A Simple Guide.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 2, 2017 4:35:43 PM

There is more than one way to build a house. Actually, there are probably thousands of ways if you take into account the many variations of how each smaller job can be done. A wise man once said, “Don't use a screwdriver to pound nails. It takes forever and wrecks the screwdriver.” But, experience in the industry has taught us a few absolutes on the best tool for certain jobs.

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Topics: Tools

Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools

5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Tools in Tip Top Shape

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 26, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Pneumatic tools are designed to be used in harsh and repetitive ways. They work incredibly fast, and when combined with collated, combination fasteners like SCRAIL®, they can reduce your time to completion significantly. That’s why pneumatic tool manufacturers construct the tools from hardened metals, with enough resilience and toughness to last. But, like all good tools, they need proper care and maintenance to keep them operating.  Here are five tips to keep your tools in tip top shape.

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Topics: Tools, maintenance

Make a List and Check It Twice. The Pros & Cons of Slate Roofing.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 15, 2016 10:04:29 AM

The roof is arguably one of the most important components of a home. A badly installed roof or poor material selection can cause a literal trickle-down effect on everything below it. Roofs are important! Are you considering a job that is requesting slate roofing as your next project? Looking to suggest slate to future clients? Here are the pros and cons of this classic roof material.

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Topics: fasteners, Tools, Roofing

Addicted to Quality? Us Too! 3 Reasons We Just Can't Stop

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 8, 2016 8:53:00 AM

There are a lot of tool and fastener options out there, at every price range. So what makes us different? At FASCO America®, we never sacrifice quality. It’s a defining characteristic of our brand. It drives everything we do. Here are 3 ways we provide better quality than our competitors.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools

4 Home Improvement Projects to Cure the Winter Blues

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 1, 2016 9:11:00 AM

Winter can be punishing to people that spend the rest of their year building outside. Those few months can make you feel restless… trapped. But just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you love. Put those idle hands to work on one of these excellent indoor home improvement projects.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, fasteners, Tools

FASCO America® Now Master Distributor of MEZGER Stapling Products in US and Mexico

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 11, 2016 4:14:10 PM

FASCO America®, the North American distributor of BECK Fastener Group®products, is proud to announce its new partnership with MEZGER Heftsysteme GmbH , a Signode® Industrial Group subsidiary. FASCO America® will now be the master distributor of the extensive MEZGER line of modular stapling heads for machine mounting, automated fastening systems for industrial applications, as well as their hand held stapling tools for carton closing in the United States and Mexico.

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Topics: fasteners, Tools

Responsible for Construction Budget? Ways to Spend Wisely …

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 10, 2016 11:37:23 AM

As an independent contractor or a Project Manager (PM) within a large construction company, the goals are the same: produce quality work, on time and on budget. If properly bid out with no surprises along the way, then “on budget” can be more easily accomplished. But it’s construction, and we all know what can and will go wrong. So how can you attempt to keep on schedule and budget? 

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Fencing, Steel Studs, Crate Fasteners, subfloors, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Tools


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