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

FASCO America ® Wins Industry Innovation Award from PTIA

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 27, 2016 3:32:31 PM

The fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards have been decided, and FASCO America® is among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were decided by their level of innovation, power, and value. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

"When manufacturers built tools and accessories that break the mold, they deserve recognition. Professional consumers need to know which tools are a cut-above and breaking new ground," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These are the tools that should really be in every tradesman's toolbox. They can save you time, money, and even make the job easier or more ergonomic."

A panel of judges made up of tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and FASCO America® received an award for their Gas Powered Fencing Stapler – F70G Fence 40-315. Here's what the judges had to say about this new stapler:

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing, Tools

7 Reasons You Should Invest in High Quality Construction Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

You rely on your tools. You show up every day ready to work, and your tools should be ready too. That doesn’t mean you need the highest priced tools - high price is not always synonymous with high quality in the construction industry. Sometimes the less bells and whistles the better. Your tools should be made to last, here are 7 reasons why you should invest in high quality construction tools:

  1. Your tools are the lifeblood of your business. It’s simple. You need your tools to do your job. Without them, you’re out of a job.
  2. Construction jobs are tough on your tools. Building is demanding work. Every day your tools need to stand up to repetitive, high-impact tasks. Structures need to be built soundly, which means your fasteners and materials need to be applied with force and direction.

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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Tools


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  • Use Scrail® almost anywhere ordinary screws are used
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  • Dramatically increased holding power vs. nails
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