Under Pressure: The Secret to Great Fastening with Pneumatics

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 8, 2020 1:09:25 PM

Pneumatic tools are power tools that utilize compressed air to drive fasteners with force and momentum instead of electric powered motors. This central feature provides a wide range of benefits for fastening. Ultimately, using pneumatic tools on a site not only provides a great deal of efficiency but also ensures higher quality fastening which is more durable and longer lasting. All of this translates into significant savings on labor costs in a market that is facing a heavy labor shortage. Here's what you need to know about superior fastening with pneumatic tools.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Fasteners in Depth

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Fasteners are a crucial element to all construction and choosing the right fastener can make or break the end result of any project. Recent innovations in building materials have allowed for choices in fasteners that offer superior performance in terms of durability, finish, holding power, and speed.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




Traditional Molding Vs. Steel Studs: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2020 10:58:02 AM

In any well-finished space, you’ll see the finishing touches of trim work, crown molding, chair rails, base molding, etc. Simple to install on wood framing, these traditional accents can create a truly polished look, and are almost always made of wood. These features are often missing in spaces like basements or office buildings. The reason is simple, commercial spaces or those prone to moisture are often framed using steel studs and historically, attaching anything to a steel stud, other than a steel stud, has been less than efficient. Here we discuss the variations in studs from wood to steel, and the tool that is making the bond between wood trim and steel studs possible.


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Topics: Steel Studs, ET&F




Choosing a Staple Gun for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2020 10:35:48 AM

Choosing the right staple gun for your project can be daunting, more so, if you’re unfamiliar with the breadth of styles available. Knowing the ins and outs of stapling options can ensure you’re working as effectively and efficiently as possible. The following tips will help you decide on the type of staple gun that suits your project.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples




Rooftop Decks: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 7, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Clients are always in search of clever space utilization to expand or develop the space they have. Outdoor living spaces have really grown in popularity in the last decade and decks have seen some really great innovations in terms of design, function, and materials used. Now it’s time to “level up” your decks by taking deck applications to the roof. But rooftop decks come with special considerations. Here are some issues you need to address when adding rooftop decks to your repertoire.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




Choosing the Vertical Metal Siding for Home Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 29, 2020 8:15:00 AM

The siding chosen for a home is usually the first thing people notice. The color, the style, how it fits with the overall design of the house are all judgement points people make. A siding with great eye appeal will add to the market value of a home. Homeowners and builders need to consider more factors than just the aesthetic appeal. How long will it last? How much will it cost? How easy is it to install? How much care will it need?


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Topics: Metal Siding




Types of Wood: Simple Guide to Choosing the Best for Your Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 24, 2020 10:34:29 AM

Wood provides two important components to furniture: structure and appearance. Another way we can say that is durability and presentation. Both components are important in determining how much your furniture can be sold for, what applications it can be used in, and how long it will last. Even though wood comes in a variety of colors and grains, wood is divided into two basic categories, hardwood and softwood.


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Topics: Tools




Why Washers Go with Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2020 2:52:36 PM

Washers, for those that don’t know, are the circular metal pieces that fit between a screw or bolt and the object it is going to be driven into. They can be made of a variety of materials including metal and plastic. They also come in many different shapes and sizes. Unlike a screw or bolt, a washer isn’t driven into any material which has caused some confusion about what they do. Washers, like those from ET&F® Fastening Systems, a BECK brand, have a variety of uses. Each of these uses is designed to extend the longevity and stability of your construction project.


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Topics: fasteners




Pallet Shipping 101 – How to Prepare and Pack Your Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 27, 2020 12:50:11 PM

Are you looking to ship something large in the near future that will require a pallet?  Pallet shipping takes a special level of care beyond your average package. Knowing how to pack your contents and then load them onto your pallet for pickup is critical. Before the forklift shows up to whisk your pallet off, follow these tips to ensure it reaches its destination in the same condition it left your care.


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Topics: pallets, crating




9 Backyard Privacy Fence Ideas that Enhance Safety in Style

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 20, 2020 11:22:01 AM

The right backyard privacy fence combines functionality and style to create the perfect perimeter. Regardless of your personal taste, you can find a privacy fence that adds to your yard layout and adds security to your property.


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Topics: Fencing





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