7 Safety Tips for Working with Pneumatic Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 16, 2021 9:37:00 AM

Unlike equipment that uses gas or electricity, pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Many types of pneumatic hand tools — such as nailing and stapling guns, buffers, grinders, drills, riveters, and jack hammers — can cause serious injury if used carelessly or irresponsibly.

Here are seven important safety tips you should always follow when using pneumatic tools:


Read More

Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Staycations Aren’t Going Anywhere: New Decking Trends for 2021

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 9, 2021 9:37:00 AM

With tax season and refunds just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can leverage the decking trends of 2021. While decking has always been a part of the American way of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has made having a quality outdoor space an essential for emotional survival.


Read More

Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




What’s Old is New Again: Sustainable Building with Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The idea of using wood as a construction material is not new. Indeed, wood has been used for building purposes for thousands of years. But from the late 1800s, there was a transition toward the use of steel, concrete, and bricks as these materials were considered to be safer and more stable. However, in recent years, the use of wood has reemerged on the scene in the construction industry.


Read More

Topics: lignoloc




Tips for Hiring and Retaining Gen Z for Your Construction Business

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 26, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected labor markets across different industrial sectors, and the building and construction industry is no exception. The increasing demand for housing and business structures mean that the need for skilled labor keeps increasing.


Read More

Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Spoil Yourself with Radiant Floor Heat: How to Prep Your Subfloors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Winter is upon us, and people are bracing themselves for extremely low temperatures. It’s during this time that heating systems come in handy. While most people use various types of heating systems such as boilers, heat pumps, and space heaters, homeowners are becoming more informed about in-floor radiant heating, which provides an energy-efficient means of heating floors, making them much more comfortable to walk on.


Read More

Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, FasCoat




Tips to Ensure Your Pallets Can Keep Delivering

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 12, 2020 9:48:00 AM

Wood pallets are workhorses that constantly carry heavy loads. It’s the goal of every business that uses pallets to extend their life as much as possible, because, of course, a longer lifespan means less money spent on pallets. There are several ways to extend a pallet’s life so you can get the most out of it.


Read More

Topics: Crate Building, pallets




Add Happy to Your Holidays with a Gabion Ring Fastener Tool

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2020 10:55:50 AM

Construction teams want Santa to know that time-saving tools are always much appreciated! This year, the hot item on wish lists is a pneumatic gabion ring fastener tool. Designed to make short work of gabion wall and fence construction, an air powered hog ring plier offers construction workers the ability to build gabion fencing and cages efficiently and effectively.


Read More

Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, Gabion Ringer




Advice on Outbuildings: How to Help Your Clients Choose a Barn that Fits

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 28, 2020 9:38:00 AM

When designing a new barn for your client, it's crucial to carefully consider the proper amount of square footage needed to accommodate storage as well as any other uses the barn – or outbuilding – will fulfill. Determining the right barn size, however, can be quite an undertaking considering how storage and functional needs seem to grow quickly. The key is to plan with the future in mind, so the barn owner’s needs don’t outgrow the barn.


Read More

Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Roofs, Metal Roofs




Matchup: Screws vs. Nails ... Winner: Both!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself wondering which is the better option, nails or screws? You're not alone. The truth is that one might be better than the other depending on the application or construction project. It's important to know when nails or screws are the right option. Knowing how to weigh the pros and cons of both, depending on your needs, will ensure that you choose the best fastener for the job.


Read More

Topics: Scrail Fasteners




Social Distancing: Pandemic Leading to Housing Demand in Less Populated Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 14, 2020 9:22:00 AM

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a slight increase in the amount of new residential construction activity in low density markets. Many urban dwellers seemed to be interested in building new homes in rural areas and smaller-city suburbs to enjoy the lower cost of living and solitude. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has fueled the fire. According to the latest Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) published by the National Association of Home Builders, homeowners are flocking to low density areas to increase the distance between themselves and their neighbors.


Read More

Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers





CURRENT PROMOTIONS

10% Discount on Your First SCRAIL® Fastener Order

SCRAIL®, Fast like a Nail, Strong like a Screw, are incredibly versatile collated fasteners that can be driven with a pneumatic nailer at a rate twice as fast as collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. You can rely upon SCRAIL® fasteners to hold strong, without callbacks to fix a squeak or a nail pop.

Give SCRAIL® a try, and enjoy 10% off your first order.

  • Use SCRAIL® almost anywhere ordinary screws are used
  • Save time and labor costs 
  • Twice as fast as collated screws, eight times faster than bulk screws
  • Easily adjusted, quickly removed
  • Dramatically increased holding power vs. nails
  • Making projects easier since 1998

Subscribe to this blog

Recent Posts