Safety First: Innovations in Stapler Firing Mechanisms

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 11, 2020 9:22:00 AM

Construction can be dangerous work. It is up to the site managers to ensure that safety precautions are put in place on site and it’s up to tool and equipment manufacturers to continually evolve their products to make them as safe as possible for the users. BECK has always focused on making the safest tools we can and some recent innovations in our medium wire staplers do just that.


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Topics: Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools




Making the Most of the Crew You've Got During Crisis

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2020 9:18:00 AM

After a hiatus, most construction crews are getting back to the job, but things look a little different on the worksite. Some states only allow skeleton crews to work with strict rules that all employees must stay six feet apart at all times, while others are enforcing one tradesman per worksite. At the very least, construction crews are recommended to decrease numbers and many crews have been forced to make cutbacks because of budgetary reasons.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Happy Independence Day: Tips on Building a Fireworks Rack

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 27, 2020 9:09:00 AM

Launching fireworks is a time-honored tradition on the fourth of July. However, if you’re launching your own show, the racks you use for your fireworks will significantly impact the whole experience. It is important to ensure that the days fun ends with a bang and not a trip to the hospital so be sure to build your firework stands solidly.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




Home on the Range: A Guide to Ranch Fencing Styles & Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 20, 2020 8:47:00 AM

Fencing your ranch is essential for many reasons. First, it is an excellent way to secure your property and keep it private. Good fencing protects your livestock, your crops, and beautifies the landscape. There are a variety of ranch fencing styles, and below are four of the most common.


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Topics: Build Livestock Fences, Fence Stapler




Prevent Squeaky Subfloors with this Simple Step

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 30, 2020 8:43:00 AM

When you install a floor, it may look good for a while, but it may not stay that way forever. A big factor in the lasting quality of your floors results from the unseen subfloor. Subfloors give floors extra support. They attach to the flooring material, making them strong enough to support the weight of furniture, appliances, and traffic. Building codes determine the spacing and spans for subfloor installations. However, doing the bare minimum does not always give you all the support you need. Shortcuts in subfloor installation may lead to the dreaded squeak.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




Ultimate Construction Showdown: Wood Studs vs. Metal Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 26, 2020 1:50:17 PM

It’s time for the big show: Metal versus Wood. Both types of studs are great for construction. However, they each have unique talents that may lead to a knockout result in the right circumstances. When you put them in the ring together, who comes out victorious? That depends on where your fight is set.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




The Full Range of Composite Decking Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 16, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Composite decking does not fade, is easy to maintain, and has a longer lifespan than other traditional options. Composite lumber is made of equal parts wood fiber and plastic, mixed with pigments, UV inhibitors, and preservatives, and are typically heated and extruded. The texture, if there is one, is then pressed or cut on the warm surface before it cools. This material is available in a variety of patterns, colors, and sun resistance, making it a popular choice for decks and other exterior spaces. Here are the options outlined for easier decision making.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck




Pallet Deconstruction: The Right Way to Break Down and Dispose of a Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM

Pallets are used to stack, store, protect and move items, in a stable way, that are transported using equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks. Most pallets are made of wood, but there is also plastic, steel, paper, and composite options depending upon use. There is no “standard size” of pallets and the dimensions vary widely, especially internationally. They do tend to be reusable which is a cost-saver. However, if you work with a lot of pallets, they may end up taking up a lot of space and you will want to dispose of them.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, pallets




Decking Decision Maker: Which Material is Right for Your Decking?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM

With warmer months on the way, demand for new decking is on the rise. Whether you're interested in DIY deck construction or if you've experiencing a surge in orders for your deck business, you should always choose the most suitable deck building materials.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck




Can 4 SCRAIL® Fasteners Hold the Weight of a Car?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 25, 2020 8:15:00 AM

No man can lift an entire car off the ground, that’s physically impossible. He could certainly deadlift part of it up, as they do through competitions and in times of emergency, but not an entire car. However, though it may be difficult to believe, just 4 SCRAIL® Fasteners can! Watch the amazing holding power of these fasteners in this video.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners





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