The Ins and Outs of Window Trim Installation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 23, 2023 8:30:00 AM

Whether you're restoring an old home or building a new one, window trim installation is a delicate task that requires precision work. It can however be made easier with knowledge and the right tools such as a finish hammer, hand plane, and miter saw for precise angle cuts. You might also need a table saw for general short length cutting.

One of your most important tools will be the installation nailer. The FASCO® (a BECK member) F30AT FN65 LM finish nailer is the right tool for the job. It delivers 16ga brads in the 5/8 to 2 9/16 range and comes with an extra-long magazine that can hold up to 150 brads for a smooth workflow without repeat reloading. It also comes with a rubber comfort grip that keeps your handling precise and slip-free. But one of its most important features, especially when it comes to trim, is its nose protection. It is designed to leave wood pieces free of marks, so your work will look clean and elegant.

Along with the proper tools, installation knowledge is the other key component to successful window trim installation. Here are some crucial tips to help!


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Topics: Nailers, bradders, framing, window installation, trim, finish nailer




Top Construction Industry Trends for 2023

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 14, 2023 9:00:00 AM

The new year is here—and builders everywhere are gearing up and getting ready for the trends that will be big in 2023. So, what should you expect in the coming months? The big themes will revolve around labor, costs, and innovative products such as the LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System developed by BECK. This patented line of wooden fasteners and tools supports coming trends by offering a sustainable, green alternative to traditional fasteners. These fasteners also work well with up-and-coming new building systems— we’ll discuss that more below along with some other trends to be aware of in the coming year.


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Topics: lignoloc, mass timber construction, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability




Sustainable Construction Trends

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 31, 2022 9:15:00 AM

People everywhere are becoming more eco-conscious. Translate that into the building industry, and—you guessed it—this means that everyone from homebuyers to big commercial builders is interested in sustainable construction.


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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails




3 Ways to Make Carton Closing More Efficient

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 24, 2022 9:15:00 AM

For any business that produces any type of product, carton closing is a necessary part of the process. It’s also a process that can usually be made more efficient in a variety of ways. One way is by using the right tools to seal cartons—like the Mezger® Stapling System, which is a complete pneumatic nailing and stapling unit. Let’s explore some other ways to make sure that your carton closing, and packaging processes are as efficient as can be.


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Topics: mezger stapling, packaging




Give the Gift of SCRAIL® This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 22, 2022 1:59:21 PM

Looking for the perfect gift to give the construction pro in your life? Or maybe it’s time to treat your crew to great new tools that make life on the job site easier? Either way, this year, it’s time to give the gift of SCRAIL®: The Faster Fastener®. Developed by BECK, SCRAIL® fasteners combine fast processing, maximum holding power, and full flexibility. It’s sure to make any builder happy with the efficiency they bring! Pair these fasteners with our special SCRAIL® systems to make an ideal gift—the ultimate tool and fastener set!


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




What You Should Know About Winterizing Fences

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 5, 2022 3:29:00 PM

Like many parts of a home or property, fencing may need to be winterized before the winter cold digs its chilly, damaging fingers into the structure. This winterization work may not be necessary every year, but it's a vital part of fence upkeep.


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Topics: Staplers, fine wire staplers




Bring the Best Baseboards to Your Clients

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 26, 2022 9:15:00 AM


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Topics: Staplers, fine wire staplers




Avoid These Steel Framing and Sheathing Errors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 19, 2022 4:40:27 PM

Steel framing construction should be as mistake-free as possible. A well-framed structure can make the difference between a satisfied customer and one who is forced to deal with numerous structural and utility problems down the road. To avoid framing mistakes, you need to keep in mind the most common errors that can happen and ensure that you're using the right fastening tools for attaching other elements to the steel frame of your structure.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, ET&F, steel framing




What You Need to Know About Winter-Prepping Decks

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 12, 2022 9:30:00 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s time for homeowners to clean up and “put away” their outdoor decks for the season. It’s also common for contractors to receive calls to help with this project—especially when structural damage is suspected. By conducting a thorough deck review, you can ensure that even the worst winters never gain a destructive edge on this very important part of a home.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck




Soundproof Drywall: Is It Worth It?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 5, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Whether you’re a home builder or a remodeler, soundproofing isn’t something that typically comes up a lot—but it’s something that becomes more common when you’re working on duplexes, apartments, or other multi-family units. You may also get the occasional request from homeowners who have either gotten noise complaints or want to reduce noise.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Soundproofing





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