Tips to Improve Efficiency on Framing Jobs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 24, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Framing is a large and regular part of any builder’s daily work. And that means that ways to make this job more efficient are always welcome since efficiency can save time, materials, and potential headaches or framing failures down the road—all of which can prove costly for your business.

So, what are some helpful tips to make framing more efficient? The right tools are a good start, for one thing. We suggest the FASCO® (a BECK member) F70G Joist Hanger Nailer, which is a powerful tool that lets you drive fasteners when you’re hanging joists or other heavy-duty types of framing. Aside from that, there are a few other things you can do to make framing more efficient.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, fasteners, framing, joist hanger nailer




Build With Fasteners That Can Stand Up to the Sun

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

You might not think too much about how temperature can affect the materials and tools on a construction site, but it certainly does—and in all kinds of ways. Virtually every building material has thermal properties of one kind or another than can create subtle (or not so subtle) problems when they manifest during sizzling summer weather under the sun.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, FasCoat, fastening system, corrosion protection, fasteners and the sun, coated fasteners, treated metals, treated alloy




Outdoor Kitchens: Bring the Trend to Your Clients With These Ideas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Outdoor kitchens, which used to be more common with larger homes for the wealthy, have now become more popular among middle-class homeowners with a yard and garden on their property. These innovative amenities for serious outdoor dining can vary enormously in size, appliance complexity and layout, but they don't need to be extremely pricey or complicated.

 With the right kinds of professional pneumatic tools and other equipment, you can deliver a finely finished outdoor kitchen for your clients in no time. Knowing about doing this is especially important as the chances of being asked about them increase. Here are some selling points and tips to keep in mind if a client requests an outdoor kitchen plan.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck, Tools, pneumatic tools, Wooden Nails, collated fasteners, fastening system, outdoor kitchen, traditional tool




What is Mass Timber Construction?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 23, 2022 9:30:00 AM

After years of building taller with steel beams and concrete, a new concept is starting to catch on: Mass timber construction. Up until recently, typical wood-built structures would feature light-frame wood construction. In other words, your usual stick-built home.

These days, mass timber construction is becoming more relevant. Ready to see what’s behind this new trend? Below you can learn all about it—and even about tools and fasteners you can use with mass timber construction, like BECK’s LIGNOLOC® system.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc, construction site, mass timber construction




How to Keep Your Work Site Safe This Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 16, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Despite the common perception that the construction industry is an unsafe place to work in and that accidents are on the rise, the reality is usually the opposite. Due to improvements in workplace safety, strict enforcement of OSHA regulations and largely also due to better tools for construction safety, such as the FASCO® (a BECK brand) line of tools, it's easier than ever to avoid accidents.

Misfortunes still do happen of course. As the numbers show, about 20% of workplace deaths in the U.S. occur on construction sites, despite construction workers making up only 6% of the workforce. In part, this is due to construction being more physically demanding than the largely office-based service jobs that have come to dominate the U.S. labor force. With that said, a sloppily run construction site will always be a risk to everyone involved, but it's mostly avoidable. Here's how to achieve just that.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, jumbo scrail, jumbo nailer, construction site




Erosion Control Tips For Your Construction Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2022 3:05:12 PM

Erosion is a surprisingly common phenomenon on construction sites. If you work in landscaping or if you’re a homebuilder, you’ve probably experienced it before. Fortunately, there are strategies to prevent erosion—including building temporary structures to keep erosion from getting out of hand. That’s where the FASCO® (a member of BECK) F CL45A Gabion Ringer comes into play—but more on that later. Let’s start with a look at how erosion happens, and tips to prevent it from happening to you.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, Tools, erosion control




What is Fiber Cement Siding?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Fiber cement is an interesting building material with a lot of applications. You’ll often find it used as siding, although there are uses for it indoors as well. When installing Fiber Cement, traditional nails or screws wont work with this material —but there are fastener alternatives out there. BECK offers the PANELFAST® Model 510A Nailer plus Fasteners to match. But we’ll get into that below! Keep reading to learn more about fiber cement and its uses.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, ET&F, coil nailer, Fiber Cement, cement siding




DIY Home Construction Projects to Start This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Winter is the perfect time for taking on a DIY indoor home renovation or any construction projects you might have been planning all year. The weather's perfect for cozy inside work and outdoor excuses to keep putting it off neatly diminish with the outdoor chill. If you also happen to have bought yourself some shiny new high quality power tools, such as BECK's F20 90-40 wire power stapler, or any other high-end power tool for indoor DIY work, then this is a perfect time for a fresh start.

With that in mind, here are several moderately difficult household construction and renovation project ideas to keep you warm and busy this winter. These projects are easy enough that any general contractor should be able to handle, or you can do yourself.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, Tools, Staples




Understanding Fastener Corrosion and Rust

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 14, 2021 4:07:48 PM


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, FasCoat




Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers





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