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




Top 5 Construction Trends in 2020

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM

As a top innovator of fasteners and pneumatic tools, the BECK Group is at the heart of the construction industry. As a result, we have witnessed many of the trends that continue to propel the industry forward. It’s important to stay aware of items on the horizon so you can prepare and plan for what’s ahead.

Let’s take a look at five construction trends in 2020 that will change the industry.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, ET&F




The Brass Tacks of Steel Pins: What They Are and How They Work

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 4, 2019 11:53:57 AM

While pin fastening has been a commonly used practice in commercial construction for more than half a century, many are still skeptical of the pins’ ability to fasten to steel as securely as a screw. However, when driven pneumatically steel pins are firmly embedded, which allows for a holding power of equal, if not greater, value to screws. While some might be unsure if steel pins are a reliable fastening solution, they have proven to perform well consistently in a variety of applications. Here are the ins and outs of steel pins – how they work and why they can be successfully used in place of screws.


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Topics: ET&F





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