Bradders vs. Pinners: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 21, 2022 9:05:27 AM

In the world of nail guns, two of the most easily confused tools are the pin nailer and the brad nailer. Both power tools offer enough similarity in their applications that many professionals and amateurs use them interchangeably, but both are also different enough that knowing which is best for what use becomes important.

BECK's selection of both brad and pin nailer tools and combination bradder/pinner nailers is no exception. Both types of precisely crafted nail guns from BECK are designed to provide high-quality professional finishing work for diverse wood projects. However, it's up to you as a contractor to know when you should use which gun and when either a bradder or pinner would be ideal. Let's get down to the details about their similarities and crucial differences.


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Topics: Nailers, Building Furniture, bradders, wood, fastening system, pinners




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




Recycle Your Pallets: Build Compost Boxes

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Wooden pallets are one of those common mass-manufactured products that have so many possible post-production uses. Nonetheless, once these jobs have been completed and the pallets delivered to their destinations, they're often discarded. This doesn't need to be the case, however, especially for high-quality pallets made from smooth, dense pine joined together by superbly tough crating SCRAIL® fasteners from BECK.

Instead, you can effectively reuse pallets of all kinds for many purposes. One of these is compost boxes. Let's look at how this is possible, as an excellent example of just how versatile pallets can be in their recycled afterlife.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, lignoloc, Crating Scrail, wood, fastening system, compost boxes, nail screws




How Technology Can Improve Your Construction Efficiency

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 28, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Like any industry, commercial construction contracting can't escape the pull of technological innovation, at least not if you want your company to stay competitive. This doesn't mean that you must keep up with every latest trend or wear out your management budget on new gadgets at every turn. But keeping an eye out for productive innovations in the field is always a good idea.

It's, therefore, important to test new technologies if you can really see a possible use for them. New technologies might involve using innovative assembly systems, such as BECK’s SCRAIL® line of fastening tools, or something as simple as a new smart phone app for better project management. Either way, trying new things out will keep you adaptive and effective. Here are several key construction technology trends you might want to start focusing on.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, scrail, technology, power tools, fastening system





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