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




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




Commercial Building Success Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Every contracting company out there shares one common goal: Jobs completed successfully. While most contractors do quality work consistently (otherwise, they wouldn’t be contractors!), there are a few things that can set you above the competition—especially when you’re bidding on jobs involving commercial construction.

Even details like the tools that your workers rely on can make a difference. Products from BECK’s ET&F® lineup, like the TRIMFAST® Heavy Duty Model 210TA or the Steel Framing Model 500A System, can ensure that work proceeds faster and that the finished product is of higher quality. But tools are just one thing that can help ensure your contracting company’s success. We’ll discuss a few other tips below.


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Topics: Nailers, building, ET&F, steel framing, construction site, commercial building




The Ups and Downs of Modular Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 7, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Modular construction is a big buzzword within the industry right now—especially since housing prices are on the rise and buyers are exhausting every option in the search for a new home. People everywhere are wondering if modular construction might be the answer to rapidly build the homes needed to meet demand.

Modular may or may not be the answer, but one thing is certain: If you’re a builder, there are a lot of opportunities out there for you right now if you’re considering these builds. And that means you’re going to need tools like BECK’s F20A 92-32 Nailer to keep up. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of modular construction to see what solutions it may offer.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers, building, Tools, modular construction




Wood vs. Engineered Lumber: Which is Best for Your Build?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 5, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Historically, builders relied on solid wood for most of their builds. With advancements in technology, however, engineered lumber became a popular material for a lot of different applications—and over the past couple of decades especially, even more advancements have made it so that there is a plethora of engineered products for just about every application you can think of.

So that brings up the question: Which is best for your build? We’ll examine the answers, plus you’ll get to learn about BECK’s Jumbo SCRAIL® Fastener System, which offers extra-large fasteners designed for heavy-duty applications, including large scale engineered lumber projects.


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Topics: Nailers, fasteners, engineered lumber, wood, jumbo scrail, scrail




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




How to Choose a Framing Nailer for the Job at Hand

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2019 9:38:00 AM

When it comes to framing a building efficiently, without losing quality, nothing beats a framing nailer. Power nailers are designed for quick production on larger projects. Let’s take a look at how to choose the right framing nailer for your job.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers




New to Pneumatics? 5 Best Practices for Pneumatic Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM

Pneumatic tools are beloved by contractors for their efficiency and ease of use, but those who have not yet worked with them might need some help and guidance. Missteps with these tools can be both costly and painful, so proceed with caution on the first few projects. If you are new to pneumatics, here are five best practices to follow.


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Topics: Nailers, Tools, pneumatic tools





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