Don’t Get Cold Shoulders: Attic Insulation is a Must for Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 27, 2020 10:24:23 AM

Keep Out Winter’s Cold

Attic insulation helps to keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Most homeowners don’t want to pay to have their HVAC system work overtime to heat and cool the great outdoors, making attic insulation necessary. Some types of insulation are better than others depending on the geographic area and climate, but insulation in general will result in a noticeable difference in any home's interior climate. Insulation works by trapping pockets of air to slow down the movement of heat escaping the house in the winter or entering in the summer. An “R-value” is assigned to all insulation to rate how well it slows the heat transfer. The higher the number, the better.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers




5 Keys to Better Attic Insulation Application

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Insulating a home properly is the number one way to reduce energy loss. The attic is the key to trapping warm air in a home during the winter months. Warm air rises, so without effective insulation, it will quite simply rise right out of a home. Fiberglass insulation is one of the most versatile and effective materials used to insulate attics, but insulation needs to be correctly installed to realize its full potential. A pneumatic stapler and a handy crew can mean the difference between a passable insulation job and one that will hold for years. Here are a few basic tips that can help maximize the effectiveness of insulation while minimizing the time it takes to install.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples




Safety First: Innovations in Stapler Firing Mechanisms

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 11, 2020 9:22:00 AM

Construction can be dangerous work. It is up to the site managers to ensure that safety precautions are put in place on site and it’s up to tool and equipment manufacturers to continually evolve their products to make them as safe as possible for the users. BECK has always focused on making the safest tools we can and some recent innovations in our medium wire staplers do just that.


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Topics: Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools




Choosing a Staple Gun for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2020 10:35:48 AM

Choosing the right staple gun for your project can be daunting, more so, if you’re unfamiliar with the breadth of styles available. Knowing the ins and outs of stapling options can ensure you’re working as effectively and efficiently as possible. The following tips will help you decide on the type of staple gun that suits your project.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples




Ring in the New Year with a Pneumatic Hog Ringer

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 29, 2018 9:28:00 AM

If you don’t have “own a Pneumatic Hog Ringer” on your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions, then you are missing out. Hog ringers, also known as C-ringers, are an extremely useful tool when it comes to certain applications. If you aren’t really sure when you would need one, here is a list of resolutions you might have in the coming year for which a hog ringer would be the perfect tool!


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Topics: Staples




What the Heck is a Hog Ringer?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 1, 2018 10:55:05 AM

There are plenty of options when it comes to construction fasteners. Most can be simply divided into three categories: a nail, screw, or staple. The hog ring is something a little different.


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Topics: Staples




How Do I Know if I Need a Pneumatic Stapling System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

There are many tools you can use for any given job. But, often times, there is a specific tool that will be best suited for the task. When it comes to staplers, you can choose from manual, electric, and pneumatic. Pneumatics function in a unique way and have both pros and cons.


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Topics: Staples




Udder Failures: 5 Common Mistakes in Cattle Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 12, 2018 4:21:00 PM

Whether you're new to the cattle ranch, or a seasoned veteran there is always a way to improve your fencing. Here are five best practices to use when installing cattle fences:


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Topics: Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples




Simple Solutions to Complex Carpentry Finishing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 24, 2018 1:06:00 PM

Ask any seasoned carpenter with an appreciation for their craft, and they will tell you that there is an art to carpentry finishing.  It requires a great eye for detail and specific skills that have been honed over years of project work.  Once a reputation for remarkable work and craftsmanship has been established, an experienced finish carpenter can be in high demand.  Knowing which tools and materials to use to achieve a perfectly completed look is an integral part of this master craftsman’s skillset.


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Topics: Staples




5 Reasons to Repair Your Fence in Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2017 4:23:28 PM

Winter is clearly the time to move your work indoors, right? Not necessarily! If you’re building structures that live outdoors, like fences, there’s no wrong time (as long as it’s not overly rainy or snowy). We’re not proposing you try to dig post holes while the ground is solid ice. There are plenty of winter weeks with mild temps. Here are five compelling reasons it’s a great idea to do fence work in winter. 


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples





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