Naughty or Nice, Add these Tools to Your Wish List

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 3, 2019 3:08:31 PM

The holidays are approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas. Whether it’s a tool upgrade or something you’ve never had before (but always wanted), starting the new year with some new equipment will make work more fun and hopefully help you get the job done more efficiently.

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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools

PRESS RELEASE: BECK America Wins 3 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 30, 2019 3:07:22 PM

BECK America Wins 3 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards!

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The judging wrapped up three weeks ago for the 7th annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards and BECK America received 3 awards for the Cordless Gas Joist Hanger Nailer, Low Profile Nailer, and SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL®. A diverse panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals from across the United States came together to vote on entries submitted by top global manufacturers. Visit this link to see what the judges had to say about the Cordless Gas Joist Hanger Nailer and the Low Profile Nailer Visit this link to see what the judges had to say about the SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL (scroll down to the “Fasteners” section)

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools

Tips for a Safer Construction Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 8, 2019 8:37:00 AM

In a 2016 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction job sites accounted for nearly 200,000 non-fatal occupational injuries among workers. It is estimated that a worker gets hurt once every two minutes on construction sites, which is why safety needs to be taken very seriously in this industry.

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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools

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

7 Signs Your Fixer Upper Is a Money Pit (and Not a Money Maker)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2017 2:13:00 PM

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The same can be said for homes. Where one person sees an outdated, rundown home, another may see unlimited potential. But, sometimes that old house isn’t worth trying to recover. It takes a keen eye and a working knowledge of construction to understand what a property will need to be remodeled successfully. Here are seven signs that a home may be more trouble than it’s worth.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools

5 Reasons You Need to Use Washers in your Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 23, 2017 4:19:46 PM

While screws, nails, bolts, nuts, and combination fasteners are the work horses of construction, sometimes they need a little help. A simple, circular disk applied between your mounting surface and your fastener may be just the trick. Here are five ways you can use washers in  your work.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools

What’s the Best Tool for This? A Simple Guide.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 2, 2017 4:35:43 PM

There is more than one way to build a house. Actually, there are probably thousands of ways if you take into account the many variations of how each smaller job can be done. A wise man once said, “Don't use a screwdriver to pound nails. It takes forever and wrecks the screwdriver.” But, experience in the industry has taught us a few absolutes on the best tool for certain jobs.

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Topics: Tools

Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools

5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Tools in Tip Top Shape

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 26, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Pneumatic tools are designed to be used in harsh and repetitive ways. They work incredibly fast, and when combined with collated, combination fasteners like SCRAIL®, they can reduce your time to completion significantly. That’s why pneumatic tool manufacturers construct the tools from hardened metals, with enough resilience and toughness to last. But, like all good tools, they need proper care and maintenance to keep them operating.  Here are five tips to keep your tools in tip top shape.

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Topics: Tools, maintenance

Make a List and Check It Twice. The Pros & Cons of Slate Roofing.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 15, 2016 10:04:29 AM

The roof is arguably one of the most important components of a home. A badly installed roof or poor material selection can cause a literal trickle-down effect on everything below it. Roofs are important! Are you considering a job that is requesting slate roofing as your next project? Looking to suggest slate to future clients? Here are the pros and cons of this classic roof material.

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Topics: fasteners, Tools, Roofing


10% Discount on Your First SCRAIL® Fastener Order

SCRAIL®, The Faster Fastener®, are incredibly versatile collated fasteners that can be driven with a pneumatic nailer at a rate twice as fast as collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. You can rely upon SCRAIL® fasteners to hold strong, without callbacks to fix a squeak or a nail pop.

Give SCRAIL® a try, and enjoy 10% off your first order.

  • Use Scrail® almost anywhere ordinary screws are used
  • Save time and labor costs 
  • Twice as fast as collated screws, eight times faster than bulk screws
  • Easily adjusted, quickly removed
  • Dramatically increased holding power vs. nails
  • Making projects easier since 1998.

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