Types of Wood: Simple Guide to Choosing the Best for Your Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 24, 2020 10:34:29 AM

Wood provides two important components to furniture: structure and appearance. Another way we can say that is durability and presentation. Both components are important in determining how much your furniture can be sold for, what applications it can be used in, and how long it will last. Even though wood comes in a variety of colors and grains, wood is divided into two basic categories, hardwood and softwood.


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Topics: Tools




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




Stop the Squeak! Subfloor Installation for Quiet Floors.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 21, 2019 9:18:00 AM

The floor in a house is actually several layers of materials, each layer having a specific function in the system as a whole. The underlayment, which is the layer that goes between the actual flooring and the subfloor, is a key component.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Seeing is Believing! Watch the F91A Jumbo Nailer in Action!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 14, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Have you been looking for a nailer that stands up to the job and makes work easier? Listen to what people are saying about the FASCO F91A Jumbo Nailer. They share how it makes a difference on the work site and makes work more efficient.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




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 https://protoolinnovationawards.com/winners/2019-pro-tool-innovation-awards/2019-pneumatic-tools-nailers/. Visit this link to see what the judges had to say about the SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL (scroll down to the “Fasteners” section) https://protoolinnovationawards.com/winners/2019-pro-tool-innovation-awards/2019-accessories/


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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





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