7 Safety Tips for Working with Pneumatic Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 16, 2021 9:37:00 AM

Unlike equipment that uses gas or electricity, pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Many types of pneumatic hand tools — such as nailing and stapling guns, buffers, grinders, drills, riveters, and jack hammers — can cause serious injury if used carelessly or irresponsibly.

Here are seven important safety tips you should always follow when using pneumatic tools:


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Tips for Hiring and Retaining Gen Z for Your Construction Business

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 26, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected labor markets across different industrial sectors, and the building and construction industry is no exception. The increasing demand for housing and business structures mean that the need for skilled labor keeps increasing.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Add Happy to Your Holidays with a Gabion Ring Fastener Tool

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2020 10:55:50 AM

Construction teams want Santa to know that time-saving tools are always much appreciated! This year, the hot item on wish lists is a pneumatic gabion ring fastener tool. Designed to make short work of gabion wall and fence construction, an air powered hog ring plier offers construction workers the ability to build gabion fencing and cages efficiently and effectively.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, Gabion Ringer




Take Care: Reduce Your Employees' Risk of Power Tool Related Work Injuries

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 31, 2020 9:38:00 AM

Mankind has been using tools since the stone-age, although we have come a long way from using a flint arrow to hunt and cut straw for housing. However, as technology continues to evolve for power tools, so do the types of injuries that construction crews face on the job. As a business owner, one of your goals is to have a productive team and you can help  ensure this happens by providing crew members with tools that are designed to mitigate musculoskeletal – tendons, muscles, joints and nerves – injuries. Power hand tools designed with ergonomic features can help offset unfavorable wrist and hand positions, vibration, stress, fatigue and more to reduce injuries on the job.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Building Your Building Business: 5 Keys to Marketing Your Construction Company

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 8, 2020 9:33:00 AM

In many localities, word-of-mouth promotion has helped hundreds of quality construction companies get off the ground. But to enjoy greater growth, it's essential to embrace some key marketing solutions to outpace the competition, promote your brand, and secure more leads and customers. If you want to grow your construction business in today's digitally inclined marketplace, use the following strategies for marketing success.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools




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




Making the Most of the Crew You've Got During Crisis

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2020 9:18:00 AM

After a hiatus, most construction crews are getting back to the job, but things look a little different on the worksite. Some states only allow skeleton crews to work with strict rules that all employees must stay six feet apart at all times, while others are enforcing one tradesman per worksite. At the very least, construction crews are recommended to decrease numbers and many crews have been forced to make cutbacks because of budgetary reasons.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Under Pressure: The Secret to Great Fastening with Pneumatics

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 8, 2020 1:09:25 PM

Pneumatic tools are power tools that utilize compressed air to drive fasteners with force and momentum instead of electric powered motors. This central feature provides a wide range of benefits for fastening. Ultimately, using pneumatic tools on a site not only provides a great deal of efficiency but also ensures higher quality fastening which is more durable and longer lasting. All of this translates into significant savings on labor costs in a market that is facing a heavy labor shortage. Here's what you need to know about superior fastening with pneumatic tools.


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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





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