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How to Hang a Heavy Picture on Drywall

It’s not terribly difficult to hang a heavy picture on drywall. However, you want to make sure to do it well. Otherwise, you’ll be shopping for a new frame! Just putting a screw into a wall doesn’t cut it. You need to know how to hang a picture in a way that doesn’t rely on […]

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Screw Bit Types and Types of Screwdriver Bits | Pros and Cons

Manufacturers make screwdrivers to fit a wide variety of screw bit types. They come in various lengths, grips, and styles—all so that they can do a great job fastening screws. But which types of screwdriver bits do you use for what application—and which work the best? We’ll attempt to go through each—even the specialty bits—and […]

What Is Cam Out and How Can I Avoid It?

What Is Cam Out and How Can I Avoid It?

Cam out happens when your screwdriver bit slips out of the screw head while turning it. It’s annoying, damages the fastener head or bit, and causes more cursing than most of us would like to admit. What Causes Cam Out? Camming out a screw, unfortunately, is not particularly uncommon, especially when working with Phillips head screws. […]

CAMO EdgeXMetal

CAMO EdgeXMetal Metal Deck Clips

Camo EdgeXMetal Deck Clips Tighten Up Your Deck Laying Camo isn’t short on great ideas when it comes to building decks. They’ve got tools for simplifying and straightening deck boards, tools to keep from having to bend over, and innovative fastening solutions that clean up the look of your finished product. The CAMO EdgeXMetal Deck […]

Hilti tracefast

Hilti Tracefast Traceable Fasteners

Hilti Tracefast Tech Simplifies Identification and Documentation of Anchor Installations At this past World of Concrete Event in Las Vegas, Hilti announced its newest innovation: Tracefast smart fasteners. These new traceable fasteners allow for unique identification and digital documentation on the job site. What’s the Big Deal? Jobs that require documentation for every anchor, screw, […]

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Organizing Screws and Nails Using Milwaukee Packout – Best Solution

Hello. My name is Clint DeBoer, and I hoard fasteners…After organizing screws and nails in all of the wrong ways, the Milwaukee Packout system helped me do it right. I used the Packout system to categorize and organize screws, nails, and every other faster I had into easily-accessible containers. Even better, the Packout system functions […]

MiTek ProSeries Fasteners

MiTek ProSeries Fasteners Offer New Solutions

MiTek recently announced that they have released a new line of fasteners, including washer head, bugle head, and hex head structural wood screws. The MiTek ProSeries Fasteners feature a special cut-point for quick starts and reduced torque, as well as offering an option between yellow zinc or exterior finishes. They come available in a variety […]

Senco Composite Fasteners and Nailers

Senco Composite Fasteners and Nailers | Metal-Free

Senco has always manufactured metal fasteners, and now the company has introduced a line-up of Senco composite fasteners made with a blend of polymer resin and fiberglass. The new offering includes staples and nails for blade-friendly and non-rusting application needs in woodworking, industrial, lumber tagging, timber processing, and millwork. Available in standard size strips that […]

Senco Specialty Fasteners

Senco Specialty Fasteners Expanding

Senco Specialty Fasteners Include New Stainless Steel and Aluminum Solutions Senco is adding stainless steel and aluminum nails to their fastening lineup. Senco saw the need for stainless steel for applications where plain steel fasteners are receptive to rust and corrosion over time, especially when exposed to moisture. The latest Senco specialty fasteners will include a wider offering of […]

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Hidden deck fastening systems are all but a must for professional builders these days. Not everyone demands them, but discerning customers prefer the clean look. As a deck builder, offering a hidden fastening system immediately gives the impression that you are a more skilled professional than those that don’t. Senco has joined the hidden fastener […]