Senco Composite Fasteners: A Game Changer?
Senco has always been known for manufacturing 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 fit pneumatic nailers specifically designed to drive composite fasteners, Senco composite fasteners are available in 18 gauge brad nails; 15 gauge nails; and 16 gauge and 20 gauge staples.
- Metal Free – Senco composite staples and nails can be used where metal staples and nails cannot due to moisture, metal detector use, where sanding belts, saw blades, router bits, and molder knives can be damaged by metal fasteners, or in situations where the fasteners cannot be removed.
- Rust and Corrosion Free – Non-metal materials means the fasteners won’t rust or corrode while they also resist chemicals, sunlight, and moisture. The composite materials also do not cause wood deterioration or staining.
- Equipment Safe – Senco composite fasteners can be sanded, shaped, and cut without damaging cutting equipment. They can be used in spoiler boards in CNC operations and joining smaller and larger boards for machining while also eliminating the need to clamp or construct jigs for set-up. Unlike metal fasteners, composite staples and nails permanently fuse with the material they are being driven into when they are sanded down. This obviates putty which can result in a seamless appearance when the material is painted or stained.
“The use of traditional metal fasteners in certain manufacturing applications can compromise the appearance, performance and value of the final product. Metal to metal contact can also damage equipment, reducing productivity and increasing maintenance costs. Our new composite fasteners eliminate these concerns.”
-Eric Bellman, Senco product manager
Senco Composite Fasteners Key Features
- Polymer resin and fiberglass blend
- Standard-sized strips
- 18 gauge brad nails; 15 gauge nails; and 16 gauge and 20 gauge staples
Non-metal fasteners – just sit back and think for a moment about the implications of a resident fiberglass blended nail. What would you use it for?
When I had a chance to check out Senco composite fasteners of STAFDA a few weeks ago, I had the exact same question. I mean obviously, these composites can’t be a strong as the metal nails we’ve been using or surely they would’ve come out by now.
And the truth of the matter is that they’re not as strong as metal. What these new composite fasteners are really good for is helping to hold materials in place while adhesives cure. The fact that they’re nonmetal means that you can leave them in place without fear of rusting and you can also sand or cut them without any detriment to your tool accessories.
The downside of this technology is that you can’t just use the nailers you already have – the drivers are simply too strong. You’ll need to get your hands on nailers specifically designed for Senco composite fasteners.
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