Self drilling eye lags for drilling into metal and wood ceiling decks have been around for some time now. We are pleased to introduce the ELDX Self Drilling Eye Lag Screw for drilling into structural steel up to 1/4″ thick. The best way to see what they can do for you is to check out the video at our site. It shows several applications including drilling into 1/8″ steel in only 5 seconds! The screws can be installed using an eye lag driver or the Lagmaster Plus pole tool which allows you to install the eye lag from the floor and tie the grid wire at the same time. Check them out online at ConstructionFastening.Net Self drilling eye lag screws are great for hanging drop ceilings, light fixtures, cable runs, signs and more.
You likely have seen more and more fixtures, ducts and lighting being supported with braided wire cable on the job. Products like the Erico/Caddy Speed Link and the Gripple have added a versatile option in many applications. Arlington Industries has added their version of a braided wire hanger, the Wire Grabber System. The key component to any of the systems is the clamp that actually locks on the cable. The clamp on the Arlington is part# FLG3 and is not only available in kit form but also separately allowing you to purchase bulk cable and create your hangers on the fly. It is easy to use with a thumb screw for a quick set and adjustment followed by a quick lock down with your screwdriver or pliers. NO SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED.
The Arlington Wire Grabber is available in several kit types. A straight version with a loop on one end and straight cable and FLG3 clamp is available in lengths up to 30′. There are so many things you could support with this kit, anything from duct work, cable runs with j hooks, signage and more. A 10′ length kit with a toggle attached and straight wire plus the FLG3 clamp is available designed for suspending light fixtures. A “Y” kit is also available as well.
One thing that make the Arlington Wire Grabber system appealing over the other brands starts with cost, not only in the basic kit pricing but in the ability to purchase the wire grabber clamp outside a kit (we offer them in packs of 10 on our site) and buy your cable in bulk. While kits have their advantage if you are doing a standard install over and over again for instance, but buying clamps and bulk cable allows you to create what you need as you need it with no waste.
The kits come with a .080 gauge braided cable that will provide a 75lb load in static situations. If you have never used this type of hanger, grab a couple kits and give them a try. If you have been using comparable systems you may be able to save your self some money especially with the bulk cable option.
We have had extension poles for various powder tools including Hilti, Ramset, Simpson, Powers and more and now we have an extension for the Hilti DX460, the new Hilti DX2, the Ramset XT540 and a variety of gas tools. The LS460-6 pole turns any of these guns into an overhead tool. The extension pole offers not only improved productivity and lower labor costs but increased safety. Made in the USA from dielectric material meeting OSHA standards. If you have a Hilti DX460 or Hilti DX2 tool, you will find this tool well worth it’s price, right arount $200. Also works as an extension pole for the Ramset XT540, and the Simpson PTP-27s tools. The extension will also work with a variety of gas tools from Ramset, Simpon and Powers. Click to see a compatibility chart.
We recently picked up the MagDaddy line of magnetic cable management products and want to spotlight the magnetic j hooks and bridle rings that are finding their way on to more and more projects. We offer the magnetic j hooks in both side mount and top mount versions in 3/4″. We will be adding the 2″ shortly as well. We do offer the female magnetic mount as a separate part as well if you want to make your own or have the ability to make the size or type you choose on the fly. You can install the top mount j hooks to the metal ceiling from the floor with the MagDaddy install tool as well. Check our site for videos of the magnetic j hooks in action. As with so many new products that may cost a little more at the outset, the real savings of a magnetic j hook comes in with time savings. Other than speed of install, any rework can be accomplished more quickly, just pull off and re install. You may also find some applications where the customer will not allow you to screw into the roof deck. We had this come into play on a job recently where the cable had to be supported every 5 feet but the bar joists are 6 feet part and our contractor was not allowed to drill into the deck. The magnetic j hooks were the solution.
While j hooks are more common, many applications still call for bridle rings. Obviously the same advantages apply to the bridle rings as the j hooks. With the magnetic bridle ring set up, we have elected to offer the magnetic base, part number MAG4TF separately, allowing you to choose your size of bridle wring plus choose from a standard bridle ring or a ring with saddle. These too can be installed from the floor like the magnetic j hooks.
Magnetic j hooks and bridle rings may not be an everyday type of hanger for you. But you will find applications that these great little hangers will fit the bill. MagDaddy offers a nice line up of magnetic cable management products beyond the magnetic j hooks and bridle rings including some excellent mounts for single and low count cable installations. Click here to see their line up.
We are please to add Mag Daddy Magnetic Fasteners to our line. Magnetic cable management products offer some real versatility and ease of installation on many projects. J hooks are available with super strong magnets positioned to mount the j hooks to a metal deck or to a steal column or beam. No drilling just let it snap in place. If you prefer bridle rings, we offer a magnetic base with a 1/4-20 thread to accept the ring. By the way, we have not only standard bridle rings but rings with a saddle to distribute the the load. A magnetic cable holder is available in sizes from 1/2″ to 1″ that you just snap in place and push you cable in place. A tool is available that allows you to install cable to the magnetic cable hanger and then place the holder to the metal deck or the bar joist, from the floor. A very cool mount kit is also available for cameras making for very easy install on beams with the ability to easily move the camera if necessary. Magnetic tie wrap mounts and hook and loop mounts are also available. Check out these great magnetic j hooks, magnetic tie mounts, magnetic cable mounts and more at our e store, ConstructionFastening.Net
This really is an innovation in installation of bar joist clips and purlin clips. The Purlin Master will not only install the clip for you, but it will also tie the wire on to the clip all while standing on the floor. Check out the video, it really is a slick system. The Purlin Master saves you time and money in several ways. First off you aren’t paying someone else to tie the wire for you. Shipping clips is cheap, shipping grid wire or pre tied clips, not so much! With the Purlin Master, you buy the clips and source you grid wire locally. You no longer have to stock several different sizes of ceiling grid wire, or worse yet cut off extra. The Purlin Master requires use of the proprietary clips, the ADOC14 for use on Z purlin or the VOH14 for bar joists. Make sure you take a moment and watch the video and you will see this tool is a must have if your are suspending grid wire from z purlin or bar joists.
It is such a simple thing, yet so frustrating, having the right tie mount but the wrong screw to fasten it. Especially is it noticeable if you are trying to fasten tie mounts to a plywood backer board up against a concrete or block wall. We are now offering a combo kit that includes 100 each of the Hellerman Tyton tie mount, designed for use with 18 through 50 pound cable ties and a 6 x 3/4″ coarse drywall screw. The screw seats fully in the mount and is short enough to not go through your plywood backer board. The Hellerman/Tyton CTM110C2 is the tie wrap mount of choice for our limited voltage and data contractors and now they are even easier to use with the included correct screw. Find them online at ConstructionFastening.Net While there, check out our red 8″ and 15″ red tie wraps, UL listed for use in air handling spaces. A nice quality tie wrap at a nice price!
Okay, J Hooks for data cabling really are boring. Saving time and money on your project, now that’s a little more interesting. Check out our generic UL listed j hooks and see how easy it is to save. .The first thing you will note is the price. Our 2″ standard j hook sells for $1.79. That’s not a special price, that is a standard everyday price. Our 3/4″ j hooks are well under a buck. But don’t just check the price, check out the variety. We have the popular multi clip version of the j hook, allowing you to mount quickly to grid wire or 1/4″ rod. By the way if you need to install a grid wire or 1/4″ rod to suspend your j hooks, we have some great hangers and tools for that as well. One of our more unique offerings is the 2″ J hook mounted to a shooter clip for Ramset & Hilti tools so you can shoot your j hook tight to the concrete deck. We use a quality Ramset ballistic point pin for excellent results even in hard concrete.
Spend a little time on our site ConstructionFastening.Net You will find some specialty tools and fasteners you just can’t find anywhere else.
Sometimes there is no getting around it you need a really long high speed steel drill bit for the job. Sometimes especially in security work. you end up drilling in steel doors and door frames to install contacts. Whatever the application, when you need a long bit, you need it! We are now offering high speed drill bits in 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ sizes in lengths 48″. We have longer lengths available as well, up to 72″ if need be available as special order. These bits are sometimes referred to as aircraft bits or aircraft extension bits as they are used for drill down long narrow areas in aircraft construction. Designed for drilling both mild steel and wood. These are nice quality bits made in the US. If you don’t see the size you need listed, give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377 we can likely get it for you. Find our extra long length high speed drill bits and extra length sds hammer drill bits online at ConstructionFastening.Net
The Lagmaster Plus Telescopic Ceiling Tool has been the most versatile eye lag ceiling pole tool for years. Upgrades to the accessory kit will make Lagmaster Plus even more useful. So what’s new? For starters, the kit itself is now in a more durable and is easy to open and close. More plug ins have been added to the kit. Here is the list of the what is included in the kit:
- Wire Plug-in – Set Screw version – Installs ceiling wire & jack chain
- 5/8″ Plug-in – Designed for use with Sammy screws
- 5/8″ Vertigo Plug-in – Designed for use with Power’s Vertigo screws
- ½” Square Drive socket adapter Plug-In
- ¼” Hex Plug-in – Accepts ¼” hex drivers
- Viper Plug-in – Compatible with Viper 3 and Power’s Sniper
- ½” NPT Plug-in – Designed for use with the HOIT-AL installation tool
- Broom Thread Plug-in
In particular new plugs are for the Vertigo anchor, a competitor to the Sammy Screw Anchor, a 1/2″ socket adapter which allows you to click a regular socket on the pole and the broom thread plug in a re the new additions. Starting immediately, when you order a Lagmaster Plus tool, you will get the new kit. The accessory kit is also available as a Retro Kit which includes a base plug if you have a standard Lagmaster tool. You can find the Lagmaster Plus Telescopic Ceiling Tool at ConstructionFastening.Net