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
Mounting to steel columns and I-beams can be a nuisance. Check out an easier way to mount gang boxes, back boards, camera brackets and more to steel, up to 1/2″ steel. Check out the picture, we installed these screws into an I-beam in our warehouse using a cordless impact driver. These 12-24 (commonly referred to as TEK screws or TEK 5) self drilling screws tend to install better with the extra speed that the cordless impact driver offers. The screws have a 5/16″ head. We have them available in 1-1/4″ and 2″ length with a number 5 point that will handle up to 1/2″ steel. We also have them in a 7/8″ length and a number 4 point, rated for about 1/4″ steel. You will want to have them on hand, they have a ton of uses. Check out our self drilling line of screws and more at ConstructionFastening.Net
The tool we sell day in day out for our low voltage contractors is the Bosch 11255VSR Bulldog SDS rotary hammer. The Bosch Bull Dog series has a long and reliable history. It’s predecessor, the Bosch 11224VSR Bulldog was one of the top selling rotary hammers in the world. When we look back at how many of these tools we have sold over the years and consider the very few repairs we have had to perform, we recommend this line with confidence. Most of the concrete drilling you will encounter in your low voltage, structured wiring environment can easily be handled by the Bosch 11255VSR Bulldog. The optimal drilling range for the tool is 3/16″ to 5/8″ which means it will drill these size holes all day long, it’s main use was built around these sizes. It is rated to handle a 1″ solid bit and up to a 2-5/8″ thin wall core bit all though we have contractors who typically use 1-1/8″ bits for 1″ EMT without any trouble. You can turn off the rotation and use a chisel in the tool as well if you have the application. As much of your work is done off ladders, the D handle is a nice feature to have. If you are looking for longer SDS hammer drill bits, up to 38” and core bits up to 4-3/8″ to fit the Bosch 11255VSR Bulldog Rotary hammer, you can find them on line at ConstructionFastening.Net
While no one likes paying more than they have to for something so thing like a cable tie, there are times when UL listed red plenum cable ties approved for air handling spaces are required. I have seen some jobs where a vendor will supply plenum rated cable, and then sell the customer a standard cable tie rather than a UL listed or plenum cable tie. Many times it is just an oversight and truth be known, many times it is overlooked by some inspectors. We experienced an inspector who did not like a certain UL listed hanger and made our contractor jump through hoops to use them, but allowed standard cable ties. UL listed cable ties used to be quite expensive and some offerings still are. We offer a red UL listed plenum cable tie in both 8″ and 15″ lengths, with a 50# tensile strength that won’t break the bank. Both sizes are made in the USA. We have been selling these for years, they really are a quality tie. FYI a 8″ cable tie will hold up to a 1-3/4″ bundle and a 15″ should handle up to a 4″ diameter bundle. Plenum cable ties do not have to be red but it is a good way to differentiate between standard and plenum cable ties. Our ties are packed in 100 count bags and are clearly marked as UL listed for use in air handling spaces.
Find more info along with a full line of data cable hangers online at ConstructionFastening.Net
If you need to drill holes in concrete larger than 1-1/4″ or so, your best bet is a concrete core drill bit. Core drill bits are available for SDS plus hammers, like the Bosch Bulldogs and the Hilti TE-15, and your bigger SDS Max (Hilti calls them a TE-Y) and Spline core hammers. Bits for the SDS plus hammers are available in sizes up to 4-3/8″ and the SDS Max (Hilti TE-Y) and Spline bits are available in sizes up to 6″ in diameter. Most have a drill depth of up to 17″ or so. Most rotary hammer drills show a rating for what size core bit would be at the upper end of the capacity for the drill. I know some contractors that do exceed the recommend size, the key is to work slow and let the tool do the work. As you exceed the recommended size on a core drill bit, you over power the drill and the tool will tend to clutch out more often. Core drill bits on rotary hammers tend to blow out the concrete as they come through the work surface. If that presents a problem, you may choose to drill a pilot bit through the wall or floor and start drilling from both ends. You can find core drill bits for your SDS plus, SDS Max and Spline bits at ConstructionFastening.Net Not sure what bit your rotary hammer uses? Give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377.