Take a Glance at Our New Maspeth Location

If you haven’t been able to stop in and check out our new Maspeth location, here’s a quick glance at what can expect to find there.

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Vendors performing live product demos during our Grand Opening Week Trade Show

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Our showroom is stocked wall to wall with high quality products

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Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to help you with any question you may have

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Large stock of Champion Cutting Tool available

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Makita Power Tools ready to be used on the job site

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Large selection of DeWalt Power and Hand Tool available

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Of course a vast selection of Fasteners and Anchors readily available for purchasing

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Stop in and find everything you need on the job site

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Plenty of Cutting Tools and Abrasives available to you the customer 

 

National Safety Month – Tool Drop Prevention

The Importance of Tool Drop Safety

In our last blog post we talked about the importance of Fall Protection and the ABC’s of Fall Safety. By following the ABC’s of Fall Safety you can safely work at heights without the fear of serious injury or even death. The ABC’s of Fall Safety focuses on keeping the user safely anchored while working, but what about the tools and equipment you are working with? Keeping these objects from falling is just as important as keeping yourself from falling. In 2013 out of the 828 worker fatalities in construction, 84 of those came from falling objects. A 4 lb. wrench dropped from 100 ft. will hit the ground with 1,002 lbs. of force per square inch. With that amount of force a person  struck by this object will surely face a life threatening injury if not instantly killed on impact. Along with being a leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities each year, falling tools and equipment also contribute to additional costs to fix and/or replace damaged tool and equipment, along with causing delays to retrieve these falling objects. By having the correct Tool Drop Protection Equipment you can eliminate these dangers and keep you job site running safely and smoothly.

Impact Force of Dropped Objects

Python Safety –  The Leader in Tool Drop Prevention Products

Python Safety has been developing the perfect products for preventing dropped tools and equipment for over a decade now. Python’s innovative line of tool drop prevention products has made it the gold standard when it comes to drop prevention. Python’s drop prevention products will make any work environment safer and more productive, it will also help protect workers from hazards such as: personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss. All of Python Safety’s products have been third-party tested by Applied Technical Services (ATS), an Atlantic-based consulting engineering firm. ATS is ISO 9001 Certified and an accredited testing lab of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ATS performs static and dynamic load tests to determine the safe working loads based on the products intended use. Here at Tanner we carry the full line of Python Safety Tool Drop Protection Products.

 

Python Safety Tool Drop Protection products can be broken down into 7 major categories:Python Third Party Tested ATS

 

Python Attachment Points allow the user to make any tool tetherable in a matter of moments without having to deface or modify the tool. Attachment Points include: D-Rings, Tool Cinches, Quick Wrap Tape, Heat Shrink Links, Quick Rings, and Quick Spins. Once your tool has a safe and reliable Attachment Point it is time to pick out a Lanyard or Tether to keep your tool secure and to avoid any possible dropping hazards. Tool Drop Lanyards & Tethers come in three different styles: Webbing, Bungee, and Coil. A great tether that can be used for most hand tools is the EXT-H2LBUNGEE – A 31″ Hook2Loop Bungee Tether that can stretch to 47″ and safely handle tools up to 10 lbs. Python Tool Belts were designed with tool drop prevention in mind. Each Tool Belt is compatible with Python Belt Attachment Points as well as Lanyards & Tethers, Holsters, and Pouches; truly making them fully customizable for your specific needs.

 Attachment Points - Lanyards & Tethers - Tool Belts

Tool Drop Holsters come in a wide variety of choices and can accommodate nearly any hand tool. The HOL-2TOOLBLT is a great choice when your job requires you to use more than just one tool. The Dual Tool Holster features two heavy duty 1″ D-Rings on each side for easy attaching. If your job requires you to use a cordless drill the HOL-BATTERY-LG is the way to go. The Battery Sleeve by Python Safety allows cordless drills and similar battery operated devices to be safely tethered when used at heights. A neoprene sleeve with an adjustable strap conforms to the shape and size of virtually any drill battery, which can then be secured using the included cinch. When using a cordless drill you will most likely need to carry a large amount of fasteners with you as well, but everyone knows spills are inevitable and lead to loss of  materials and potential hazards. To deal with this problem Python has designed the Small Parts Pouches, these pouches will stop accidental drops the moment something is put inside. Its innovative self closing system traps all your small parts inside and allows the user to easily retrieve them because no opening or closing is required.

Holsters - Buckets - Pouches

Python Safe Buckets are the perfect vessel to carry tools and materials up and down to your working area. Each Safe Bucket features a built in closure system and puncture resistant bottom to protect from accidental spills. They also come with 6 connection points that can be tethered too, along with a high quality aluminum carabiner for safe and reliable hoisting. To get the most out of you Safe Buckets you can also purchase the BKT-HBINSERT, this sturdy insert will transform your soft body Safe Bucket into a hard body Safe Bucket with extra storage pockets to help keep your tools and equipment organized.
Dopped Object Deflections

 

National Safety Month – Fall Protection and the ABC’s of Fall Safety

Fall Safety ABC’s

With June being National Safety Month, we at Tanner want to highlight some potential safety concerns you will typically find on jobsites on a daily basis. To start things off we will talk about Fall Protection and working at heights. When working at heights even the smallest misstep can lead to serious injury or even death. In 2013 one out of every 5 fatalities was in the construction industry and more than a third of those deaths came from falls. Here at Tanner we believe most, if not all of these deaths could have been prevented if they followed the simple Fall Safety ABC’s.

A typical Personal Fall Arrest System is made up of the ABC’s of Fall Safety, which are (A) Anchors, (B) Body Support, (C) Connectors, and (D) Descent and Rescue. Together these components form a complete system for maximum safety of the worker using them.

A – Anchors

Anchors are necessary for a secure point of attachment and MUST be able to support the intended load attached to them. Anchor connectors vary by industry, type of installation and structure.

Concrete D-Ring Anchor

 

A simple yet versatile and safe concrete anchor solution is the 2104560 Concrete D-Ring Anchor. This re-usable anchor can be used for temporary or even permanent applications. It features a safe “hook-up” indicator to notify the user if the anchor has been installed properly. This 5,000 lb. rated connection point swivels 360 degrees, is OSHA compatible and meets or exceeds all applicable industry standards.

B – Body Support

Body Support is typically a full body harness; these harnesses distribute fall forces evenly over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders. Many of our harnesses that we sell can be used on most jobs, but DBI Sala also manufactures harnesses designed for specific industries such as construction, oil and gas, transportation, and wind industry. DBI Sala harnesses have rightfully earned the reputation for maximum comfort, freedom of motion, and ease of use. Along with attributes designed to please the user, these harnesses also meet OSHA and ANSI standards, including the stringent ANSI Z359.1.

Compliance in a Can Light

 

 

One of our best selling products is our (2199802) Compliance in a Can Light. In this kit features Protecta Pro gear which provides greater comfort and added safety. This leads to reduced worker fatigue and increased productivity. Each and every Protecta Pro Lanyard now features a 3,600 lb. gated hook meeting ANSI Z359. All during June and National Safety Month we have a special low price of $64.50 for this kit. Kit contains: A (1191995) 5-point FIRST Full Body Harness and a (1341001) Single-Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyard.

 

C – Connectors

Connectors attach to the users full body harness as well as the anchorage point. Connectors can either be a Lanyard or Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL). When using a lanyard as part of a fall arrest system, it must contain an energy absorbing unit that limits fall arrest forces during a fall to less than 1,800 lbs. (8kN). For extra safety most designs keep forces below 900 lbs. (4kN). Shock absorbers either come in pack or tubular styles depending on the user’s preference. SRL’s automatically extend and retract allowing the user to move about at normal speeds within a designated working area. SRL’s are designed to always keep tension on the lifeline to reduce dragging, snapping, and potential tripping hazards. If a fall does occur, a speed-sensing brake will activate, stopping the fall and reducing the forces imposed on the user to safe levels.

AD111A Rebel SRL

 

Our best selling self retracting lifeline is the (AD111A)  from Capital Safety. The Protecta Rebel 11’ web SRL features a 1” polyester web lifeline with steel snap hook, swiveling anchorage point, and anchorage carabiner. Protecta Rebel SRLs are built with super-tough yet lightweight composite housing designed to last and provide an economical fall protection solution without compromising safety or performance.

 

D – Decent & Rescue

Decent and Rescue devices may not be used all the time, but they are a necessity and can mean the difference between life and death in a worse case scenario.  These devices are necessary when working in a confined space and the user needs to be lowered and raised out of the confined working area. They are also necessary for more serious events such as when a fellow worker has fallen and needs to be rescued. In this scenario every second counts, which is why a reliable, quick and efficient rescue and descent system is necessary. Automatic rescue and decent systems usually require much less training than user controlled systems, but they are also less adaptable to multiple tasks. Careful consideration of the working environment should be taken into account when selecting a rescue and decent system.

Rollgliss R250 Pole Rescue Kit

 

The DBI Sala Rollgliss R250 Pole Rescue Kit is ideal for use as a peer rescue system in industrial environments. The system is extremely simple, yet completely safe and efficient. It will enable the rescuer to remove a person from danger without putting themselves at risk by descending to them. Unlike many industrial rope access rescue systems, the Rollgliss™ R250 rescue kit is easy to operate allowing everyone to use it, no specialized rescue skills are required. To use the system you simply find an anchorage point on the structure that is above the person to be rescued. The kit contains a small number of pre-assembled components that enables the rescue to be completed in a few simple steps.

 

 

 

 

 

New Tanner Storefront in Maspeth, Now Open & Ready for Business!

New Tanner Storefront in Maspeth
Now Open & Ready for Business!

60-01 55th Drive, Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 786-2050 

In addition to our Brooklyn offices & warehouse, we are pleased to announce the June 1st opening of our new stocking showroom in Maspeth, Queens, conveniently located off the Maurice Ave. exit of the Long Island Expressway. Please note our Long Island City branch is closed.

The location will house displays and self-service shelves stocked with frequently used products such as:

  • Fasteners
  • Anchoring Systems
  • Safety and Security Products
  • Power, Hand, and Cutting Tools
  • Lifting Equipment
  • Metal Framing Systems
  • Janitorial Products

All staffed by our helpful & knowledgeable Tanner team! For our customers’ convenience, orders placed online, by email, phone and fax can be arranged for pick up in Maspeth.

How to find us…

The location is near intersection of Maurice and Borden Avenue at the service road to the Long Island Expressway. There is parking in front of the store and we are next to a McDonalds with additional parking. The entrances to the parking lot are off Borden Ave and also on 55th Drive.

Capital Safety and Python Safety Inc. Team Up to Redefine Fall Protection

Capital Safety / Python Safety

Capital Safety has been the global leader in fall protection for quite some time now, they have been keeping workers safe and secure in some of the most extreme working environments. Even with the best Harnesses, SRLs, and Lanyards available workers around the world still can fall prey to one of the biggest dangers on the jobsite today, falling tools and equipment. To help combat this danger, Capital Safety has recently acquired Python Safety Inc., the leading provider of dropped object prevention solutions for tools and equipment. Together their goal is to bring home all workers safely and to expand the definition of fall protection to include tools and equipment.

Here at Tanner we carry vast amount of both Capital Safety and Python Safety Inc. products, they can all be quickly accessed in our Fall Protection and Tool Drop Prevention departments.

Quick Glance at Python Safety products found here at Tanner

Quick Rings: Python Safety Quick Rings are an economical solution for making tools tether-ready quickly.

  • Use when there are pre-drilled holes in a tool or when a Quick Ring can be fitted around a tool without it sliding off.
  • Use only with tools that weigh less than 2 lbs.
Quick Spins: Python Safety Quick Spins make tools tether-ready in seconds. Quick Spins are available in many sizes to accommodate a wide selection of tools. Reusable, suitable for non-conductive use, and a tangle-resistant spin top make Quick Spins an outstanding drop prevention solution that doesn’t deface tools.
  • Use on tools where the Quick Spin will fit tightly on a handle.
  • Use only on tools that weigh less than 1 lb.
D-Rings and Quick Wrap Tape: D-Rings are used along with Quick Wrap Tape to create attachment points for a huge collection of tools. D-Rings come in a wide variety of sizes, and are each third-party load-rated.
  • Use on tools that weigh up to 5 lbs. or 2 lbs. – depends on the D-Ring.
  • Use when Quick Rings or Quick Spins won’t work.
  • Heat Shrink can be used to protect Quick Wrap tape and D-Rings.
Heat Shrink: After using Python Safety Quick Wrap Tape and D-Rings to create an attachment point, Heat Shrink is used to create an even stronger connection that is more resistant to abrasives and harsh environments.
  • Links shrink 300% in size, while an inner adhesive securely fastens itself to whatever is being wrapped.
  • Available in several sizes, and varying lengths.
Tool Cinch Attachments: Tool Cinch Attachments from Python Safety can create an attachment point on virtually any tool up to 80lbs.
  • Use on tools that weigh up to 35 lbs. or 80 lbs. – depend on the Tool Cinch.
  • Tool Cinch Attachments come with or without stabilizer wings to accommodate nearly any tool.
Tool Lanyards & Tethers: Python Safety Tool Lanyards and Tethers are exclusively designed for tool use only and they are third party tested to ensure maximum safety. Tool Lanyards and Tethers have been designed and tested to work well with all Python Attachment Points.
  • Come in a variety of style and sizes.
  • Never attach a tool weighing more than 5 lbs. to a person working at heights. May increase the danger of being pulled over the edge if a drop occurs.
  • Never exceed the load rating of a Tether or Attachment Point.

 

Champion’s Brand New Carbide Tipped Stack Cutting Annular Cutters

Champion has just come out with a brand new line of Carbide Tipped Stack Cutting Annular Cutters. Unlike typical annular cutters, these stack cutters are engineered to drill through multiple layers of material at a time. Stack cutters allow you to cut large diameter holes in structural steel beams and plate. They can be used in conjunction with Champion Magnetic Drill Presses to easily drill through multiple layers at once. The stack cutting annular cutters are designed so you can drill through multiple layers of material without having to stop to remove each center plug. The plugs will build up inside the cutter and be ejected out once the final layer is drilled through. This feature can save you valuable time when your job involves drilling multiple holes.

Champion’s Carbide Tipped Stack Cutting Annular Cutters are designed with a special tooth geometry which enables you to smoothly drill through multiple plates at once, where typical non-modified cutters cannot. They are manufactured with a special inner diameter grind (ID), this allows them to cut cylindrical slugs without leaving the traditional “top hat brim”. This enables multiple slugs to build up inside the cutter, which are cleanly ejected when the final plate is drilled.

CT150STK - Sizes AvailableChampion Carbide Tipped Stack Cutters

1-3/8″ Depth of Cut

 

CT200STK – Sizes AvailableChampion Carbide Tipped Stack Cutters

2″ Depth of Cut

 

 

DynaFlex SC – The Best Choice When Looking for a Tough, Durable, and Flexible Security Sealant

DynaFlex SC

After a brutal winter many public buildings and facilities need repairs to fix all the broken joints and sharp edges. Avoid possible lawsuits, vandalism, and further damage by immediately fixing the problem areas with DynaFlex SC. DynaFlex SC is a unique one part, non-sag, tamper resistant elastomeric STPU (silyl-terminated polyurethane) joint sealant. DynaFlex SC may be more expensive than typical sealants, but these other sealants are far less rugged and durable. When using DynaFlex SC you’ll be repairing less and protected from tampering and/or acts of vandalism.

DynaFlex SC

DynaFlex SC Attributes:

  • One part, non-sag, tamper resistant elastomeric STPU joint sealant
  • Many of the strengths of a two-component security sealant
  • User friendly, ease of application properties of an one-component sealant
  • Achieves high tensile and tear strengths
  • Abrasion resistance and an average ultimate hardness of at least 55
  • Can withstand 25% total joint movement

Dynaflex SC is a tamper-resistant security sealant. It can be used for interior expansion and control joints, window and door perimeter joints, protrusions and penetrations, vents, around fixtures, and in other interior joints or openings of any kind requiring a sealant. Dynaflex SC can be used on masonry to masonry, masonry to metal, or metal to metal. It also has great adhesion to polycarbonate sheet for interior security glazing.

DynaFlex SC Physical Properties

Installation:

Surface Preparation:

Proper joint preparation is extremely critical when using DynaFlex SC. All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from all foreign matter and contaminants. This includes curing compounds, form-release agents, and other coatings. Old caulking materials should be completely removed with tool and/or other abrasives. When working with metal, all surfaces must be free of rust, corrosion, and protective coatings.

Priming:

Security caulking requires exceptional adhesion, particularly in containment areas like inmate cells and similar structures. P-75 primer should be used on porous substrates to obtain a superior adhesion. When working with steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, and glass P-120 primer should be used. When applying DynaFlex SC over block that has been sealed with a block filler, priming may still be necessary.

Application:

Before application, joints should be masked to ensure a clean appearance. DynaFlex SC should be applied in a continuous fashion using standard caulking equipment. Be sure to fill the joint completely. If tooling is necessary, be sure to do it immediately to assure a full adhesion.

Finishing:

It is important to immediately remove all excess sealants and smears with mineral spirits. If DynaFlex SC has already cured, remove it by scraping with a tool or an abrasive. If painting is necessary to match color, the best choice would be a high quality latex paint. A good oil based paint will also be acceptable.

Maintenance:

If the sealant is damaged and the bond is still intact, cut out the damaged area, prime, and recaulk. If the bond has been compromised, completely remove the sealant, clean / prepare the joint, prime, and recaulk.

Check out Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters In Action!

More Holes, Cleaner Holes, Pull Out Quicker and Safer, Lower Cost Per Hole

Champion’s Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters are made with ultra-hard tungsten carbide teeth and each component has been specially developed to perform well during each and every cut. The ejector spring in each hole cutter is designed to automatically eject the slug to save time while drilling multiple holes. A built in safety feature on each hole cutter is the safety collar stop, this prevents over penetration for safer and faster operation. As an added bonus there is no added cutting oil cost or clean up required. Champions Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters are a great cost effective alternative to bi-metal holesaws.

 

 

 

CT3 Carbide Tipped Hole CuttersCT3 Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter

  • Perfect for battery powered drills – more holes per charge
  • Quick change hex shank allows for fast and easy chucking with the Quick Change Driver
  • Can also be used on regular chucks
  • When cutting through 1mm – ± 1/16″ Stainless Steel
    • Pilot drill time – 5 seconds
    • Hole cutter time – 17 seconds
    • Pullout / transfer time – 2 seconds

For cutting stainless steel, sheet metal and tubing up to 1/8” with fast, clean cuts every time

Perfect for use in battery powered drills because they cut quickly and use very little power

 

 

CT5 Carbide Tipped Hole CuttersCT5 Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter

  • When cutting through 2mm – 1/16″ Stainless Steel
    • Pilot Drill time – 6 seconds
    • Hole Cutter time – 14 seconds
    • Pullout / Transfer time – 2 seconds

For cutting steel plate, iron, aluminum, copper, cast iron, stainless steel, FRP (i.e fiberglass) and plastics up to 3/16” thick

Perfect portable tool for the professional electrician, plumber, mechanic and contractor

 

 

 

CT7 Carbide Tipped Hole CuttersCT7 Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter

  • 3 edged cutters – for smoother / faster cutting (outside, center, inside)
  • Multi functional – for cutting thick steel up to 25mm – 1″ thick, Stainless Steel, piping and other materials
  • When cutting through 10 mm – 3/8″ ASTM-A283 Carbon Steel
    • Pilot Drill time – 4 seconds
    • Hole Cutter time – 14 seconds
    • Pullout / Transfer time – 2 seconds

For cutting steel plate, iron, aluminum, copper, cast iron, stainless steel, FRP (i.e fiberglass) and plastics up to 1” thick

Perfect portable tool for the professional electrician, plumber, mechanic and contractor

OSHA Quick Card for Protecting Workers from Cold Stress

OSHA Quick Card for Protecting Workers from Cold Stress

Stay Informed and Help Prevent these Common Winter Safety Hazards on the Jobsite

The winter months bring frigid cold, snowy weather, and dangerous ice. All of these factors can make working on a construction project and other outside jobsites a dangerous place. We all know the inherent dangers of slips and falls, but there are many more factors and hazards to consider while working in these extreme conditions. The best way to avoid these dangers is to brush up on your knowledge of winter hazards and to take the correct safety precautions while on the jobsite. In the following article we will talk about common dangers and safety hazards you may encounter on the jobsite, as well as precautions and steps to take to keep you and your fellow worker safe this winter.

Cold Weather Gloves and Headwear

One of the most common dangers associated with winter and cold is frostbite. Frostbite is far more dangerous than most people understand, it can lead to permanent skin damage and even the loss of limbs and appendages in extreme conditions. Frostbite is the destruction of tissue caused by exposure to extreme cold, humidity and wind are also two key factors in the probability of developing frostbite. The first signs of frostbite are small patches of white on the skin where the underlying moisture has already began to freeze. To prevent further damage, you need to move to a warmer area and allow the damaged skin to gradually return to its normal temperature. It is crucial that you do not rub frostbitten skin, put a hot compress on the affected area, or run warm water on it, this can actually worsen the damage. If at any point you can no longer feel your finger or toes, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Covering exposed skin and dressing in layers is the best way to avoid becoming frostbitten.

Ice Traction Soles, Thermal Bib, and Thermal Insoles

Another danger that is prevalent on jobsites during the winter time are icy work surfaces. Just like how bridges freeze quicker than the roads leading up to them, scaffolds, ladders, and similar surfaces will accumulate ice well before ground surfaces. This is because they are elevated and open, allowing cold air to circulate around them. The best action to take against these dangers are to periodically inspect these surfaces and remove the ice when it begins to accumulate. Icicles are another form of an icy hazard commonly found on jobsites during the winter. These inert ice forms can break off at any point and become an extremely dangerous falling hazard. Icicles need to carefully be removed, especially if the temperatures are beginning to warm. If icicles can not be removed, the area under the icicles needs to be roped off until they are no longer a safety hazard.

Hi-Visibility Clothes and Headwear

A danger that most people would not think of during the winter time is dehydration. Dehydration is most commonly recognized as a summertime problem, but it can still be just as dangerous even on the coldest days. All the extra layers of clothing workers wear to stay warm can actually lead to dehydration. The extra layers of clothing hold in the body heat, and in turn cause the body to perspire to cool off. Those workers who fail to replenish fluids throughout the day are prone to dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration are perspiration, fatigue and dizziness, followed up by severe cramping. To prevent dehydration adequate amounts of drinking water need to be present on the jobsite. Drinking warm beverages and sports drinks are also encouraged.

Here at Tanner we want to be sure you and your fellow workers are all well prepared for these cold winter months. We have a number of safety and personal protection products to keep you safe and warm this winter including: Hi-Visibility Apparel, Cold Weather Gloves, Winter Liners & Headwear, Thermal Bids, Thermal Insoles, and Ice Traction Soles. From everyone at Tanner we hope that you to stay safe, stay warm, and stay informed this winter.

 

 

 

Learn More About Wood, Drywall, and Masonry Screws

Wood ScrewsWood Screws

  • Pre-drilling is recommended especially when using hardwoods

  • Tapered, partially threaded shank, shorter lengths are fully threaded

  • Sharp gimlet point for easy startup

  • Coarse and sharply crested threads, creates its own internal mating threads

  • Creates a tight joint, but can be removed easily without damage

 

Wood screws have a sharp gimlet point and a tapered partially threaded shaft, shorter lengths are fully threaded. Wood screws are commonly available with flat, pan, or oval heads. The unthreaded portion of the shank is designed to slip through the top board and prevent cross threading as it pulls the two pieces of wood together.

Wood screws have coarse, sharply crested threads that create their own internal mating threads. Thread styles can greatly differ, especially in depth and spacing. Coarse (large) threads are made for use in softwoods. While fine (smaller, closely spaced) threads work best in hardwoods. Extra coarse threads are designed for use in particleboard. High-low threads are typically found on general purpose screws and work well with most types of wood. Serrated threads have “teeth” that help cut into the wood and make it easier to drive.

Drywall ScrewsDrywall Screws

  •  Drywall screws may be used to fasten drywall to both wood and metal studs
  • Drywall screws feature a bugle shaped Phillips head

  • The diameter of drywall screw threads are larger than the shaft diameter

  • A versatile construction fastener with many uses

 

Drywall screws have a bugle shaped Phillips head and a sharp piercing tip designed to attach drywall to wood and metal studs, while not damaging the drywall in the process. When finished driving, drywall screws are recessed slightly into the drywall. Drywall screws are typically manufactured out of case hardened steel with a black phosphate finish.

Drywall screws with coarse threads are used to attach drywall to wood framing. While, drywall screws with a fine thread are best suited for attaching drywall to light-gauge steel framing. Self-drilling drywall screws are also used when working with metal studs or frames.

 

Masonry ScrewsMasonry Screws

  •  Alternating high and low threads
  • Come in Phillips flat head or slotted hex washer head

  • Commonly blue in color

  • Self-tapping screw

  • A correctly drilled pilot hole is critical while installing masonry screws

 

Masonry screws are a self-tapping screw that can be used in a variety of base materials that include: concrete, brick, mortar joints/block and CMU. They are manufactured out of stainless or carbon steel and come with or without a corrosion coating. Masonry screws are available in two different head styles, each designed for different applications. For applications where the head needs to be countersunk in the material, a flat countersunk Phillips head screw should be used. If the screw head will be on top of the material then a hex washer head should be used.

Concrete screws have alternating high and low threads. The lead thread on the masonry screw does all the cutting of the masonry material while the screw is being installed. The lead thread will dull and hit a point where it will no longer be able to cut threads and will stop screw penetration. The abrasiveness of the masonry material will determine the exact length any specific screw can tap.

When installing masonry screws a pilot hole must be drilled before inserting the screw. The diameter of the pilot hole is critical and must be drilled in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The size of the pilot hole must be correct or it could cause the screw to break on insertion, will strip the hole, or will not provide the rated holding force.