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The new tile floor is installed, cabinets are hung, and now there is only one more hurdle before the office lounge is fully renovated. Unfortunately, that last hurdle happens to be the one that you’ve been dreading since the beginning. Staring you and your workers in the face is a 8′ x 4′, 420 lbs. slate of granite. Your workers stand around looking at each other thinking, how are we going to move this? Will my back hold up lifting this weight? What if we lose grip and smash the new tile floor?
Eliminate all these questions and concerns by grabbing a pair of CarryMate Transport Grips. Made of sturdy aluminium with self adjusting clamps, these transport grips will allow you to lift up to 220 lbs. per grip (440 lbs. per pair). Not only can you lift sheet materials with ease, but with the CarryMate Transport Grips you don’t have to worry about the material slipping out and causing a safety hazard. These grips are absolutely slip-proof and covered with a special coating so that even the most polished materials will remain scratch free during transport. The grips can be placed wherever is most suitable for the user, allowing their carrying arm to remain straight and more relaxed. The CarryMates one handed design allows the user can use their free hand to support the material or move obstacles out of the way. The CarryMate Transport Grips come in three different sizes: CarryMate 5 – span width 0 – 80 mm., CarryMate Senior – span width 40 – 120 mm., and CarryMate XL – span width 80 – 160 mm. Come pick out the right CarryMate Transport Grip for you here.
Along with the CarryMate Transport Grips there are also the CarryMate T-Grips. These grips operate the same way as the Transport Grips, but instead they are designed for two users per grip. This design allows for a more even weight distribution and less stress on the users. The T-Grips are also made with sturdy aluminium and feature the same self adjusting, slip-proof clamps. Just like the Transport Grips, each grip can hold up to 220 lbs. (440 lbs. per pair). T-Grips come in three sizes: CarryMate TG 80 – span width 0 – 80 mm., CarryMate TG 120 – span width 40 – 120 mm., and CarryMate TG 160 – span width 80 – 160 mm.
For easy installation of doors and drywall you need to check out our CarryMate Portman panel and door swivel lifters. They come in two styles: the CarryMate Portman XL and CarryMate Portman XXL. Made from steel these swivel lifters are made to last. They will lift, swivel, and lower materials all with the control of your foot. The Portman XL will lift up to 250 lbs. and the Portman XXL will lift up to 440 lbs. Make your life easier and come check our selection of all these CarryMate material handle products here on TannerBolt.com.
Capital Safety has developed and introduced a revolutionary new Self Retracting Lifeline that continues to add safety on the job site. The new Nano-Lok Edge is a back-mounted SRL specifically designed for foot level tie-off and sharp edge applications. I-beams normally have edge radii that can be as sharp as .005″. Typical lifelines would be cut or damaged on edges this sharp, but Nano-Lok Edge SRLs are designed to perform in these conditions. With an innovative combination of lifeline materials, energy absorption, and harness connection the Nano-Lok Edge reduces forces on both the worker and the edge. If safety is your #1 goal than Nano-Lok Edge is the SRL for you. Learn more and check out the Nano-Lok Edge in action with our supplemental video here.
Not only does the new Nano-Lok Edge decrease fall clearance requirements, but it also reduces potential trip hazards by retracting any unused lifeline. While traditional foot level tie-off products require a fall clearance of up to 18.5′, the Nano-Lok Edge requires a clearance as low as 16′. The Nano-Lok Edge is ergonomically designed for comfort while still meeting the most stringent safety standards. It comes in single and twin leg styles with numerous options of lifeline hooks. With the twin leg style the user can have continuous fall protection (100 % tie-off) while ascending, descending, or moving laterally. Stop living on the edge and check out our full line of Nano-Lok Edge SRLs here.
Nano-Lok Edge Features and Benefits
- INTEGRATED, BACKPACK-STYLE ENERGY ABSORBER
- The energy absorber and connector work together to limit forces to defeat sharp edges. Backpack design that stays tight to the harness and evenly disperses the unit’s weight.
- PATENTED CONNECTOR
- Providing 360 degree rotation, the direct-to-harness connection provides seamless integration of the energy absorber and leaves the D-ring open for rescue or other equipment.
- GLOBAL SHARP EDGE ICON
- DBI-SALA universal icon to quickly and easily identify sharp edge product.
- TOUGH AND FLEXIBLE GALVANIZED CABLE LIFELINE
- The 8′(2.4m) of 3/16″(5mm) cable provides maximum range of motion, durability, and cut resistance.
- IMPACT-RESISTANT HOUSING
- Lightweight thermoplastic housing provides maximum durability.
- HOOK OPTIONS
- Designed to meet your unique needs, the Nano-Lok™ edge comes in many configurations.
Introducing our new 2013 Hand Tool Catalog, full of professional grade hand tools for experienced professional contractors who need exceptional performance and durability on the job.
Products featured include jobsite storage equipment, measuring and layout tools, saws and hammers, demolition tools, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, clamps, sockets and ratchets, marking paints, snips, and bolt cutters
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When you’re shopping for anchors, you may notice that many of them will say that they are “code compliant.” If you’re new to the world of purchasing anchors, you may not fully understand what this means, and the value of them. To help you become much more knowledgeable about purchasing the best anchors on the market, we’re going to tell you the meaning behind “code compliant anchors.”
About Code Compliant Anchors
When someone builds a building, the builder is expected to make the structure as safe as possible. This includes every type of structure imaginable such as condos, malls, hospitals, schools, and more. During the construction, everyone involved in the planning and building phases must be sure they are considering the structural safety of the building. The point of this is to ensure that once the structure is complete, it is stable and strong to withstand damage and most elements.
To hold owners, engineers, contractors, inspectors and code officials responsible for the safe construction of structures, International Building or Residential Codes have been implemented. Currently, 49 states have these codes in effect.
In these codes, all individuals working on the planning, design and construction of structures must use code compliant items to remain within the parameters of the code. Those not using code compliant items can and will receive ramifications.
It’s important to know that in these codes, there are some structures in which you do not need to use code compliant anchors. This includes non-structural anchoring. An example of non-structural anchoring is drywall fastening. Since the drywall doesn’t directly affect the strength of the structure, the code does not require code compliant anchors.
What the code does make a point to advise people involved in structure construction is that anytime steel anchors and adhesive anchors must be used, they must be code compliant. While most of these anchors are compliant, you may sometimes find some that do not mention code compliance. When a product doesn’t say that it is code compliant, it does not meet the compliance standards. It’s best to always check with the manufacturer of the product or call the distributor with questions about compliance. (Tanner Fasteners is always happy to answer code compliance questions for you).
It’s for the Best
The International Building or Residential Codes aren’t put into place to make your life more difficult or cause you to have to spend more money. They are enforced to ensure the safety of everyone living, working, or visiting newly built structures. When you think of the devastation of a building falling apart while people are inside, it can make you feel much more compelled to seek out the items under the code’s compliance guidelines.
At Tanner Fasteners and Industrial Supplies, we provide the best supply of code compliant anchors. We also have a wide selection tamper proof screws and grinding wheel. No matter the construction project you’re facing, we will do everything in our power to provide you with the supplies you need to get the job done quickly, easily, and safely. Call us today with any questions at toll free 800-456-2658.
Keeping up with technology is a challenge. Each new gadget has a different feature than its predecessor, but who really knows the difference between the two? If you want to know the difference between the iPhone4 and the iPhone5, you ask someone who works for the company. If you want to know the pros and cons of HDTV versus 3D, you ask somebody in the television industry. If you want to know about construction fasteners, ask us. Below are some questions we are asked more often than others.
What type of screw gun should be used to install self drilling screws?
For optimal performance, the screw gun should meet the following characteristics:
- 1800 to 2500 RPM variable speed
- 6 to 8 amp motor
- adjustable torque sensitive clutch mechanism
- depth adjusting nosepiece
What is the difference between a self drilling screw and a self tapping screw?
Just because the names sound similar doesn’t mean they are one in the same. A self drilling screw is designed with a drill bit point. That special point helps to drill into metal without requiring holes to be pre-drilled. Primarily used for metal only, self drilling screws are also known as “tek” screws.
A self tapping screw, on the other hand, has a sharp point with threads and is usually designated as either type “A” or “AB”. (The difference between the two types is the thread size and pitch.) A self tapping screw carves its own thread as it’s being installed, similar to a tap. The difference lies in the fact that a self tapping screw, unlike a tap, requires a pre-drilled hole.
What is the difference between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel?
Not only does the shape of the screw, the style of the tip or the pitch of the threads matter, so does the material that makes up the screw. 304 Stainless Steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Molybdenum (“Moly”) is added in the 316 Stainless Steel so the percentages differ slightly, with 316 containing 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The purpose of adding the moly is to help the fasteners last longer by resisting corrosion to chlorides like salt water or de-icing materials.
What is a flat undercut screw head?
There are circumstances in which you need more thread and less head in a small amount of space. Flat undercut screw heads are supplied to allow more room on the body of the screw for usable thread. The head height of undercut screws is approximately two-thirds the height of standard flat head screws. Drive depths are reduced proportionately.
Is there a security nut available that cannot be removed?
Security fasteners protect property from theft and misuse. Security screws are constructed with specialty heads that prevent any unauthorized person (anyone without the proper, hard-to-obtain tool) from removing them. And, yes, there are security nuts, too. After tightening to the proper torque, the hex section of a break-away nut shears off leaving a conical nut that cannot be removed.
LIC Partnership Annual B-2-B Trade Show and Luncheon
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012, 9 AM – 2 PM
Over 130 Exhibitors and 3,500 Attendees Expected
There is no charge to walk through the Trade Show.
Come by and visit our exhibit table!
Businesspeople are invited to meet new clients and vendors at the Long Island City Partnership’s Annual Luncheon and Trade Show on Wed., November 14, 2012, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, from 9 AM – 2 PM. With 130 exhibitors and 3,500 attendees expected, the show is one of Queens’ premier business networking events.
In the same way that not all fasteners are the same (self-drilling, nuts and bolts, security fasteners, etc.), not all grinding wheels are the same. All the differences raise any number of questions about our grinding wheels.
What factors should be considered when choosing a grinding wheel?
Before selecting a grinding wheel, you should know exactly what task you want to accomplish with it. Wheels vary in the following ways:
- type of abrasive
- optimal speeds
- wheel thickness
- grinding area
What are the different grinding wheel configurations?
Grinding wheels are categorized according to shape and purpose. These categories are called types and labeled with a number. Occasionally types are subcategorized, and the number is followed by a letter (Type 27A, for example). There are numerous wheel configurations, but the four most common are Type 1, Type 27, Type 28 and Type 29.
What are the applications for some of the different wheel shapes?
Type 1 is called a straight wheel because from the edges through the center, the wheel is a straight line. This is the type of wheel most people envision when they think of grinding wheels. Straight wheels differ from other types in that their grinding surface is the outside edge of the wheel. Because of the shape of the grinding surface, straight wheels may be used on cylindrical surfaces with a concave shape. Typically attached to a bench, they are also used to sharpen other tools.
Type 27 is a depressed center wheel. As the name implies, the center of the wheel is lower than the rest of the surface of the wheel. This creates a larger grinding surface because the flat area of the wheel can be used without interference from the center connection. Type 27 is great for grinding flat surfaces or cleaning edges.
Type 28 is a saucer shaped wheel. It looks similar to the depressed center wheel except the surface of the wheel is angled rather than flat. The angles make for easier visibility because the entire surface of the wheel is not being used at one time. Saucer wheels are helpful for corner and side grinding as well as de-burring work.
Type 29 is a flexible wheel. As the name indicates, it is more flexible than the other wheels discussed so far. The flexible nature of this type of wheel reduces vibrations the user experiences, which, in turn, reduces user fatigue over long stretches of time. Flexibility also provides a closer fit for smoothing and grinding contoured surfaces.
Where is the best place to store a grinding wheel?
While most tools are typically stored in a garage, workshop or truck bed toolbox, it is best to store grinding wheels somewhere with a bit more climate control. Like paint, the bond that holds the abrasive to the wheels can become comprised at extreme temperatures or humidity levels. If the abrasive does not adhere to the wheel, the grinding function will be poor. Store your grinding wheels in a dry location with a fairly constant temperature.
We’re celebrating 34 years! Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp. was founded in 1979 with a vision for providing fastening solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.
Now, led by Jeffrey Tannenbaum, it has been transformed from a small bolt & nut distributor operating from a single car garage, to a full service industrial supply house with an emphasis on fasteners, anchoring systems, security products, cutting tools, power tools, and personal protective equipment.
Today, Tanner has two locations to serve its customers, in Brooklyn and Long Island City, and two e-commerce websites:
Tanner was built by establishing relationships with customers and supplying quality products with fast, reliable service.
As of January 2012, to reflect its broader range of product offerings, the company is now known as Tanner Fasteners & Industrial Supplies.
Do you really need a lock on your door? Statistically speaking, depending on where you live, your lock may never be tested by a burglar. It may never serve its created purpose. The greatest accomplishment it may boast is that it kept practical jokesters, like your fraternity brothers, at arm’s length. But should a thief or criminal try to open your door, whether or not you are at home, you will be glad the lock is there. The peace of mind is worth far more than the cost of the lock. Some people go so far as to install an alarm system in their home, just on the chance somebody might break in. They are not paranoid; they are protecting their investment. The same could be said of solar panel fasteners.
Solar panels provide a great return on the investment, but the initial cost can be sizeable. What if somebody decided to climb up on top of your roof and help themselves to your solar panels? In a day and age when thieves are brazen enough to steal copper tubing from church properties, it is not farfetched to think solar panels could be the next hot underground market item. If all it takes to protect your investment (and your peace of mind) is a specialty fastener, it makes no sense to use anything else. There are no guarantees in life, but you might as well make it more difficult for someone to take what rightfully belongs to you.
Secure solar panel installation involves more than simply securing the panels to your roof. Truly secure installation includes methods that keep your property safe from thieves, too. Basic solar panel rack systems use regular, commercial hardware to fasten the panels to the racks. This means that anyone with a wrench the proper size could remove them. Security fasteners, on the other hand, require a special tool, making it more difficult for the average person to remove them without using something drastic like a grinding wheel to detach the panels. And any resident is sure to hear a grinding wheel being used on the roof.
When the philosopher, Socrates, was asked a question by one of his students, he typically responded with another question. The method came to be known as the Socratic method and is still used in educational circles today. So, to answer the question, “Do I really need special fasteners for my solar panels?” consider the following questions:
- Does an automobile need a car alarm in order to function?
- Does a house need dead bolts in order to be structurally sound?
- Does your Wi-Fi need a password in order to connect to the Internet?
The answer, of course, is no. Your solar panels will collect solar energy whether or not they are installed with security fasteners. However, when you consider how the fasteners protect your investment, you quickly realize what a wise decision it would be to insist on them.