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The Tanner National Distribution Network – Getting You Products Faster!

Tanner Partners with its Largest Suppliers to Improve Nationwide Distribution

Having the ability to provide our customers with high-quality fasteners & anchors at competitive pricing is only part of our goal. The second part of our goal is to be able to get you your fasteners & anchors faster than ever. This is why we have partnered with some of our largest suppliers to improve our shipping speeds.

Strength in Numbers

Partnering with our largest supplies has allowed us to often get you your order faster than ever! Due to these partnerships, we can often, in some cases, get you your products referencing a 3-5 day turnaround, just as fast as in-stock products.

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Worried you won’t get your products in time? Have no fear, we are here to help and can be reached via chat or by phone. Please feel free to open a chat (icon lower right) or call 1-877-810-1514 to discuss product availability utilizing our nationwide supplier network.

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Marine Grade 316 (A4) Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Self-Drilling Screws

EJOT® SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Self-Drilling Screws

EJOT® SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 self-drilling screws are made from Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal. They feature a screw head and threads that are made of 316 stainless steel, providing exceptional corrosion protection and superior ductility. SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 self-drilling screws have a classic drill point and are designed to drill, form the thread and fasten components in one work step. The drill point is made of hardened carbon steel that is welded to the body. This allows JT6 fasteners to drill and tap steel up to 1/2 thick.  EJOT® SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 self-drilling screws are completed by an optional pre-assembled sealing washer.

EJOT® SUPER-SAPHIR Self-Drilling Screws Features

  • High-quality grade 316 stainless steel, ISO group A4, DIN 1.4401
  • High-quality case hardened carbon steel drill point to DIN standard 10666
  • Available with pre-assembled stainless steel EPDM vulcanized sealing washer for a safe seal every time
  • Free spin zone (near the head of the screw) for a reliable positive connection (only side lap screws)
  • Drill point with small dead center prevents misalignment on the component surface

EJOT_SuperSaphirScrewDiagramSUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Self-Drilling Screws


New Product Release – *Only Available at Tanner*

Proper Selection of SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Self-Drilling Screws

To properly select your SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Self-Drilling Screws, you must take into account the clamping thickness and required drilling performance.EJOT_ClampThicknessDiagram

Clamp Thickness

To calculate the clamp thickness, you take the thickness of the attachment (a) PLUS (+) the strength of the substructure.

The following formula can be used: Clamp Thickness Greater than or Equal to (a) + 6mm.

Drilling PerformanceEJOT_DrillingPerformanceDiagram

The drilling performance is calculated from the thickness of the components to be drilled.

The following formula can be used for Direct Bearing Surface (trapezoidal profile to steel substructure): t = component (tI) + component (tII).

The following formula can be used for Sandwich Panels: t = component (tII).

Get Increased Reliability with Sealing Washers

EJOT recommends using the sealing washers with SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Self-Drilling Screws that are used in unweathered areas. The risk of damaging the screw joint with improper installation (excessive tightening torque, slightly sloped clamping) is significantly reduced when sealing washers are used. Clamp load and tensile stress, are also limited in the screw when using the sealing washers. The sealing washer will also help eliminate a direct exposure of the joint (protective surface coating damaged by the fastening process) – significantly dropping the risk of operational, hydrogen-induced embrittlement failure.


Correctly Install JT6 Self-Drilling Screws with Sealing Washers

When installing SUPER-SAPHIR JT6 Stainless Steel Self-Drilling Screw with Sealing Washers, depth control must be used. Adjustable depth control will prevent the deformation of the sealing washer (washer with elastomer seal). If the sealing washer is properly installed, you may see the rubber seal overlap. But if the metal back of the sealing washer changes from convex to concave, the screw was installed too tight.

EJOT Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Self-Drilling Screws Available Now at Tanner

Stainless Steel Threaded Concrete Anchors by Elco®

The Only Choice for Concrete & Masonry Applications in Highly Corrosive Environments

Elco® Construction Products help provide improved building integrity, ensure strength, and can perform even in the most demanding environments. To meet the needs of the wide range of concrete and masonry applications in corrosive environments, Elco® offers three different stainless steel concrete and masonry anchors:

Read on to learn more about the features and benefits of using these concrete and masonry anchors.


Aggre-Gator® Bi-Metal Fasteners

The Corrosion Resistance of 300 Series Stainless Steel in a Threaded Concrete Anchor

Aggre-Gator® Bi-Metal Threaded Concrete Anchors are made from 300 series (18-8) stainless steel alloy, providing an unmatched corrosion resistance for your toughest applications. The Silver Stalgard® GB Coating protects aluminum components from accelerated corrosion when it comes in contact with 300 series stainless steel. The gimlet point of the Aggre-Gator® fasteners allow for quick starts and make them an ideal anchor for treated, wood-to-wood applications. When working with block and concrete, the fused and hardened steel tapping threads make installation easy and provide a tight hold into the material.

  • Bi-metal technology – 300 (18-8) stainless steel head and shankaggregator-screws
  • Fused and hardened steel tapping threads and a gimlet point
  • Alternating, hi-low notched thread profile
  • Silver-colored Stalgard GB coating
  • Hex washer head and TrimFit® flat head designs
  • Outstanding corrosion resistance
  • Long service life
  • High strength and ductility
  • Offers greater galvanic compatibility in dissimilar metal applications involving aluminum
  • Thread profile provides quick cutting and stability during installations
  • High in-place value over the life of structures
  • Exposed anchoring/coastal/wet areas
  • Aluminum enclosures
  • Hurricane shutters/windows/awnings/thresholds
  • Curtain wall & window wall support anchors
  • Stone facade support anchors
  • ACQ-treated wood

UltraCon® SS4 Threaded Masonry Anchorsultracon-ss4-logo

410 Stainless Steel with Stalgard® Coating for Excellent Corrosion Resistance

UltraCon® SS4 Masonry Anchors combine the proven strength and performance of UltraCon® anchors with the outstanding corrosion resistance of Stalgard® Coating over 410 stainless steel. UltraCon® SS4 Masonry Anchors are the ideal choice for jobs involving highly corrosive environments. In a Pull-Out Test in 4.4 KSI Concrete, full embedment 2″, the Ultracon® SS4 Anchors far outperformed the ITW’s 410 SS Tapcon® Anchors.salt-test

  • UltraCon® SS4 – 3,294 lbs. Pull Out Value
  • ITW 410 SS Tapcon® – 2,666 lbs. Pull Out Value

UltraCon SS4 Anchors and ITW’s 410 Stainless Steel Tapcon Anchors were put to the test and subjected to 1,500 hours of salt spray testing (per ASTM B117). Typical results from the salt spray testing can be seen in the samples shown to the right. As you can see the UltraCon SS4 Anchors show no signs of red rust even after 1,500 hours of salt spray testing.

Features and Benefits:ultracon-ss4-screw
  • 410 stainless steel
  • 1/4″ diameter
  • Installs with standard 3/16″ masonry drill bit
  • 1-1/4″ to 4″ lengths
  • Hex washer and Phillips TrimFit® flat heads
  • V-notched twin-lead threads
  • Gimlet point
  • Silver Stalgard® coating provides 1600 hours of salt spray protection per ASTM B117
  • Miami-Dade Florida NOA pending

Crete-Flex® SS4 Masonry Fastenerscrete-flex-logo

Extraordinary Strength and Fastener Performance

Crete-Flex® SS4 Masonry Fastening System is a family of high performance 410 stainless steel masonry anchors. These anchors deliver corrosion resistance, installation consistency, and outstanding performance when working with concrete and hollow block.

Engineering Technology

Oversized Threads: #14 diameter Crete-Flex® Anchors have a .268″ O.D. and .201″ I.D. These root diameters are much larger than standard concrete anchors and help provide exceptional performance, including higher shear values.
Unique Thread Design: Crete-Flex® are made with resilient 40º threads to help enhance thread engagement and “V” notches for efficient tapping. These 2 features help provide exceptional mechanical strengths.

Superior Corrosion Resistance

Special Heat Treatment: Heat treatment is necessary for added corrosion resistance and tapping into the concrete. Typically 410 stainless steel fasteners are case hardened, but this can adversely impact the fastener’s ductility and corrosion resistance. Due to this Crete-Flex® Anchors get a special heat treatment to help allow the 410 stainless steel to retain more of its natural corrosion resistance and ductility.
Unique Finish: Crete-Flex® Anchors all receive Elco’s unequaled Stalgard® coating. In combination with the special heat treatment, Crete-Flex® Anchors boast superior corrosion resistance. Crete-Flex® Anchors showed no signs of red rust, even after 1,600 hours in a salt spray cabinet (per ASTM B117).

  • 410 stainless steel
  • Oversized #14 diametercrete-flex-screw
    • Shank (unthreaded section): .214″
    • Major thread diameter (O.D.): .268″
    • Minor thread diameter (I.D.): .201″
  • Heavy-duty, V-notched thread with larger cross-sectional area (25% greater than other commonly-used masonry fasteners)
  • Hex washer, flat, hex flange and TrimFit® flat heads available
  • Gimlet point
  • Special heat treatment
  • Silver Stalgard corrosion-resistant finish provides 1600 hours of salt spray resistance
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Installed with a 7/32″ carbide-tipped masonry drill bit
  • Exceptionally high shear values and pull out values
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance
  • Easy and consistent installation

Tanner Exhibits Two Major Trade Shows in September 2010

GlassBuild America- Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 14-16, 2010 Booth 521
Door & Hardware Institute 35th Annual Expo- Navy Pier Chicago, IL. September 22-23, 2010 Booth 1710

Tanner Bolt and Nut Corporation will be participating in two major events this upcoming September. Tanner will be exhibiting at both GlassBuild America and the Door & Hardware Institute’s 35th Annual Expo. The events will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 14th to 16th and at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois from September 22nd to 23rd respectively. At both events, Tanner Bolt and Nut will exhibit innovative fastening, anchoring, cutting and safety solutions for the commercial and institutional construction industries.

GlassBuild America is now in its seventh year and it is the gathering place for the entire glass, window, and door industries in North America and is continually listed as one of the Top 200 trade shows in the U.S. by Tradeshow Week. This show floor is the central showcase for glass processing equipment, window and door manufacturing equipment, and the latest technologies for all types of glass and fenestration products in North America.

Tanner will feature anchoring products for concrete applications, construction and masonry fasteners, security fasteners and anchors, cutting tools for aluminum, steel and stainless steel, metal fastening systems and safety equipment.

Tanner Bolt &Nut Corporations is also an exhibitor in the Door and Hardware Institute’s 35th annual conference and exposition. This year’s expo is all about sustainability as a theme, regarding both “green” constructions as well as how it applies to the door industry’s businesses.

Tanner is on hand to exhibit their cutting edge door hardware products for hollow metal door distributors, door and window installers, security contractors and locksmiths. Products include anchors and screws for hollow metal frame installations, security screws, specialty fasteners and self-drilling screws for door hardware, hinge installations, and glazing, and cutting tools including hole cutters, metal cutting blades and abrasives.

Why are architects and building owners demanding Crete-Flex masonry fasteners?

Architects and building owners want broader guarantees and longer
warranties from contractors and design professionals. I’m seeing this
applied to fasteners more and more.

The industry’s application of higher-grade stainless fasteners is on
the rise because high-grade stainless fasteners, such as the
Crete-Flex® SS4, offer aesthetic benefits, structural integrity,
and long-life performance.

Crete-Flex in particular is becoming increasingly popular because of
its corrosion resistance, enhanced ductility, high pull-out and shear
values, and installation consistency to ensure reliable performance.

Corrosion resistance salt spray tests per ASTM B117 show Crete-Flex
beats a Buildex 410 Stainless Tapcon
by 50% (2400 vs. 1600 hours).