2018 Accessories Awards

The right blade, bit, or saw can increase efficiency, save money, or make a job take a lot less time. It can take an average tool and give you the ability to produce outstanding results. On the other hand, putting the wrong accessory in a tool can cost you in both time and materials. From bits and blades to guides and extenders, here are your winners for the PTIA 2021 Accessories Awards!

WINNER – CIRCULAR SAW BLADES

DEWALT Elite Series Circular Saw Blades DWAW71424

What they said:

With up to twice the life of the Diablo D0724R 7-1/4 in. 24T Saw Blade in double-stacked 3/4 in. x 48 in. Particle Board in a lab test, you can be sure you have the right tools for heavy-duty projects with 7-1/4 in. 24T Elite Series Circular Saw Blades. The blades are built for long-term use with proprietary welded carbide tips and a multi-tooth design that delivers smooth cutting and durability. Designed for endurance, these blades feature large heat vents to allow for cool, seamless cuts.

What we say:

DeWalt is making some bold claims about their Elite Series circular saw blades and isn’t afraid to call out their competition. With twice the life of a Diablo blade in testing, they’re reducing your costs by reducing the number of blades you have to buy. Looking at the physical design, large vents are closer to the teeth than other designs. Those teeth have been welded on using a proprietary process. Look for these in 24T, 40T, and 60T configurations.

Price: $12.98

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WINNER – MULTI-TOOL BLADES

Milwaukee Tool Extreme Materials Titanium Enhanced Carbide Teeth Oscillating Multi-Tool Blades

What they said:

Our Universal Fit OPEN-LOK Titanium Enhanced Carbide Teeth EXTREME Materials Blades for Oscillating Multi-Tools are designed for use in the most Extreme material cutting applications. For use in wood, screws, nails, cement board, plaster, and other cutting applications, the Titanium Enhanced Carbide Teeth Extreme Materials Blade is complete with a thinner blade and unique aggressive tooth design that offers faster cutting performance in wood when compared to the standard carbide blade. The Extreme Materials Carbide Teeth Blade lasts up to 50X longer than standard bi-metal blades and can be used in a wide range of materials. These Milwaukee multi-tool blades are designed and made in the USA with global materials.

What we say:

If titanium coating makes bi-metal better, does it make carbide better, too? Milwaukee’s Extreme Materials oscillating blade does just that by taking and carbide blade and enhancing it with a titanium coating. They didn’t just coat the blade and call it a day, though. Its thinner profile has to remove less material to dive in faster and aggressive teeth speed up your cuts significantly. Wrapping it all up, you can expect to use just one of these blades to replace up to 50 bi-metal ones. Cha-ching!

Price: $19.99

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WINNER – RECIPROCATING SAW BLADES

Milwaukee Tool The TORCH with Nitrus Carbide

What they said:

Our SAWZALL The TORCH with NITRUS CARBIDE for CAST IRON and other thick metals is the next generation of carbide teeth technology. This SAWZALL blade with NITRUS CARBIDE teeth allows you to cut longer, cut more, and cut faster than traditional carbide teeth products on the market today. MILWAUKEE NITRUS CARBIDE technology eliminates the tradeoff between life and speed of cut compared to traditional carbide teeth blades. The blade delivers 3X the life of existing carbide teeth reciprocating saw blades to continuously make the toughest cast iron removals on the job. Constructed with 25% more Nitrus Carbide per tooth and a ½” universal tang, The TORCH SAWZALL blade with NITRUS CARBIDE is designed to cut the thickest metals like cast iron and soil pipe. With the unique carbide, it also outperforms standard carbide teeth blades in common thick metals.

What we say:

Keep that cutting torch stowed away and grab your M18 Fuel Super Sawzall the next time you need to cut tough metal such as cast iron. Milwaukee’s Torch carbide Sawzall blades are great on their own and Nitrus Carbide takes it to the next level. Not only does it have the toughness to make the cut, but it also doesn’t trade off cutting speed to do it. When you have to cut cast iron or black pipe, start with a blade specifically designed for the job.

Price: 6″ 1 pack: $16.97

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WINNER – UTILITY KNIFE BLADES

DEWALT TOUGHCASE+ Blade Case and Refill DWHT11131C

What they said:

DEWALT TOUGHCASE+ BLADE CASE AND REFILL

Most plastic bulk blade dispensers on the market dangerously break when dropped, only dispense one blade at a time, and are too heavy (0.75 pounds)& too large to carry with on your person. For the Pro who needs maximum efficiency on the job, DEWALT ToughCase+ Blade 30 count packs ensure you always have another blade at your fingertips. Unlike Milwaukee, our new blade pack is impact-resistant, pocket-sized, easier to access blades as many blades you want, and refillable. It also integrates with the DEWALT ToughCase+ System for ultimate convenient storage. The unique refillable aspect will eliminate over 200,000 plastic blade pack cases sent to landfills. Available as a 30-count case and separate refill in Carbide, Bimetal, and Induction blade technologies.

What we say:

Oh, man, do we love this utility blade concept from DeWalt! One part blade technology and one part storage design, you can stick with the standard bi-metal blade or upgrade your cutting game with carbide or induction blades. With 30-count refills, you simply drop a new set in when you put the last blade in your utility knife. Since the case is ToughCase+ System compatible, you can keep your accessories organized and easy to store.

Price: $12.99-14.99

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WINNER – CLEANING

QuikLid 12.5-in Gray Plastic Bucket scoop

What they said:

Put your bucket to work! QUIKLID is a new and innovative dustpan and painting accessory tool that attaches to your 5-gallon bucket in seconds. QUIKLID transforms your bucket into a clean-up or painting tool. Just clip onto your bucket rim, tip on its side, and your bucket is now a 5-gallon dustpan for cleaning heavy-duty messes. Or clip QuikLid onto your Valspar or Sherwin Williams 5-gallon buckets and QUIKLID can be used to remove excess paint from your roller. Clean-up is a snap as paint removes easily from this HDPE material. QUIKLID is also perfect for scooping standing water, construction debris, or yard waste. QUIKLID’s heavy-duty construction is tough enough for use by PRO’s around the jobsite, warehouse, or any place of business. Great for indoor and outdoor use whether around the house, yard or garage. Clip, Tip, Sweep, or Paint…. It’s that simple!

What we say:

Who would have thought a $6 paint bucket attachment would become a must-have add-on to your shop or work truck? QuikLid made it happen, though! Just attach it to a standard paint bucket and use it to scoop up bulk debris, act as a backboard for your trash bucket, squeeze out your paint roller, scoop bulk mulch, or whatever else you can imagine. Seriously, it’s $6. Go get one—you’ll thank us later!

Price: $5.98

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WINNER – DRIVER BITS

FLEX STACK PACK STORAGE CASE SYSTEM Impact Bit Kit FAM10101-29

What they said:

Power through the most demanding applications with precision, durability, and control in every bit. This FLEX 29-Piece Impact Driver Bit set is stocked with the most commonly used bit sizes, all optimized for long-lasting use. Each piece is engineered for optimal impact distribution, so no energy or effort goes to waste. Plus, with FLEX Impact Shield torsion, these bits come ready to prevent breakages that would disrupt workflow. Supreme material hardness and strength bring long-lasting quality and unrivaled bit life. All this, packed in a FLEX Stack Pack storage case for easy organization and accessibility.

What we say:

Flex puts together one of the most useful driver bits sets by focusing on the types and sizes you actually use the most. The set offers a combination of 2” and 1” bits along with a couple of nut setters and a magnetic bit holder. As impact-rated bits, each bit has a specific flexing zone to absorb the violence strikes from an impact driver, extending the life of your bits, and getting your fasteners set with less fuss. As an added bonus, the set comes in a Flex Stack Pack that stacks easily with other Flex accessory cases.

Price: $24.99

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WINNER – DRIVER BITS HOLDERS/EXTENDERS

Crescent eSHOK-GUARD Magnetic Isolated Bit Holder 1/4″ x 3″

What they said:

Protect yourself from electric shock with Crescent APEX’s new patented isolated technology, eSHOK-GUARD, providing insulation of up to 1,000 volts. Combining safety and convenience for a revolutionary experience when working around potential live wire applications, eSHOK-GUARD’s impact-rated design withstands heavy-use, impact tool applications, so you never have to sacrifice protection when using power tools. With over 85% of professionals experiencing shocks on construction job sites, eSHOK-GUARD is protecting you – for life.

What we say:

Working around electricity is no joke but having the right tools for fastening is pretty expensive. Crescent opens up your possibilities with their $10 eShok-Guard impact-rated isolated bit holders. Simply place your favorite bit in the magnetic holder and it provides the insulation and isolation you need between the bit and the tool.

Price: $9.98

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Finalist


WINNER – METAL DRILL BITS

Spyder Products Spyder STINGER Mach-Blue Drill Bits

What they said:

STINGER Mach-Blue High-Speed Steel Drill Bits marked the debut of the Spyder’s proprietary Mach-Blue armor plating, an ultra-hard surface plating that helps retain sharp cutting edges and reduce heat build-up, resulting in faster cuts and exceptionally long drill life. Additionally, the unique plating gives the bits an eye-catching, iridescent blue finish that looks like nothing else on the market. These USA-made bits are up to five times faster than titanium or black oxide drill bits and produce up to 100 times more holes.

Beneath the plating, the bits are constructed of heat-treated M-Series tool steel, a Molybdenum alloy known for its durability and resistance to breakage. Other features include an optimized 137-degree, self-centering split point design that won’t walk or wander, even on pre-hardened or curved surfaces. The impact-rated 1/4″ speed hex shank allows the bit to be used in quick-change impacting power tools as well as three-jaw chucks in hand drills and drill presses. Mach-Blue bits are optimized for use in wood, wood with nails, stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, stacked materials, and other tough-to-drill alloys. STINGER Mach-Blue drill bits are available in a 10 piece kit which includes 1/16”, 5/64”, 3/32”, 1/8″, 5/32”, 3/16”, 7/32”, 1/4″, 5/16” and 3/8″ bits, and a durable carrying case with rubberized corners. Individual bits in additional sizes can be purchased separately.

What we say:

Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue bits don’t just look different, they are different. As a plating, it’s even better than titanium-coated bits, promising faster drilling speeds and ridiculously long life. Plus, it’s onboard with making impact drivers a go-to drilling and driving tool with a 1/4-inch hex shank that fits them perfectly.

Price: $39.98

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Finalist


WINNER – WOOD DRILL BITS

Spyder Products Spyder STINGER Brad Point Drill Bits

What they said:

STINGER Brad Point Drill Bits are equipped with patented tip geometry designed to dill faster, eliminate chip burn, and produce cleaner entry and exit holes. Ideal for drilling precise holes in soft and hard wood and designed for wood, laminate, and composite materials, these bits drill up to six times faster and last up to 10 times longer than standard bits. Additionally, STINGER Brad Point Bits provide a 30-percent increase in battery life when used with cordless tools due to their low-torque design. The dual-fluted design accurately guides the drill through deep holes, greatly reducing cutting friction and heat build-up. STINGER Brad Point Drill Bits are available in a six-piece kit that includes 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, and 1/2” bits.

What we say:

Faster, cleaner holes with less burning and increased battery efficiency for your cordless drill—what’s not to love? You can get cheap bits for some jobs, but for precision starts and quality results, Spyder Stinger Brad Point Bits have a lot more to offer.

Price: $19.98

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WINNER – MAG DRILL BITS

DEWALT High Speed Steel Annular Cutters

What they said:

DEWALT High Speed Steel Annular Cutters are manufactured with an all High Speed Steel construction for long life and help to deliver clean holes quickly in sheet metal or thick steel plate. The Annular cutters feature precision ground teeth that help to reduce vibration while also offering fast cutting. An optimized flute geometry allows for better chip expulsion from the hole when drilling and the bits are compatible with magnetic drill presses equipped with a ¾” Weldon shank.

What we say:

Mag drills are great tools, but they need great accessories to work their best. DeWalt’s High-Speed Steel Annular Cutters fit the bill with a durable construction that offers fast, smooth cutting through the entire range of sizes (1/2” – 2-3/16”). Additionally, DeWalt dialed in the flute geometry for better chip removal and gave it a 2” cutting depth for cutting thick material.

Price: $31.18 to $289.41

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WINNER – HOLE SAWS FOR METAL

Milwaukee Tool Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth Hole Saws

What they said:

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver ground-breaking cutting solutions with the next generation of HOLE DOZER with Carbide Teeth Hole Saws. Featuring a new 3 TPI design, these hole saws are engineered to deliver faster cuts with the durability of a bi-metal saw and life of a carbide hole saw.

The HOLE DOZER with Carbide Teeth Hole Saws is designed to provide users with the best durability and longest life in both general-purpose and extreme materials. Offering the most versatility, the carbide teeth provide the ability to cut through stainless steel, cast iron, fastener embedded wood, cement board, fiberglass, plaster, asphalt shingle, and more with ease. Deep gullets clear material fast and all-access slots provide the fastest plug removal, resulting in efficiency and productivity with less downtime between holes. The new slot design allows users increased pilot visibility for accurate placement and faster chip ejection keeping the cut cool. The new hole saws have a cutting depth of 1.62” allowing clearance to handle cuts in a wide range of materials.

The HOLE DOZER with Carbide Teeth Hole Saws will be available in sizes ranging from 3/4’’ to 6’’ and will be sold individually and in 9 and 12 piece kits. In addition to the new hole saws, a HOLE DOZER with Carbide Teeth Cobalt Pilot Bit and a small and large HOLE DOZER with Carbide Teeth Arbor W/ Cobalt Pilot Bit will also be available. Designed to give users up to 10X longer life vs standard pilot bits, these bits provide strength and durability on the toughest applications.

What we say:

Cobalt and carbide, oh my! Milwaukee made their carbide Hole Dozer even better with a tooth design that can cut through cast iron without ripping off teeth left and right. Add in available cobalt pilot bits, and you have one tough metal-cutting hole saw! Improvements in the slots also make getting the plug out easier.

Price: 1-3/4″: $16.47

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WINNER – HOLE SAWS FOR WOOD

Milwaukee Tool Big Hawg with Carbide Teeth

What they said:

Since BIG HAWG was first introduced in 2008, they have been the highest-performing hole cutting solutions on the market due to their speed and longevity in rough-in wood applications. Now we’re setting the bar for hole saw performance even higher by combining our unique tooth design with our own carbide technology. By optimizing the widely popular BIG HAWG hole cutters with advanced carbide technology, we’re able to make the best rough in-hole saws even better – giving them unparalleled versatility and life in wood, wood with nails, and abrasive materials.

What we say:

When we first saw Milwaukee Big Hawg Hole Saws, they looked like most any other carbide-tipped hole saw made for wood cutting. Closer examination reveals much larger carbide teeth. These not only stand up to nails but also roofing and masonry. They even optimized the pilot bit for drilling through multiple materials. The design may look like a wood hole saw, but the BIG HAWG makes holes where others can’t.

Price: $30.97

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WINNER – ROTARY TOOL ACCESSORIES

Rotary Thread RTK1.1

What they said:

We are a third-generation American-owned family business. Our roots are in machining and manufacturing. We started there in the 1960s and grew into engineering, machine design, plastics, product development, and distribution. We have done work for and serviced a vast number of industries and have a deep knowledge of production, maintenance & repair, hydraulics & pneumatics service & distribution, and product development.

The tool was invented out of necessity. A job came into our machine shop, all the methods of thread restoring were going to take far too long, too aggravating, and were too costly on downtime for our customers. So, with an idea, and a few prototypes later, a new tool category had formed. Rotary Thread Files.

All inch, metric, and pipe threads have the same 60 degrees “V” angle. Rotary Thread’s patented tool profile has this same angle, working one thread at a time. This allows the tool to quickly work on any project, inside or outside threads. Thread pitch does not matter anymore and because of this within seconds we had restored the threads on the job. It seemed too good to be true, so we kept fixing our customer’s threads using our tools instead of methods we had used for years. We knew we were on to something because Rotary Thread Files were invented out of necessity and used in our shops daily out of necessity. You would have to buy over 1000 taps, dies, and files to equal 1 Rotary Thread. Plus, it is the only way to fix hardened metals, ceramics, plastics with threads. Great for the toolbox and DIY projects. Also, it’s remarkably simple and easy to use. Using light tool pressure, start the tool in a good thread, move into damaged thread, and repeat as needed.

What we say:

Just when you thought you couldn’t get more from your rotary tool, along comes Rotary Thread with another phenomenal application—thread repairs. With an angle designed to match threading, it’s far better than using a thin grinder wheel and hoping for the best. It can handle inside or outside threads and uses a good thread to start as a guide, making it easier to use than tap and die sets. Considering it’s less than $35, why not give it a shot?

Price: $32.99

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WINNER – STEP BITS

Milwaukee Tool Cobalt Step Drill Bits

What they said:

Milwaukee Tool is now a full solution provider for step drill bits with the introduction of their new Cobalt Step Bits. Made in the USA, the Milwaukee Cobalt Step Drill Bits are designed from the ground up to deliver unmatched performance with up to 15X life in stainless steel and over 1,000 holes in mild steel.

The Cobalt Step Bits feature an elongated dual flute offering, best heat management, and smaller steps to provide the smoothest drilling experience. The Rapid Strike Tip delivers up to 2X faster holes in stainless. Optimized for Cordless Drills, the 3-Flat Secure-Grip reduces bit slippage. The Laser Engraved reference marks allow users to easily stop on any size. The bits provide best-in-class performance when used on low speeds and with cutting fluid for stainless steel and high speeds for mild steel. For optimal use, the bits are recommended for mild and stainless steel up to 14ga thickness.

What we say:

Milwaukee has been on a tear with its step-bit development the last few years. Their latest introduces cobalt, but it’s not just a matter of making a cobalt step bit with much longer life. With the bit’s pair of elongated flutes and smaller steps, the creation of the hole size you’re after is smoother. Milwaukee’s Rapid Strike Tip also gets the hole started more quickly and accurately, reducing the number of mistakes and rework.

Price: 1/8-1/2” (13-step) $49.97

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WINNER – DRILL/DRIVER ATTACHMENTS

RYOBI A99DT01 RYOBI Wood Door Trimer

What they said:

The RYOBI Wood Door Trimmer is the perfect solution for frustrating sticking doors. This unique trimmer requires only a standard drill, no additional materials, to shave off excess material along your door. Removing up to 1/32 in. per pass on 1-3/4 in. & 1-3/8 in. size doors, this trimmer is the best solution for most wooden sticking doors. This fast, easy solution prevents the need to pull out bulky sanders or planers. Best of all, your wood door can stay on-hinge, cutting your project time and effort in half.

What we say:

You can buy a planer to deal with sticky doors or just use the drill you already own and this $20 attachment from Ryobi. We love that you can keep your door on the hinge to fix it and that the Door Trimmer has a full handle to help you keep a stable grip through the entire pass.

Price: $19.97

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Finalist


WINNER – SAWHORSES

Toughbuilt C700 Sawhorse / Jobsite Table

What they said:

The ToughBuilt C700 Sawhorse and Jobsite Table is durable, rugged and offers unparalleled value. Constructed of 100% high-grade steel, this sawhorse has a remarkable 1300 lb. capacity alone and 2600 lb. per pair. You can transform 2 sawhorses into a solid jobsite table: features support arms that adjust to fit 2x4s or 4x4s. Its telescopic legs allow the sawhorse to work in any terrain. Also includes innovative material cutting & support pegs that allow for safe and easy cutting of materials. It also has easy-to-fold, steady feet for all-surface use. With a fast-open mechanism, the setup is straightforward and simple. Powder-coated and zinc-plated steel prevents corrosion and withstands rigorous environments. This folding sawhorse includes an easy carry handle for effortless transport and rolled edges for safety and comfort.

  • 100% steel construction
  • Jobsite table
  • Support arms adjust for different size wood
  • 1300 lb capacity each, 2600lb per pair
  • Adjustable height legs
  • Material cutting and support pegs
  • Pivoting feet
  • Powder coating and zinc-plated surfaces
  • Easy carry handle

What we say:

On the portability front, ToughBuilt C700 Sawhorses fold up to a very compact package and transport easily. Functionally, they can support a lot of weight and are very adjustable. They even open you up to some applications that can be challenging with a standard sawhorse. If you’re on the hunt for sawhorses that can do more and hold more than most, give ToughBuilt a shot!

Price: $49.97

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WINNER – STANDS, TABLES, & BASES

Cut Hub Inc Professional Package

What they said:

The Cut Hub Professional Package is challenging the functionality of traditional saw stands. Engineered to be more than a stand the Cut Hub is a high-performance workstation that increases productivity, efficiency, and safety. The Cut Hub integrates with virtually every name brand miter saw and table saw allowing customers to stay loyal to their favorite brands. Each workstation comes equipped with a sliding bump stop and a built-in ruler making measuring without a tape and pencil possible. Additionally, it makes repeatable cuts quick, efficient, and accurate. The sliding bump stop facilitates the training of new tradesmen while increasing the speed of even the most seasoned veterans. The Cut Hub Professional Package incorporates other features that are typically not seen in traditional saw stands. Individually adjustable legs are designed to take on the uneven terrains of real job sites. The workstation puts the miter saw on the same level as the tabletops which creates a continuous surface for long materials and eliminates falling lumber. The Table saw workstation portion of the Pro Package makes ripping full sheets of plywood by yourself safe as the out-feed table provides ample workspace and length to push lumber through without awkward tipping points and binding. The workstation is light enough to be extremely portable and heavy-duty enough to undertake the most rugged jobs. The Cut Hub Pro Package essentially brings shop-level workspace and accuracy to the field.

What we say:

CutHub stars with a quality custom, hand-built workstation design whether you’re looking for miter saw supports or outfeed support for your table saw. Each leg is adjustable, keeping everything right in line with the saw’s table even if the jobsite terrain is anything but even. That’s all well and good, but it’s the measuring bump stop that seals the deal. Glide it down and lock it securely at exactly the length you’re shooting for. Great for single cuts, it makes repeats cuts easy, quick, and dead-on accurate.

Price: $4,845 (varies with options)

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Finalist

2018 Fastener Awards

WINNER – HIDDEN FASTENING SYSTEM

National Nail CAMO EDGEXMETAL Deck Clips

What they said:

Current hidden fasteners for grooved deck installations on metal substructure are slow, hard to use, and expensive. Time is money, and now you can save more time with EDGEXMETAL Clips—one-pass fasteners for installing grooved boards on any 14–18GA metal framing, including Fortress Evolution and Trex Elevations.

EDGEXMETAL fits the bill. The clips utilize the same great innovative EDGEX clip design with a 304 Stainless Steel gusset that holds the boards down, reducing lateral movement. The key difference is that EDGEXMETAL features a 410 stainless steel drill point screw that engages quickly, boring a hole as you drive. It’s a clip that’s easy to set, fast to drive, and made to last.

What we say:

Camo EdgeX made fastening your deck to wood joists easier and now Camo is bringing that technology to metal joist decking. It’s a super-simple process that allows for angled installation, such as a herringbone pattern. By using this system, the fasteners are set correctly the first time so you can spend less time building your deck and more time enjoying it.

Price: $76.00

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WINNER – NAILS

The BECK Group Diamond-Coated Joist Hanger Nails

What they said:

We are now applying our patented Diamond Coating to our, code report-backed, Joist Hanger Nails. We have learned from extensive testing that, when using diamond-coated nails, they provide up to 25% greater holding power than nails with traditional coatings. The expansion elements in the diamond coating diminish the friction between the fastener & the wood material. As a result of this reduced friction, the fastener destroys fewer wood fibers, allowing more contact surface which results in increased withdrawal values.

Diamond coat reduces the amount of drive energy required to sink the fastener. This reduces stress on the operator, or in this case the builder. Reducing required drive energy also allows smaller tools to be used and creates less demand on a compressor, increasing equipment life expectancy. The added benefit is dramatically higher holding power. We have been applying Diamond coating to SCRAIL SubLoc Pro to help create squeak-free subfloor installations and to our Diamond Coat Extreme fencing staples to create the strongest holding agricultural staples in the world. We have also put it on our code-compliant jumbo nails (all nails from 4” -6-3/8”) to make nails drive easier and create connections strong for purlin and girders that the nail will have to be cut to pull wood off. We now have many of our SCRAIL and nails with the option of our diamond coating.

  • Highest holding values thanks to patented DIAMOND COATING adhesive
  • All nails are heat treated
  • Tested and complies with all current IBC and UBC requirements-ESR-1539
  • High-quality collation
  • Available in job packs
  • Hot dipped nails are TRUE HDG

What we say:

It’s hard to imagine you can make a nail that is capable of sinking easier and holding stronger, but that’s exactly what The Beck Group accomplished with their diamond-coated nails. While these are not brand new, what is exciting is you can now get joist hanger nails with the diamond coating. With this technology, you can now have even more confidence in those hangers holding stronger than ever.

Price: Varies

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WINNER – WOOD SCREWS

Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector Screw

What they said:

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The new Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector Screw from Simpson Strong-Tie is a premium structural fastening solution for connecting non-load-bearing walls to trusses and joists. With tested lateral-load ratings that meet building code requirements, the SDPW screw is value-engineered for strength, installation speed, and safety. Offset driver bits and a driver extension maximize installation speed and safety while minimizing installed cost. The SDPW’s polymer sleeve allows for sliding during deflection, preventing squeaks. The SDPW is designed for superior performance, and it’s backed by the best service and product support in the industry. Key features of the SDPW include:

  • Deep 6-lobe recess for secure driving
  • Polymer sleeve allows for deflection without squeaks
  • Interior-grade E-coat for dry service applications
  • Offset driver bit (6-lobe) drives SDPW Deflector screw to predetermined screw depth
  • Available in 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6″ lengths
  • US Patent 8,458,972 applies to Strong-Drive SDPW Solution
  • US Patent 9,523,383 applies to 6” SDPW Deflector fasteners
  • SDPW retail packs include (1) offset driver bit and (1) 3/8″ predrill bit. Mini bulk packs include (2) offset driver bits and (2) 3/8″ predrill bits.

What we say:

When you create a non-load-bearing wall, part of the job is making sure it doesn’t bear more load than code allows. Simpson Strong-Tie’s SDPW Deflector Screw helps you achieve that by allowing for movement up or down while resisting horizontal movement. As an added bonus, it allows for shifting without the squeaking that other fasteners have.

Price: Varies

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WINNER – ADHESIVES

DAP RapidFuse Ultra Clear All-Purpose Adhesive

What they said:

When an application requires a clean and clear result – whether you’re working with glass, ceramics, clear plastics, or mirrored substrates – you need an adhesive with durability and true clarity that can stand the test of time.

Offering superior clarity for crystal clear bonding performance, new RapidFuse Ultra Clear All Purpose Adhesive bonds virtually everything to easily complete mess-free – and more importantly – aesthetically pleasing home repairs and DIY projects.

Unlike other adhesives that dry in a cloudy opaque bond and/or turn yellow over time, RapidFuse Ultra Clear dries crystal clear and stays crystal clear with exceptional color stability for years to come, making it the ideal solution for repairs that may be visible throughout the house such as any clear valuables, treasured hand me downs or family heirlooms. RapidFuse Ultra Clear can also be used for creating and DIY projects. The hybrid adhesive is also self-leveling and features a non-brittle formula, allowing it to fill in scratches and gaps on substrates for a smooth surface repair. You don’t have to worry about this foaming or expanding and will set in less than 30 minutes.

Formulated for both interior and exterior use, RapidFuse Ultra Clear offers superior flexibility and durability for a long-lasting bond, even on materials that flex. In addition, the adhesive is low-odor, provides superior water resistance, and is dishwasher safe once dry.

What we say:

There are plenty of glues and other adhesives out there, but when you need to make a repair to glass, crystal, or other clear materials, any color or haze the glue has once it dries ruins the look. That’s why we’re excited about Dap’s Rapid Fuse Ultra Clear All-Purpose Adhesive. It dries perfectly clear and with a 25-minute cure time, you have some time to make sure you get the repaired piece back on exactly where you want it. It’s even dishwasher-safe for your mugs and pitchers. For just $6.00, everyone should have a bottle ready to go in their homes.

Price: $6.00

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WINNER – TAPE

DAP Tank Bond Thread Stopper Tape

What they said:

Fixing a loose screw has never been easier or faster than with the new Tank Bond Thread Stopper Tape from DAP. Thread Stopper Tape is the newest addition to the Tank Bond collection, a complete line of hard-working formulas ideal for an extensive list of professional and DIY applications.

Thread Stopper Tape absorbs shock and vibration while holding screws tightly in place. It works on all fastener types and sizes and is ready immediately – no dry time required. Simply wrap the tape around the threads of any loose screw for a fast and effective solution. Screws and bolts treated with Thread Stopper Tape can still be easily removed and reused up to three times. Thread Stopper Tape works on virtually any surface, including metal, wood, plastic, and more, and a single roll covers up to 150 screws so you can fix every shake, slip and rattle on the job or around the home. Its water and chemical-resistant formula can be used for interior or exterior needs and can help prevent leakage or stripping. DAP Thread Stopper Tape is available in a 5/8” X 5’ roll in the color orange.

Combined, the Tank Bond family of adhesive products are strong enough to tackle repairs ranging from tools, household items, and outdoor maintenance to boats, bicycles, automotive, motorcycles, and even musical instruments. The complete collection also includes Thread Stopper, Liquid Grip, Heavy Duty Advanced Epoxy, Clear Epoxy, and Gel Threadlockers.

What we say:

We can all probably admit to having a few loose screws and Dap puts a stop to them with their Tank Bond Thread Stopper Tape. Just give the threads of what’s loose a wrap or two of Thread Stopper and screw it back in place. The tape fills the gap where the threads don’t fully seat with each other and remains flexible, absorbing vibrations and providing grip against the threads backing out. With no drying time required, it works on metal, wood, plastic, and more.

Price: $7.99

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