FastenMaster Cortex for PVC Trim


Installs even faster with collated plugs!

The FastenMaster Cortex system continues to be the quickest and most simple way to install PVC trim boards. Finish your project in 50% of the time and still get the strength and clean look you deserve from your hidden fastening system. With a large variety of PVC trim brands and colors to choose from, you are sure to find something to match your project.

See from this video just how fast and easy it is to use the FastenMaster Collated Cortex hidden fastening system.

Go to DIY Home Center to find more from FastenMaster’s reliable, yet easy to use, line of deck products.

FUSIONLoc Is On The Way For Azek and TimberTech


The International Builders Show was buzzing about this new tool for Azek and TimberTech decks. With much anticipation (and with good reason) FUSIONLoc, is available at DIY Home Center.  The FUSIONLoc collated hidden fastening system is top in the industry. Known for both strength and speed, see how FUSIONLoc can save you time building a deck that is built to last.

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FUSIONLoc Installation Gun by FastenMaster

  • Strong connection: 3 point connection per clip giving your deck the power to reduce expansion and contraction.
  • Fast installation: Collated clips and scrail for one step installation with exclusive FastenMaster installation gun.
  • Excellent finish: Matte black color to keep clips hidden and stainless steel to stand the test of time.

Azek and TimberTech decking are designed to work with FUSIONLoc, CONCEALoc, Cortex and TOPLoc fasteners.  Shop DIY Home Center for all of the your deck installation products.

Tips On Building A Curved Deck


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Trex Deck With Curved Deck Boards

For pro builders and homeowners alike, this fascinating and informative video gives you the tips you need to seamlessly bend a deck board.  As a homeowner, you can add a stylistic touch to your deck with rounded railings, stairs and boards.  As a pro builder, you can offer a unique style that could set your business apart from the rest.

Preparation is the key.  This FastenMaster video gives you all of the details you need to heat and bend your PVC deck boards. Get everything from necessary supplies to ideas and strategies that only come from experience.

For all of your deck project needs, visit DIY Home Center.

FastenMaster FLEX for Easy Installation


fastenmaster-flex-wood-moldingsJust when you thought FastenMaster couldn’t make the installation process easier for you, they offer FastenMaster FLEX Hot Melt Adhesive.   Get the job done faster with the same power and adaptability you have come to rely on with all FastenMaster products. The FastenMaster FLEX can be used in multiple construction applications, including: Wood, Tile, Glass, Metal and Plastic.  The hot melt construction adhesive allows you to get into those hard to reach places and gives you a clean, nail free wood surface.

The FastenMaster FLEX Hot Melt Adhesive comes in two varieties, the FLEX 40 and FLEX 180.  The FLEX 40 is for fast applications, giving you 40 seconds to apply while the FLEX 180 gives you 180 seconds of time to work before adhering.  Once the adhesive is applied, use pressure and the materials will be bonded in seconds.

Check out this video to see how the FastenMaster FLEX Hot Melt Adhesive can keep your next project moving along quickly.

For more trusted products by FastenMaster, like HeadLok, LedgerLok and Cortex, go to DIY Home Center.

 

 

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 Makes Your Deck Installation Faster and Stronger


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FastenMaster TrapEase 3

Last week, we shared information about FastenMaster TORX TTAP used by FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3. This week, we want to take a closer look at the FastenMaster TrapEase 3. It’s a versatile deck screw designed for use with composite, PVC, and capstock decking. The FastenMaster TrapEase 3 provides a clean, finished look with a quick, streamlined install.

The TrapEase 3 uses the TORX® TTAP® Drive System which makes the screws stick easily and drill in without wobble and without stripping — no pre-drilling required. The screw drives into the deck board easily and leaves no mushrooming effect.

Each box comes with the bit and spotter lid. The spotter lid makes it easy to have perfectly placed screws, for straight or angled decking, and provides a consistent install with a great finished look. The screws come in 75, 350, and 1050 piece boxes which will cover 20, 100, and 300 square feet of deck, respectively.

The TrapEase 3 is available in an array of color painted screws to match popular decking boards. A corrosion warranty lasts for the life of the project.  If you’re looking for a versatile screw that installs fast and clean into composite, PVC, and capstock–the TrapEase 3 is perfect. We have FastenMaster TrapEase 3 at DIY Home Center.

FastenMaster Cortex vs. FastenMaster TrapEase 3 – What’s the Difference?


You ask and we answer!  In response to the commonly asked question, what is the difference between FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3 driver systems?  The answer is: a felt tip.

FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 TORX TTAP Drive System

Both the FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3 utilize the TORX TTAP® driver system, where you can count on unbeatable control, quick installation and superior quality.  The FastenMaster Cortex comes equipped with a felt tip, which allows you to perfectly set the height of the screw.  Yes, the felt tip is removable, so you can back out the screw or adjust the height of the trim.

Check out this video to see how you can give your next job or DIY home project a boost with the unmatched ease of the FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP® drive system.

 

Keep in mind that Cortex includes a color match plug, whereas TrapEase 3 is a painted head screw.  To see a variety of FastenMaster products, head to DIY Home Center.

Let FastenMaster Save You Time & Money


We’ve all heard the famous Benjamin Franklin quote: “Time is Money” and we all know how true it is!  By using FastenMaster FlatLok structural wood screws, instead of nails and bolts to fasten multiple beams and trusses it will keep your project moving along quickly, ultimately saving you, your ever so valuable… time & money!

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FastenMaster FlatLok structural wood screws

There is no need for pre-drilling with FlatLok, a sure fire way to save you time.  The threads on the screw will cut through some of the most solid lumber then pull the wood together for quick installation.  FastenMaster has made sure that penetration is a breeze because the FlatLok TORX® ttap® drive features a stability button.  If you’ve ever experienced wobble during installation, you know why stability is so important in a structural wood screw.  You will significantly lower possible stripping because your bit will have the best fit.  Receive a free TORX® ttap® bit with every box of FlatLok screws you purchase!

FlatLok has passed the test and meets the majority of the ICC standard criteria. Using treated lumber? It has received authorization to use with it. Once installed, the screw will be flat on the surface, this lets drywall or trim slide easily into place. You won’t have to worry about these screws becoming rusted or corroding, they are certain to last.

Check out the FastenMaster FlatLok video and see how you can save both time and money!

 

 

Make your next build a time and money saver, order your supply of FastenMaster FlatLok wood screws today at DIY Home Center.  While there, check out the other screws and fasteners that FastenMaster has to offer, including brands like Cortex and Tiger Claw.