Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received two Pro Tool Innovation Awards — the first in the Attachments Drills/Drivers category for its Quik Drive PROHSD75 Wood-to-Steel solution and the second in the Metal Screws category for its Strong-Drive TF Wood-to-Steel screws. The awards are judged by a diverse panel of professional tradespeople as well as media sponsor judges (all of whom make up a team with decades of experience handling, operating and/or testing hundreds of tools, accessories and fasteners each year).
The Quik Drive PROHSD75 Wood-to-Steel solution is a fast, reliable and ergonomic fastening system for wood-to-steel applications. It is designed to boost efficiency and performance while providing the perfect combination of speed and ease for many jobs that require attaching wood to steel — from truck and trailer beds to high-paced manufacturing environments and beyond.
The judging panel noted, “The Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive system meets a need for fastening wood to metal that other screwdrivers and screwdriving attachments don’t. Designed with the durability to drive into 1/4” to just under 1/2” steel using an auto-feed system, two accessories make your life much easier. First, the extension gets you off your knees and standing up straight. Then, a footstep offers better leverage to help the screws cut into the steel and set more easily.”
The Strong-Drive TF Wood-to-Steel screws are designed for performance and productivity in high-paced environments and eliminate the need to predrill, installing 26 percent faster than traditional predrill and hand-drive methods. Applications include wood-to-steel attachments, such as on trailer floors, trailer walls, truck beds, mezzanines, nailers and trimmers for steel buildings.
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