Category Archives: Simpson Strong-Tie
The Simpson Quik Drive System can be adapted to many different brands of drills, impacts and screw guns. This is the first time however there is a cordless solution with locking trigger adapted to drive screws just as fast as you would with a locked corded screw gun using Quik Drive. With Makita’s XSF03MB ($339) PushDrive technology the motor doesn’t spin until the fastener is engaged so the battery can last up to 40 sheets of drywall per charge, or roughly 1800+ screws with a 4.0Ah battery. Partner that with the Quik Drive Makita 18V PRO200 ($141) and you’ve got the full setup.
Last year at the World of Concrete one of the big product launches out of the Hilti camp were their version of the hollow SDS-Max and SDS-Plus drill bits. This year it is Bosch and Simpson who have teamed up to create a system for anchoring up to 50% faster. Both systems work basically the same where the drill bits are connected to any decent vacuum and while the hole is drilled it’ll such up all the dust and debris. This of course reduces the heat and friction so drilling can go much faster. When the hole is drilled there is no need for additional cleaning, simply fill with epoxy and set your anchor.
There was big talk about the partnership between Bosch Tools and Simpson Strong-Tie anchors earlier this year but until recently we have not seen much action in the way of real partnerships at street level. That has changed for select dealers like Ohio Power Tool who are both BSS (Bosch System Specialist) locations as well as a large Simpson Strong-Tie dealers. In their store you will now see the Simpson products integrated into the full Bosch setup right next to the hammers and carbide. Of course some fancy shelves and lights probably won’t interest you as much as good old fashion deals. So until the end of September purchase select Bosch rotary hammers, Bosch carbide along with Simpson mechanical anchors or adhesives and get a $100 Visa card instantly. No Mail-In Rebate, so you’ll be buying a steak dinner the same night! (more…)