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HIDfast - Hidden Decking
Fasteners > Fast!
March 11th, 2011 in Blogs
Mike Guertin, editorial
Speedy Hidden Fastening
by Greg DiBernardo
May 12, 2010
John and Paul, Massachusetts
My brother and I purchased the hidfast
deck fastening system six months ago. After the first two decks we were
hooked. The accuracy and speed of this gun made the difference for us.
By accuracy, I mean the way in which every fastener is shot into the hardiest
center of the joist. The guide on the gun lines it up perfect every time.
When it comes to speed there is no comparison. You walk along the joist
swinging the mallet. As fast as you can move you can install, with hidden
fasteners. One fastener per joist, no pouches full of screws.
The reason it took two decks to sell us,
was the fact of size. We moved through the smaller deck first so the efficiency
was there but not as apparent. The next deck was much larger, 20 footers,
picture framed with large stairs. We tried the "other" clip fastening system,
while affective, the time crawling on the deck seemed like the old way,
and I personally would rather walk then crawl. If you look at the fasteners
for this gun they drive deep into the joist. As I am sure you all know
here in the northeast our PT lumber swells, freezes, shrinks and moves
with the seasons.
We have trusted our name and reputation
on this product and will continue to do so. We believe this is the future.
Whether you are a one man show or have multiple crews, this gun will make
you money, bottom line.
\May 12, 2010
I am sending you a testimonial on
our thoughts of the HIDfast deck fastening system.
I originally purchased the HIDfast
nailer in 2009 but unfortunately with the economic downturn did not have
use for it until this week.
Today was our maiden voyage using the nailer
and I have to say "it rocked!" I was initially a little skeptical on how
securely the fasteners would hold the decking to the framing and was curious
on the dependability of the built-in spacers but I have to report that
I was very pleasantly surprised about the results. Between the HIDfast
nailer and the use of Core-Tex fasteners the final product was very esthetically
pleasing. Once we got used to using the nailer we decided to "time" the
installation of a single 20 ft. course of Procell decking which was :65sec.
Compare that to having to screw the decking down to each joist and the
cost-effectiveness in man-hours alone is unparallel.
I also wanted to thank you for visiting
our job site and for your very helpful advice. Iím now a huge fan of HIDfast.
July 21, 2010
I just wanted to let you know that I purchased
your HIDfast tool about a month ago and I am very pleased with it.
I have been using it on the AZEK decks that I have been building and I
have found it to be an excellent investment and a time saver. I built
4)- 200 sq. foot decks with it last week in a condo complex, this was the
first that I tried it and as far as hidden fasteners go it is definitely
the quickest. I have told my supplier how happy I was with this tool
and I will definitely recommend it my fellow contractors. Thanks
for designing a great product that I intend to use a lot on the numerous
decks that we have to build yet this year (about 25).