A new collated fastener solution for steel framing contractors from Grabber Construction Products is claimed to be the first collated fastener system explicitly designed to meet the speed, efficiency and precision demands of onsite and offsite light-gauge steel frame construction.

The SuperDrive Mach1 is the ideal solution for metal framing professionals looking to enhance productivity,Source: Grabber Construction ProductsSource: Grabber Construction Products improve installer safety, reduce material waste and improve fastener precision. The collated system easily attaches to a Makita or DeWalt impact driver, versus a screw gun, which was one of the benefits developed specifically for steel framers.

The extra step of using clamps can also be eliminated due to the precision and no-slip tip of the new tool. Additional features include a reversible feed track (for right- or left-handed users), SureLock fine depth adjustment, quick removal strap, and a compact and durable design that includes pass-through spaces for the impact driver’s LED lights. The tool is compatible with Grabber’s SuperDrive 7/16-inch to 7/8-inch collated screws.

The SuperDrive Mach1’s lightweight and ergonomic design reduces the amount of time spent on screw handling, making it a safer option for use during extended periods of time. The design also prevents wasted or dropped fasteners. The Mach1 has been tested to perform up to five-times faster than the same job with bulk screws.

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