Fastener Installation

METAL to Metal & MEtal to Wood

What is the proper screw gun for installing self drilling fasteners?
Select the proper screw gun for installing self drilling fasteners.
 
  
MANUFACTURER
MILWAUKEE6790-206.5
0-2500
DEWALTDW2666.50-2000
BOSCHSG25MT7.00-2500
How do I set the magnet in the driving socket to the proper depth?
Set the magnet in the driving socket to the proper depth. Socket must bear securely on the hex washer face of the fastener.
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How do I allow for the proper seating of the fastener?
Use depth sensing nosepiece on screw gun to allow proper seating of fastener.Do not overdrive. (See illustration.)
MAXX STEELBINDER HWH STEELBINDER & KWIKSEAL II WOODBINDER
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Sealing material slightly visible at edge
of metal washer. Assembly is weather tight.
UNDERDRIVEN
Sealing material not compressed,
Assembly losse.
OVERDRIVEN
Sealing material extruded beyond edge of washer. Washer deformed.
How do I drive the fastener?
Drive fastener perpendicular to surface.
MAXX STEELBINDER 
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HWH STEELBINDER & KWIKSEAL II WOODBINDER 
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What extension cords should I use?
Select extension cords with the correct wire size. See table below.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE* FOR EXTENSION CORDS
RATED AMPERERS (TOOL)EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
25'50'
Through 51616
5.1 - 8.01616
8.1 - 12.01414
12.1 - 15.01212

RATED AMPERERS (TOOL)EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
75'100'
Through 51614
5.1 - 8.01412
8.1 - 12.01210
12.1 - 15.01010

RATED AMPERERS (TOOL)EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
150'200'
Through 51212
5.1 - 8.010-
8.1 - 12.0--
12.1 - 15.0--
How much force should use to drive the fastener?
Do not force the fasteners. Apply only enough end pressure to allow drill point to cut efficiently.

METAL to Metal

What are the different parts that form a Steelbinder fastener?
HEAD
Proper head style choice will ensure stability during driving, proper clamping and desire finished appearance.
THREAD FROM AND DIAMETER
The correct choice of thread form and diameter optimizes low installation torque with high pullout strength.
FINISH
Plating & coatings provide lubricity during drilling and tapping as well as corrosion resistance.
PILOT SELECTION
The unthreaded portion of the point assures that drilling of the steel is completed before the threads begin tapping into the drilled hole.
POINT
The point is designed to efficiently remove material and precisely size the hole to the thread & precisely size the hole to the proper diameter of the thread.

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* Drill capabilities may vary with special flute length.

What drill technique do I use with a Steelbinder fastener?
ST Fastening Systems MAXX®…DRILLS, TAPS AND FASTENS IN ONE OPERATION.
A separate drilling operation is not necessary. However, specific installation procedures are necessary to insure correct fastening results and to achieve published performance values for each fastener.

Important: A 1900 to 2500 RPM screwgun rated at 6 amps or higher, equipped with a properly adjusted depth-locating nosepiece should be used to ensure proper fastening performance. During initial drilling, enough pressure must be applied while keeping the screwgun and fastener perpendicular to the work surface to prevent angle driving or walking. Drilling must be completed before the threads engage the material. It is essential to choose the correct fastener based upon the total thickness and type of material to be drilled and fastened for an application. Never overdrive the fasteners or install fasteners at an angle to the work surface as this may significantly reduce product performance or lead to failure.

Contact ST Fastening Systems Technical Services at 1-800-352-4864 for any specific information necessary.

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What size drill bit do I use with s Steelbinder fastener?
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Metal to Wood

What is the proper tool for installing self-piercing or self-drilling metal-to-wood fasteners?

• The proper tool for installing self-piercing or self-drilling metal-to-wood fasteners is a corded electric screw gun or cordless battery drill, each 0-2000 RPM. They should be fitted with a depth sensing nose cone or a torque release clutch. A hex magnetic socket driver should be used that is clean of all metal shavings. A spring retainer socket may be used for nonmagnetic fasteners.
• The use of an impact drill driver is strongly discouraged. The use of these drivers will damage the protective barrier coat paint system. They will invalidate published structural values due to the excessive torque applied. They can adversely affect the sealing performance of the washer & damage the metal panel.
What is the proper technique to maximize the micro-bit performance?

• Proper installation technique is important to maximize the micro-bit performance. Place the point of the fastener on the work surface & pull the trigger on the drill or screw gun. By slowly increasing the RPM, the drill point will begin the cutting process. This will eliminate any potential for screws “walking” on a panel & provide 100% installation success.
How much pressure should I use to drive the fastener?

APPLY EVEN PRESSURE
• At no time, should an installer try to use the fastener as a “punch” to start the drilling process. This will cause the fastener to “walk” on the metal, possibly scratching the metal panel, or flipping out of the drill driver completely.
• The trigger should not be taped in the “on” position, as this may cause the fastener to rotate before it has been placed on the work surface.
• Let the drill point do the work. It will consistently cut the metal, ejecting small shavings, not long metal “pigtails” as with sharp point screws.
How should the washer sit when it is properly driven?

VISUAL INSPECTION
• To prevent damage to the wood substrate, causing potential strip out of the fastener, the washer should be compressed, but not overdriven. It should be rounded evenly under the flange of the HWH. Driving the fastener perpendicular to the work service will allow this to happen. If the washer is overly flat, misshapen, or cut indicates the fastener has been over driven. If there is a gap between the washer & the flange of the HWH, this indicates an under driving condition.

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