Simpson Strong-Tie. Stud plate ties can be used as plate-to-stud and top plate-to-stud connections, providing increased flexibility, the maker says. The double stud plate design (Model DSP) can be installed on either or both sides of the wall. The single stud plate tie (Model SSP) requires fewer fasteners than other single stud connectors. (800) 999-5099. www.strongtie.com.
Gardner Bender. ColorCode plastic and insulated metal staples are coated to match color-coded NM cable: white for 14 gauge, yellow for 12 gauge, and orange for 10 gauge. The plastic staples have high density polyethylene straps. An ultraviolet additive prevents deterioration and burning, and nails are zinc-plated to resist rust and corrosion. The insulated metal staples are constructed of heavy duty 12-gauge carbon steel with a high-impact PVC coating that offers a dielectric performance of 750+ volts per mil. (800) 822-9220. www.gardnerbender.com.
Easy-Arch. Available in more than 130 standard sizes, Easy-Arch pre-formed framing arches are constructed of 25-gauge galvanized steel and nail in place during framing. Styles include 90-degree quarter circle, 180-degree half-circle, eyebrow, elliptical, and compound radius. All can be used for interior or exterior applications. (800) 854-2461. www.easy-arch.com.
Tiger Claw. The TC-3 Fastener for composite and synthetic decking is constructed of hardened stainless steel and coated to minimize corrosion. The hidden deck fastener hides in the shadow lines of decking gaps and works in a variety of decking lumber products, the maker says. Each package comes with an installation tool. (860) 485-0927. www.deckfastener.com.
Felker. Designed to cut porcelain tile, granite, glass, and quarry tile, the narrow-width TM-7 saw blade is 60 millimeters wide. The narrow blade width removes less material during cutting, reducing the chance of chipping or breaking the tile, the maker says. The blade is a diamond-rimmed wet cutting blade and comes in 7-, 8-, and 10-inch sizes. (800) 365-4003. www.felkersaws.com.
For more product information, visit ebuild, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog.