Frame Fixings vs Hammer Fixings

Here, at Gypsumtools, we aim to be your one stop shop when it comes to drylining and taping tools. However, we’re not just one of the fastest growing online drylining tool superstores. We aim to be a one stop shop that caters to all your plastering needs. That’s why when we are aware of an area of uncertainty within the industry, we want to help out.

Our blog on some common plastering problems aims to try and teach you the difference between them by presenting you the pros and cons of each. If, after reading this, you are still unsure of anything or need to find out more go to our website or be sure to contact us. These FAQs only scratch the surface when it comes to common misconceptions.

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Frame Fixings vs Hammer Fixings: The Pros and Cons.

Are you unsure of the difference between frame fixings vs hammer fixings#? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! To begin with though, let us remind you of the benefits of through fixing more generally. The biggest and most important reason for through fixing is that removes any worry of damaging the chosen surface. Plus, it removes the need for marking and re-positioning.

Hammer fixings are specifically designed to have the screw hammered in. The threads share some similarities with one way valves, they fold over when the fixing is hammered in but spring back when the trough is detected in the thread. The minor screw on them is only on there to aid removal.

The positives are that it’s quicker to fit as hammering is a lot quicker than screwing in, and there’s no damage done to the thread. No screwdriver is needed either and when you’re onsite this is always a bonus. The cons are that they are more widely seen as

Frame fixings are more heavy duty and often used for attaching uPVC, wood and metal frames to wood or PVC masonry. There seen as a relatively stress free spacer assembly screw for wood metal and plastic window frames.

How to spot a Frame fixing

Always wanted to know how to spot a frame fixing? Well here’s the answer! A through fixed frame can usually be identified, as the head of the fastening will usually be visible on the surface of the frame. This is often referred to as the visible fixing. Otherwise, you can’t spot a frame fixing as the head of the fastening is hidden behind a strip which is set into the face of the frame section. This is known as concealed fixing.

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Our professional, friendly and courteous staff are always happy to answer any questions you might have. So, if you’ve got any more queries regarding frame fixings vs hammer fixings or any other common plastering problems, contact us to find out more. If you’re just after some of the best drylining and taping tools on the market be sure to browse through our products online.

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