Optimaxx Products Ltd has announced the release of WallBite® woodscrews, as well as a stainless steel decking screw range, in an effort to branch out into the masonry and stainless steel decking screw markets.
Optimaxx WallBite® is an all steel self-drilling one piece threaded fastener, which is fully compliant to fire safety wiring regulation BS 7671:2008. These non-combustible screws are designed for light to medium duty applications including installing fire rated clips and other electrical installations.
WallBite is suitable for a wide range of materials including concrete, brick, stone, plasterboard and wood. No pre-drilling is required in wood or plasterboard applications and up to 5.5mm pre-drilled holes may be required for some masonry materials. The screws are available in sizes 6.5mm x 32mm and 6.5mm x 38mm, with white and chrome head finishes.
This fast and effective fixing method, Optimaxx explains, offers a better fixing than traditional screw and plug methods in many applications, as well as providing the important all metal fixing solution. Plumbers, electricians and general builders will experience significant time savings when fixing conduit, socket boxes, light fittings and numerous other everyday applications.
The screws are also coated with Maxxtect exterior coating, making them suitable for both interior and exterior applications. They also benefit from a six spline drive ensuring there is no ‘cam out’ in more demanding concrete and brick applications.
Another addition to Optimaxx’s range is the stainless steel decking screw range, which has been designed specifically for composite decking. These screws feature a range of application benefits including serrations on the lower thread to enable quick and safe fastening, as well as a non-threaded shank to allow two materials to be pulled tightly together while the upper thread locks the deck board securely. Plus, the cylindrical head is designed for fixing into the groove of the deck board, ensuring a secure fit.
Made from A2-304 stainless steel these screws are rust resistant making them a suitable choice for outdoor use. With an arrow shaped point the screws provide a fast start, without pre-drilling, whilst minimising the risk of splintering. The Optimaxx stainless steel decking screws are available in 200 piece tubs.
The Optimaxx WallBite and stainless steel decking screws will be available in builder merchants in April across the UK.
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