Rafter and Truss Fastening System Reduces Worker Fatigue

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system, a solution for overhead fastening designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries while boosting jobsite efficiencies.

The Quik Stik fastening system is designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries.
The Quik Stik fastening system is designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries.

According to the National Institute of Health, construction workers have the highest incidence of annual work-related musculoskeletal disorders as a result of overexertion, with back injuries accounting for more than 40 percent, resulting in an estimated annual wage loss of more than $46 million.

With a reach exceeding 43-inches, the Quik Stik installation tool can eliminate the need for ladders and replace heavy pneumatic power nailers and compressor lines and the jobsite hazards and injuries they pose. Attach the Quik Stik to any corded or cordless drill or impact driver, load a Strong-Drive SDWC Truss screw into the Quik Stik head, and drive the screw.  

Designed for use with the Strong-Drive SDWC Truss screw in rafter and truss connections, the Quik Stik fastens a variety of these installations via the narrow face of stud through the top plate; via the wide face of the stud through the top plate; and into trusses or rafters offset from the stud.

To provide stability and ensure efficient drives, the Quik Stik has a nylon overmolded head with positioning prongs and angle guidelines for a secure grip on the top plate and accurate orientation of the screw.

Features and benefits of the Quik Stik fastening system:

  • Installation ease with the ability to drive screws overhead from a standing position without the need for ladders
  • Enhanced job safety via rafter or truss fastening from inside the structure
  • Operational ease to enable less experienced users to work more efficiently
  • Built-in angle guidelines and a detachable bubble level to help ensure proper screw installation angles
  • Designed for use with any drill motor or impact driver

For more information about the Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system, including links to literature with allowable load tables and installation instructions for a variety of overhead assemblies, visit the website.

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