FastenerLab hits the road and visits Portland, Maine, to watch the reusable Duplex Screw in action as a team of technicians from Central Maine Pyrotechnics use Duplex Screws to assemble fireworks display forms. FastenerLab host Mallory Nichols, VP of Business Development at Advance, talks with fireworks technicians Amos and Ed as they balance on a dock while building wooden forms that house tubes for the fireworks charges.
Whether you work assembling fireworks stages, work in concrete, install car audio systems, construct movie sets, the reusable Duplex Screw is the screw for you.
Amos and Ed found that by using the Duplex Screw they can assemble and break down the wooden forms much faster. After years of wrist pain and time wasted pulling out nails, they converted to the Duplex Screw which can be installed and removed 20 times or more. In this video they are using a box of screws that they have been using for three years!
The Duplex Screw has a bright orange hex head top, can be reused multiple times, and comes in multiple sizes. Duplex Screws are ideal for all construction projects requiring accurate and quick assembly and disassembly. These fasteners make it easier to hold your projects together, and remove your projects quickly and easily. The only tools you need are a philips head screwdriver or a ¼’ hex drive for fast installations and removals.
Reusable Duplex Screws are initially higher in cost than regular screws or duplex nails. The overall savings is remarkable when you add in time saved and injuries avoided when using these amazing screws.
Benefits of the Duplex Screw
Easy to install = less bodily injury
Bright orange head = easy to find
Secure fit = less slipping
Easy removal & reuse = cost savings
Recyclable = less waste, carbon neutral!
Better Than Nails
Yes, traditional nails still work and will always be used on projects, but we know that hammers can miss nails, and can cause thumb and finger injuries. Many hours of using a hammer and nails can cause wrist and shoulder fatigue – potentially creating a hazardous work environment, not to mention expensive downtime and medical costs.
The doubled head Duplex Screw acts and performs much like a double headed nail. Except this screw is easier to install, easier to find and easier to remove. Unlike a nail that you can only use once, these screws can be used multiple times saving both time and money.
Safety & Statistics
Hammers are basic tools being used in every aspect of the construction field, but hammers are also notorious for causing hand injuries, and among the top four cases of injury in the construction field. Most injuries are broken or badly bruised thumbs and fingers.
According to the National Safety Council, the average cost per reportable hand injury is $4,200. A badly broken finger or thumb can result in more than a month off work, and leave lasting disabilities. Other injuries, especially to eyes, can be caused by chips of metal flying off damaged hammers and nails.
Easy to Use
Just screw it in and screw it out! You can either use a phillips head screwdriver, or a ¼’ hex drive which fits securely over the head of the Duplex Screw, and maintains a snug fit for easier use. No more having to apply steady pressure on the drill to ensure that the drill bit stays connected to the screw head!
Available in sizes: 1 ¼”, 1 ⅝” and 2 ¾”
Ships in 25 lb. boxes
Who Uses the Duplex Screw?
Theater & Stage Sets
Theater & Movie Companies
Storm Proofing Companies
Firework Display Stages
Advance Components is the exclusive distributor of the Duplex Screw. Buy online, or contact the Advance sales team for samples, quotes and application support. Watch the Duplex Screw in FastenerLab and see how easy it is to use!