IT PAYS

TO CHOOSE GRABBER. A LOT.

You know Grabber for fasteners—and after 50+ years, Grabber brings even more to help professionals be more productive and more profitable.

Investing in Grabber products can result in significantly less material waste, greater worker productivity, and fewer tasks that run up labor costs. Use this guide to stay competitive by recognizing the little things that lead to a big advantage – and a big return on your investment.

TRUST GRABBER CONSISTENCY

With Grabber contractors and installers can expect consistent, professional performance box after box. Grabber goes above and beyond other brands to deliver exceptional consistency with every fastener, every box.

LEARN WHY IT PAYS TO USE GRABBER PRODUCTS

PRODUCTIVITY – WITH A CAPITAL P

A fastener is a little thing in a construction project. But the way it performs can have a big impact on crew productivity and the ultimate quality of the project. Grabber’s manufacturing standards produce fasteners that have better consistency and will drive faster, seat better, and be less likely to cam-out and spin-out.

Did you know other fasteners include a significantly higher percentage of screws that won’t work? This is called salting. Brands that cut corners are much more prone to box up fasteners that don’t meet spec resulting in inconsistent performance box to box. Yet you’ve paid for them whether you use them or not.

No one has higher manufacturing standards than Grabber. Before you buy, compare the specifications behind your investment. Here’s what to look for:

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber fine-thread dies change every 800K to 1 million screws.
Grabber coarse-thread dies change every 1 to 1.2 million screws.
Other mills change fine-thread dies every 1 -1.5 million screws remaining in service up to 50% longer.
Other mills change coarse-thread dies every 1.5 – 3 million screws remaining in service 20% to 50% longer.

RESULT:

When a thread-rolling die stays in service too long, threads are not as sharp or well formed. Fasteners may develop double-edge or “railroad” threads.
dies at most other mills remain in service significantly longer than at Grabber mills, resulting in poorly formed threads and inconsistent performance.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber changes out thread rolling dies much more frequently than other manufactures.
  • Threads are sharper and more consistently formed.

BENEFIT:

  • Screws with sharper threads will drive in and seat faster and are less likely to spin out in metal fastening applications.
  • Installers can drive more screws and install more drywall in a day.
  • Installers can expect consistent performance fastener to fastener and box to box.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber recess dies are changed every 80K to 100K screws.
Other mills change recess dies out every 120,000 – 150,000 remaining in service up to 20% to 50% longer.

RESULT:

Grabber fastener recesses are more precise. Because they fit a bit tip more tightly, our fasteners are much less likely to cam-out or wobble as they drive in. Recess tolerance is much more consistent so the installer knows what to expect from one screw to another and from box to box.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber changes out recess dies much more frequently than other mills.
  • Fastener recess are much more precise and consistent from one fastener to the next.

BENEFIT:

  • Tighter recess tolerances mean better bit engagement and screws that are less likely to cam-out or wobble.
  • Installers can expect consistent performance fastener to fastener and box to box.
  • Less time will be spent pulling out screws that cam-out and driving in replacement screws.
  • Installers can install more screws in a day with less frustration.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber tightly controls heat treating process at its mills, curing fewer screws in a batch to ensure even hardening.
Other mills heat treat 20% more, in a batch. Not every mass-treated fastener is heat treated evenly, making more screws subject to head snaps, bending, and more waste per box.

RESULT:

Grabber heat treats fewer screws at a time so that screws are more consistently hardened.
Consistent hardening means consistent performance and heads are less likely to snap off and screws are less likely to bend.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber heat treats fewer screws at a time.
  • Smaller-batch heat treatment ensures every fastener is hardened evenly.
  • Consistent heat treatment means screws will be evenly hardened fastener to fastener and box to box.

BENEFIT:

  • Installers can expect consistent performance fastener to fastener and box to box.
  • Screw heads are less likely to pop-off due to brittleness.
  • Screws are less likely to bend from improper heat treatment.
  • More screws can be driven each day.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber head dies are changed every 800K to 1 million screws.
Other mills change every 1.2 – 1.5 million screws remaining in service up to 20% to 50% longer.

RESULT:

Grabber changes heading dies more frequently for more precise and consistent fastener head shape. A more uniform and precise head shape means screws will seat more cleanly and evenly.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber changes heading dies more frequently than other mills.
  • Fastener heads are more precisely shaped.
  • Fastener head shape is uniform fastener to fastener and box to box.

BENEFIT:

  • A precise head shape means screws will seat cleanly.
  • Fasteners seat consistently one fastener to the next.
  • Drywall or other sheathing material is less likely to be damaged requiring additional finishing time.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber thoroughly spin cleans its screws to remove splinters and oil from the manufacturing process.
Other mills often do not clean screws as well leaving oil residue and metal splinters.

RESULT:

Grabber takes extra care to make sure its screws are oil and splinter free.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber screws are thoroughly spin-cleaned removing oil and metal splinters.
  • Screw recesses aren’t clogged with metal splinters.
  • Threads don’t have metal splinters in them.

BENEFIT:

  • Oil free screws won’t damage sheathing or require additional clean up.
  • Installers won’t have to deal with getting painful metal splinters in their hands and fingers.
  • Installers won’t have to deal with trying to drive screws with clogged recesses.
  • More screws can be driven in a day.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber mills are always quality certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001. Grabber fasteners feature industry certifications for each fastener application.
Other mills often do not meet quality certifications for production and often do not include industry certifications.

RESULT:

Grabber mills are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality-assurance certified meaning Grabber screws are manufactured in tightly controlled quality environments. Grabber’s fasteners also meet or exceed all required industry and building code certifications for their application.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber mills are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality certified.
  • Grabber fasteners are tested and meet all required industry and building code certifications for their application where required.

BENEFIT:

  • Contractors can have confidence Grabber fasteners meet required building codes and specifications.
  • Fastener performance is more consistent fastener to fastener and box to box.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber screws begin with the highest quality cold heading SAE 1022 steel wire that has gone through additional manufacturing processes to better prepare the wire to be formed into screws.
Other manufactures also use SAE 1022 wire but may use wire that does not include the additional manufacturing processes resulting in additional stress during the fastener milling process. This additional stress can result in weaknesses in the fasteners.

RESULT:

Starting with the best material is the foundation for manufacturing professional-grade fasteners. High-grade SAE 1022 steel forms stronger, superior heads and threads for consistent screws that are less likely to break or bend.

FEATURE:

  • Grabber uses the highest quality cold headed SAE 1022 wire to manufacture its screws.
  • High quality wire is less likely to include impurities.

BENEFIT:

  • Fastener performance is more consistent fastener to fastener and box to box.
  • Screws are less likely to snap or bend.
  • Fewer screws will be wasted.

GRABBER STANDARDS:

Grabber offers a replacement or refund warranty as stated on all packaging.
The competition often does not warranty its product.

RESULT:

All Grabber fasteners are always backed by a full replacement refund warranty as stated on every box of screws. Not all manufactures stand behind the performance of their fasteners.

FEATURE:

  • All Grabber screws are satisfaction guaranteed.

BENEFIT:

  • Contractors and installers can have confidence Grabber stands behind the quality of its products.
  • Any flawed product will be immediately replaced.
  • Contractors won’t lose time due to poor performing product.

Lower total costs

It takes just a second or two to drive a screw, right? But factor in how many screws labor drives on a project and their costs and the difference in a fraction of a second becomes significant. The more fasteners your crew can drive per hour, the more efficient and profitable your job can be. Add your installers costs to the percentage of potential waste from competitive fasteners and the total value of choosing Grabber fasteners is clear.

Contact your Grabber rep for more information about estimating the cost of a box of screws compared to the full cost of installing the screws. A lower price box of screws can actually cost quite a bit more by the time the screws are installed.

consistent performance

FASTENER TO FASTENER AND BOX TO BOX

In addition to the fastest drive times, Grabber fasteners have the lowest standard deviation between drive times in the industry. Higher manufacturing standards means Grabber fasteners are much more consistent in their performance fastener to fastener and box to box than other fasteners in the market.

PRODUCTS FOR

IMPROVED PROFITABILITY

(IS THAT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WE SEE GROWING?)

THE GRABBER PORTFOLIO

Collated screws and fastening systems are just one of Grabber’s many solutions to help you be more competitive. Grabber has a wide range of products with just what you need for various projects. Be sure to ask about our portfolio of high-quality solutions.

Proprietary fastener technology from Grabber makes your job

easier and more profitable

Grabber innovative technology has elevated the category:

LOX Recess

LOX® Recess

Grabber’s innovative LOX® Recess was designed for modern screw guns, with the ability to handle more torque than other recess screws. Designed with eight points of contact, this drill bit you can easily drive off angle or in tight spaces. Only Grabber has the LOX® Recess. You can find it on products for wood and metal fastening.

Scavenger Head

Scavenger® Head

The Scavenger, double bugle head design seats cleanly into drywall eliminating the potential for paper burrs and reducing finishing costs.

QuickGrab™ Point

QuickGrabTM Point

Extra-sharp point starts immediately into wood. You can feel the difference in this Grabber design.

Vector™ Point

VectorTM Point

The precision design drives up to 50% faster into light-gauge steel applications and can even drive into 18-gauge metal. The time savings is measurable in crew productivity.

GRABBER FASTENERS MAKE YOU

MORE MONEY

WE SOLVE PROBLEMS

HERE’S PROOF.

Grabber uniquely hires professionals who have worked in the construction industry and have unparalleled knowledge of tools, fasteners, and their applications. Our boots-on-the-ground sales force works hand in hand with professionals to answer questions, solve challenges, and offer smart suggestions to get the job done right.

Our reps average 13+ years experience at Grabber alone, so they know our products and solutions inside out. That doesn’t even count their years spent elsewhere in the industry. When you call Grabber, you’ll get quality products and top-notch advice that saves you time and money, while making your company more competitive than ever.

In a word, we’re talking value. You deserve it. And we promise it. Unconditionally.

THE GRABBER TEAM

Grabber covers the nation with a large, experienced sales force:

  • Average Tenure at Grabber: 13 years
  • 25 North American Branches
  • Extensive National Distribution Channels
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