Cable Management

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Using a j-hook mounted to a multi clip or batwing as they are known in the trades is a fast secure way to suspend your cable runs.  We offer j-hooks with bat wings in 3/4″, 2″ and 4″ inch sizes.  J-hooks with bat wings are super easy to install to grid wire, pencil rod and all thread.  They are rated for up to 1/4″ all thread but I have some guys who have used them on 3/8″ in a pinch.  To install, just squeeze the bat wingJ Hooks For Grid Wire Pencil Rod All Thread and position on the rod or wire.  They will grab tight and stay in position for you.  Bat wing j-hooks are especially useful when you want to suspend multiple cable runs on one hanger.  you can space them where you need them.  If you have mounted j hooks with angle brackets on threaded rod before you know it can be time consuming to thread a nut up the rod, place the j hook and then spin another nut up to lock in place.  Now do it two more times!  So yes, j-hooks with bat wings offer a speed advantage.  Another plus is if you need to come back and add another run.  If you already have a suspended support wire in place already, you can just clip another j-hook on and you are good to go.  Below is a short video of our j-hooks with batwings.  you can also find more info and other cable supports on our e-commerce site ConstrucitonFastening.Net


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If you are using hammer on flange clips to mount to I beams or bar joists, we have them on hand.  The most common is the 1/8/-1/4″ size, meaning it is designed to hammer on to a 1/8″ to 1/4″ size horizontal flange.  Typical applications are suspending signs, fixtures, lighting, cable runs and speakers.  Really anything you want to suspend with grid wire, jack chain or cable.   We put together a conversion chart for our part #HOK24 below.  If you are using hammer on flange clips from Caddy, B-Line, Garvin or Minerallac, you will see the direct conversion on the chart below.  You can find the HOK24 Hammer On Flange Clip at ConstructionFastening.Net.


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What is a DeWalt STICK-E Cable Tie Donut? Well, if you are hoping for a glazed donut, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a fast clean way to bundle cable, you will be pleasantly surprised at this simple little piece of plastic. As you look at the design you will see the slots are large enough for your standard ties and up to ½” hook and loop cable ties. As you look at the side view, you see the mount is scalloped a little bit to seat the cable. You will also notice no sharp metal edges like a ceiling clip. There are a few ways to mount it quickly to concrete, wood and steel.

Concrete & Masonry Materials. The DeWalt DFD405902 STICK-E Cable Tie Donut is designed to be used with the DeWalt, DC890P2 battery concrete nailer and the STICK-E contact probe. These tools are becoming more common in the low voltage, electric and mechanical fields. They are expensive but more and more tradesmen are finding this a nice addition to their toolbox. They are quieter than powder actuated tools and require no license to operate. For this application, the tool has a magazine of pins, and you stick the donut cable mount on the probe and fire away. A simple fast and easy way to attach you bundle to the concrete.

Wood. While intended for mounting quickly to concrete, the cable tie donut can be mounted to wood with a simple #6 coarse drywall screw. Just start the screw and it will pull its way through the donut and cinch down tight. If you are going to a plywood backer board, you would want either a #6 x ¾” or 1” coarse drywall screw. If you are mounting to a wood stud through drywall, a #6 x 1-1/4” or 1-5/8” should work.

Metal. There may a few different applications where you could be mounting to metal. If you are mounting to a metal stud through drywall, a sharp point fine drywall screw may work but if it is a heavier gauge stud, you may need a self-drilling drywall screw. If you are mounting to something like a cabinet or a rack, a self-drilling screw with a #3 point may be needed.

The DeWalt DFD405902 STICK-E Cable Tie Donut is a nice alternative to a ceiling clip with a more finished look and no sharp edges. And keep in mind it’s not just limited to it’s original mounting option with the DeWalt battery concrete nailer. With the right screw the STICK-E Cable Tie Donut makes an excellent mount for cable ties and hook and loop alike.   Visit ConstructionFastening.Net to see these and other products in the DeWalt Stick-E Line up.


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Stiffy Tool Powder Actuated ToolThe Stiffy Tool has been around for a while, and we have just added it to our site.  Let me share a few things that we really like about the Stiffy Tool and why you may want to consider it for your next powder actuated tool for overhead work.

When I say the Stiffy Tool (sorry that is its real name) has been around for some time, I am not kidding.  The tool itself goes back decades.  First it was red in it’s Steelcon version, then Ramset grabbed it and turned it orange.  CEAS attachments has this old standby in gray.  It is a time proven time-tested design that is quiet, lightweight and super easy to service in the field.  So here is what we like about the Stiffy Tool.

First and foremost, the tool is time tested and reliable.  The fact that it is lightweight, quiet, and easy to service when need are all real plusses.  To see what I think are a couple of the big advantages of the Stiffy Tool, you have to look  a little deeper.  First, it is a bump fire tool.  That means there is no trigger, you simply deliberately raise the tool up to the work surface and push up and the tool fires.  It is a true bump fire tool as there is no trigger slide like on the Ramset Viper 4 or a lever like some other tools that can be adapted to a pole tool.   That means you can mount the tool to a telescopic pole tool.  The telescopic pole tool means you can collapse the tool to 4’ and fit it in your gang box.  When needed, you can extend the pole tool up to 12’.  Or you can get a 6’-18’ telescopic pole if you have taller ceilings.

We recommend the Lagmaster Plus pole tool that has interchangeable heads.  So, while you would have a telescopic pole for your Stiffy Tool, you could change the head and now you can install eye lags into wood or steel, install and tie bar joist and purlin clips as well as Sammy Screws from the floor.  The combination of the Stiffy Tool and the Lagmaster Plus will allow you to handle most any type of ceiling  you are suspending  grid wire.  Of note as well is the manual load advance which will cut down on you skipped load count.

Shooting wood with the Stiffy Tool.  By switching to the wood nose piece (sold separately) you can suspend from wood structure with the tool.  The special timber clip and pin is ring shanked and is designedStiffy Tool Ramset Timber Pins specifically for this application.

Cons for the tool.  I would be hard pressed to offer any complaints on the Stiffy.  Yes, it is only an overhead tool, but that is what makes it so good at what it does.  The piston is a gravity return so you will need to clean the tool a little more often, but it is easy to do.  The load advance is manual which some see to not like but truly it lowers your skipped load count and really is a simple thing.

You can find the Stiffy Tool along with the Lagmaster Plus pole, clips, pins, loads and parts online at ConstrucgtionFastening.Net


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If you are installing fire alarm cable or other life safety systems, the HPH series of j hooks in red may be just what you are looking for.  These red j-hooks are available 1″ and 2″ sizes and a variety of pre assembled styles.  Espeically popular is the Red HPH 1″ j hook with a multi clip or “bat wing” attached.  These clips will clip on to pencil rod, grid wire and 1/4-20 all thread and stay put.  The built in closure keeps the cable in place and can be reopened to add more cable.  The Red HPH j hook cable supports are UL listed, TIA compliant and approved for use in air handling spaces.  The standard HPH hook in red is a good choice for running the wall.  You can mount them with any number of screws depending on the wall.  The mounting hole in the hook will accept up to 1/4″ standard hardware.  For concrete walls, you can use nailin anchor, blue cones, Tapcon or if you have a Hilti or Ramset tool, you can shoot them up with a pin.  I would go with a 1″ pin with a washer.  If you are mounting direct to the ceiling, the j hooks can be assembled to an angle bracket and the screw or fastener of your choice.

While red j hooks may not be a requirement, they will not only keep you cable separate but will make your install stand out from the others.  Some low voltage contractors who are running multiple systems will utilize the same support rod or wire and split the systems out by color.  Maybe using the blue HPH j hooks for voice and data, a white HPH j hook for sound masking or other applications and then adding the Red HPH j hook for alarm work.

The HPH series of j hooks offers the best fit and finish in the industry and continue to grow in popularity.  If you would like a sample of the Red HPH j-hooks, click here and fill out our sample request form.


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From time to time we have our customers request white j hooks.  While we don’t we don’t offer a white j hook per se, we do handle the HPH series of j hooks that are for the most part white.  While you can see the metal backbone of the j hook, they are white for the most part.  If your customer is asking for a white j hook because they want a nice clean finished look in their exposed application, the HPH series of j hooks may fit the bill.  They are available in 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ sizes and are offered with a variety of attachements pre assembled to speed your install.  The HPH white j hooks are UL listed, TIA compliant and have a built in retaining latch.  A key feature of the HPH hooks is that they are ready available.  If you have tried shopping for white j hooks, you were likely as shocked by the lead time as the price!  You can find more info here on our ecommerce site.  Would you like a sample?  Click here and fill out our sample request form.

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Looking for a the best price point and options on a UL listed j-hook for you install?  Check out our JH series of j hooks.  The JH series of j hooks is available in 3/4″, 1-5/16″, 2″ and 4″ sizes.  The 3/4″ has a built in closure and the 1-51/16″ and 2″ are now packed with a cable retainer that easily snaps in place.  Check out our catalog for a huge selection of pre built hooks!


Construction Fastening Systems, Inc.

Specialty tools & fasteners for the trades.
952.230.7725Toll Free 1.877.212.2377

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Serving the entire U.S.

Based In Twin Cities, MN



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