Many types of metal deck have overlapping edges that need to be attached to form a base structure. The attachment limits the amount of space between two panels of metal decking, which prevents concrete from spilling through.
Additionally, attachment tools help ensure that your metal deck structure is solid. Metal Deck attachments are typically used to support structural beams or joists that are built on top of the decking. The proper attachment system can also be used to ensure your finished structure can withstand natural elements like strong wind or earthquakes, and the weight of construction equipment and construction workers.
When using metal deck for commercial construction projects, you need the right tools to attach pieces of metal deck together. Without the proper attachment tools, your built metal deck may not be able to support other elements of your project. One option that can be used to quickly and efficiently interlock metal deck is a button punch tool.
Why Should I Use a Button Punch Tool?
Typically, metal deck is attached with welds. However, welding requires a high level of skill and intensive inspection that is very time consuming, and often more expensive.
A button punch tool is a more economical, efficient option for attaching metal deck. It is faster than welding, and it does not require a large amount of experience to use. They can be used on all different types of metal deck, and gauges ranging from 22 grams to 16 grams. The attachment process works by crimping two overlapping edges of metal deck together to secure their place.
Purchase Button Punch Tools from CSM Metal Deck
CSM Metal Deck offers a heavy-duty button punch tool for applications in deck installation. Our durable attachment tool has large, 1.75” wide jaws, which are constructed of heat-treated steel. It also includes an adjustable handle height setting to fit the operator for comfort and efficiency.
Dies are stored within the jaws of the tool and are designed for the thickness of the steel that will be button punched. The tool comes with the following dies:
- One gold 20-to-24-gauge die
- Two silver 16-to-18-gauge dies
Replacement dies can be purchased.
Contact us today for button punch tool pricing – no order minimum required. Orders are available for shipping within the United States from our facility in Houston, Texas. Call to speak with our sales team at 1-866-553-0373 for pricing or to order button punch tools, or you may send us an email using the form below.