Troubleshooting and FAQs

 

Buildex® self-drilling fasteners are designed with features to suit a wide number of applications and materials and it is important that they are used correctly. Refer to the product data sheets for the suitable product for the intended application and the Installation Instructions. It is recommended to use a Driver Tool with a clutch and a minimum power rating of 600W with a minimum of 1500rpm. If a Mains Powered Drill, a Cordless Impact Driver Tool or a Cordless Drill is used care needs to be taken not to over tighten the fastener or damage the painted product during installation.

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Driver Bit Problems

Driver Bit problems are generally associated with either the incorrect driver bit being used for the fastener drive or by use or a worn driver bit. (link)

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Installation Problems Zip Products

Installations problems with Zips product are usually the installation technique or the Zips product being unsuitable for the application. (link)

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Installation Problems Metal Teks Products

Installations problems with Metal Teks product into cladding are usually the installation technique or the Metal Teks product being unsuitable for the application. (link)

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Installation Problems Type 17 Products

Installations problems with T17 product into cladding are usually the installation technique or the T17 product being unsuitable for the application. (link)

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Installation Problems Stainless Steel Products

Installations problems with T17 product into cladding are usually the installation technique or the T17 product being unsuitable for the application. Stainless Type 17 Fasteners should not be used to fix cladding other than aluminium, or be used to thru cladding into pre-drilled holes into metal. The result will be a non-functional connection. (link)

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Installation Problems Wing Teks Products

When installing a Wing Teks Fastener into timber or composite board into steel that the length and size of the fastener must compatible with type and thickness of the timber and the thickness of the steel. (link)

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Installation Problems Dec-King Products

When installing the Dec-King Fastener into timber or composite board into timber the fastener must compatible with type and thickness of the timber. The Dec-King Fastener is not suitable for installing into steel structures, for installing into steel structures use the Dec-King Steel Fastener. (link)

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Installation Problems Multi-use and Chipboard Products

It is recommended when installing a Multi and Chipboard Fastener into steel that the length and size of the fastener must compatible with type and thickness of the timber and the thickness of the steel. (link)

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Installation Problems Steel Frame Housing Products

The range of Smooth Top and Hex Head Truss and Framing Fasteners problems will be encountered when using these screws outside, the length and size of the fastener recommendations for the compatible thickness of the steel frame sections. (link)

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Sealing Washer Installation Problems

Sealing Washer problems are generally associated with either the installation technic or the Sealing Washer product being unsuitable for the application. (link)

 

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Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Hex Head Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size. 14G fasteners use a 3/8” Hex 12G fasteners use a 5/16” Hex 10G fasteners use a 5/16” Hex 8G fasteners use a ¼” Hex.
Too much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Hex Head Driver bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Hex Head Driver Bit is worn. Replace the Hex Head driver bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Cross Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
12-24 Wafer Series 500 fasteners use a Number 3 Cross Recess Driver Bit all other fasteners (6G,8G and 10G use a Number 2 Cross Recess Driver Bit
To much pressure is applied to the Cross Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Cross Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Cross Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Cross Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Cross Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
12-24 Wafer Series 500 fasteners use a Number 3 Cross Recess Driver Bit all other fasteners (6G,8G and 10G use a Number 2 Cross Recess Driver Bit
To much pressure is applied to the Cross Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Cross Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Cross Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Cross Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
The thickness of the metal or timber being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Cross Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
12-24 Wafer Series 500 fasteners use a Number 3 Cross Recess Driver Bit all other fasteners (6G,8G and 10G use a Number 2 Cross Recess Driver Bit
Do much pressure is applied to the Cross Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Do little pressure is applied to the Cross Recess Driver Bit.
Cross Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Cross Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Cross Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
The thickness of the timber or metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners

 

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Internal Hex Recess Fasteners use a 5.0 mm Hex Driver Bit
To much pressure is applied to the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Internal Hex Recess Fasteners use a 5.0 mm Hex Driver Bit
To much pressure is applied to the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
The thickness of the metal or timber being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Internal Hex Recess Fasteners use a 5.0 mm Hex Driver Bit.
Do much pressure is applied to the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf.
Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit Driver Bit is worn.. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Replace the Internal Hex Recess Driver Bit
The thickness of the metal or timber being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Change to clockwise direction.
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Square Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Square Recess Fasteners use a Number 2 Driver Bit.
To much pressure is applied to the Square Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Square Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Square Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Square Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Square Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Square Recess Fasteners use a Number 2 Driver Bit.
To much pressure is applied to the Square Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Square Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Square Recess Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Square Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
The thickness of the metal or timber being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Incorrect Cross Recess Driver Bit Replace driver bit with the correct size.
All Buildex Square Recess Fasteners use a Number 2 Driver Bit.
Do much pressure is applied to the Cross Recess Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Square Recess Driver Bit is clogged with metal swarf. Clean the swarf out of the driver bit
Square Recess Driver Bit Driver Bit is worn.. Replace the Square Recess Driver Bit
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
The thickness of the metal or timber being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the cladding Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding.
Fastener not held at right angles and at the center of the crest or valley of corrugated profile Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding and ensure the fastener is at the center of the profile crest or valley.
Do much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fastener
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Too great an air gap between lapped material. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being installed into is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Driver Tool is lacking in power to install the fastener Check the driver tool power rating.
Check battery on the Cordless Driver Tool
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool. Use a lower powered Driver Tool
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Timber being installed into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Zips Fasteners Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the cladding Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding.
Fastener not held at right angles and at the center of the crest or valley of corrugated profile Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding and ensure the fastener is at the center of the profile crest or valley.
Do much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fastener
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Too great an air gap between lapped material. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being installed into is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Driver Tool is lacking in power to install the fastener Check the driver tool power rating.
Check battery on the Cordless Driver Tool
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool
Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener

Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.

Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal. Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the Meta Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the material.
Too much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

 

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fastener
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal. Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

 

 

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Too great an air gap between lapped material. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal. Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being installed into is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Driver Tool is lacking in power to install the fastener Check the driver tool power rating.
Check battery on the Cordless Driver Tool
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Recommendations when using Metal Teks into timber or metal top piece then into metal.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into two pieces of metal that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of metal when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

It is recommended when installing a Metal Teks Fastener into a piece of timber then into metal that a Wing Teks Fastener is used or a clearance hole is drilled into the timber.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener

Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.

Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the Meta Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the material.
Fastener not held at right angles and at the center of the crest or valley of corrugated profile Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding and ensure the fastener is at the center of the profile crest or valley.
Too much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

 

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Too great an air gap between lapped material. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener

Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.

Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Timber being installed into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Type 17 Fasteners Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Timber being installed into is too dry and hard Pre-drill before installing the fastener

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The fastener is installed too close to the edge or end of the timber Install the fastener further away from the edge or end of the timber or per-drill before installing the fastener.

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal. Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.
If it is not practical to drill a clearance hole in to top piece of timber the apply heavy pressure when installing the fastener and till the two pieces of timber are in contact with each other

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the Meta Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the material.
Too much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

 

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being installed into is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Driver Tool is lacking in power to install the fastener Check the driver tool power rating.
Check battery on the Cordless Driver Tool
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The embedment into the timber is too great for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool
No clearance hole in the top piece of metal Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Recommendations when using Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Click to view the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a stainless steel Type 17 Fastener be used to thru a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection. Click to view the Buildex Drill and Install chart on the Buildex website for the recommended fastener usage.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener

Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.

Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Fastener not driven at right angles to the cladding Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding
Fastener not held at right angles and at the center of the crest or valley of corrugated profile Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding and ensure the fastener is at the center of the profile crest or valley.
Too much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

 

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.
Too great an air gap between lapped material. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The thickness of the metal being drilled is too thick for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
The material being drilled into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Fasteners
Over tightening of the fastener Release the trigger on the driver tool as the fastener meets the metal surface being fixed into.
Driver Tool over powered for the fastener Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.
Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Material being installed into is to thin for the fastener being used. Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness
Over tightening of the fastener

Reduce the power (torque) setting on the Driver Tool.

Use a lower powered Driver Tool

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Timber being installed into is too hard or not compatible with Buildex Stainless Type 17 Fasteners Refer to the Buildex drilling and installing capacity chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener for the material thickness

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Timber being installed into is too dry and hard Pre-drill before installing the fastener

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
The fastener is installed too close to the edge or end of the timber Install the fastener further away from the edge or end of the timber or per-drill before installing the fastener.

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
No clearance hole in the top piece of timber. Refer to the Buildex Thread and Clearance Hole chart on the Buildex website for the appropriate fastener clearance hole.
If it is not practical to drill a clearance hole in to top piece of timber the apply heavy pressure when installing the fastener and till the two pieces of timber are in contact with each other.

Recommendations when using Stailess Type 17 Fasteners into cladding then into timber.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to fix cladding other than aluminum cladding. The Stainless Steel Fastener is not compatible with cladding other than Aluminum. Refer to BlueScope Technical Bulletin TB-16

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy

Fastener not driven at right angles to the timber

Hold the fastener at 90 degrees to the cladding.

To much pressure is applied to the Hex Driver Bit.

Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to install into the material.

Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

Recommendations when using Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners into Timber top piece then into Timber

It is recommended when installing a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fastener into two pieces of timber that a clearance hole is drilled into the top piece of timber when the top piece is greater than 1.0 mm in thickness.

Under no circumstances should a Stainless Steel Type 17 Fasteners be used to thru cladding or a timber top piece into metal. The result will be a non functional connection.

Causes of the ProblemRemedy
Too much pressure is applied to the fastener. Apply a firm and consistent pressure allowing the point of the fastener to cut thru the material.
Driver Tool is in reverse Change to clockwise direction.

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