Tapcon Anchors

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

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ITW is releasing new large diameter Tapcon anchors. 

I don’t know about you but I’ve used Tapcon anchors for many concrete fastening tasks over the years and they are my go to when I need some serious holding power in concrete.

These new large diameter Tapcon Concrete Screw Anchors are made in the USA and come in the following sizes:

  • 1/2” x 6”,
  • 3/8” x 3”,
  • 3/8” x 4”,
  • 5/16” x 2”
  • 5/16 x 3” 

The new Tapcon® anchors feature Advanced Threadform Technology™ which translates into 30 percent lower installation torque, and 20 percent more holding power.

Just like their little brothers the Large Diameter Tapcon® Anchors are 50 percent faster to install as they do not require assembling, driving, tightening and torquing.   Large Diameter Tapcon Concrete Tapcon AnchorsAnchors

Simply drill the hole and drive the Tapcon® Anchor.  Large Diameter Tapcon® Anchors feature an induction hardened tip that is engineered to cut into concrete and brick, and increases pullout strength.

They can be driven with a cordless impact driver and with less torque required for installation they increase battery life, and productivity.

Other features include:

  • Close-to-edge and close-to-anchor placement – unlike wedge and sleeve anchors, Tapcon® Anchors have no expansion or outward pressure so they can be placed closer in proximity to an edge or other Tapcon® Anchors.
  • Easy removal by simply unscrewing the anchor – traditional anchors cannot be removed.
  • Finished head – for a uniform profile and aesthetic appeal.
  • Blue Climaseal® coating – provides corrosion protection for outside applications.
  • Recommended for use in ACQ pressure-treated lumber.

Another Key Feature: Large Diameter Tapcon Concrete Tapcon AnchorsAnchorsLarge Diameter Tapcon Concrete Tapcon Anchors

These new Tapcon Anchors are cracked and seismic approved with 2012 building code compliance, as per ICC-ES ESR-2202, providing a level of assurance contractors appreciate when the Building Inspector arrives.

In addition, Tapcon offers the only 5/16” diameter seismic approved anchor on the market today. (Note: the 5/16” x 3” Tapcon Anchor is the perfect anchor for installation of windows or doors into concrete or masonry where codes require cracked and seismic approval).


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