Fasten Master TrussLok

By Joe Madera

FastenMaster manufactures many types of structural wood screws for just about every application. From assembling decks to attaching rafters to walls, FastenMaster offers fasteners that have specific strengths and characteristics and tested design loads. In the Engineered Wood World, the TrussLok series is steadily replacing nails and through bolts for assembling multi-ply LVL beams. TrussLok structural screws do such a good job that we even specify them, along with a connection diagram on each in house LVL design.

TrussLok on Design Rpt


TrussLok screws are easier to install, and require no predrilling. They are stronger than through bolts and nails and are installed from one side only; no more two sided fastening even with 4-ply beams with just a ½” low speed / high torque drill.

Download the Fasten Master Technical Bulletin here


Joe Madera has been with Shepley for more than 25 years as the Engineered Wood Products Specialist. Joe works with Bill Campbell, who specializes in structural steel. Together, Joe and Bill help to coordinate structural layouts between designers and builders. They will provide plan details for approval and help you through your most challenging projects. You can reach Joe and Bill at 508-862-6217.


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