Installer Tools ListThis is a basic list that most professional installers would have.
Installing GRIDWORX often requires a variety of tools so work can be done quickly and safely.
In the sections below, we explain each of these tools and share why they are important for installers:
|Screw Gun - A low speed, high torque driver is a necessity. Too high a drill speed will burn out the ‘self-drilling’ screw tips and waste a ton of screws. We recommend the Hilti ST 1800-A22.
You can also use a Dewalt DCF622 (20vMax/XR) but we have found, the Hilti will last longer.
|⅜” hexhead drive bits. All of our fasteners use a ⅜” drive for your convenience.|
|Hammer drill (SDS driver preferred). Used for concrete anchors. 7/32” is the size for our #14 Conflex concrete anchors.|
|¼” Impact driver (use only for concrete anchors. DO NOT OVERDRIVE)|
|Chop saw with a metal blade for cutting aluminum.|
|Wet saw. Either hand held or with a table. Depends on the size of the job and the size of the stone to be cut|
|4” grinder ( use cutoff wheels for aluminum rails. A stone disc for smoothing cuts. A stone blade for modifying kerf in stone)|
|Dual line laser level (To accurately set anchors and mullions) A water level can also be used|
|Measuring tape( a 16’, wide blade tape and a 50’ steel tape for checking course height)|
|Levels (4’, 2’ and a torpedo)|
|Pencils / Markers|
|Small clamps. Needle-nose vise clamps 4” or 6”.
Several pairs. These are used to hold horizontal members to vertical ones while installing the screws to attach
|Drill bits to create a hole in the Aluminum Channels ( Maybe a ¼” for pilot holes when they don’t align mounting holes on woodstuds or Concrete/CMU.)|
|Small Paint Brush (To clean out kerf on stone and clean off track for stone prior to setting on track)|
|Painter’s Tool or Masons Chisel with the end blunted. ( 1” - 2” Wide) Used to ‘set’ the L brackets.|
|Rubber Mallet (White preferably so as not to mar the stone face) Or a rubber ‘dead blow’ hammer|
|String line and line blocks for aligning the face of vertical mullions (If applicable)|
|Carpenter or Framing Square|
|Box Cutter / Utility Knife|
|Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Safety Vest, Set of ear plugs.|