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Joist Clip

joist-clipThe Joist Clip holds your joist hanger tight against the joist, keeping your hands free to work and out of your hammer’s way.

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Clamp Work Light

3 Way Clamp Clamp Worklight video FastCap's website iBall Mount

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Izzy’s Track Guide

izzy-track-guideIzzy’s Track Guide makes all your shop cuts straight and perfect every time. Designed by wood worker and FastCap friend, Izzy Swan. This guide is designed to be used in tandem with the FastCap SafeCut Ruler to produce a line straighter than freehand cutting or using a fence alone, and it’s easy!

Holey PowerMags

holey-powermagsHoley PowerMags feature holes to accommodate a screw for attaching the magnet to your surface. The magnets are countersunk for 3/8″ PowerHead Screws.

Square One Tape Measure

square-one-tape-measureThe Square One Tape Measure was designed to quickly help you find the hypotenuse (square) of anything. It has a dual scale; one side is a standard scale, the other side is an exaggerated hypotenuse scale. Zero math, zero mistakes.

Box Clip

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With the Box Clip you no longer have to worry about using packing tape or box knives. The Box Clip is reusable and easily clips on to any cardboard or paper box to keep box flaps either open or closed.

The Folly of MBWA

Paul Akers, the president of FastCap, commits to regularly visiting the front lines of his company as part of his leader standard work. But don’t confuse this commitment for “management by walking around” (MBWA). Akers does it as much (or more) for his own edification than for the training of his employees. Press here to read more of the article by Dan Markovitz of Markovitz Consulting.

3 Way Clamp

3-way-clampEdge trim isn’t always easy to install and taping trim doesn’t always provide the pressure needed for bonding edging. FastCap’s solution is the 3 Way Clamp. We’ve combined the usual spring clamp with an additional spring that applies a third direction of pressure. With approximately 30 lbs of clamping pressure, the 3 Way Clamp can provide a better bond than tape alone.

Toyota in Mexico

We read this article in our Morning Meeting…

“A lack of automation also forces line workers to learn other TPS fundamentals, such as “poka-yoke,” devices or steps in the manufacturing process to prevent errors and defects, and “kaizen,” or continuous improvement.” Press here to read the entire article.