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Showing off your products!

by Omar Guerrero

I'm not sure if you remember me but we had a few lengthy conversations a while back and you were extremly generous and gave me a coupon to use in your store. I purchased a bunch of items that I probably would never purchase and quickly became in love with your products and a huge advocate for your products. I'm a contractor and get to show off your products on basically every jobsite I'm on. I really wanted to share a couple experiences where I was able to show off the products. The frontrunner I would say was a job where I was hired to install 24 kitchens. I was hired for labor only and they wanted us to work around other crews so both I and the trimmer started on a Sunday morning. He was installing doors and I the kitchens which both require a boatload of shims. When we started looking for them we had none and the nearest home center was closed. I had my fastshim in my gangbox and commissioned a cedar 2x from one of the decks. I cut enough for myself and the trimmer cut about 2 buckets worth. At the end of the day he asked if he could buy the tool from me and I politely said no and guided him to your site. He insisted and threw me $100 for it and again I refused. Long story short he gave me the $100 and off he went. This was about 5-6 months ago and I ran into him on another on Saturday. He now has one in each truck and hasn't purchased a shim since. Instead he keeps a few 2x4's in his trucks. He then was introducing me into some of your products I don't have yet.
>> Next I did a job where the customer wanted her countertop overhang without any supports so I purchased 5 stealth speed braces on Amazon and cut them into the knee wall. I did nothing special and it looked good but the countertop installer saw it as the next coming of Christ. I use him on every job and have been noticing he puts them in even on short overhangs. They are extra useful on installs where the overhang is behind a sink since there isn't much meat holding everything together. He states its the cheapest insurance on his work...

Response:This is fantastic! Thanks, Omar.

Jack of All Trades Works Well

by Reese Turbin

I have two of these. One really saved me on a job yesterday.
Client had a rail-mounted closet system (EZ Closets, Martha Stewart) in a tight walk in closet.

I noticed one shelf was not level, I thought someone else misplaced the pins on one side. Then I realized part of the support rail was not properly installed, and it was pulling away from the wall, and two of the adjacent vertical boards were sagging about an inch.

I used one of these to jack up the vertical panels, (they don't touch the floor). I was able to install a 3" x 3" L-bracket under two adjacent verticals, with a very heavy duty drywall toggle.

It would have been very difficult for another person to muscle the shelves up and hold them in place without this jack.

Absent the jack; the closet would have to have been completely emptied out, taken off the wall, and the rail re-installed (easily a half day of work).

Yeah, these things, like most good tools, are worth the price.

Response: That's super Reese! Thanks for sharing.

Cateye Update!

by Barry

Wife's coworker saw my sunglasses, and wanted a pair. I sent her the link to here. Her brother saw them, and stole them. Now she has a new pair, her brother has a pair, and her dad is getting a pair to ride with!

Response: Love this!

PMS-16 (Lever action belt clip)

by Bruce W Campbell

Excellent tape. I don't like the lever action belt clip. Changed mine out to one that just slips onto the SpeedClip

happy camper

by Michael J Curtin

lefty righty ProCarpenter Tape Measure works as expected if not better. have had broken brake on the older 25' and had to fine tune the 16' to prevent the return function from jamming

best fence bench mount system

by Wade

Just completed the installation on my new best fence bench mount. I found the set up to just "okay". Things just seem to be kind of clunky. The the fitment of things was not as precise as I would expect for this price point. My biggest complaint, and maybe there's a fix for it, is the sliding precision stop doesn't slide very smoothly. Very clunky and cheap feel to it. If I would have been able to see this set up somewhere prior to buying, I probably would not have purchased this. I will add, customer service was very good on all of my questions prior to purchasing.

Response: Sorry to hear this, Wade. Did you watch any of our videos? Also, call and ask to speak with Tyler (888-443-3748). He can assist you. If that doesn't help, please know that all our products are guaranteed for life.

Where the magic happens!

by Sina Becker

What a great experience 💪🏻🤘🏻💥 We are definitely on fire 🔥 Thank you Michael that you took us where the „magic happens“ - FastCap ! We are completely flashed from your company Paul, and we are totally motivated for the next step on our Lean Journey ... And thank you for the great Dinner you and Leanne did for us at your amazing House/Place😍 we won‘t forget that trip, thank you big time Michael, Paul, Leanne and the entire FastCap Team - LEAN SUMMIT 2018 🔜 Yellotools 💪🏻🧡

Industry Person of the Year Award

by Tom Post

Hi Paul,

The California Industrial and Technology Education Association would like to present to you our Industry Person of the Year Award for your support of teachers in the building trades and your generous donations to our organization which again we pass on to more teachers.

Over the past 6 years I have called for donations of safety glasses and tape measures to place in our attendees registration bags and your company as had them delivered to my door within two days. We would also like to recognize your efforts and contributions to the industry with the development of unique tools and accessories.

Our 2018 Annual CITEA State Conference will be held at Cuesta College on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, the 24th. The Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday around noon...

Thank you,
Tom Post
CITEA - Treasurer
Conference Committee

YOUR STUFF SUCKS ☺

by Jim Rust

JUST kidding!! ☺

Just ordered 2 super reels. I have been looking for something like this for years.

Your 2 second lean has change my business, work place is cleaner and struggle reduced, but never ending process

Thanks, Jim Rust

Response: Ha! Thanks Jim!

Front Drawer Clamp...Great design for a needed application!

by Marc Matthews

I was scouting around the FastCap website and expecting to see innovation and here is one that I will own. I have to admit, I was seeing the clamp to the drawer box and the holding of the drawer front, but I didn't realize that the hardware was able to fit inside when closed to the cabinet box! GREAT JOB AND DESIGN!

Response:
Thanks Marc!

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