Frequently Asked Questions: Quik Drive
What fastener materials/coatings are recommended for use with treated wood?
We recommend 300 series stainless steel; N2000®; Quik Guard©; and Mechanically Galvanized, class 55 as materials/coatings that can, in appropriate environmental conditions, be used with the following pressure treated lumber: ACQ-C, ACQ-D, ACQ-D Carbonate, CBA-A, CA-B, SBX and CCA. Prior to deciding on a coating, always refer to www.strongtie.com/info for use recommendations and additional important information.
What types of tools are a part of the Quik Drive product line?
The Quik Drive product line includes both Collated Specialty Fasteners and Auto-feed driving systems.
What are the benefits of a Quik Drive auto-feed system?
Quik Drive auto-feed systems offer the following benefits:
- consistent, reliable, quality results with labor saving speed
- ergonomically-friendly, allowing fastening from a standing position
- durable, light weight construction
- no waste
What are the benefits of the Quik Drive collated fasteners?
Quik Drive collated fasteners bring unique benefits to the job site, including:
- engineered for top performance in their intended application
- improved pull-down, and withdrawal resistance versus nails
- increased speed, efficiency and safety versus bulk fasteners
- ensures you drive every screw on the strip – no wasted fasteners
Where can Quik Drive tools be used?
Quik Drive manufactures tools and collated screws for applications including:
- subflooring and underlayment
- composite and pressure treated deck and dock material
- clay and ceramic roofing tile
- drywall to wood or steel framing
- manufactured housing operations
- steel framing, metal roofing and siding
- steel decking and stitching
- cement backerboard
See a full list of our systems and their applications here.
Are special skills needed to operate Quik Drive tools?
Not really. Training can usually be done in less than a minute. As with any tool, there are good and bad operating methods and efficiency will increase with experience. Click to our Troubleshooting Guide to see the more common mistakes and speed your efficiency.
How easy is it to reload?
Just feed (or slide) in a new strip. Most of the rigid strips have a pointed end so there’s no doubt which way they go. There's nothing to loosen, tighten or adjust. Slide the strip into a short channel until you hear it click and continue driving.
How durable are Quik Drive tools?
Our drivers are built of hardened steel and engineered polymer. We have field tested several generations of our current basic design to deliver a trim, light weight tool durable enough for the job site.
All QD PRO tools are the most durable auto-feed drivers on the market - backed by our limited lifetime warranty.
The Makita® and Hitachi® screwguns included in our systems are chosen for their ability to meet the heavy demands of auto-feed driving. Each is built to the high standards maintained by these manufacturers and carries the manufacturers full warranty.
What kind of screws can be driven with Quik Drive tools?
Quik Drive offers the widest variety of any collated screw system. Click to Fasteners to view the entire line.
Where can I purchase Quik Drive tools?
Quik Drive sells through distributors. For a list of distributors near you please visit our online Dealer Locator, or contact our Sales Department at (800) 999-5099.
Can I purchase additional bits?
Additional bits can be purchased from your distributor. However, free bits come in each box of genuine Quik Drive screws. In general, we provide enough bits to drive a full box of screws. It is a good habit to install a fresh bit as soon as you open a new box of screws.