Golden Metals commonly stocks Magnetic Sockets in 3 different sizes to help with your
construction project. Those sizes consist of 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8.
Impact guns are NOT recommended for fastening panels. With the higher torque
produced by these guns, fasteners can be
easily over driven to the point of the washer being over tightened or the
fastener breaking. Additionally, the impacting action
can cause excessive paint damage to the fastener heads and thread strip out.
Hex drive sockets with a recessed magnet, set to the proper depth, and a lobular
design can help to reduce damage to the painted fastener head and increase
stability during driving. Our drive sockets have magnets set to a precise depth
to ensure a correct fit. The installer should make sure the outer edge of the
socket is resting firmly on the washer face of the fastener head for the most
stable drilling performance.
Fastener Installation - Water Tightness
In order to ensure long term integrity of a building structure, achieving water
tightness in the connection of exterior metal panels is critical and essential
in the installation. lt is important to install fasteners so the washer is
properly seated, allowing the EPDM sealing material to seal and perform as
intended. Both over tightening and under tightening can lead to water leaks.