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Truss tools

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by derekleffew, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Devices used when connecting truss sections to each other, or to corner blocks or hinge plates.

    For bolted connections, consists minimally of a 15/16" box/open end combination wrench and a 15/16" deep-well socket and ratchet handle.
    A drift pin is also desirable, but not required.

    The Klein Tools 3238 is a socket wrench and a drift pin all in one which can help speed up building truss.

    Proto makes a box wrench with one end as a spud wrench.
    It's highly suggested that either the ratchet or the box wrench be of the Spud Wrench/Drift Pin variety.

    For spigoted connections, a dead blow mallet is usually all that is needed to drive the truss pins.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010

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