Pam Fastening Introduces New Ipe Screw That's Perfect For Exotic Hardwood Decking

Contact: Ed Minchew

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--- PAM Fastening Technology, Inc. has introduced a new collated Ipe screw especially designed for exotic Ipe hardwood decking.

The unique design of the screw point on the PAM collated Ipe screws eliminates pre-drilling, and drives easily, and results in an attractive for good cosmetic installation appeal. The #10 gauge by 2.5 inch screw is made of 304 stainless steel for added durability.

Also known as ironwood, Ipe hardwood comes from Central and South America and is used primarily in outdoor decking. The hardwood is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to insects, decay and water. The extreme density of this wood usually requires pre-drilling but with PAM Fastening's new IPE screws, pre-drilling is no longer necessary.

"When we designed the IPE screw we wanted to eliminate pre-drilling, a time consuming step when working with hardwood," explains Ed Minchew, President of PAM Fastening. "The increasing popularity for this type of exotic hardwood for outdoor decking, is mainly due to its durability and attractiveness. To meet this demand, we felt a screw especially designed for this application would be beneficial to the homebuilder and remodeler."

To avoid bending and kneeling during screw installation, use of the PAM P13KDE long auto-feed screw gun system is recommended to prevent injury to your knees and back during screw applicationinstallation. The auto-feed screw gun system dramatically increases productivity over hand driven screws guns and the fast change option allows for quick change over to different screw sizes. Weighing only six pounds, besides exotic hardwoods, the gun P13KDE is ideal for screw installation on drywall, wood, steel, decking, subflooring, roof tile and siding, in addition to its use in installation of IPE screws.

About PAM Fastening
PAM Fastening is a leader in autofeed screw gunsystem technologies with corporate and research offices located in Charlotte, N.C. and Bremen, Germany. PAM's tools are used in a variety of industries including home construction and remodeling, cabinet and furniture assembly, manufactured housing and industrial packaging. The company also has a broad line of frame assembly equipment and accessories for the framing and hobby industries.

For more information, contact PAM Fastening at 2120 Gateway Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208, telephone: 704-394-3141, fax: 704-394-9339, email: The company's corporate website address is

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