How to Use Set It FAST’s Wedge Anchor Setting Tools

wedge anchor setting tools usage tips

Wedge anchor setting tools can be a game-changer for construction projects, but it’s essential to use them correctly to ensure maximum efficiency. Working with concrete wedge anchors requires a process for fastening them securely and consistently. Being able to do so easily and at a sustainable pace gives you a competitive edge in the industry. Leveraging a few key steps and Set It FAST’s wedge anchor setting tools can make a world of difference when it comes to your work efficiency and safety.

Here are six tips to help you get the most out of your wedge anchor installation tools:

Tip #1 - Properly Prep Your Drill Holes for the Wedge Anchors

Prepping the target for the anchor is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success when setting wedge anchors. To get quality results, start by ensuring that you drill to the proper depth. You’ll want to match the drilling depth to the depth of the wedge anchor that you are setting. Creating holes that are too shallow or too deep may compromise the strength of the anchor. Use a depth guide or tape to measure your drilling depth.

Don’t forget to clean out the hole before installing your wedge anchor. You can use a blow tube, blow bulb, or a vacuum to get any dirt or debris out of the hole to create the best fit. Skipping this step can weaken the overall holding power of the anchor.

Tip #2 – Select the Right Anchor Setting Tool to Install Wedge Anchors Fast

A skilled craftsman uses a mix of experience and tools to set wedge anchors. The right anchor setting tool ensures that you get the job done quickly and correctly. Using Set It FAST’s wedge anchor setting tools helps concrete and masonry professionals set wedge anchors safely. These tools are relied on by professionals because they are designed to optimize the concrete wedge anchor installation process.

Our current line includes 3/8 inch, half inch, 5/8 inch, ¼ inch, and ¾ inch wedge anchor settings tools. Be sure to find the right size before getting started. We also offer a wedge tool pack with the most common sizes used for medium duty fastening tasks.

Tip #3 - Align the Concrete Wedge Anchor Correctly

To ensure that the anchor goes in straight and doesn't get stuck in an angle, hold the drill perpendicular to the surface when inserting the end of the wedge anchor into the anchor hole. This will not only make the installation process more manageable but will also improve the overall quality of the construction. Remember, accuracy is crucial when working with wedge anchor setting tools, and taking this precaution can make all the difference.

Tip #4 - Save Time With Your Rotary Hammer

One advantage of using a wedge anchor set tool is that there’s no need to change your drill's mode from a rotary hammer to achieve a hammer-only mode. The tool’s design allows you to switch from drilling to setting the anchor quickly. The convenience of not having to change hammer modes is just one less thing to think about while you work.

Tip #5 - Know How Far to Drill to Securely Set the Concrete Wedge Anchor

It’s essential to engage the drill trigger and stop when the anchor is fully driven into the surface. You’ll feel the anchor bottom in the hole, and it will feel solid when fully installed. If it doesn’t feel solid, you may want to check that it’s set correctly.

Tip #6 – Use the Anchor Setting Tool as Intended

This tip is important to get you started using your wedge anchor set tools. You must remove the nut and washer before using the tool. Not doing so can damage the tool and impact its functionality.

Setting Wedge Anchors FAST: Next Steps

With these tips, you'll be able to use your wedge anchor setting tools successfully on your next project. Leveraging the tips and tools will allow you to better install wedge anchors overhead, in walls, in floors, and for concrete projects. Start setting wedge anchors like a pro using our wedge anchor setting tools. Browse our other concrete anchor setting tools here.