Building materials dis-tributor Starborn Industries has intro-duced the Smart-Bit Pro Plug system to simplify and enhance the beauty of wood plug installations in decking, wide plank flooring and woodworking projects.
The system includes the Pro Plug tool for wood, which creates a countersink screw hole that is matched to the Pro Plug fasteners and plugs, and the Pro Plug fastener and plug kit, which is supplied with wood plugs, screws, driver bits and a Pro Plug glue nozzle.
“Plugging has been used in building and woodworking for hundreds of years to cover and protect the heads of screws as well as to define craftsmanship. “However, the process can be time consuming and tedious. “The Smart-Bit Pro Plug system was specifically developed to make plugging quicker and easier,” says Starborn Industries president Paul Gertner.
The system was engineered by the distributor’s research team to install plugs in more than 20 types of decking, flooring and wood, while delivering superior results. In timed trials, it also reduced the plugging time by more than half.
The Pro Plug system was introduced as a solution for plank floor installers and deck builders to repair squeaky floors and to combine the strength of face screwing with the aesthetics of hidden side-clip systems.
The system is available in many wood species used for decking, flooring and woodworking, including ipe, meranti, Cambara, red oak, maple and walnut.