ITW Buildex

ITW Buildex

Established in 1967, ITW Buildex, a division of Illinois Tool Works, continues to evolve in its role to manufacture and provide innovative, value-added fastening solutions to the global construction market.

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Dec-King® Wood Screws


  • Maximum resistance to corrosion
  • Lasts longer in ACQ-treated wood

Point and unique thread design

  • Reduces wood splitting
  • Decking material lasts longer

Choice of Phillips or Square Drive (Robertson Drive)

  • Allows installer a choice of drivers
  • No need to switch drives, saving time

Tapcon Screws

Tapcon®is the #1 recognized screw anchor brand in the industry with unmatched performance in concrete, block, and brick applications, making it an excellent alternative to expansion anchors, plugs, and lag shields.

Patented in 1976 by ITW Buildex, the Tapcon anchor is the original masonry fastener that revolutionized the fastener industry. The name Tapcon comes from its unique ability to TAP its threads into CONcrete. No other product in the industry anchors to concrete, block, and brick with the ease and power of a Tapcon anchor.

Trusted Reliability

With billions of Tapcon anchors in use, Tapcon is the professional’s choice for quality, strength, and ease of installation. The corrosion-resistant coating makes Tapcon anchors a long-lasting solution capable of withstanding harsh conditions.

Incredible Versatility

Tapcon anchors are the ideal all-purpose fastener for virtually any application. In addition to the original Tapcon Blue, Tapcon anchors are also offered in white and stainless steel. You can also choose from a wide range of diameters and sizes, including Large Diameter Tapcon anchors–now available in up to 1/2” diameter.

Superial Strength

Tapcon anchors are less prone to head-snapping, providing greater dependability on the job and saving hours of labor. The induction hardened tip easily drives through concrete while the patented Advanced Threadform Technology delivers 20% more holding power than other concrete screw anchors. With high pullout performance values, large-diameter Tapcon screw anchors are a viable alternative to wedge and sleeve anchors.

Easier Installation

Tapcon anchors use the patented Advanced Threadform Technology™, which requires 30% less installation torque compared to other concrete screw anchors. Just drill a hole and drive the removable anchor for quick and easy installation.

Backer-On Screws

Fiber Cement Backerboard Fasteners are recognized for their compatibility with HARDIEBACKER® cement backerboards.

  • Gimlet points starts easily - no predrilling
  • Serrated thread design provides reduced installation torque and superior holding power
  • Rib design under head countersinks into dense material while preventing stripouts
  • #2 square drive prevents bit from slipping