Raptor to demo rust-proof polymer fasteners at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster
Raptor composite fasteners

Raptor will display the versatility, durability, and other benefits of its composite staples, nails, and specialty fasteners at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster.

MANHEIM, Pa. – Raptor says its polymer fasteners save time and labor, while also conserving materials and resources.

The company will demonstrate the versatility, durability, and other benefits of its Raptor family of composite staples, nails, and specialty fasteners at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 12-13 at Spooky Nook Sports.

The company says advantages of its American-made polymer fasteners compared to their metal counterparts include:

  • After being driven into wood, Raptor fasteners can be cut, sanded, sawed, and shaped without blade or sanding belt damage. This results in a savings of cost and time to replace damaged blades, router bits and sanding belts.
  • Raptor fasteners eliminate the need for clamping devices and time waiting for glue to dry, resulting in increased productivity. 
  • Raptor fasteners will never rust or corrode from exposure to stains or paints. Therefor they do not need to be countersunk into a material, which eliminates extra work and tool costs.
  • No holes are left to putty when using Raptor fasteners, eliminating a production step. Once sanded and painted or stained, Raptor fasteners are virtually undetectable.

More features and benefits
Raptor says woodworkers find that its finish nails are an efficient clamping method for holding multiple layers or small pieces to CNC routers machines, which provides savings on set up and removal down time. In addition, Raptor notes that its nails are router bit friendly and eliminate the cost spent to replace bits damaged from accidental contact with metal nails. See video below.

In woodworking applications where glue is used, such as door manufacturing, Raptor nails act as a clamp to hold parts together during drying. There is no need to wait for the glue to dry before cutting, shaping, sanding, and staining. The doors can immediately move throughout production without downtime. Watch video above as Noel Ozick, owner of the Cabinet Door Shop of Hot Springs, Ark., discusses his company’s use of Raptor polymer nails.

Raptor XF is the latest addition to the company’s product line. Raptor XF nails work well with hard woods like pecan, hard maple, red and white oak, and MDF. 

See demonstrations of Raptor polymer fasteners at booth #

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster 2023
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Aout Wood Pro Expo 
Wood Pro Expo is a regional event for woodworking businesses that brings together suppliers and experts for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. WPE includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production and business management. The expo features a wide variety of equipment and supplies mainly geared to small and medium-sized shops.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 12-13, 2023 at Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. For information visit woodproexpolancaster.com. For exhibitor information contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or 800-969-2212. 

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.