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Snap Studs into Layout and Lock Them into Place

Bridging between studs is necessary when framing a wall to prevent twisting and buckling, and conventional methods come with a certain level of frustration. In response, Flex-Ability Concepts has released Snap Lock, a new bridging bar, for an easier and faster way to snap studs into place.


Snap Lock is designed to be installed as the wall is being framed. In essence, stud spacing is accomplished by the product. The bridging bar has a starter clip that can be used in the first stud of a run. A screw at the beginning and at the end of a run are the only screws needed no matter the length of the run. Other bridging products require clips and screws at every stud. Snap Lock eliminates the need to measure between every stud.


Snap Lock is available in 20- or 16-gauge steel and lengths of 16" or 24". If a different length is needed, the bridging bar flanges can be snipped. The product then can be folded over and screwed into place using the small pre-punched holes. Larger holes are also provided in Snap Lock to allow for other products, such as conduit, to easily pass through.


Snap Lock is strong enough to provide exceptional torsional stud restraint, even in load-bearing walls.

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