A FASTER, SMARTER way to attach PEX to a wire grid and foamboard base.    

    SM2 SmartClip-top collage

                            

Based on actual field trials, the SmartTool and SmartClip stapling system is 80% faster than hand tool or hand tying methods.  You might also say that this Malco system is 100% smarter in terms of user friendly ergonomics, ease of operation, and the peace of mind that comes with consistent high quality, lifetime installations The ergonomic 38-1/2-inch (98 cm) tall SmartTool weighs only 6.1-lbs (2.8 kg) and saves time, as well as the user’s back and knees, by operating from a standing position to attach exclusive SmartClips to a 10-ga (3.5 mm) wire grid.  A large capacity, top-loading magazine holds over 40 SmartClips (two loading strips) for uninterrupted, smooth, one-stroke stapling.  The installed SmartClip accommodates popular 1/2-in (13 mm) PEX tubing, which the user also installs from a standing position by pressing into place with one foot while distributing the PEX along the clip layout.  The SmartClip keeps the inserted PEX elevated over the wire grid to provide thorough concrete encasement and coverage.  The resulting straighter, more accurate PEX layout placement ensures even distribution of in-floor heating.

SM1 SmartTool-first collage

The easy-loading SmartTool Stapler operates from a standing position for attaching SmartClips to a wire grid and foamboard.  A straighter, more accurate layout is ensured with this smart system. 

SM2 SmartClip-second collage

SmartClips accept 1/2-inch PEX.  This plastic to plastic connection eliminates the risk of abrasion to PEX or corrosion of the connection and allows thorough concrete encasement and coverage. 

Visit www.malcotools.com and click video tab to see this system in action.

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4 Comments to FAST SmartTool and SmartClip System is a SMART Choice!

  1. Paul McRoberts's Gravatar Paul McRoberts
    January 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    To Whom it May Concern:

    The floor heat tubing fastener looks very interesting. I have seen other manufactures wire mesh fastener and they would not work with some of the different size wire we use or have to tye to.
    Our question is what size of wire will the fastener work with 9 gauge, 6 gauage?

    When we are doing a basic basement the wire we use is 9 gauge.
    When we work on the ICF homes ane the Hambro floors the wire gauge goes thicker to give the floor more holding power.

    Please let me now as we have tried your hand wire fastener, but have some problems on the ring holding the pipe to the wire.

    Please let me know
    Thanks
    Paul McRoberts MLP
    President /CEO
    iFH Designs
    http://www.warmfeet.net
    519 461 1078

    • January 16, 2015 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      Our Smartclips are for 10 gauge. We do not have a 9 gauge clip at this time.

  2. michael's Gravatar michael
    May 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Do you need to have rigid foam insulation under the wire for it to work?

    • May 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      The Smartool & Smartclip Fastening System is designed for use on a wire grid with a foamboard base (this is important for warranty claims).

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