Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces New, Heavy-Duty Timber Drive™ Stand-Up Driver with Patent-Pending Gravity Feed Mechanism

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September 20, 2023 (press release) –

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced Timber Drive™ – a first-of-its kind, heavy-duty structural fastening system designed for stand-up, semi-automatic operation while driving  3" to 6 ¼" structural screws.

Ideal for heavy-duty jobs that require repetitive fastening, such as decks, docks, boardwalks, piers, and flooring, as well as for fastening metal straps to wood, engineered wood, or mass timber panels, the ergonomic design of Timber Drive makes it a faster, easier way to work, and a patent-pending drop-feed loader allows for semi-automatic driving of a wide variety of Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

Engineered to vertically drive large structural screws without the operator having to bend over, the ergonomic Timber Drive structural fastening system causes less fatigue for knees, back, and shoulders, increasing user comfort, speed, and productivity.

Fastener loading has also been simplified to further boost speed and productivity on the jobsite with a patent-pending, gravity-powered drop-feed mechanism. Designed to accept a variety of different screw diameters, lengths, and head styles, the drop-feed loader allows a simple drop of the fastener, pull of the trigger, and drive.

With four adjustable countersink depth settings and two interchangeable nosepieces that accommodate either face-screwing or connector fastening, the Timber Drive system delivers unmatched versatility across the widest range of heavy-duty, repetitive fastening applications. The Timber Drive also features a positive placement tip that locates connector holes and provides true, straight, perpendicular driving when fastening metal straps to mass timber panels. 

“From decks and docks to big flooring jobs and heavy-duty applications like piers, the Timber Drive fastening system provides a faster, easier way to work with less fatigue and is compatible with corded and cordless drivers using the Quik Drive G2 adapter,” says Simpson Strong-Tie group product manager Andrew Brigham. “And since the patent-pending, semi-automatic drop-feed loader works with structural screws featuring a wide variety of lengths, diameters, thread types and heads, Timber Drive provides greater stand-up fastening versatility than ever before.”

Safe, strong, fast, and efficient, the Simpson Strong-Tie Timber Drive structural fastening system offers a versatile, ergonomic way to quickly and easily drive large structural screws on heavy-duty jobs that require repetitive fastening.

To learn more about the heavy-duty Timber Drive™ stand-up driver from Simpson Strong-Tie, visit

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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