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Choosing the Right Laser Level: Red vs. Green Beam

A common question in our community is, what differentiates the red laser from the green one, aside from the obvious answer of colour. In this article, we will talk about why people are switching from red to green, and what…

Beginner DIY Tips for Your First Project

Do it yourself (DIY) has never been easier, especially with the resources available to you online. For some, it can be intimidating, but with practice you can reap the benefits. Doing it yourself can help you gain independence and confidence…

St Catharines Tent Sale September 15th 2022

Save the date! We are excited to announce that our most popular event has returned! September 15th, join us for amazing deals, prizes, and (of course) food from 11 to 5, rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you…

DeWALT Miter Saw Safety Recall Notice

DEWALT Model DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 Miter Saws The plastic rear guard assembly can break/shatter when struck, exposing the saw blade and posing a laceration hazard. The following miter saw models are affected: DEWALT Model DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 (designated…

Holiday Hours 2021

Fastek will be closed for the Christmas Holiday: Friday, December 24thMonday, December 27thTuesday, December 28th We will reopen Wednesday and Thursday for regular hours (29th and 30th) We will then be closed for the New Year on Friday, December 31st…

How to Turn a Stripped Screw

Stripping a screw can happen to just about anybody. Sometimes the hardware is brittle, or you accidentally give the driver just a little too much torque… whatever the reason, a stripped screw is a pretty common problem, but thankfully, with…

Corded or Cordless Power Tools?

Corded or cordless? This is a question we get asked every day and the answer depends entirely on your needs. A cordless power tool will suffice for most casual applications, while a corded tool might be preferable for more prolonged…

What Power Tools Should I Buy

We often get asked which power tools you should buy first. The answer can depend on a lot of factors – are you going to be doing home renovations? Are you an aspiring woodworker or DIYer? Buying a gift for…

Construction Deemed Essential by the Ontario Government

If you’re as confused as we are about what construction is considered essential during lockdown, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found a slideshow with information that comes directly from the Ontario government. It was last updated yesterday, January…

COVID-19 Update for December 2020

In order to comply with the most recent government mandate of December 21st, 2020, and to protect the health of our employees, customers, and families, Fastek Inc. must take measures to reduce or eliminate face-to-face contact beginning December 29th (we…

Holiday Hours 2020

Fastek will be closed on Thursday December 24th, Friday December 25th, Monday December 28th, and Thursday December 31st, as well as Friday January 1st. We will resume normal hours on Monday January 4th 2021. We are open on Tuesday December…

The New Makita XGT 40v Max Li-ion Line

Makita is offering a new cordless solution with the XGT 40v max system. The XGT range of tools and batteries come with a built-in program providing digital communication between the battery and tool. This allows the two components to talk…

NIA Members raise $110,000 for Niagara Health Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020Niagara Industrial Association members raise $110,000 for COVID-19 hospital equipmentSt. Catharines, ON (April 14, 2020) – A fundraising blitz led by Joe DeMan, co-founder of the Niagara Industrial Association (NIA), delivered an outpouring of generosity…

Fastek Covid-19 Update – March 27th

To all of our customers, We want to take a moment to thank you for your support and patience during this troubled time. Like you, we are closely monitoring news of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are trying to do our…

Fastek Update – March 24th 2020

Ontario Faces Shut Down of Non-Essential Businesses Good afternoon, As you already know, the government decided yesterday to shut down all non-essential businesses in Ontario for two weeks (and Quebec for three weeks). We have been working since then to…

Fastek March 23, 2020 Covid Communication

In order to preserve the health of our employees, customers, and families, Fastek Inc. is taking measures to reduce or eliminate face-to-face contact until further notice. This means social distancing for all staff, shipping and receiving, and visitors to our…

FASTEK STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS

To all of our customers, We realize that COVID-19 is a serious matter. At Fastek, we are taking precautions to protect both our customers and staff from the risk of infection. We know you need to work, and we are…

Habitat for Humanity

In the first month of 2020, we’ve already donated nearly $45,000 to Habitat for Humanity – an organization we value and appreciate for its amazing work all over the world. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built,…

DeWalt Tough In The North Tuesday (Today!)

Call your local store and get the deals even if you can’t get to HamiltonPricing at all branches.PURCHASE ANY DEWALT® TOOL OR ACCESSORY AND SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOUR RECEIPT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF THE 3 FORD®…

STABILA LAX 50G Laser Level at Fastek!

Performance and flexibility are the standout features of the LAX 50 G cross line laser. If you are an expert who really values an exceptionally easy-to-see laser cross, then you are sure to be impressed by the innovative STABILA GREENBEAM…

Proctor Wall Jack Sale at Fastek

Order your Proctor Wall Jack today and make a difficult job easy! Online price is $625.00 each, plus shipping. Call for more information at 1-800-570-2211

New Item Launch July

Fastek is pleased to announce our “new item launch” program. Look like a pro on the job with one of Fastek’s new launch tools. Ask for details and be sure to reserve one of our new in-stock items. Some of…

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Fastek Store Update – New Location in Barrie!

Fastek Incorporated is excited to announce that we are opening a brand new store in Barrie, Ontario. Our grand opening will be on May 31st, 2014 at 551 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 9Y3. Swing by anytime between 8am to…