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  • Tent Sale 2024 Home Page

    Fastek’s 31st annual tent sale

    Fastek is celebrating 31 years and we’re excited to announce the dates for our annual tent sale event! Join us for free food and drinks, giveaways, prizes, new product demonstrations, promotions, and more! Get one day deals from some of our favourite vendors, including DeWalt, Milwaukee, Makita, Stabila, Metabo, and Simpson Strong-Tie, and others. Don’t…

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  • The Knipex Pliers Advantage

    The Knipex Pliers Advantage

    In the vast realm of tools, one name stands out as a beacon of quality and precision – Knipex. Renowned for its commitment to excellence, Knipex has carved a niche for itself in the world of pliers, delivering unparalleled performance and durability. Let’s delve into the exceptional quality that defines Knipex pliers and explore why…

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  • Holiday Hours 2023 Poster

    Fastek Holiday Hours 2023

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  • Drill vs Impact Driver

    Power Drills vs. Impact Drivers

    In the world of DIY and construction projects, having the right tools at your disposal can make all the difference in efficiency and effectiveness. Among the essential tools for any handyman or DIY enthusiast are power drills and impact drivers, both of which serve distinct purposes in various applications. Let’s delve into the characteristics and…

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  • Milwaukee PackOut Storage System

    Milwaukee PackOut Storage System

    The Milwaukee PackOut system is a revolutionary storage and organization system that has gained widespread popularity in recent years. It is a modular system that allows you to customize your storage solution to fit your specific needs. The PackOut system is designed to be rugged and durable, making it perfect for use on job sites…

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  • GPS Trackers and Theft

    GPS Trackers and Theft

    Fastek has begun carrying a number of GPS trackers designed to help our customers prevent theft. We know how important your equipment and vehicles are to your livelihood, and the only thing more damaging to a contractor than personal injury is losing the tools they depend on to get the job done. We like to…

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  • Fastek 30th Anniversary Event

    Fastek Has Been Serving Canada for 30 Years!

    Join us in celebrating Fastek’s 30th Anniversary! We’ll have food, prizes, giveaways, and amazing one-day deals from vendors like DeWALT, Milwaukee, Makita, Stabila, and others. Save on power tools, accessories, gear, and so much more. Make sure to save the date. You won’t want to miss this! Make sure to enter to win our grand…

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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. Lasers are often used in many trades like construction, surveying, and installation. Lasers can project horizontally or…

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  • 3 DIY Tips for Beginners 1

    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 in repairing and building things around the house. But before you set out to become…

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    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 there. We are also excited to add a new product demonstration to our day! Come…

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  • DeWALT Safety Recall Notice 2022 for Miter Saws

    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 DHS790AB or DHS790AT2 on the carton) Only date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 are…

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  • Fastek Inc Holiday Hours 2021

    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 and Monday, January 3rd We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

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  • How to turn a stripped screw

    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 the right plan of attack, you can still get it out and replace it with…

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  • Corded or Cordless Power Tools

    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 projects. Here are things to consider when trying to decide between cordless versus corded tools.…

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    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 a loved one? Tired of borrowing power tools from your neighbour? In any case, here…

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  • Construction Deemed Essential by the Ontario Government

    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 12th, 2021. The Ontario government considers essential construction to be the following: Construction on any…

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  • Lockdown Update December 2020

    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 are closed on the 28th). This means social distancing for all staff, shipping and receiving,…

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  • Holiday Hours 2020

    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 29th and Wednesday December 30th. As a result of the challenges of COVID there are…

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  • Makita XGT 40v19

    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 with one another and work together for optimum performance. The new batteries feature a waterproof…

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  • WhereSafe Landing

    Fastek Moving Into GPS Tech to Help Customers Protect Valuable Equipment

    September 3, 2020, St. Catharines, ON – Fastek Inc. continues to expand its growing menu of products and services and is now selling GPS solutions to its base of construction, industrial, and mechanical customers across Ontario. The power tool and fastener retailer has inked an agreement with WhereSafe GPS, to resell its technologies in Fastek’s…

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  • NIA Members raise 110000 for Niagara Health Foundation

    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 for Niagara Health, with at least $110,000 raised by NIA members. Click here to read…

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  • Social Media Covid 19 March 27th

    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 part to help flatten the curve. Our primary concern is for the well-being of our…

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  • Social Media Ontario to Close

    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 get clarification as to the designation of our business as essential or not. Late yesterday…

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    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 facility. Effective Immediately March 23, 2020 All stores will be available for call in, email,…

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  • Social Media The Shop is Open

    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 going to be there to support you where we can. Please note that if you…

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    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, rehabilitated, or preserved more than 800,000 homes, making it the largest not-for-profit builder in the…

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  • Xmas Hours 2019 MC

    Christmas Hours 2019

    Our Christmas hours for 2019

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  • trade day

    National Tradesmen Day – 1 Day Only 10% Off

    Get 10% off for one day only!

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  • tnt

    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® TRUCK LEASE GIVEAWAY FULL RULES & REGULATIONS

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    WIN A TRUCK!!! DeWalt and Fastek Hamilton Sale

    WIN A TRUCK!!! Dewalt and Fastek Hamilton Sale

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  • mer fast

    Tools, Concrete, Racing at Merrittville Speedway

    Tools, concrete, racing at Merrittville Speedway

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    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 technology.

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    Thanks to our First Responders / Training Never Ends

    A huge thank you to our first responders!

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    Customer Appreciation Day

    Customer appreciation day 2019

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  • X mas hours 2018

    See Our Holiday Hours at Fastek

    Holiday hours for 2018

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    Fastek Inventory Day! Closed Oct 1 2018 Monday

    Please Note: All Fastek locations will be closed on Monday, October 1st for our physical inventory.We apologize for any inconvenience.

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    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

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  • New Item Stock fastek

    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 the new items are a limited quantity and on a 1st come 1st serve basis.…

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    Sharing is Caring…

    We love to hear your stories and comments. Like, subscribe and connect to get the latest updates, valuable knowledge and the best prices on products. We work with thousands of contractors just like you. The best part is saving money on the things you’re going to buy anyways! Don’t miss out on discounts on all…

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  • Barrie

    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 2pm, so you can walk around the store, check out various vendor demonstrations, as well…

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