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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model # RTC42

Internet # 100375007

Store SKU # 755691

18-Gauge 2X Rigid Tie Connector

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$5.86 /each




Model # RTC42

Internet # 100375007

Store SKU # 755691

Store SO SKU # 592854

Make sturdy, good-looking projects that will last with the RTC Rigid Tie. This series secures two wood members to a vertical post forming a 90 degree corner. These connectors are ideal for the construction of workbenches and storage shelving units.

  • Rigid Tie Corner Connectors provide a strong 90 degree connection between two 2x2s and a 2x2 post, forming a corner
  • No angled cuts or angled fastening that can split the wood
  • Stronger than other methods of corner construction
  • Post Size: 4x4
  • Joist Size: 2X
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with SD8x1.25 Strong-Drive screws or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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Product Weight (lb.) 
1.07 lb 
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for Building A Rock Solid Workbench I used 8 of these to build a 48x96 workbench with a bottom shelf. This thing is a tank! These made the workbench incredibly easy and efficient to build. Sure, it takes a lot of screws (I believe 22 PER tie), but once it is together it is not going to budge. What I really like about these is that they have a tendency to self-square. Even if things are a bit off kilter to begin with, once you put in those last 2-4 screws, it suddenly 'tightens up' and pulls everything into place. If I ever need to build anything again, I will find a way to incorporate these. April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MY WORK BENCH I used these bracket on my work bench made it very easy to put bench together ....bench is STRONG. August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast efficient way to make a workbench I had been looking at various ways to make a sturdy workbench. I came across the RTC42 by mistake while getting lumber for a different project. Just a little pricier than I would prefer, but well worth it. I plan on buying the 2x4 product to make a shelving unit in my basement. Great product. And since I am 75 miles away from my cloesest Home Depot I will be using their free shipping option when I buy this product in the future. February 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brackets Used these to build a work bench. The brackets made the assembly easy and simple. Works great! July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great unit for Bench building the strong tie RTC 42 is a clever and straight forward way to build a strong and stable work bench, this unit works with 4x4 legs but they make one that works with 2x4,s ,I primed mine and painted them with a black hammered spray paint also purchased at home depot , Highly recommed these May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strong is right! Great product; made squaring up my workbench frame easy and it is very sturdy. Plan to have lots of screws on hand; each of these RTC42 braces require 22 screws. August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Solid bracket that makes the toughest workbench I've ever seen. I went with 4x4 legs instead of the 2x4 leg verson. Uses lots of screws, but worth the time and money August 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by time saver! made an awesome workbench from this product.very sturdy only took an simpson screws as well,worth the money. February 7, 2015
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