Model # RTC42

Internet #100375007

Store SKU #755691

Store SO SKU #592854

Simpson Strong-Tie 18-Gauge 2X Rigid Tie Connector
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Simpson Strong-Tie

18-Gauge 2X Rigid Tie Connector

$5.86 /each

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Product Overview

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° corner. These connectors are ideal for the construction of workbenches and storage shelving units.

  • Rigid tie corner connectors provide a strong 90° 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 SD 8x1.25 Strong-Drive screws or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this product accomodate a 4X4 vertical post to tie to the 2 2x4 horizontals?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that is what I used to make my workbench. The 4 x 4 goes in the middle and the 2x 4's are the side rails.
Answered by: jojo
Date published: 2016-10-25

Why arent these stocked in the stores?

Asked by: ThePoolWonk
They are stocked in some but not all of the stores local to me. I recommend checking the inventory through the Home Depot website at other stores in your area.
Answered by: Brodozerthebuilder
Date published: 2017-01-04

Can these be used at the top of a 4x4 post to hold (2) 2x8's on top of the post without having the 4x4 post continuing?

Asked by: deckbuilding1
Yes they can. These can be used to create flush mounting surfaces . If the 4x4 is to be used as railing supports, slide these down further along the post. Using a piece of scrap, slide the connector down the post until the 2x8 sits flush with the end of the 4x4. We used the recommended hex head screws (driver bit included) to make our connections.
Answered by: Brodozerthebuilder
Date published: 2017-01-07

Do they make these for a 6x6 post?

Asked by: k9233w
Yes
Answered by: Bonnie
Date published: 2016-12-12
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Customer Reviews

18-Gauge 2X Rigid Tie Connector is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and easy to use. I will be building a new shad for my lawnmower and I will be using more ... Awesome and easy to use. I will be building a new shad for my lawnmower and I will be using more of these.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quick connection for attaching 2x4 to 4x4 lumber. The connections are very sturdy and ... Excellent quick connection for attaching 2x4 to 4x4 lumber. The connections are very sturdy and solid. I also used the recommended screws for making the connections while building the floor section of a doghouse.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simpson Strong Tie I used the strong ties to construct a heavy duty work bench. The ties made it fast and easy. I incorporate Simpson Strong tie's in all my wood projects.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used these to make a very sturdy workbench. Very easy to use and very strong. I highly recommend! I used these to make a very sturdy workbench. Very easy to use and very strong. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Usd them to build a workbench. Looks great! Usd them to build a workbench. Looks great!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY WORK BENCH I used these bracket on my work bench made it very easy to put bench together ....bench is STRONG.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-02-05
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