Red Head® Redi-Drive® Anchors

Light-Duty Hammer-Drive
Masonry Anchors

Specified for anchorage into concrete,
block and brick

Sometimes stress is a good thing! Concrete stress (compressive strength) on an anchor is a good thing. The degree of anchor contact with the concrete creates stress that provides the holding power. The Redi-Drive® is a high performance small diameter one-piece hammer drive anchor. The anchor holds based on a friction principle - The shank diameter is larger than the drill hole size. Anchors shall be installed with carbide-tipped hammer drill bits made in accordance to ANSI B212.15-1994.

The Redi-Drive® is available in four types...mushroom head, pipe-hanging (1/4" & 3/8") FM approved (on 3/8"), Tie-Wire, and double-head forming versions. Anchor performance in solid concrete at one inch embedment shall exceed 400 lbs. allowable tension load and 750 lbs. allowable shear load. For more information about Red Head® products go to the Red Head® website at:


  • High performance provides superior holding values in concrete and other masinry materials
    • Interferance fit for a full 360°, 100% contact
  • Available in 3/4, 1-1/8, 1-5/8, 2, 1-1/2, and 3 inch lengths
  • Fire resistant
  • Most economical steel anchor available
  • Tamper resistant
  • Provides fast, high performance drive-type fastening without torquing or need for special setting equipment
  • Standard 3/16" drill hole size

Why is Redi-Drive® better than a bent nail?

  • Costs less - Saves money
  • Holds almost twice as much - provides high factor of safety
  • Drill a smaller hole - means cheaper bit
  • Installs straight - easier installation
  • Can be installed at 3/4" embedment and holds much more in hollow and grout filled masonry - more applications with fewer anchors
  • Redi-Drive has 360° full length contact compared to a nails 3 point of contact

Why is Redi-Drive® better than a nail drive anchor?

  • No broken heads or bent drive pins - no waste
  • Holds almost four times as much - provides high factor of safety
  • Drill a smaller hole - means cheaper bit
  • Tamper resistant - provides more safety
  • More clamping force of fastener head - longer life and less movement of fixture
  • Redi-Drive has 360° full length contact compared to a nail-drives 2 point of contact


Smith Fastener Company • 8181 State Street, South Gate, California 90280
Phone: ( 323 ) 587-0382 • FAX: ( 323 ) 587-8712 • E-mail:
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