Bolt Star LLC

Granite Bay,  CA 
United States
http://www.bolt-star.com
  • Booth: 1358


It's new and innovative! Come see BOLT STAR in Booth 1358.

BOLT STAR is for public works seeking a proven solution to the age-old problem of getting anchor bolts set right every time in foundations for light poles, signs, traffic signals, and more. BOLT STAR is fast, easy to use and reusable. Set BOLT STAR on the round concrete forming tube, install bolts, wire up the rebar cage, and BAM! You're done. No measuring, cutting or drilling holes in a wood template. You only need enough BOLT STAR templates for the number of bases you plan to pour each day. A tool that contributes to construction efficiency, quality, safety and the environment.

Brands: BOLT STAR, the #1 reusable bolt template in America Xtender adaptor for nested tube


 Show Specials

  • TAKE 20% OFF BOLT STAR - PWX SHOW SPECIAL!

    Take 20% Off the award winning BOLT STAR 18", 24" or 30" reusable bolt template when purchased during normal show hours 8/27/17 - 8/29/17.

    BOLT STAR 18":   $70.00 each ($90 Value)

    BOLT STAR 24":   $79.00 each ($99 Value)

    BOLT STAR 30":   $88.00 each ($110 Value)

    Includes FREE Xtender adaptor accessory. Free shipping on purchases over $250.00 (in Continental U.S. only).

    SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER at PWX 2017 only.


 Press Releases

  • BOLT STAR® 30-INCH is Newest Reusable Bolt Template

    Sacramento, CA (September 6, 2016) – Construction Innovations LLC, manufacturer of the award winning BOLT STAR reusable bolt template, announced today the release of a 30-inch version of this popular tool for efficiently setting anchor bolts in light pole bases and round column forms. 

    Like its smaller 18” and 24” siblings, the neon yellow 30-inch BOLT STAR continues to emphasize strength and reusability. It is manufactured of Xenoy™ polycarbonate material having nearly 5 times greater low temperature impact and improved chemical resistance when compared to ABS plastic. The underside of each 30-inch arm features waffled diagonal ribbing, and side gusseting has been added for greater strength and support. The 30-inch version also accepts the Xtender adaptor accessory for nested forming tubes. “We are excited about this important addition to our successful BOLT STAR product line of reusable bolt templates for parking lot and outdoor area lighting,” says Ken Gregory, President of Bolt Star LLC. “We have received numerous phone calls and inquiries about the 30-inch version from contractors and distributors alike, and look forward to getting this product in the hands of contractors who wish to streamline their pole base building process.”

    BOLT STAR improves pole base construction efficiency by 57% and significantly improves the productivity of crews by eliminating the time consuming, repetitive and error prone practice of building wood bolt templates which are typically discarded as construction waste. With BOLT STAR, there is no measuring, cutting and drilling of holes as required with wood templates and the product is reusable over and over again with proper maintenance. The innovative tool is designed to hold four anchor bolts and the structural rebar cage in place during the pour of a light pole base or round column form.

    In 2015 BOLT STAR received the prestigious NOVA Award for its contribution to construction efficiency, quality, safety and reducing construction waste.  BOLT STAR also has won the 2015 Construction & Engineering Award from BUILD Magazine; the 2014 Product of the Year Award for Specialty Products from EC&M Magazine; and the 2014 Top Products Award from Electrical Products & Solutions Magazine.

    Made in the USA, BOLT STAR has several other significant advantages over wood templates, including: 1) arched arms in the tool’s patented design gives work crews the ability to trowel finish the entire top of the base immediately after the pour without removing the template. This ensures that bolts are held securely in position while the concrete sets up, lowering the risk of costly rework due to bolts shifting out of alignment; 2) adjustable bolt slots for bolt circle patterns ranging from 7” to 14”gives contractors added flexibility to adjust to a pole manufacturer’s specification, in the field if necessary, whereas multiple wood templates are commonly built for specific bolt sizes and bolt circle diameters; and 3) cage tie slots help keep the rebar cage centered in the concrete form, a benefit when it comes to passing inspections.

    About Construction Innovations LLC

    Bolt Star LLC specializes in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of innovative tools for the construction industry. Our goal is for every contractor to have tools that increase efficiency, quality and safety, and speed construction. Wherever possible we seek solutions that contribute to a better world by reducing construction waste. These tools are then distributed to contractors through Graybar, HD Supply/White Cap, and a nationwide network of independent distributors.  

    For more information, contact Ken Gregory at 1-844-380-7827 or visit www.bolt-star.com

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    The BOLT STAR® name and logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bolt Star, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


 Products

  • BOLT STAR 18-INCH
    For cast-in-place pours of light pole bases and other 4-bolt applications using 18-inch round forming tubes. Fast, easy and reusable. Gets bolts set right the first time, every time....

  • BOLT STAR was designed to replace the antiquated method of constructing light pole foundations involving building wood “templates” to hold anchor bolts in place during the concrete pour of a round pole base foundation. These structural bases are commonly specified for parking lot and outdoor area lighting, street lighting, tennis courts, signs, flag poles, security camera poles and other 4-bolt round foundations. Contractors typically fabricate a wood template for each and every structural base, then discard it after the pour. BOLT STAR is reusable a dozen times or more when properly cared for, representing a significant cost savings over wood templates. The reusability aspect of the innovation also yields a more sustainable solution, given that wood templates often end up in landfills as construction waste after a single use. Moreover, BOLT STAR eliminates the measuring, cutting and drilling of holes in fabricating each wood template, so it's a much safer construction process.

    Other advantages of BOLT STAR over the conventional wood template method include:  1) gives crews the ability to trowel finish the entire top of the base immediately after the pour without removing the BOLT STAR template. This ensures that bolts are held securely in position while the concrete sets up, lowering the risk of costly rework due to bolts shifting out of alignment; 2) adjustable bolt slots giving contractors the flexibility to adjust to manufacturer’s specification for a particular pole, in the field if necessary, and accommodating bolt sizes from 5/8” to 1” in diameter and up to 36” in length, and bolt circle patterns ranging from 7” to 14”; and 3) keeps the rebar cage centered in the concrete form.

    BOLT STAR is a real game changer when it comes to construction of pole bases. Whereas contractors for years have had to deal with the logistics of building a wood template for every pole base they have on a project, with Bolt Star the question becomes:  "how many pole bases do we want to pour each day?" The answer to that question is the number of BOLT STAR templates needed. For example, an electrical contractor had 18 light pole bases to pour for a high school parking lot project. They purchased six (6) BOLT STAR 24-inch and reused them three times, pouring six bases per day. The product more than paid for itself on this first project!

    No wonder all types of contractors are abandoning the wood template construction process in favor of BOLT STAR and a 57% more efficient construction  process, one that reliably delivers consistent quality at lower cost and reduces the risk of injury or costly rework. Made in the USA and now available in three sizes:  18", 24" and 30".

  • BOLT STAR 24-INCH
    For cast-in-place pours of light pole bases and other 4-bolt applications using 24-inch round forming tubes. Fast, easy and reusable. Gets bolts set right the first time, every time....

  • BOLT STAR was designed to replace the antiquated method of constructing light pole foundations involving building wood “templates” to hold anchor bolts in place during the concrete pour of a round pole base foundation. These structural bases are commonly specified for parking lot and outdoor area lighting, street lighting, tennis courts, signs, flag poles, security camera poles and many other uses requiring 4-bolts in a round concrete foundation. Contractors typically fabricate a wood template for each and every structural base, then discard it after the pour. BOLT STAR is reusable a dozen times or more when properly cared for, representing a significant cost savings over wood templates. The reusability aspect of the innovation also yields a more sustainable solution, given that wood templates often end up in landfills as construction waste after a single use. Moreover, BOLT STAR eliminates the measuring, cutting and drilling of holes in fabricating each wood template, so it's a much safer construction process.

    Other advantages of BOLT STAR over the conventional wood template method include:  1) gives crews the ability to trowel finish the entire top of the base immediately after the pour without removing the BOLT STAR template. This ensures that bolts are held securely in position while the concrete sets up, lowering the risk of costly rework due to bolts shifting out of alignment; 2) adjustable bolt slots giving contractors the flexibility to adjust to manufacturer’s specification for a particular pole, in the field if necessary, and accommodating bolt sizes from 5/8” to 1” in diameter and up to 36” in length, and bolt circle patterns ranging from 7” to 14”; and 3) keeps the rebar cage centered in the concrete form.

    BOLT STAR is a real game changer when it comes to construction of pole bases. Whereas contractors for years have had to deal with the logistics of building a wood template for every pole base they have on a project, with Bolt Star the question becomes:  "how many pole bases do we want to pour each day?" The answer to that question is the number of BOLT STAR templates needed. For example, an electrical contractor had 18 light pole bases to pour for a high school parking lot project. They purchased six (6) BOLT STAR 24-inch and reused them three times, pouring six bases per day. The product more than paid for itself on this first project!

    In 2015 BOLT STAR received the prestigious NOVA Award for its contribution to construction efficiency, quality, safety and reducing construction waste. BOLT STAR also has won the 2015 Construction & Engineering Award from BUILD Magazine; the 2014 Product of the Year Award for Specialty Products from EC&M Magazine; and the 2014 Top Products Award from Electrical Products & Solutions Magazine.

    No wonder all types of contractors are abandoning the wood template construction process in favor of BOLT STAR and a 57% more efficient construction  process, one that reliably delivers consistent quality at lower cost and reduces the risk of injury or costly rework. Made in the USA and now available in three sizes:  18", 24" and 30".
  • BOLT STAR 30-INCH
    For cast-in-place pours of light pole bases and other 4-bolt applications using 30-inch round forming tubes. Fast, easy and reusable. Gets bolts set right the first time, every time....

  • The BOLT STAR 30-inch is the newest member of the family of BOLT STAR reusable bolt templates. Designed to replace the antiquated method of constructing light pole foundations involving building wood “templates” to hold anchor bolts in place during the concrete pour of a round pole base foundation. These structural bases are commonly specified for parking lot and outdoor area lighting, street lighting, tennis courts, signs, flag poles, security camera poles and many other uses requiring 4-bolts in a round concrete foundation.

    Like its smaller 18" and 24" siblings, the neon yellow 30-inch BOLT STAR continues to emphasize strength and reusability. It is manufactured of Xenoy™ polycarbonate material having nearly 5 times greater low temperature impact and improved chemical resistance when compared to ABS plastic. The underside of each 30-inch arm features waffled diagonal ribbing, and side gusseting has been added for greater strength and support.

    Contractors typically fabricate a wood template for each and every structural base, then discard it after the pour. BOLT STAR is reusable a dozen times or more when properly cared for, representing a significant cost savings over wood templates. The reusability aspect of the innovation also yields a more sustainable solution, given that wood templates often end up in landfills as construction waste after a single use. Moreover, BOLT STAR eliminates the measuring, cutting and drilling of holes in fabricating each wood template, so it's a much safer construction process.

    Other advantages of BOLT STAR over the conventional wood template method include:  1) gives crews the ability to trowel finish the entire top of the base immediately after the pour without removing the BOLT STAR template. This ensures that bolts are held securely in position while the concrete sets up, lowering the risk of costly rework due to bolts shifting out of alignment; 2) adjustable bolt slots giving contractors the flexibility to adjust to manufacturer’s specification for a particular pole, in the field if necessary, and accommodating bolt sizes from 5/8” to 1” in diameter and up to 36” in length, and bolt circle patterns ranging from 7” to 14”; and 3) keeps the rebar cage centered in the concrete form.

    In 2015 BOLT STAR received the prestigious NOVA Award for its contribution to construction efficiency, quality, safety and reducing construction waste. BOLT STAR also has won the 2015 Construction & Engineering Award from BUILD Magazine; the 2014 Product of the Year Award for Specialty Products from EC&M Magazine; and the 2014 Top Products Award from Electrical Products & Solutions Magazine.

    No wonder all types of contractors are abandoning the wood template construction process in favor of BOLT STAR and a 57% more efficient construction  process, one that reliably delivers consistent quality at lower cost and reduces the risk of injury or costly rework. Made in the USA and now available in three sizes:  18", 24" and 30".