Star Hanger Systems

Star Hanger Fasteners Applications

420 S Clip (Includes 3 Screws)


The S Clip is generally used to mount panels to furring in the field. It can also be used in full length bars to mount panels directly to drywall.  The Star S Clip is a high performance upgrade to the more traditional panel clip, providing improved ‘locking’ and fast precision mounting. The "S" Clip is stronger, easier to adjust and has higher resistance to side movement than other mounting clips.  It can be used with all wood, MDF, and architectural panels with or without furring.  Like most clips, it requires a ¼" pocket for flush-mounting panels.

Also available in 12' lengths, as "S" Clip 12 ft.- SKU 430

The S Clip is made of extruded aluminum cut to 2" lengths, when paired they require a 2" x 3-1/2" pocket (3/8" lift-off).  Features include a unique ogee profile that snaps into place, letting the installer know that the location is correct and the panel is seated properly.  There is 1 screw-slot for adjustment and 2 for locking, the clips are ribbed along the backs, aiding fine adjustments, (1/32" increments), also providing extra strength and security. 

The S Clip can be quickly installed and the fastener locations determined with S Alignment Clip, which is snapped into the top half of a pair.  
The panel is then pushed into place to mark the exact 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” screw pattern. This simplifies the installation process and saves substantial time; insuring the # 8 x ¾” wood screws are correctly located. The panels are then pushed in and down hard to lock into position.  

Please see our: S Clip Installation Animation

Product Advantages

  • Improved performance over the existing, traditional panel clips
  • Ribbed back, in 1/32" increments, provides better grip and allows for precise adjustments
  • Has a unique snap-in-place action as the panel is locked into place
  • Easier lay-out at precisely 3", with a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" screw hole pattern (1/2" lift-off)
  • Has 2 mounting holes and 1 adjustment key-hole 

Cost  Benefit Estimates
Traditional panel clips are time consuming to layout and install, taking about 6 minutes per pair.  At $50.00 an hour, that is  $ 4.97 per clip.  The Star Alignment Pins can cut that time in half, while the hardware cost of $0.32 per clip, is competitive with all other premium clips.

Strength Testing with 3/4" - 45 lb. particle board

  • Tensile Failure (Horizontal pull) = 150 lbs. –  Working Strength, Pull from Furring = 25 lbs.
  • Shear Failure (Vertical weight holding) = 150 lbs. – Working Strength, Weight holding = 25 lbs.
Other Resources  

Shop Drawings: 
Headings > Technical > CAD Drawings Downloads
Introduction Animations  
Headings > Videos > Introduction Animations
Installation Videos:  
Headings > Videos > Installation Videos
Product Specification:
Headings > Technical > Product Specifications
Sam Porter, P. 803-250-9608 E 
Technical Question: 
Charles Porter, P. 803-730-4463 E 

Useful Accessories

S Clip, 12 Ft. Bar, (1 Bar Only) SKU 430
S Clip, Alignment Clips SKU 421
Panel Adjuster, SKU 920

S Clip (single clip)

3 Screws Included, SKU 420




    Qty Price
    1 $0.36
    500 $0.34
    1000 $0.32
    5000 $0.30
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