Header Cripple Stud Clip

Eliminates the header track material and is a more economical alternative



Why use a header Cripple Stud Clip with the RedHeader PRO or HDS Framing System?

  • Eliminates the header track material and is a more economical alternative
  • Extra long return legs on RedHeader PRO and HDS allows for ease of attachment
  • Top of header is open, allowing for easy install of the insulation. No need to "pre-insulate" headers prior to installation


  • Lengths available in 3-3/8", 3-3/4", 5-3/4", and 7-3/4"
  • Available in 16 and 14 gauge


  • Header Cripple Stud Clips are attached to the cold-formed steel (CFS) framing members using #10 minimum self-drilling screws driven through the clip holes into the steel framing.
  • It is the responsibility of the design engineer to detail the attachment of clips and verify their capacity meets the application.
  • Place the first two screws in each leg in the outermost screw holes. The next screws (if needed) are placed moving from the outermost holes toward the center, symmetrically.

ASTM & Code Standards:

  • Sheet steel meets or exceeds requirements of ASTM A1003
  • Galvanized coating meets or exceeds requirements of ASTM A653