Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Hand Tools >> Explosive Fastener tool
Above is my fairly well used Ramset Gun, which is I believe an Australian company. Hilti would have to be the world leaders in this technology. This powder actuated fastener and the box that it is kept in was in theory free. The initial purchase consisted of nails and charges and the tool was thrown in. Likewise the company did maintenance on the machines. (They didn't want us going over to the opposition:-)
The explosive fastener tool above saw much of it's service on concrete formwork jobs. Shooting down sole plates and kickers to stop braces moving.
Other uses of these tools are permanent fixing of members directly to steel, concrete or masonry. Nails can be short, long, with different heads and with threaded ends for fixing items such as cable trays and suspended ceiling fittings with nuts and washer. The nails can also be fired though washers to increase the head size.
They must of course only be used by licensed operators and all safety measures must be complied with.
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