Ramset sold a tool for years known as the LADD L1600 ceiling tool. It was a very simple tool with hardly any moving parts. You would load the single shot load in backwards, with the primer facing up and then insert the ceiling clip which had a special pin which had a dome on it. The ceiling clip was Ramset part number L652 and was also known as a LADD ceiling clip. When you compressed the tool against the ceiling, the dome of the pin was pushed into the load setting off the load and driving in the pin. The tool was loud but actually did a very nice job even in harder concrete. The tool would screw on to a piece of pipe, so you could make your own extension pole for the tool as long as you liked.
The tool has been discontinued for some time but you will see them in use here and there. We have stock on the original Ramset LADD L652 clip for use in the L1600 tool. If you are looking to update your ceiling tool, we are recommending the Ramset Viper 4. While Ramset has no longer carries the L652 ceiling clip, we currently have stock that we are clearing out, check out our closeout page.
If you have one of the plastic body Ramset Cobra Plus Tools sold by one of the big box stores, we now offer an extension pole to fit your gun. If you check the picture, the latest Ramset Cobra Plus is a nylon body tool with a larger plastic housing on the front of the tool that also serves to dampen the noise of the tool. If your tool looks like the one in the picture, click here to choose from either a 6′ extension or 8′ extension pole for to fit. If your tool is a standard Cobra tool or the metal body Cobra Plus tool, check our install tool section for either the LS350-6 6′ extension or the LS350-8 8′ extension.
Using an extension pole with your Cobra Plus tool offers you several advantages including faster and safer installs. Any time you can save a trip up a ladder, you are saving time and reducing risk of falls. We recommend the 6′ pole tool wherever possible as it will accommodate most jobs. The 8′ may be the answer for taller ceilings but down the road, on a lower ceiling, you may actually find yourself bending over to pull the trigger.
If you haven’t purchased a Ramset Cobra Plus tool as yet, please consider the standard Ramset Cobra Tool. The standard Ramset Cobra is based on the time proven Hilti DX-350 tool. The tool is fully serviceable and parts readily available. The Plus tool is offered in most big box stores and has gone through several versions. Not only are parts sometimes hard to find but it can be hard just to identify, which tool you have.