If you are mounting any EMT conduit or BX cable to masonry materials, give these one hole straps a try. Designed for use with Ramset, Hilti and other powder actuated tools, these straps are available in sizes for BX cable, 1/2″,3/4″ and 1″ EMT. The straps are preloaded with a 1″ pin with a .300 head for use in most powder tools offered by Hilit, Ramset and others. Where can you use them? The main application is for poured concrete or metal decking with concrete over the top. I have seen many contractors use them in cinder block or in the horizontal mortar joints of brick as well all though you won’t find pullout data for some of these applications. Pre cast concrete slabs can sometimes be fastened with a Hilti or Ramset tool but they can be very brittle, be ware of post tension with shallow cables. Any time you use a Ramset, Hilti or other powder actuated tool, be safe and follow the manufactures recommendations, starting with lowest power level first. Safety glasses and hearing protection are a given. You may want to make others, especially in an occupied office aware that you will be using a nail gun! Try these great time saving BX/EMT conduit straps with your Hilti, Ramset or other powder actuated tools to save time on your next project.
Turn Your SDS Hammer Into An Overhead Drill Machine Hammer Drill Extension
How do you suspend grid wire or all thread from a concrete deck while standing on the floor if the the concrete is to brittle for your Ramset or Hilti tool or you simply are not allowed to shoot. For those times when you need to suspend a cable run or anything for that matter to a concrete deck that is just out of reach, consider the ODM overhead drill machine. Designed to work with most D handle SDS rotary hammers, the ODM overhead drill machine extends to reach ceilings decks up to 13′. The hands free probe trigger system allows you to keep both hands on the tool. After you drill your hole, use the I Driver to drive in tie wire wedges or spikes with ceiling grid wire pre attached. If you want to install threaded rod, simply drill the hole and then install a concrete Sammy Screw, with the threaded rod already attached using the Torque Master tool. Think of the time savings over a lift that can be had in many situations. Click here to see a video of the tool in use.
If you are faced with the challenge of drilling an extra deep or long hole in masonry, you know it can be a real challenge to find a hammer drill bit long enough for your SDS hammer drill. Usually you can find a bit that will drill up to about a foot, but some projects, especially projects that are older buildings or additions will require you to drill deeper holes. Now what? Be prepared. We offer a full line of SDS bits from 3/8″ to 3/4″ diameters that will give you a drill depth of anywhere from 16″ to 34“! If you need a whole a little wider, you can drill a pilot with the smaller diameter and then come from either side if possible. We have bits 7/8″ diameter to 1-1/4″ that have 16″ diameters. If you have an application that requires a larger hole, consider one of our thin wall cores designed for use with SDS hammers. You will find a size range of 1-9/16″ to over 4”. There thin wall design reduces the amount of friction allowing even small to medium size SDS hammers to handle up to 2-1/2″ hole or more with ease.
Is my hammer an SDS hammer? Sometimes we get the question, especially with Hilti hammers, is my hammer an SDS hammer drill? If it is a smaller hammer, likely so. It can get confusing, with some brands. For instance, Hilti calls the bits for SDS hammers a TE-CX bit. An SDS shank hammer drill bit is about 3/8″ diamter and has to dimples opposite each other, and two slots opposite each other. If that is what you have, any SDS bit will fit in to your hammer drill. If the shank is about 3/4″ you likely have an SDS Max or possibly a spline bit. These are typically bigger, and noticeably heavier tools.
Fastening to the ceiling from the floor with you Hilti DX-350, Ramset Cobra, Simspon PT-27 or other Hilti DX-350 or Hilti DX-35 clone tool is easy with the longshooter extension pole. Available in both 6′ and 8′ lengths, your powder actuated tool mounts quickly and securely. Check out the video at our site, it’s easy to set up and use. Team it up with our quality pre tied ceiling clips or our SC14 rod hanger system and you will wonder how you ever worked without the extension pole for you Hilti DX-350
Our UL listed 4″ metal j hook is an excellent choice for your larger cable runs. The 4″ cable hook will hold up to a 4″ bundle of cable. That loosely translates into room to hold up to 300 4-Pair UTP CAT 5e or 2-strand fiber optic cables; or up to 185 CAT 6 cables, depending on cable manufacture. Our generic 4″ metal cable support has a yellow zinc chromate finish and has a load rating of 50lbs. Easy to mount to beam clamps and other attachments. Check out what your are paying fro 4″ metal j hooks and start saving today. Click here to compare!
The new Comdangle data cable hanger is the latest in low cost data cable supports. In addition to being about a third of the cost of a standard j hooks, the Comdangle data cable hanger is the only hanger designed from the start to be used with ceiling grid wire. The Comdangle design allows for grid wire to be fed through the hanger itself offering a secondary layer of support in case of a fire. Even if the hanger melts away, the cable is still supported by the grid wire. The unique design of the Comdangle cable hanger allows it to be offered completely assembled to a ceiling grid wire with a ceiling clip on the end for use with a Ramset or Hilti tool and shipped easily. That translates into a huge time savings on the job, just open the box and shoot them up! The hanger is also available in other pre assembled hanger wire set ups for bar joists, I beams, wood ceilings and more. See the complete line up at ConstructionFastening.Net The Comdangle is also proving itself useful as a temporary power support as well.
The Lagmaster Plus eye lag pole does more than your average eye lag pole. Installing an eye lag to either a wood or metal ceiling deck is the main use for any lag pole, but the Lagmaster Plus will do more than that. If you have a Power Sniper tool or a one of the older Ramset Viper Tools, you can use the Lagmaster Plus as a telescopic pole tool. One really cool trick that you can’t do with other eye lag ceiling tools is install a Sammy Screw, basically a rod coupler with a screw built on the end, with the threaded rod already attached. Add a broom attachment and any broom thread product form bulb changers to paint rollers can be used with the Lagmaster Plus. Check out the the video here.