Safety first. We here it all the time but what does it mean to be safe when operating a Hilti, Ramset or other powder actuated tool? There is the obvious and please don’t skip thesm basics as some do. Safety glasses. A Hilti, Ramset or any powder actuated tool develops enough power to sink a nail into 1/2″ steel. That should be enough power to put a piece of that pin or other fragment through your eye lid! Secondly, use your hearing protection. When using a Hilti or Ramset tool on an extension pole like when you are installing pre tied grid wires for ceilings or supporting fixtures and data cable runs, the tool may be far enough away from the operator for your comfort, but it is still recommended. If you fasten into steel with a powder actuated tool, you will likely only make the mistake of not wearing hearing protection once, it will leave your ears ringing. Certification is required on powder actuated tools. You can get certified on a Ramset tool on Ramset’s website. Besides the obvious safety guidelines, certification will give you more safety guidelines for proper application and nail selection when using your Ramset or Hilti tool.
Keeping your powder actuated tool clean and in proper repair is often overlooked. If any of your tool parts are chipped or cracked, replacing them now can not only save you down time later but could vary well prevent an injury. You can find a complete line of Ramset Parts. If you need any assistance with your powder actuated tools, you can give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377.