Fuel and nail packPaslode
The Fuel + Nail Combo Pack with a twist-on adapter, allows users of older-generation Paslode cordless framing nailers to take advantage of the convenient combo pack concept. Now the company’s cordless framing nailers can achieve optimized performance with the PowerBoost Black Tip Coated Nails (3 inch and 3¼ inch), which are only available in the combo packs. The coating is proprietary and allows cordless framing nailers to drive the nail flush into the hardest engineered lumber, such as LVL. The coating also translates into better performance at higher altitudes in parts of the U.S. where, typically, combustion-type framing nailers have had drivability issues due to the lack of oxygen. These nails allow remodelers and builders in high altitude markets to benefit from the freedom of cordless framing nailers without the hassle of hoses and compressors. The new nails feature paper tape collation which reduces scrap and eliminates flying debris. Plus, they are full head nails that offer maximum holding power, helping professional contractors comply with building codes where a round head nail is specified.
Lithium ion systemDEWALT
The company’s 12-volt MAX* Lithium Ion system includes a 1/4-inch Screwdriver (DCF610S2), 3/8-inch Drill/Driver (DCD710S2), 1/4-inch Impact Driver (DCF815S2), 3/8-inch Impact Wrench (DCF813S2), LED Work Light (DCL510), Inspection Camera (DCT410S1), Infrared Thermometer (DCT414S1) and two combo kits (DCK210S2 and DCK211S2). The platform combines compact, lightweight design with industry leading features contractors need. The system can handle a variety of drilling, fastening and measurement applications and complements the company’s 18-volt platform. (*Maximum initial battery pack voltage, measured without a workload, is 12 volts. Measured under a workload, nominal voltage is 10.8 volts)
High pressure compressor, nailersMakita
The company has released its new high pressure pneumatics technology through new products. The technology increases air pressure created in the compressor and delivered to pneumatic nailers. The launch of the high pressure pneumatics consists of the 2.5-horsepower High Pressure Air Compressor (AC310H), the 2½-inch High Pressure Siding Coil Nailer (AN610H), and the 3½-inch High Pressure Framing Coil Nailer (AN911H). With a high pressure 1.6-gallon tank, the AC310H provides the same capacity as a conventional 5-gallon tank at 120 PSI, but with less noise and a more compact size for easier transport. The AN610H nailer can operate at 140-320 PSI, and with its high pressure capacity and superior power to weight ratio is up to 30 percent more compact than a conventional nailer. The AN911H has the power to consistently drive larger nails into dense materials like OSB, LVL and glue lam, giving framing contractors one nailer to handle all of their framing needs.
Manual staple and nail gunArrow Fastener Company LLC
The T50 R.E.D. professional manual staple gun and 1-inch brad nail gun is the first in the company’s new R.E.D. product line, which is an acronym for “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable.” The tool is the only manual tacker capable of firing a 1-inch brad nail. It features U.S. patented drive technology that enables the user to set a staple or nail on virtually any surface. The staple gun features a high and low power setting that allows you to adjust when working with hard surfaces like melamine or softer surfaces like an upholstery project in pine. It also offers up to 40 percent more power than select competitive products on the market, which makes it more versatile on the job site.
Screws for light gauge steelGrabber Construction Products
The company’s Spectrum screw was specifically designed to produce exceptionally high pull-out values in light gauge steel without sacrificing fastener drilling speed in these new materials. Spectrum’s 7 gauge shank diameter, buttress threads and reduced drill point all combine to offer superior drilling performance. Additionally, the fastener is ideal for attaching high density sheathing products to the new materials being used in the market today. For all 16 through 20 gauge applications, the screw is specially designed to work with the next generation of steel framing.