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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by ms2004, 8 Feb 2019.

  1. ms2004

    ms2004

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    Im hoping someone can help me. I bought a job lot of tools second hand. One of them is a powder actuated nail gun.

    Im trying to find a manual for it, but Ive trawled the internet and come up with nothing.

    Its a Rawl PAT90A nail gun, looks to be originally from France.

    Anybody know of a site that might have a copy? Failing that I can contact Rawl and ask them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SammyInnit

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    Have you got a photo of it because I have a feeling it might be a rebranded Hilti.
     
  3. ms2004

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    Thanks photo below, they do look similar
     
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    There is a Bauco model pat90a
     
  6. JobAndKnock

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    From France? Try Spit - they're French (and are crap for spares, so the manuals will probably be the same). Actually, can you still get powder actuated cartridge shots for it? Might be worth finding that out first. What do you think you'll be using it on?

    In terms of safety we aren't allowed to use them on larger sites any longer unless we've done the obligatory safety training - apparently they think that we'll do something silly with one of them, like shoot someone (the most likely candidate being the HSE manager). I have been tempted only once or twice.....:)
     
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  7. ms2004

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    Thanks I’ll try the Spit site. I would only use for DIY if anything but thought it might be a handy thing to have. It came with a box of shots and some nails. Wasn’t expensive so it will probably gather dust a lot of the time.
     
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    Just keep the cartridges dry and out of the reach of kids. After all, they are in effect a form of bullet (but without the head) and really do have the potential to harm if abused. On one job years back (when they still burned some of the waste on site) we had a labourer chuck a few part spent belts onto the fire. After a few minutes they went off like Chinese fire crackers and he had to be taken to hospital to have a large charred splinter of pitch pine removed from his rear end o_O (it was cold and he'd been warming the greviously afflicted part of his anatomy at the time). His name was Chas - after that he was always called "tail end Charlie"
     
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    We would do that to keep the lazy people away from the fire. :rolleyes:. If you're cold, work faster.
     
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    I've got a Hilti gun and TBH, I don't think I've every read or needed the manual (although it's in the box)

    Put the cartridge strip in, dial the power if need be, put the nail in, cock and fire. Give it an oil now and again, clear the dust off. Sorted.
     
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    I went on a proper Hilti training course for their powder actuated tools. Main points were now to break down and rebuild the tools as there are a lot of replacement parts - main ones being seals and driving rod which wear down and can cause misfires if they're worn enough.
     
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    I'm sure these do wear. But I suspect I may have used my gun much more than the OP ever will use his for DIY, but even so it won't be anywhere near as much so as to require any more than a common sense clean and oil. I don't agree that there are lots of replacement parts, not on my gun anyway they are very simple.
     
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