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Toolmatic nailers

Nails for Toolmatic tools are available in three different collation types - Plastic coil, PL (paper laminated) tape, and wire weld coil. This page outlines the benefits of each system.

Plastic coil nailing system
Toolmatic tools for this system (CT550 and CT850) are normally supplied with vertically oriented, space saving magazines which provide more flexibility in nail positioning.

The unique Duo-Fast 0° plastic coil collation is the safest, cleanest and most productive nailing system available. In-line production and quality control are key features of ITW’s European manufacturing of these fasteners, to ensure the consistent high performance that minimises line downtime and expensive remedial work.

This method of collation ensures that corrosion protection is not damaged by any violent process (like welding). Independent salt spray tests show the nails can last 15 times longer before showing signs of rust compared to the wire welded equivalent. When using wire-welded coil nails, shards of welding wire can fly loose causing injury to the operator or be trapped under the nail head, potentially tearing sheeting material. The collation process is equally suitable for hot dip galvanised and stainless steel nails, again without damaging their corrosion resistance. The precision moulded plastic tape collation transports extremely well with no production halts due to misaligned nails as is often the case with wire welded coils.

PL tape strip nailing system
The SP560 Toolmatic is the only automated nailing system with a continuous feed hopper system, where the magazine can be replenished without stopping the line.

The paper laminated (PL) tape collated nail strip will not break when dropped and will not deteriorate in wet weather. No collation waste is generated with this system. PL-tape collation is driven into wood to reduce flagging. Nails now have the unique Paslode RounDrive head which combines the aesthetic benefit of a full round head with a tight collation system which ensures the stability of the strip and therefore eliminates jamming risk.

In-line production and quality control are key features of our European manufacturing of these fasteners to ensure the consistent high performance that minimises line downtime and expensive remedial work. As with the Duo-Fast 0° plastic coil, we offer a range of nails with hot dip galvanised coating or manufactured in stainless steel A2 or even A4 to provide the best levels of corrosion resistance, advisable for instance when fastening red cedar cladding.

Wire weld coil nailing system
In those applications where appearance and an effective anti-corrosion performance are not such high priority, our welded-wire coil collated nail system offers an alternative to the Duo-Fast plastic coil collated nail system.

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