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The Paslode IM350+

The Paslode IM350+

GENERAL

Training is provided for Paslode Nailing tools in conjunction with
Paslode Fuel cell and Paslode collated nails only. In the interests of
safety and reliability, Paslode designs, develops and manufactures
consumables to match the design specification of its tools. The use
of non genuine Paslode consumables in Paslode equipment is potentially damaging, also the use of Paslode consumables in non Paslode tools carries the same risk. Moreover EN792-13 states that only specified consumables must be used. Paslode does not test the safety of its tools with non Paslode consumables; neither does it test any other manufacturer’s tools with Paslode consumables. The purpose of the training is to ensure that operators understand the operating principles and features of the IM350+, and to ensure that users are aware of the risks associated with misuse. Upon completion of the training each attendee will sign a declaration to confirm that the key messages have been clearly explained and understood. When the completed training sheet is returned to HQ, a training card will be issued.

IM350+ OVERVIEW

The Paslode IM350+ drives Paslode collated fasteners into timber or timber based materials only. It is not suitable for fixings to masonry, concrete or steel, although there are variants in the Spit range with these capabilities. The Paslode nailing systems consists of four elements which are linked, effectively making one completely safe nailing system:-
Tool; Battery Cell – controls; Fuel – Power source; Fasteners

THE TOOL

The tool is a self contained power source; it has both mechanical and electrical interlocks to ensure maximum safety. It fires Paslode Pro-strip collated “D” headed nails. It is supplied with a 2 year NQA warranty.

BATTERY CELL

• A 6 volt 1.2AH rechargeable Ni Cad cell capable of driving in excess of 4K nails.
• The charger is a two piece unit consisting of an ac/dc adapter and a charger base.
• The battery can be recharged from an AC outlet with a mains charger, or through an aux 12v socket on a motor vehicle.
•New batteries may take up to 2 hours to charge, typical re-charge time is 30 - 45mins.
• The LED on the charger shows when a battery is undergoing change; red – charging, green – charge cycle complete.
Alternate red, green, conditioning cycle – totally discharged battery.
• Always store batteries in a fully charged state, especially if they will be idle for extended periods.
• Keep battery terminals clean with fine abrasive paper.
• Keep batteries away from metal objects.
• Dispose of spent batteries in a designated collection area.
•On no account put a spare battery in your nail pouch.

FUEL CELL

• Fuel Cells are pressurised canister filled with hydrocarbon gas.
• Fuel cells have a shelf life and the use by date is printed on the base of each can.
• Paslode cells are CFC free and conform to European Aerosol regulations and carry the required epsilon Э.
• Fuel cells are shipped with the dosage valve in a transit mode, it requires setting before the cell can be used.
• In the interests of safety, protect the fuel cells from temperatures above 50ΊC. Fuel cells are single use and non refillable.
• Fuel cell capacity 1100 shots
• Dispose of fuel cells in designated areas for hazardous waste.

FASTENERS

• Fasteners are available in 51 - 90mm in length; 51 - 80mm nails are available in RS profile. 90mm is only available in smooth and Uni-lock shank.
• Nail diameters range from 2.8 - 3.4mm
• 3 corrosion resistant options exists in addition to bright wire; Galv Plus, HDGV, & Stainless Steel.
• In accordance with Eurocode 5, all nails used outdoors should be HDGV or Stainless. Bright and Galv-plus nails should not be used with timber treated with ACQ.
• All Paslode nails comply with EN14592, and are approved for most key construction applications and carry the CE mark.

OPERATION & ADJUSTMENT

• Wearing the appropriate eye and hearing protection, load the fuel nails and battery into the tool. As soon as the battery is loaded the LED will pulse on the side of the handle.
• Taking a firm grip of the handle, depressing the work contact element against the work piece and pull the trigger; a single fastener will be discharged. To fire subsequent fasteners it will be necessary to lift the tool away from the work piece and release the trigger lever.
• When working with thin timber sections and sheet materials, it is essential to set the depth of drive to the correct level,
adjustment is achieved by releasing tension in the clamp and sliding the probe to the desired position, the battery should always be removed before adjustments are made.
• A complete strip of nails is approximately 50 fasteners, the tool will lock when 5 fasteners are remaining and will require reloading to continue working.

CLEANING & SERVICING

• On a weekly basis apply 3 - 4 drops of oil into the chamber of the tool, it is not necessary to strip the tool simply remove the filter cover and filter and drip the oil down between the cylinder head and the combustion chamber.
• Periodically clean the mesh filter in the cap of the tools, increase the frequency when working indoors or on refurbishment projects
• At intervals of approx 30K cycles it will be necessary to strip the tool to clean the internals as per the pictogram in the instruction pack. Having removed fuel fasteners and battery, remove the four screws retaining the cap and the two screws securing the handle to the nose casting. Lifting the body upwards away from the handle the two main components can be simply separated. Clean both the cylinder head and the combustion chamber with the cleaning solution provided, allowing the cleaning solution to fully evaporate before reassembling, the contact surface of the sealing rings should be lubricated with Paslode lubricant prior to re assembly.
• Prior to reassembly the function of the Spark Unit and the Fan can be checked by loading the battery and carefully actuating the switch lever below the fan, maintaining pressure on the switch and applying pressure to the trigger switch allows the high voltage circuit to be discharged at the spark plug.
• If a fastener should ever become jammed in the nose of the tool, simply remove the battery, fuel and fasteners and release tension on the two screws securing the nose casing to the handle section. It is not necessary to fully remove the screws, simply releasing tension will be sufficient to remove the offending nail.

HEALTH & SAFETY

• Be aware of tool recoil especially when working at heights, on platforms or scaffolding.
• Exhaust fumes from internal combustion are toxic, ensure adequate ventilation.
• Don’t smoke when handling fuel cells and fitting dosage valves.
• Eye and ear protection is mandatory for operators and bystanders.
• Be aware of concealed hazards when nailing.
• Take extra care when working around apertures and edges.

The Pulsa 700E

The Pulsa 700E

GENERAL

Training is provided for SPIT Nailing tools in conjunction with SPIT Fuel cells and SPIT pins and accessories only. In the interests of safety and reliability, SPIT designs, develops and manufactures consumables to match the design specification of its tools. The use of non genuine SPIT consumables in SPIT equipment is potentially damaging, also the use of SPIT consumables in a non SPIT tool carries the same risk. Moreover EN792-13 states that only specified
consumables must be used. SPIT does not test the safety of its tools with non SPIT consumables; neither does it test any other manufacturer’s tools with SPIT consumables. The purpose of the training is to ensure that operators understand the operating
principles and features of the Pulsa 700E, and to ensure that users are aware of the risks associated with misuse. Upon completion of the training each attendee will sign a declaration to confirm that the key messages have been clearly explained and understood. When the completed training sheet is returned to HQ, a training card will be issued.

PULSA 700E OVERVIEW

The SPIT Pulsa 700E drives SPIT single shot and collated fasteners into steel, concrete and some masonry substrates. It is not suitable for fixing to engineering brick, natural stone or cast iron. The SPIT Pulsa nailing system consists of four elements which are linked, effectively making one completely safe nailing system:-
Tool; Battery Cell – controls; Fuel – Power source; Fasteners – Pins;

THE TOOL

The tool is a self contained power source; it has both mechanical and electrical interlocks to ensure maximum safety. It fires SPIT single shot pins and accessories as well as collated pins when used in conjunction with the magazine. It is supplied with a 1 year NQA warranty.

BATTERY CELL

• A 6 volt Ni Cad cell capable of driving in excess of 1,500 pins.
• The charger is a two piece unit consisting of an ac/dc adapter and a charger base.
• The battery can be recharged from an AC outlet with a mains charger, or through an aux 12v socket on a motor vehicle. New batteries may take up to 1 hour to charge, typical re-charge time is 30 - 45mins.
• The LED on the charger shows when a battery is undergoing change; red – charging, green – charge cycle complete. Alternate red, green, conditioning cycle – totally discharged battery.
• Always store batteries in a fully charged state.
• Keep battery terminals clean with fine abrasive paper.
• Keep batteries away from metal objects.
• Dispose of spent batteries in a designated collection area. On no account put a spare battery in your nail pouch.

FUEL CELL

• Fuel cells are pressurised canister filled with hydrocarbon gas.
• Fuel cells have a shelf life and the use by date is printed on the base of each can.
• Pulsa fuel cells are CFC free and conform to European Aerosol regulations and carry the required epsilon Э.
• In the interests of safety, protect the fuel cells from temperatures above 50ΊC. Fuel cells are single use and non refillable.
• Fuel cell capacity is 850 shots.
• Dispose of fuel cells in designated areas for hazardous waste.

FASTENERS

• Fasteners typically range from 15 – 40mm in length, and are collated in strips of 10 for use with the magazine.
• Specialist pins such as the CG6 pin are to be fired as a single shot pin by removing the magazine and loading directly to the pin guide (to be demonstrated later).
• Pin head diameters are 6mm, shank diameters 3mm.
• For fixing to concrete .C40 and masonry types, the C6 pin is advised (available in 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40mm).
• When fixing to steel, concrete <C40 or concrete of high aggregate content, the HC6 pin should be used to improve the fixing success rate (available in 15, 17, 22, 27, 32mm).
• The easiest way to differentiate between C6 and HC6 is the colour of the plastic collation. C6 pins have black collation, HC6 have orange.
• Plastic collation is designed to collapse as a washer upon actuation to improve clamping performance. Where
specification may require no plastic washer, the flush head or FH pin should be used where upon actuation, the plastic collation is designed to break away. All FH pins are collated in white plastic..

PIN SPACING AND EMBEDMENT DEPTHS

To ensure best fixing performance and subsequently meet load requirements, the spacing of fasteners and minimum embedment depths should be considered.
• A minimum base material of 5mm is required for fixing to steel, optimum pin embedment is 10mm, each pin spaced a minimum of 20mm apart and no closer than 10mm from the edge. Example – to fix a 2mm threaded rod hanger to a structural steel beam, an HSC6 15 steel pin should be selected to ensure a minimum embedment of 10mm.
• For concrete an embedment of 20mm is required, ensuring pins are spaced a minimum of 40mm apart and 60mm from the edge. Example – to fix a 5mm Clip-Elec to a concrete soffit, a C6-25 concrete pin should be selected to ensure an embedment of 20mm.
• For masonry, an embedment of 30mm is advised ensuring fixings spaced at one per brick and not in the mortar joints.

OPERATION & ADJUSTMENT

• Wearing the appropriate eye and hearing protection, load the fuel, pins and battery into the tool. As soon as the battery is loaded the LED will pulse on the side of the handle.
• Place the required fixing accessory carefully onto the pin guide, ensuring the pin guide is not fully depressed. Most clips and accessories designed for the 700E will fit on the tools nosepiece enabling the operator free use of his/her other hand.
• Taking a firm grip of the handle, depressing the work contact element against the work piece and pull the trigger; a single fastener will be discharged. To fire subsequent fasteners it will be necessary to lift the tool away from the work piece and release the trigger lever.
• Certain clips or accessories such as the FP fire clip may require the tool to be set to maximum penetration to enable full performance. For depth adjustment, alter the pin guide position by loosening both screws either side of the pin guide. When loose, slide the pin guide to its least protruding position and retighten screws. At this point, the tool will be set to maximum penetration (see diagram on tool for depth adjustment). The battery should always be disconnected or removed before adjustments are made.
• Each collated strip contains 10 pins. A standard magazine will accommodate two full strips, loading a new pin each time the tool is actuated. This process will continue until 3 pins remain when the tool will safely “lock out” and prevent from firing. To disable tool lock out, continue to load magazine with collated strips.

CLEANING & SERVICING

• On a weekly basis apply 3-4 drops of oil into the chamber of the tool, it is not necessary to strip the tool simply remove the filter cover and filter and drip the oil down between the cylinder head and the combustion chamber.
• Periodically clean the mesh filter in the cap of the tools, increase the frequency when working indoors or on refurbishment projects
• At intervals of 30K cycles it will be necessary to strip the tool to clean the internals as per the pictogram in the instruction pack. Having removed fuel, fasteners, magazine and battery, remove the four screws retaining the cap and the screw securing the handle to the body housing. Separate the body upwards away from the handle the two main components can be simply separated. Clean both the cylinder head and the combustion chamber with the cleaning solution provided, allowing the cleaning solution to fully evaporate before reassembling, the contact surface of the sealing rings should be lubricated with SPIT lubricant prior to re assembly.
• Prior to reassembly the function of the Spark Unit and the Fan can be checked by loading the battery and carefully actuating the switch positioned to the right of the fan. Maintaining pressure on the switch and applying pressure to the trigger switch allows the high voltage circuit to be discharged at the spark plug.

HEALTH & SAFETY

• Be aware of tool recoil especially when working at heights, on platforms or scaffolding.
• Exhaust fumes from internal combustion are toxic, ensure adequate ventilation.
• Don’t smoke when handling fuel cells and fitting dosage valves.
• Eye and ear protection is mandatory for operators and bystanders.
• Be aware of concealed hazards when nailing.
• Take extra care when working around apertures and edges.