A powder actuated tool uses casings that are very similar to those of bullets for firearms to house the charge needed to drive a fastener, such as a nail, with a tremendous amount of force. In almost all countries, OSHA regulations or their equivalents require that the user be trained and certified in the use of the tool, as it is very similar to that of a firearm—though instead shooting bullets, the tool shoots nails and screws. Powder actuated tools are used in a variety of construction industries, and are used with materials that need a tremendous amount of force to be pierced by a fastener, such as masonry or steel. The proper disposal of cartridges that are spent or that did not fire is an environmental concern as well as a safety concern.
/11 M10 - Special Applications - Hilti Saudi Arabia
Manual zz. Always keep these operating instructions together with the tool. Ensure that the operating instructions are with the tool when it is given to other persons. You can find the illustrations at the beginning of the operating instructions. Use of cartridges of inferior quality in Hilti tools may lead to a build-up of unburned powder, which may explode and cause sever injuries to operators and bystanders. Cartridges must fulfill one of the following minimum requirements: a The applicable manufacturer must be able to verify successful testing in accordance with the EU standard EN or b The cartridges must bear the CE conformity mark mandatory in the EU as of July