Best Powder Actuated Tools

Updated February 2019
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A powder-actuated tool is a type of nail gun that's used to join heavy-duty materials such as steel and concrete. They are typically used in construction and major home projects. When shopping for these tools, you'll come across a few different types and some alternatives. Some tools will be trigger-activated, calling for users to insert pins (or nails) one at a time, then squeeze a trigger to fire it through the chosen surface. Others will require a hammer strike to initiate force. Safety is also a key consideration, and there are alternative products that claim to offer more control and less need for manual adjustments. 

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