Intro to Gas Technology

Color-coded gas chart

ITW saw a challenge: how to create a portable tool that delivered the power of pneumatic tools without the hoses and compressors. In 1991, ITW Paslode conquered the challenge with the revolution of gaspowered technology. The cordless Impulse Finish Nailer delivered the power of pneumatic tools without cluttering job sites.

With the thought of Driving Jobsite Speed while creating a safer work environment, ITW Ramset built upon the Paslode technology and in 1992 introduced the TrakFast to the drywall trade. It forever changed the way the world worked. In 2003, ITW Ramset followed up on the success of the TrakFast with the T3SS which is setting the standard for electrical and mechanical contractors.

Gas significantly lowers cost-in-place, reduces stress on the employee, and it's much quieter to use than drilling or powder actuated tools (PATs), so you can work in occupied buildings. There are times when you need the power and accuracy of our PATs—like the speed of our D45A disc tool, or the work horse, nearly maintenance-free 721 single shot PAT. But constant use of these tools can be noisy and overly jarring on the body.

  • No Licensing Required
  • Fast and Easy to Use
  • Quiet—No Recoil
  • No Cords or Hoses
  • Long Fuel Cell & Battery Life

When the conditions are right, gas is the right choice.

Problem:
“My guys work on block all day long—from electrical boxes to furring. I've tried powder tools and they blow holes in block. What makes the Ramset technology different?"

Solution:
Ramset technology has patented overdrive technology built in to every gas-powered tool. The tool works under the same principal as a combustion engine. A little gas, a little spark and a powerful shot, without the recoil associated with powder.

The industry transitions to gas technology

Gas employee wearing hardhat

Problem:
“I don’t want to have to re-license my guys to work with gas technology"

Solution:
Since there are no loads, there's no licensing needed. In fact, Union Trainers have begun including the Ramset Gas Tools in training classes, and students can't believe how easy the tools are to work with.

In addition, the gas powered tools are totally portable and can be used for almost all your jobs—without the worry of having unspent loads on your jobsite.

ITW saw a challenge: how to create a portable tool that delivered the power of pneumatic tools without the hoses and compressors. In 1991, ITW Paslode conquered the challenge with the revolution of gaspowered technology. The cordless Impulse Finish Nailer delivered the power of pneumatic tools without cluttering job sites.

With the thought of Driving Jobsite Speed while creating a safer work environment, ITW Ramset built upon the Paslode technology and in 1992 introduced the TrakFast to the drywall trade. It forever changed the way the world worked. In 2003, ITW Ramset followed up on the success of the TrakFast with the T3SS which is setting the standard for electrical and mechanical contractors.

Gas significantly lowers cost-in-place, reduces stress on the employee, and it's much quieter to use than drilling or powder actuated tools (PATs), so you can work in occupied buildings. There are times when you need the power and accuracy of our PATs—like the speed of our D45A disc tool, or the work horse, nearly maintenance-free 721 single shot PAT. But constant use of these tools can be noisy and overly jarring on the body.

  • No Licensing Required
  • Fast and Easy to Use
  • Quiet—No Recoil
  • No Cords or Hoses
  • Long Fuel Cell & Battery Life

When the conditions are right, gas is the right choice.

Gas employee next to concrete block

Problem:
“My guys work on block all day long—from electrical boxes to furring. I've tried powder tools and they blow holes in block. What makes the Ramset technology different?"

Solution:
Ramset technology has patented overdrive technology built in to every gas-powered tool. The tool works under the same principal as a combustion engine. A little gas, a little spark and a powerful shot, without the recoil associated with powder.

The industry transitions to gas technology

Problem:
“I don’t want to have to re-license my guys to work with gas technology"

Solution:
Since there are no loads, there's no licensing needed. In fact, Union Trainers have begun including the Ramset Gas Tools in training classes, and students can't believe how easy the tools are to work with.

In addition, the gas powered tools are totally portable and can be used for almost all your jobs—without the worry of having unspent loads on your jobsite.