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itsbob 09-29-2011 12:24 PM

RamSet issues
 
Attaching treated 2X4 to basement floors using the single shot (hammer blow) ramset with 2 1/2" pins with washers, and the yellow #4 shot.

EVERY single shot leaves about a 1/2 of the pin up, never does it fire a flush shot.

Whole purpose of using the RAMSET is so I don't have to drive Masonry Nails, but I have to follow up with unwanted hammering on every shot.

Solutions??

Ron6519 09-29-2011 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsbob (Post 738304)
Attaching treated 2X4 to basement floors using the single shot (hammer blow) ramset with 2 1/2" pins with washers, and the yellow #4 shot.

EVERY single shot leaves about a 1/2 of the pin up, never does it fire a flush shot.

Whole purpose of using the RAMSET is so I don't have to drive Masonry Nails, but I have to follow up with unwanted hammering on every shot.

Solutions??

Move to a higher powered shot.

itsbob 09-29-2011 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 738353)
Move to a higher powered shot.


I thought the Yellow #4s were the highest (.22 cal)?

bob22 09-29-2011 02:24 PM

Go see:
http://www.ramset.com/loads_chart.asp
If not available, try shorter nail or get softer concrete.

itsbob 09-29-2011 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 738376)
Go see:
http://www.ramset.com/loads_chart.asp
If not available, try shorter nail or get softer concrete.

Yellow #4 is the highest load for the .22..

Just ordered a Remington 496 in .27 cal with Red(#5) and Purple (#6) loads

Amazon (suziq69) has the 496 for $110, 100 shots were about $8 from other suppliers.

Mr Chips 09-29-2011 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsbob (Post 738304)
Attaching treated 2X4 to basement floors using the single shot (hammer blow) ramset with 2 1/2" pins with washers, and the yellow #4 shot.

EVERY single shot leaves about a 1/2 of the pin up, never does it fire a flush shot.

Whole purpose of using the RAMSET is so I don't have to drive Masonry Nails, but I have to follow up with unwanted hammering on every shot.

Solutions??

is this the tool you are trying to drive a 2-1/2" pin with ?
http://www.ramset.com/images/ramset/721/721_tool.jpg

Ramset 721
Maximum Pin Length: 1-1/2"
:whistling2:

kwikfishron 09-29-2011 06:08 PM

Shoot it again. :whistling2:

Bud Cline 09-29-2011 06:10 PM

Quote:

is this the tool you are trying to drive a 2-1/2" pin with ?

Quote:

using the single shot (hammer blow) ramset
:):):):):)

woodworkbykirk 09-30-2011 08:04 PM

as the others have stated, switch to a higher power shot. they come in 6 different levels. if that doesnt work rent a actual ramset as opposed to the hammer strike model. better grade guns have a dial which you can dial in the depth of setting the pin

loneframer 09-30-2011 08:19 PM

Personally, I'd shoot a 2" pin. If it overdrives slightly, no biggie, but asking for 1" embedment in cured concrete is more than what is reasonable for the single shot hammer actuated model. Possibly even the 27 cal 10 shot pump.

itsbob 10-17-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron
Shoot it again. :whistling2:

Didn't think I could but it worked. Overdrove the pin a little on the second shot but not enough to be concerned.

itsbob 10-17-2011 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loneframer
Personally, I'd shoot a 2" pin. If it overdrives slightly, no biggie, but asking for 1" embedment in cured concrete is more than what is reasonable for the single shot hammer actuated model. Possibly even the 27 cal 10 shot pump.

Just had the .27 delivered and NO issues with the #5 load, in fact am sure I could go down to a 4 or even 3. Love the 10 shot clip.


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