Installing wall anchors with battery power 18 March 2022

Scell-it has launched a new economical range of tools including the E-007 and E-007-T, which it states are the world’s first battery powered tools for installing hollow wall anchors.

Whilst the E-007 sets anchors with a screw, the E-007-T uses a built in mandrel to set anchors without a screw. Both tools can set a range of M4 to M8 and a setting adjustment dial on the back of the tools allow for the perfect setting of stroke adjustment from 4mm to 40mm. This means a wide range of diameters and lengths of anchor can be accommodated.

Scell-it highlights a total of 500 anchors can be set on one battery charge, due in part to the very efficient brushless motor. This advanced technology, usually found on more expensive tools, is supplied on the whole range and provides increased durability, more noise reduction and uses less energy.

The quick setting powered action of these tools also means setting is performed effortlessly in an instant with ‘one squeeze’ of the trigger. This saves time and effort compared to more conventional methods – such as using hand grip tools or  screwing the anchor in manually.

The other two tools in the new range, also part of the Element range, include a rivet setting tool – the E-005, and Rivnut setting tool – the E-008. The E-005 has a quick set system with changeable nosepieces stored conveniently in the back of the unit.

This allows it to set a range of aluminium and steel rivets from 2.4mm to 4.8mm, as well as stainless steel from 2.4mm to 4mm. A minimum of 400 rivets can be set on one battery charge depending on the nut diameter.

The E-008 comes with a set of four nosepieces and mandrels, allowing for a setting range of Rivnuts from M3 to M6 in aluminium, steel and stainless steel. The tool also has a stroke adjustment dial, similar to the E-007, to fine tune the setting. One battery charge will set a minimum of 320 Rivnuts depending on the nut diameter.

Scell-it comments: “All the ‘E-00’ tools range utilise the ergonomic blue design of the Scell-it Element range. This includes a soft feel and high grip material with a smooth trigger and handle – all packed in units that are lightweight at under 1.4kg and just 210mm tall. Although economical on cost, they all have a full set of features – such as LED lights to illuminate the work area, easy grip handle, reverse button, rigid carry case, Scell-it’s usual one year guarantee and an Element battery with a quick charger unit. This lithium-ion battery is interchangeable with all the tools in the Element range from Scell-it UK Ltd and is simple and fast to charge.” 

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