New high-power gas-actuated fastening tool 29 January 2024

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the G3 gas-actuated fastening tool, offering high power, dual functionality and versatility for a variety of base materials and applications. The G3 is ideal for attaching light-duty fixtures such as drywall track, lath wire, furring strips, waterproofing membrane or mechanical/electrical/plumbing utilities to concrete, steel, concrete masonry units (CMUs), concrete over metal deck or cold-formed steel (CFS). 

The G3 offers the convenience of two tools in one — a magazine tool and a single-shot tool. As a magazine tool, the G3 can attach track, furring strips, hat channel and angle using GDP and GDPS collated pins. Or users can easily convert the G3 to a single-shot tool for attaching mechanical, electrical and plumbing fixtures with preassembled pins/accessories such as washer pins, ceiling clips, top hats, threaded studs, and cable or conduit clips.

Driven by 95 joules of output, the G3 features high power with consistent performance. Its 3Ah battery delivers 8,000 shots per full charge (90 minutes); and a two-minute quick charge allows for 200 shots.

The G3 includes a range of features to ensure operator efficiency, including an easy-to-load fuel cell compartment, easily interchangeable nosepiece (black for magazine, orange for single-shot applications), an onboard LED power gauge indicator and a durable ladder hook that’s simple to install and remove. It also includes an adjustable depth-of-drive switch for standard or reduced drive.

The tool’s 45-pin magazine with an easy-to-locate orange pusher button leaves two pins remaining to ensure the tool does not discharge without pins in the magazine. The magazine’s quick-release lever allows quick removal for changing the nosepiece, clearing a jam or resetting. 

“The G3 gas-actuated fastening tool was designed with power and productivity in mind, from its dual functionality to its generous power to mechanisms that are easy to locate and use,” says Clifton Melcher, group product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie. “This tool will help keep busy installers moving quickly from task to task.”

The G3 tool comes with a battery charger and cord, two batteries, a black nosepiece for magazine use as well as an orange single-shot nosepiece. Also included are a magnetic ring, Allen wrenches, safety glasses and earplugs, in addition to an operator manual, all packaged in a durable toolbox.

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