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Direct Fastening

Direct Fastening is an efficient solution to securing wood, insulation boards, and other materials to concrete, steel, and masonry. Special tools are used to drive hardened nails or studs into your material to create strong and durable connections.


We offer selections of both Powder-Actuated Fasteners and Gas-Actuated Fasteners

  • Powder-Actuated Fasteners are powered by small powder load blank cartridges, which when triggered, create an explosive charge to drive the fastener. Suitable for a wide range of applications, powder-actuated tools offer the highest driving energy of direct-fastening systems available.
  • Gas-Actuated Fasteners are installed using a gas-actuated concrete nailer. A gas fuel cell provides energy for driving the fastener. You get the power of pneumatic tools but without the hoses and compressors. This saves time, money, and is also much quieter to operate.

It’s important to consider the requirements of your application when choosing the right type of direct fastener. If you’re unsure which type of direct fastening system is right for you, give us a call at 888-794-1590 and one of our product specialists will be happy to help.


Gas and Powder Actuated Tools and Accessories are also available, including cleaning supplies, fuel cells, powder-actuated tools, and more. These items are designed specifically for use with our direct fastening products, so you can hit the job site with confidence knowing you have the right tools for the job.