Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the launch of its new CCN64 Collated Connector Nailer that allows the correct installation of connectors considerably faster than traditional hand nailing.
The CCN64 is a multi-blow tool that hammers the nail in and prevents it from being overdriven. The nails protrude from the tip of the tool and are easily located into the hole so that the connector will not be damaged. It also allows access into tight locations.
Simpson Strong-Tie invests time and effort into application testing for its range of timber connectors to ensure the published load data is accurate.
There are many variables with the installation of connectors via nail guns and ultimately the actual connector capacity can be affected if incorrectly installed. Incorrect installation risks the project being delayed by rectification works if not approved by the building inspector and the integrity of the entire structure can be put in jeopardy.
Simpson Strong-Tie collated nails are the same nails as those used for hand driven applications. The size of the nail is easily identified by an eight or 10 embossed on the head. The 3.32mm is embossed with an eight and the 3.75mm nail is embossed with a 10 so the building inspector knows exactly what has been used.