RAPTOR® Operational Tips
Guidelines & Helpful Tips for Optimal Performance
On this page you can find requirements, recommendation and useful tips for achieving optimal performance of RAPTOR® plastic staples and nails in your applications. RAPTOR® composite fasteners are more delicate than metal fasteners and must be handled and used with care and precision to obtain the best performance. Follow these guidelines for best results.BUY NOW
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Install the RAPTOR® pack into the magazine and carefully close the magazine and gently engage the feed spring mechanism. Do not slam the magazine shut or allow the spring to impact the nail or staple pack.
Always use a compressed air system with a filter, dryer and regulator. Most RAPTOR® fasteners require typical air pressure of 90 - 100 psi.
Use a tool with a safety on the firing mechanism. Wear approved safety glasses. Do not run finger along points of nails -- they are sharper than metal nails!
Hold tool firmly and steadily on the surface to be fastened and trigger fire. Do not allow nailer to bounce off of the surface or move laterally during fire. Using pnuematic tools with RAPTOR® composite fasteners requires more technique than with metal nails.
Recommended Woods / Materials
Nails: RAPTOR® nails are ideal for softwoods, most plastic and some aluminum applications. RAPTOR® nails work for some hardwood applications.
Staples: RAPTOR® staples can penetrate many hardwoods including red oak.
Get more information on types of wood and nail length selection for RAPTOR® fasteners.
RAPTOR® fasteners are extremely tool specific, so they must only be used in the tools that have been engineered for RAPTOR® fasteners. See the list of recommended tools in our product catalog.