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READ AND OBEY ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING TOOL.
RAMSET R150 TOOL
OPERATOR’S
SAFETY & OPERATING
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
GAS POWERED, LOW VELOCITY
PISTON TYPE FASTENING TOOL
SAFETY INTRODUCTION
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THIS TOOL IS TO BE USED ONLY BY PROPERLY TRAINED
OPERATORS. ATTEMPTING TO HANDLE OR OPERATE THE R150
GAS POWERED TOOL WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING CAN RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR OR BYSTANDERS.
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Read, understand and follow the instructions in
the tool manual before attempting to use the tool.
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Operators and Bystanders must wear eye and
hearing protection.
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Never close tool with hand over the fastener loading
end of the tool. A serious hand injury from penetration
by the piston or fastener could result.
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The gas in fuel cells is under pressure and the gas
is flammable.
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Do not open, puncture or burn fuel cells.
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Keep fuel cells away from flames, sparks and heat.
Store fuel cells in a well ventilated area, at temperatures
below 50° C (122° F) and out of the sunlight.
Do not attempt to recharge, refill or recycle fuel cells.
Never operate the R150 tool if flammable or explosive
materials are nearby.
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Just as no one can merely read a book about driving an automobile and then hope to
drive one safely, no one should attempt to use the R150 gas powered tool without
adequate, competent personal instruction.
No automobile instruction book or instructor can forewarn a learner against all possibilities
and emergencies, nor can printed material detail all possible conditions surrounding the
use of ITW Ramset/Red Head tools and products.
Responsibility for the safe and proper use of this tool rests with the tool user
and the employer.
SAFETY INTRODUCTION
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Preparation For Fastening
Acceptable Base Materials
The gas powered R150 tool is
suitable for use in the following base
materials only:
• Poured Concrete
Solid Concrete and
Precast Concrete
• Structural Steel
• Concrete Block and Horizontal Joints
in Brick or Masonry Walls
Never attempt to fasten into any other
type of material. Fastening into other
materials can cause blindness or other
serious injury.
Never attempt to fasten into very hard
or brittle materials such as cast iron,
tile, glass, or rock of any type. These
materials can shatter, causing the fastener
and/or base material fragments to fly
free and cause serious injury to the tool
operator and others.
Never fasten into any base material that
does not pass the Center Punch test.
Failure to assure the suitability of the
base material can result in serious injury
to the eyes or other body parts.
Structural Steel
Solid or Hollow
Block
Horizontal Joints
only in Brick Walls
Center Punch Test
Center Punch Test Results
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES
WHEN PERFORMING THIS TEST.
1. If the fastener point is flattened,
the material is too hard for a
powder actuated fastening.
1. Always check the material being
fastened into for hardness before
attempting any fastening operation.
2. Using a fastener as a center punch,
strike the fastener against the work
surface using an average hammer
blow and check the results.
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2. If the fastener penetrates the material
easily, the material is too soft.
3. If the material cracks or shatters,
the material is too brittle.
4. If the fastener makes a small
indentation into the material, the
material is suitable for fastening.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Fuel Cells and Batteries
Fuel Cells
•
The fuel cell must be used at
temperatures between -5° C
(23° F) and 49° C (120° F).
•
At the beginning of each fastening
cycle, a measured amount of gas
is injected into the combustion
chamber.
•
The fuel cell is designed with an
internal reservoir that is under
pressure by a propellant.
•
When the fuel cell is empty, a
small amount of propellant
remains inside the cell.
•
For safety and proper tool functioning
it is important that only Ramset
supplied fuel cells be used in the
R150 tool.
Ramset Fuel Cell
Batteries
•
The battery will become discharged
even if the tool is not being used.
•
Remove the battery from the tool
when the tool is not to be used or
put it in the “no contact” position
in the tool as shown on page 5.
•
Recharge the battery if it has not
been used for a long period of time.
•
Batteries are supplied in an
uncharged condition so fully
charge them for first time use.
•
Do not recharge batteries until
they are fully discharged.
•
It takes about 1 hour to recharge
a battery.
•
Use only batteries and chargers
supplied by Ramset.
•
Battery Capacity—Maximum
1200 shots.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Ramset 6 V. Battery
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Installing the battery
•
Insert the battery into the tool
as shown on the right with the
clip toward the rear.
•
Note the LED light on the right
side of the handle. After installing
the battery:
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Battery is shown in the “no contact”
position. Push it fully down to lock it
in place.
- If the light flashes green the
tool is powered.
- If the light flashes red the battery
requires charging.
- If the light is solid green and
the fan is running, the tool is
ready to use.
- If the light is solid red and the
fan is not on the battery needs
recharged.
LED light
Turn and remove housing cap
Installing the fuel cell
•
There is a cap located on the rear of
the tool handle that covers the fuel
cell. Twist the cap 1/8 turn clockwise
and remove it.
•
Insert the fuel cell,nose first, all the
way into the recess.
•
Replace the cap by lining up the lugs
on the cap with the notches in the
tool handle, push the cap in and
twist it 1/8 turn counterclockwise
to the locked position.
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Insert fuel cell into recess
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS CAN
CAUSE INJURY TO THE
TOOL OPERATOR OR
TO BYSTANDERS.
•
Use the tool only in well ventilated
areas.
•
Always hold the tool at right angles
to the work surface.
•
Never attempt to make a fastening
at an angle to the work surface.
•
While the tool can be used in any
position (floor, wall or ceiling) it is
important to have both the nose of
the tool and support foot in contact
with the work surface to minimize
spall and make the best quality
fastenings.
•
Do not put a fastener into the nose
of the tool until just before you
intend to make the fastening.
•
Never put your hand over the nose
end of the tool.
•
Never put your hand on or over the
end of the tool to close the tool.
•
Never carry the tool with your finger
on the trigger.
•
Never leave the tool unattended or
allow anyone to operate it without
first being trained.
•
Never engage in horseplay with
the tool.
•
Always keep the tool pointed away
from yourself or others.
•
Never operate the tool if explosive
or flammable materials are nearby.
•
Keep the tool and supplies locked
up and out of the reach of children.
Ceilings
Walls
Floors
The R150 tool may be used
in any position.
90°
Keep both the nose of the tool
and support foot in contact with
the work surface and hold tool
perpendicular to the work surface.
Keep tool locked up and
out of reach of children
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FASTENING APPLICATIONS
FASTENING APPLICATIONS
Your R150 tool can be used for a wide
range of fastening needs in a variety of
base materials. Reading and following
these important fastening guidelines will
help you get the best results from your
tool and fasteners, as well as help you
perform these fastening operations
safely and effectively.
R150 fastenings are permanent
fastenings so attempting to remove
a fastener from concrete or steel
may result in a serious injury.
3"
MIN.
PENETRATION - THIN GAUGE
METAL TO CONCRETE
Fastening to Concrete
When fastening into concrete, always
maintain a minimum spacing of 3"
between fastenings and 3" from any
free edge. Concrete thickness should
be at least three times the intended
penetration depth into the concrete.
Driving fasteners too close to an
edge or too close to each other
can cause the concrete edge to
fail or fasteners to fly free.
3"
MIN.
3"
MIN.
SPACING - THIN WOOD
STRIP TO CONCRETE
Fastening to Concrete
Block or to Masonry Walls
Take care to observe a 3" edge distance
to avoid cracking the block and over
penetration of the fastener to avoid a
loss of holding value. Fastenings may
also be made into the horizontal joint
but not into the vertical joint.
1/2"
MIN.
1-1/2"
MIN.
Fastening to Steel
Your R150 tool can be used for fastening
on the flat surfaces of structural steel.
When fastening into steel, always maintain
a minimum spacing of 1-1/2" between fastenings and 1/2" from any edge.
SPACING
STEEL TO STEEL
FASTENING APPLICATIONS
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TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TOOL OPERATION
Always check the tool first to make sure
that it does not contain a fastener. If the
tool contains a fastener from a previous
application, remove both the battery and
the fuel cell before attempting to remove
the fastener.
Insert battery
Operating the R150 Tool
1. Insert a charged battery into the tool
with the battery contacts to the front.
2. Insert a good fuel cell into the tool as
described on page 5.
Insert fuel cell
3. With your finger off the trigger, insert
the fastener you wish to use in the
muzzle bushing of the tool. Do not
force the fastener into the tool such
that you cause the muzzle bushing
to be pushed up into the tool body.
4. Note that the LED light on the side of
the handle is a solid green indicating
the the tool is now ready to make a
fastening.
5. Place the tool in the spot where you
want to make your fastening.
6. With the tool in place and the supporting
foot in contact with the work surface,
hold the tool perpendicular and pull
the trigger to make the fastening.
Insert fastener
7. The tool is now ready for the next
fastener.
To avoid overheating the tool do not
hold your hand over the air intake
section on the top end of the tool.
90°
Hold tool perpendicular
In contact with work surface
TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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QUICK CHANGE NOSE
QUICK CHANGE NOSE
The R150 tool is equipped with a quick
change nose. This feature allows the user
to change the work contact element to
meet various fastening needs. The work
contact element can be changed without
the use of tools by following these steps:
Removal
1. Remove battery from the tool !!!
2. Firmly grasp the end of the Work
Contact Element and turn it 90 degrees
3. Pull the Work Contact Element from
the tool.
Replace
1. Orient the Work Contact Element
so that the notched or flat portion is
toward the back or the tool
2. Firmly push the Work Contact Element
up into the nose piece.
3. Slightly twist the Work Contact Element
to be sure it is fully engaged in the nose.
NOTE: There should be no open gap
between the shear block plate and the
nose piece.
4. Insert the battery and operate the tool.
Work Contact Elements
P/N: M150200 – To be used with fasteners
with pre-mounted 1/2" washers.
P/N: E150100 – To be used with straight
pins, fasteners with eyelets, and fastener
assemblies.
QUICK CHANGE NOSE
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PARTS SCHEMATIC
R150 TOOL SCHEMATIC
PARTS SCHEMATIC
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PARTS SCHEMATIC
R150 TOOL SCHEMATIC (continued)
PARTS SCHEMATIC
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PARTS LISTS
RAMSET R150 TOOL PARTS LISTS
KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
336920
GRILL CAP
2
336900
AIR FILTER
3
B0060A
CAP SCREWS M5-30 W/WASHER (pkg of 4)
4
339000
CAP ASSEMBLY
5
B0070
SPARK PLUG WIRE
6
B0061A
PC BOARD SCREWS, M4-12 (pkg of 3)
7
B0040
PC BOARD
8
7505164
SPARK PLUG ASSEMBLY
9
900525A
FAN MOTOR ASSEMBLY
(INCLUDES FAN, MOTOR SLEEVE, MOTOR
MOUNT, RETAINING RING AND FAN BLADE)
10
401356
MOTOR SLEEVE
11
900470
MOTOR MOUNT
12
401355
MOTOR RETAINING RING
13
404601
HEAD SWITCH
14
B0078
CYLINDER HEAD
15
403992
O-RING, CYLINDER HEAD
16
403167
FAN BLADE
17
B0044
CAGE ASSEMBLY
18
EM150300A
SHEAR BLOCK PLATE KIT
(INCLUDES: PLATE AND TWO M5 SCREWS)
19
333180
TIE BAR ASSEMBLY - W/SCREWS
21
M150200
WORK CONTACT ELEMENT (Mechanical)
E150100
WORK CONTACT ELEMENT (Electrical)
22
339030
HOUSING BODY ASSEMBLY
23
333220
RUBBER DEFECTOR ASSEMBLY
24
B0038
AIR DAM
25
B0082
COMBUSTION CHAMBER
26
333250
COMBUSTION CHAMBER STOP ASSEMBLY
27
B0068
PISTON STOP RETAINING RING
28
333270
PISTON ASSEMBLY
28A
B0034A
PISTON RINGS (pkg of 2)
29
B0053
BUMPER
31
B0042
SLEEVE O-RING
PARTS LIST
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PARTS LIST
RAMSET R150 TOOL PARTS LISTS (continued)
KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
32
339050
GAS DUCT ASSEMBLY
33
B0037A
CHAMBER SPRINGS (pkg of 2)
34
339060M
SLEEVE/NOSE ASSEMBLY
35
B0105
SECURITY STOP
37
334020
BATTERY SUPPORT
38
337440
RUBBER HANDLE, GRIP
39
333380
KNOB ASSEMBLY
40
404619
INSULATOR
41
404490
TRIGGER SWITCH ASSEMBLY
42
404385
LIGHT CONDUIT
43
B0098
SPARK UNIT ASSEMBLY, MEFI
45
010422
EFI JUNCTION BOARD
46
333450
TRIGGER ASSEMBLY
47
333460A
FEED ASSEMBLY
(INCLUDES: FUEL FEED ASSEMBLY
& FEED TUBE)
49
333480A
FUEL INJECTION ASSEMBLY
(INCLUDES: FUEL FEED ASSEMBLY
& FUEL FEED TUBE)
51
336870
BELT HOOK
53
B0062A
HANDLE SCREWS (pkg of 5)
54
010900
LEFT/RIGHT SIDE HANDLE ASSEMBLY
55
B0144
REAR FOOT ASSEMBLY
56
EM150330
FUEL CELL CUP BRACKET
57
EM150340A
FUEL CELL RETAINING CUP ASSEMBLY
*
334000
BATTERY
*
7505142
BATTERY CHARGER W/WALL MOUNT ADAPTOR
PARTS LIST
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SERVICING/TROUBLESHOOTING
FOR SERVICING REQUIRED BUT NOT LISTED IN THIS MANUAL,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR
Filters and Battery Contacts
Cleaning the filters and battery contacts on a regular
basis will help make your tool work more efficiently.
To clean the filters
• Remove the cover and the filters.
• Lightly tap the filters to remove any dust.
• Replace the filters if damaged.
• Replace the filters and the cover.
To clean the battery contacts
• Periodically wipe contacts with a dry, soft cloth.
• Should they show corrosion, clean with a piece of
very fine emery cloth and clean with a dry cloth.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Tool does not work
- LED light is off
- No battery in tool
- Install battery
- LED flashes red
- Battery completely discharged
- Charge battery
Fan is on but the
tool does not fire
- LED is red
- Battery power is too low
- Recharge battery
- LED is green
- Fuel cell is exhausted
- Put in new fuel cell
Fan stops after the
trigger is pulled
and LED is green
- Call your local distributor for service
Tool firing is not
consistent and
LED is green
- Fuel cell is exhausted
- Put in a new fuel cell
Fasteners are not
completely set
- Fuel cell is exhausted
- Filters are too dirty
- Base material is too hard
- Put in a new fuel cell
- Clean/replace filters
- Consult distributor
Tool makes
low sound
- piston stays down
- no fastening made
- LED is green
- Consult your local distributor
Tool is sluggish and
overheats
- Filters are too dirty
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- Clean/replace filters
WARRANTY
R150 TOOL WARRANTY AND LIMITATIONS
ITW Ramset/Red Head warranty that
new R150 power fastening tools, parts
and accessories will be free from
defects in material and workmanship
for the period shown below, after the
date of delivery to the original user.
TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
A two-year warranty will apply to
all parts, except those listed below
as normal wearing parts, or parts
which are specifically covered by
an extended warranty.
SIX-MONTH WARRANTY
A six-month warranty applies to the
following parts, which are considered
normal wearing parts:
• Bumper
• Piston Assembly
• O-Rings
• Piston Rings
WARRANTY STATEMENT
ITW Ramset/Red Head’s sole liability
hereunder will be to replace any part or
accessory which proves to be defective
within the specific time period. Any
replacement part or accessory provided
in accordance with this warranty will
carry a warranty for the balance of the
period of warranty applicable to the part
it replaces. This warranty does not apply
to part replacement required due to
normal wear.
This warranty is void as to any tool which
has been subjected to misuse, abuse,
accidental or intentional damage, use with
fasteners, fuel, battery, or battery chargers
not meeting ITW Ramset/Red Head
specification, size, or quality, improperly
maintained, repaired with other than
genuine R150 replacement parts,
damaged in transit or handling, or which,
in ITW Ramset/Red Head’s opinion, has
been altered or repaired in a way that
affects or detracts from the performance
of the tool.
ITW RAMSET/ RED HEAD MAKES NO
WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
RELATING TO MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT
AS STATED ABOVE and the liability
AS STATED ABOVE AND AS ASSUMED
ABOVE is in lieu of all other warranties
arising out of, or in connection with, the
use and performance of the tool, except
to the extent otherwise provided by
applicable law.
ITW RAMSET/RED HEAD SHALL IN
NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO DAMAGES WHICH MAY ARISE FROM
LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR
PRODUCTION, SPOILAGE OF MATERIALS,
INCREASED COST OF OPERATION OR
OTHERWISE.
ITW Ramset/Red Head reserves the right
to change specifications, equipment, or
designs at any time without notice and
without incurring obligation.
WARRANTY
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FOR TOOL REPAIR SERVICE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED ITW RAMSET/RED HEAD DISTRIBUTOR OR CONTACT
YOUR NEAREST RAMSET TOOL REPAIR CENTER
WEST
Los Angeles, CA
MIDWEST
Paris, KY
EAST
Allentown, PA
5950 Boxford
Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: 800-368-9724 (CA only)
Phone: 800-227-1823
Fax: 800-253-6444
7000 Bypass Road
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 800-726-7386
Fax: 800-816-6673
739 Roble Road
Allentown,PA 18109
Phone: 800-266-9723
Fax: 610-266-0962
Concrete Fastening Systems
Wood Dale, IL 60191
630-350-0370
www.ramset-redhead.com
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