RAMSET D45 Operating instructions

DANGER
THIS TOOL FOR USE BY LICENSED OPERATORS ONLY.
READ AND OBEY ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING TOOL.
D45 TOOL
OPERATOR’S
SAFETY &
OPERATING
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
SEMI-AUTOMATIC, LOW VELOCITY
PISTON TYPE FASTENING TOOL
DANGER
SAFETY INTRODUCTION
DANGER
THIS TOOL IS TO BE USED ONLY BY PROPERLY TRAINED
AND LICENSED OPERATORS.
YOU MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ITW RAMSET/RED HEAD’S
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE TOOL AND OBTAIN
A CERTIFIED OPERATOR’S LICENSE BEFORE HANDLING,
LOADING OR OPERATING THIS TOOL.
ATTEMPTING TO HANDLE OR OPERATE THIS TOOL
WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING AND LICENSING CAN RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR OR BYSTANDERS.
Operator’s and bystanders
must wear eye and hearing protection.
Read manual before
operating tool.
Never close tool with hand over fastener loading end of the tool.
A serious hand injury from penetration by the piston or a
discharged fastener could result.
DANGER
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 any Ramset tool without adequate,
competent personal instruction. And just as one must be licensed to drive an
automobile, one must also be licensed to use a powder actuated tool.
No automobile instruction book or instructor can forewarn a learner against all possibilities and emergencies, nor can ITW Ramset/Red Head instructors and 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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DANGER
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER
Preparation
Acceptable Base Materials
Powder actuated fastening is suitable for use in the following base
materials only:
• Poured Concrete
• Structural Steel
• Masonry Joints ( see page 8)
Never attempt to fasten into any
other type of material. Fastening into
other materials can cause blindness or
other serious injury.
NEVER FASTEN INTO VERY
HARD OR BRITTLE MATERIALS
Unacceptable Base Materials
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 soft base
materials, such as drywall or lumber
products. These materials may allow
the fastener to travel completely through
and out the other side, endangering
those in the path of the fastener.
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.
Center Punch Test
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES
WHEN PERFORMING THIS TEST.
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.
DANGER
NEVER FASTEN INTO SOFT
MATERIALS SUCH AS DRYWALL
Center Punch Test Results
1. If the fastener point is flattened,
the material is too hard for a
powder actuated fastening.
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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DANGER
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Loads & Load Selection Safety
1. Always make a test fastening
after being sure that the base
material is suitable for powder
actuated fastening. Failure to
determine the correct power level
to be used may result in the use
of excessive power, allowing the
fastener to pass completely
through the work material,
causing serious or fatal injuries to
others who may be in the path of
the fastener.
2. Color-blind operators must always select disc loads by number
to prevent use of an incorrect
load for the same reasons as in #1
above.
Workplace Safety
1. Operators and bystanders must
always wear approved safety
goggles and approved hearing
protection. Failure to do so may
result in blindness or serious eye
injury from flying debris and loss
of hearing from constant or
repeated unprotected exposure to
fastening noise.
2. Always keep the work area clear
of bystanders and unnecessary
materials that could interfere with
safe tool operation. Operating the
tool in a congested or cluttered
area may affect your ability to
operate the tool safely.
3. Never operate tool if flammable or
explosive materials are nearby.
Powder loads burn and create
sparks when fired and could ignite
these materials or fumes.
4. Always post warning signs within
50’ of the area where fastening is
to be done. Sign must state:
“Caution- Powder Actuated Tool
In Use”. Failure to warn others may
result in serious injury to them. Contact ITW Ramset/ Red Head at
1-800-354-7432 to obtain this
sign.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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ALWAYS MAKE A TEST
FASTENING
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COLOR-BLIND OPERATORS
MUST ALWAYS SELECT
LOADS BY NUMBER
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAR OF
BYSTANDERS AND CLUTTER
NEVER OPERATE TOOL
AROUND FLAMMABLE OR
EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
ALWAYS POST WARNING SIGNS
DANGER
DANGER
Tool Handling Safety
1. Always be sure tool is operating
properly before attempting to
use it. Follow the “Daily
Function Check” shown to the
right and described on page 9.
2. Always load tool using a disc
load selected directly from a box
indicating the power load type
and number. Never attempt to use
loose disc loads that could be
mis-identified.
3. Never carry loose disc loads in
pockets with pins or other hard
objects.
4. Never load a tool unless you
intend to immediately make a
fastening. Loading a tool and
leaving it unattended in the work
area can result in the tool being
accidentally discharged by others.
5. Never place your hand or any
other body part over the fastener
loading end of the tool. Serious
hand injury could result from being
struck by either a fastener or the tool
piston should the tool be accidentally
fired.
6. Always store the tool unloaded
and keep the tool and the loads
securely locked in a tool box.
Keep keys away from children
and unlicensed persons.
7. Always keep the tool pointed
away from yourself and others.
8. Never carry a loaded tool around
the work area.
9. Never allow anyone not trained to
use the tool.
10.Never engage in horseplay with
the tool.
11.Using the tool in poorly ventilated
areas, cleaning tool or handling
loads may result in exposure to
lead or other substances known
to cause birth defects, and other
physical harm. Have adequate
ventilation at all times and wash
thoroughly after exposure.
DANGER
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ALWAYS DO A DAILY
FUNCTION CHECK BEFORE
LOADING THE TOOL
NEVER LOAD TOOL UNLESS IT
IS TO BE USED IMMEDIATELY
NEVER PLACE HANDS OR
BODY OVER MUZZLE OPENING
KEEP TOOL LOCKED & OUT OF
THE REACH OF CHILDREN
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS CAN CAUSE
INJURY TO THE TOOL OPERATOR OR TO BYSTANDERS.
Fastener Driving Safety
1. Only use the tool for fastening
into a suitable base material.
2. Never fire the tool without a
fastener. Firing a tool without a
fastener will cause the piston to
strike the work surface, and may
cause serious injury to you and
others in the work area.
USE SPALL GUARD
WHENEVER POSSIBLE
3. Always use the spall guard
whenever possible to minimize
flying particles or debris.
4. Always hold the tool perpendicular to and firmly against the
work surface when making a
fastening. Failure to do so could
allow a fastener to ricochet.
ALWAYS HOLD THE TOOL
PERPENDICULAR TO
THE WORK SURFACE
5. Never attempt to drive a fastener
close to an edge or to another
fastener. See page 8 for guidelines.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MISFIRE
PROCEDURE
If the tool does not fire after pulling the trigger, continue to hold the
depressed tool against the work
surface for at least 30 seconds. Then
carefully open the tool, remove the load
disc, and put it in a can of water or other
non-flammable liquid. Never carelessly
discard a disc with live loads into a trash
container.
If the tool becomes stuck or jammed
with a live powder load, keep the tool
pointed in a safe direction, and immediately tag it, “Danger-defective-do not
use”. Lock the tool in a tool box and call
your local Ramset Distributor for assistance.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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NEVER DRIVE A FASTENER
CLOSE TO AN EDGE
HOLD THE TOOL FIRMLY
AGAINST THE WORK SURFACE
FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS.
DANGER
FASTENERS / LOADS
Your Ramset D45 tool uses only the Ramset fasteners and loads shown
below or listed for the tool in the Product Catalog.
DANGER
Never use any other types of fasteners or disc loads in the D45 tool.
Use of other types of fasteners or loads may cause unintentional load discharge,
damage the tool, cause poor fastening performance, or create a risk of seroius
injury to the operator or bystanders.
FASTENERS
.300 HEAD PLASTIC FLUTED DRIVE PINS
.145 Shank Diameter in Shank lengths from
1/2” to 2 ”
1/4"-20 Threaded studs
.300 HEAD PLASTIC FLUTED DRIVE
PINS WITH 7/8" WASHER
.145 Shank Diameter in Shank Lengths from
1” to 2 1/2”
.300 HEAD POWER POINT
PLASTIC FLUTED DRIVE PINS
.145 Shank Diameter in Shank Lengths of
1/2” and 1” and thread lengths of 1/2”,
3/4” and 1”
.300 HEAD TOP-HAT DRIVE PINS
.145 Shank Diameter in Shank Lengths from
1/2” to 1”
.150 Straight Shank in Shank Lengths from
1/2” to 7/8”
.150 / .180 Step Shank in Lengths from
1” to 1 7/8”
CEILING CLIP ASSEMBLIES
CONDUIT CLIP ASEMBLIES
For 1/2" and 3/4” Diameter Conduit with
1" premounted fastener
Ceiling Clip with 1" or 1-1/4" premounted
.145 shank pin and Ceiling Clip with 1" or
1-1/4" premounted .150/.180 shank pin.
LOADS
Ramset D60/45 disc loads are specially made for use in the D45 Tool.
D60/45 DISC LOAD
POWER CATALOG
LEVEL
NUMBER
2
3
4
5
2D60/45
3D60/45
4D60/45
5D60/45
The power level of the loads is indicated by
the number marked on each box, the color of
the box and the color on the tip of each load.
As the number increases, the power level
also increases.
LOAD
CASE
COLOR COLOR
Brown
Green
Yellow
Red
Brass
Brass
Brass
Brass
Always perform the center punch test
described on page 3 to test the base
material.
Always make a test fastening using the # 2,
Brown, power level first. If more power is
required to set the fastener, use the next
higher power level until the power level
necessary to drive the fastener is reached.
FASTENERS / LOADS
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FASTENING APPLICATIONS
FASTENING APPLICATIONS
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Your Ramset 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, fasteners, and powder loads, as
well as help you perform these fastening
operations safely and effectively.
3"
MIN.
➤
➤
3"
MIN.
SPACING
WOOD TO CONCRETE
Powder actuated fastenings are permanent fastenings so attempting to
remove a fastener from concrete or
steel may result in serious injury.
3"
➤
MIN.
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Fastening to Concrete
3" MIN.
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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.
PENETRATION - THIN GAUGE
METAL TO CONCRETE
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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. The
primary exception to the 3" edge
distance can occur in a sill plate
application where, by necessity, the
edge distance is reduced.
Fastening to Concrete Block or
to Masonry Walls
While this application is not recommended, when used, it is necessary to
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 be
made into the horizontal joint but not into
the vertical joint.
SPACING - FURRING
STRIP TO CONCRETE
Fastening to Steel
Your Ramset 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.
FASTENING APPLICATIONS
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SPACING
STEEL TO STEEL
TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TOOL OPERATION
Daily Function Test
Always check the tool first to make
sure that it does not contain a load
disc or fastener. Test the tool several
times by depressing the muzzle bushing
fully on a hard surface and pulling the
trigger. You should hear an audible click
as the firing pin releases.
PERFORM FUNCTION TEST
WITH EMPTY, UNLOADED TOOL
OPERATING THE D45 TOOL
1. After checking to be sure that
the tool is not loaded, point it in a
safe direction and be sure that
the barrel is fully extended. This
assures that the piston is in
position for the next fastening.
Use the spall guard every time
possible to minimize the risk of
being struck by flying debris.
2. With finger off the trigger, place
the fastener, point out, into the
muzzle end of the tool until the
point end is inside the muzzle.
NEVER load a fastener with
your finger on the trigger. DO
NOT use excessive force when
inserting a fastener. STOP
immediately if excessive force is
required, inspect the barrel to
find out why the fastener is not
entering the muzzle freely. DO
NOT continue loading unless
the problem is corrected.
3. With the tool pointed in a safe
direction and finger away from the
trigger, open the cover by pressing
the side button and insert a load
disc into the slots in the receiver
housing.
OPEN BARREL AND CLOSE TO
SEMI-CLOSED POSITION
INSERT FASTENER INTO THE
MUZZLE END OF THE TOOL
WITH THE POINT OUT
INSERT LOAD DISC INTO THE
SLOTS IN THE RECEIVER
HOUSING
TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Close the cover and be sure it is
locked. NEVER attempt to make a
fastening with the tool cover in the
open or unlocked position.
5. Hold the tool perpendicular (90°) to
the work surface with both hands
and press firmly to fully depress the
tool. Maintain firm downward
pressure on the tool with both
hands and pull the trigger to drive
the fastener. DO NOT DEPRESS
THE TOOL AGAINST ANYTHING
OTHER THAN THE INTENDED
WORK SURFACE. Holding the tool
firmly in place will produce more
consistent fastening quality and
minimize tool wear or damage.
6. After making the fastening , with the
tool pointed in a safe direction pull
the barrel fully open.This resets the
piston for the next fastening.
Always keep fingers and other
body parts away from the
muzzle end of the tool.
HOLD THE TOOL FIRMLY AND
PERPENDICULAR TO THE
WORK SURFACE
FULLY OPEN THE BARREL TO
RESET THE PISTON
7. Insert another fastener in the
muzzle end of the tool as before
and the tool is ready for the next
fastening. Keep your finger off of the
trigger until the tool is in position to
drive the fastener.
CLOSE THE BARREL AND
INSERT THE NEXT FASTENER
8. To remove a used or partially used
load disc from the tool, open the
cover and lift out the load disc.
NEVER try to remove a jammed or
stuck load disc. Should a “jammed”
load disc occur, call your local
Authorized Ramset Distributor for
technical assistance.
➤
REMOVE THE LOAD DISC
TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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TROUBLESHOOTING
REFER TO PARTS SCHEMATIC FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY OF PARTS
- Overdriving of fasteners
- Excessive power
- Change to next lower
power level load disc
color and number.
- Soft base material
- Check base material
(see page 3)
- Failure to depress
completely
- See “ Tool does not
completely depress”
- Excessive dirt buildup
on breech face not allowing proper penetration of
firing pin
- After following misfire
procedure, check firing
pin indentation on load.
Clean breech face
- Firing pin and/or breech
damaged
- Replace damaged parts
- Tool does not completely
depress
- Misassembled or damaged
parts
- Check all parts in the
receiver for damage or
improper assembly.
- Reduction or loss of
power
- Piston not being returned
to the full rear position
- Barrel must be pulled
completely open to
properly reset the
piston.
- Worn or damaged piston or
piston ring
- Replace worn
or damaged parts
- Worn or broken pawls
- Replace pawls
- Excessive dirt buildup
- Clean tool thoroughly
- Damaged or bent piston
- Replace piston
- Broken or damaged parts
- Tag tool with warning
“Defectine- Do Not Use”
Place in a locked container and contact your
ITW Ramset/Red Head
representative for
service.
- Disc not inserted in tool
correctly or is damaged
- Check load disc
Properly dispose of
damaged disc (see
page 6)
- Damaged indexing
mechanism
- Contact your ITW
Ramset/Red Head
distributor for
assistance.
- Tool fails to fire
- Tool cannot be cocked or
opened
- Failure to index disc
TROUBLESHOOTING
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PARTS SCHEMATIC
PARTS SCHEMATIC
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PARTS LISTING / MAINTENANCE
D45 TOOL PARTS LIST
KEY
PART NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
323300
316520
306450
323310
316540
323390A
323940
308490
13510
307890
13593
312590A
323050A
316570
13518
13516
316580
309280
308860
13509
12266
351000
351001
DESCRIPTION
MUZZLE BUSHING ASSEMBLY
BUFFER
PISTON
BARREL RETENTION COLLAR ASS’Y
PAWL ( 2 )
BARREL ASSEMBLY
RECEIVER ASSEMBLY
LATCH BUTTON ASSEMBLY
COVER ASSEMBLY
FIRING PIN ASSEMBLY
FIRING PIN SPRING
COLLAR RET. RING AND BALL
RETENTION CLIP AND BALLS
FIRING PIN PAWL AND SPRING
INDEXING LEVER AND SPRING
TRIGGER LOCK ASSEMBLY
SEAR ASSEMBLY AND PIN
REAR HANDLE ASSEMBLY
REAR HANDLE SCREWS AND NUTS
TRIGGER AND PIN
SPALL GUARD ( NOT SHOWN )
MUZZLE BUSHING O-RING
RETENTION COLLAR O-RING
MAINTENANCE
IMPROPERLY MAINTAINED TOOLS CAN CAUSE SEROIUS INJURIES
TO TOOL OPERATORS AND BYSTANDERS
CLEAN TOOL DAILY
Always make sure the tool is not loaded before performing any service or
repair and always wear safety goggles when cleaning or servicing the tool.
NORMAL CLEANING
All front end parts shown in the disassembly section are to be cleaned daily with a
good detergent oil and wire brush. Remove all dirt and carbon buildup and wipe
parts dry with a clean rag. Check all parts for wear or damage before reassembly
and replace or repair any worn or damaged parts.
COMPLETE CLEANING / GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Heavy use or constant exposure to dirt and debris may require that the tool be
cleaned more extensively. Complete disassembly and cleaning of all parts may be
necessary to restore the tool to normal operation. General maintenance should be
performed every six months or more often if the tool is subjected to heavy use.
Contact your authorized Ramset Distributor for assistance.
ALWAYS FUNCTION TEST THE TOOL AFTER PERFORMING ANY SERVICE.
SEE PAGE 9 FOR DETAILS ON THE FUNCTION TEST.
PARTS LISTING / MAINTENANCE
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DISASSEMBLY
TOOL DISASSEMBLY
1. Unscrew the barrel retention collar
and slide it away from the tool housing. Handle the tool carefully after
the sleeve is unscrewed to prevent
the two barrel pawls from falling out.
UNSCREW THE BARREL
RETENTION COLLAR
2. Remove the two pawls from the
slots in the sides of the tool
housing.
REMOVE BOTH PAWLS
3. Slide the barrel assembly out of
the tool body. Note the position of
the slots on the side of the barrel
assembly.
SLIDE BARREL ASSEMBLY
OUT OF THE TOOL BODY
4. Slide the barrel retention collar off of
the barrel assembly.
SLIDE RETENTION COLLAR
OFF OF THE BARREL
5. Using an adjustable or 13 mm open
end wrench, grip the flats on the
end of the muzzle bushing and
unscrew the muzzle bushing from
the barrel assembly.
UNSCREW MUZZLE BUSHING
FROM BARREL ASSEMBLY
DISASSEMBLY
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DISASSEMBLY
5. Slide the barrel assembly away from
the muzzle bushing.
SLIDE BARREL ASSEMBLY
FROM MUZZLE BUSHING
6. Remove the piston from the muzzle
bushing.
PULL PISTON OUT OF THE
MUZZLE BUSHING
7. Remove the buffer from the muzzle
bushing.
8. Inspect all parts for wear or damage
and clean or replace as required.
Use detergent oil and cleaning brush.
Wipe parts dry before reassembly.
WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES WHEN
CLEANING TOOL PARTS.
9. Check the piston tip for mushrooming or other deformities, and grind
flat. The tip of the piston must be 90°
to the shank and grinding must only
be done by qualified personnel. The
overall minimum length of the piston
must not be less than 5 11/16”. When
less than this length, the piston must
be replaced to avoid tool damage.
10. Reassemble the tool in the reverse
order of disassembly.
ALWAYS PERFORM THE DAILY
FUNCTION TEST BEFORE
USING THE TOOL AFTER
CLEANING OR SERVICING.
PULL BUFFER OUT OF THE
MUZZLE BUSHING
GRIND PISTON TIP FLAT AND
BEVEL THE TIP EDGE AT 18°
DISASSEMBLY
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WARRANTY
ALL WARRANTIES OF THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES, ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED, EXCEPT FOR THE
FOLLOWING: Ramset will repair or replace, at its sole option, any
tool, part, or fastener which, within 90 days after sale by Ramset,
is found by Ramset to be defective in material or workmanship,
normal wear and tear excluded. THIS IS THE SOLE WARRANTY OF
RAMSET AND THE SOLE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO THE BUYER
AND IN NO EVENT WILL ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES,
BE AVAILABLE.
Copyright 2000 ITW Ramset/Red Head
THE D45 TOOLCOMPLIES WITH OSHA REQUIREMENTS
AND WITH ANSI A10.3 SPECIFICATIONS
FOR TOOL REPAIR SERVICE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED ITW RAMSET/RED HEAD DISTRIBUTOR OR CALL
THE ITW RAMSET/RED HEAD TOOL REPAIR DEPARTMENT AT
1-800-354-7432
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 350-0370
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