RAMSET | TF1200 | Operating instructions | RAMSET TF1200 Operating instructions

DANGER
READ AND OBEY ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING TOOL.
RAMSET TF1200
TOOL SYSTEM
OPERATOR’S SAFETY & OPERATING
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
GAS POWERED, LOW VELOCITY
PISTON TYPE FASTENING TOOL
SAFETY INTRODUCTION
DANGER
DANGER
THIS TOOL IS TO BE USED ONLY BY PROPERLY TRAINED
OPERATORS. ATTEMPTING TO HANDLE OR OPERATE THE
TF1200 GAS POWERED TOOL WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING CAN
RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR OR BYSTANDERS.
! Read, understand and follow the instructions in
the tool manual before attempting to use the tool.
! Operators and Bystanders must wear eye and
hearing protection.
! 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.
! The gas in fuel cells is under pressure and the gas
is flammable.
! Do not open, puncture or burn fuel cells.
! Store fuel cells in a well ventilated area, at temperatures
below 50° C (122° F) and out of the sunlight.
! Keep fuel cells away from flames, sparks and heat.
! Do not attempt to recharge, refill or recycle fuel cells.
! Never operate the TF1200 tool if flammable or
explosive materials are nearby.
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 TF1200 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 Ramset 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
DANGER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Preparation For Fastening
Acceptable Base Materials
The gas powered TF1200 tools 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.
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
Structural Steel
Solid or Hollow
Block
Horizontal Joints
only in Brick Walls
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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FASTENING APPLICATIONS
3"
MIN.
FASTENING APPLICATIONS
Your TF1200 tools 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.
TF1200 fastenings are permanent
fastenings so attempting to remove
a fastener from concrete or steel
may result in a serious injury.
3"
MIN.
SPACING - THIN GAUGE
METAL TO CONCRETE
3"
MIN.
3" MIN.3"
MIN.
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.
Fastening to Concrete
Block or to Masonry Walls
3" MIN.
SPACING - THIN WOOD
STRIP TO CONCRETE
3"
1/2"
MIN.
1/2"
MIN.
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.
Fastening to Steel
Your TF1200 tools 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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MIN.
1-1/2"
MIN.
1-1/2"
MIN.
SPACING
STEEL TO STEEL
WARNING!
3" MIN.
NEVER FASTEN INTO INAPPROPIATE
BASE MATERIAL. Materials such as hardened
steel, the web or edge of an I-beam, or steel
that is too thick may cause the fastener to
bend and or break and could cause serious
injury. Ramset performance data offers a
guideline of appropriate base materials and
thicknesses.
1/2"
MIN.
1-1/2"
MIN.
DANGER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS CAN
CAUSE INJURY TO THE
TOOL OPERATOR OR
TO BYSTANDERS.
• Use the tool only in well ventilated
areas.
Ceilings
Walls
• 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.
Floors
The TF1200 tools may be used
in any position.
• Do not press down on the nose of
the tool until just before you intend
to make the fastening.
• Never place your hand or any other
body part over the fastener end of
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.
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.
• 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.
DANGER
Keep tool locked up and
out of reach of children
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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BATTERY CELL AND CHARGING SYSTEM
BATTERY CELL AND CHARGER
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
The first step in preparing a new tool for
operation is to fully charge the new Battery.
New Batteries are shipped discharged and
must be charged for 24 hours before first
use. All subsequent charges will require at
most a 3 hour charge.
1. Connect the round plug of the wall
mount unit to the front of the charger
base and plug the wall mount unit into
any 120V AC outlet. A LED by the plug
indicates the base unit has power.
WARNING
Important Charging Notes
CHEMICAL/
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Read ALL instructions
before charging or using
battery. Failure to follow
ALL instructions may result in fire, severe
burns, or release of toxic materials.
Battery Disposal: The EPA certified RBRC®
Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadium
(Ni-Cd) battery indicates Ramset is voluntarily
participating in an industry program to collect
and recycle these batteries at the end of
their useful life, when taken out of service in
the United States or Canada. The RBRC®
program provides a convenient alternative
to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the
trash or the municipal waste stream, which
may be illegal in your area. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY™ (1-800-822-8837) for
information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and
disposal in your area. Ramset’s involvement
in this program is part of our commitment
to preserving our environment and
conserving our natural resources.
Holds both
Ramset
stick and
New TF1200
Battery
2. Set the charger base on a stable surface
and insert the battery or batteries, contact
first, into the opening of the charger base.
3. The TF1200 charger incorporates a
charge level indicator to inform the user
of the battery charge level.
A red light will illuminate at all times
during a charge cycle.
One green light = battery at 50% capacity
Two green lights
= battery at 75% capacity
Three green lights
= battery at FULL capacity
The red light will not be lit when the
battery is at full charge.
CHARGING DONT’S
• Do not charge battery when
temperature is below 40°F (5°C).
• Do not drop battery or charger.
• Do not allow metal objects to come in
contact with battery terminals.
• Do not puncture or attempt to open
battery case or cells.
• Do not store battery where it will
be subjected to temperatures
above 120°F (49°C).
• Do not incinerate battery.
• Do not use a defective battery
charger, one that overheats
and/or smokes when plugged in.
Ramset
Battery Charger
BATTERY CELL AND CHARGING SYSTEM
6
INSTALLING THE BATTERY
INSTALLING THE BATTERY
#1
• Insert the battery into the tool as
shown on the right with the clip
facing out.
• The battery has two positions in
the tool:
1.The “OFF” position—as shown
in picture #1 to the right.
2.The “RUN” position—as shown
in picture #2 to the right.
• To operate the tool be sure the
battery is fully inserted into the
tool. After installing the battery,
note the LED light on the right
side of the handle.
OFF
NOTE:
OFF position
shown in
small window
#2
• 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
take the next shot.
• If the light is solid red and the fan
is not on, the battery needs to be
recharged.
• If the tool will not be used for a
short period of time, click the battery
back into the “OFF” position. This will
prevent the tool from being fired.
• If the tool will not be used for extended
periods of time, remove the battery
and store in the tool case.
RUN
NOTE: Battery fully
inserted into tool
#3
NOTE: LED Light
INSTALLING THE BATTERY
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FUEL CELL AND METERING VALVE
Fuel Cell
DANGER
EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD
Read ALL safety instructions before using or
handling the fuel cell. Failure
to follow ALL instructions
may result in explosion or
fire. This may cause severe
personal injuries or property
damage.
Keep the fuel cell away
from heat, sparks and
open flame. Exposure to temperatures
above 120°F (49°C) may
cause the fuel cell to burst,
releasing flammable gas.
To eject the fuel, propellant pressure squeezes
the inner fuel container, much as you squeeze
a tube of toothpaste. This squeezing action
ensures that all the fuel is used, and that the
TF1200 tool can operate in any position.
Because of this container-within-a-container
design, you might hear the sound of fluid
when shaking the fuel cell after all the fuel
has been used. This is the propellant, which
remains between the containers even after
all the fuel has been expelled.
If you expose the empty fuel cell to extreme
temperatures, the propellant gas will expand
and could cause the container to burst,
releasing flammable gases.
Metering Valve
The metering valve contains a fuel metering
system to inject the correct amount of fuel
into the combustion chamber.
The red metering valve is the only valve that
will operate properly with the TF1200 tool.
WARNING
• Sunlight can raise the inside
temperature of an unventilated
car or van to above 140°F (60°C).
• Do not puncture or attempt to
open the fuel cell; it is non-refillable.
• Do not incinerate, reclaim or recycle
the fuel cell.
• Do not smoke while installing or
removing the metering cell.
• Do not inhale the spray.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Store fuel cell(s) in well-ventilated
areas only.
• Do not reuse metering valve.
NOTE:
1. Do not attempt to reuse the metering
valve! Replace with fresh fuel cell/valve,
and dispose of spent cell/valve properly.
2. When replacing fuel cell also clean or
replace air filter for optimum tool operation.
Attaching Metering Valve to
Fuel Cell
To attach the metering valve to a fuel cell:
1. Press downward on the front side of the
valve (stem side) until it seats.
2. Press downward on the rear of the valve
unit it seats.
3. The valve is now completely seated on the
fuel can and can be inserted into the tool.
There is a second container inside the fuel
cell. The inner container holds the fuel. The
space between the inner container and the
outer cylinder is filled with a gas, called the
propellant, which is under pressure.
FUEL CELL AND METERING VALVE
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FUEL CELL AND METERING VALVE
INSERTING FUEL CELL
leads to the Combustion Chamber. Insert
the Metering Valve Stem into the orifice of
the red colored Adaptor.
You complete the loading of Fuel in the
TF1200 tool by closing the Actuator Cover.
You do this by swinging it up and over the
Fuel Valve/Cylinder Assembly and pushing
down until the Actuator Cover snaps into
position.
With the Metering Valve Stem pointed
toward the front of the tool, insert the
Metering Valve/Fuel Cell Assembly.
OUTDOOR WEATHER AND
THE TF1200 TOOL
Use the TF1200 tool outdoors, in clear
weather, when the Tool, Fuel Cell, and
Battery are between 20°F (-7°C) and 120°F
(49°C). Colder temperatures may damage
the TF1200 Tool and Battery Cell. Hotter
temperatures may damage the Tool and
Fuel Cell. Fuel should be stored out of direct
sunlight in surroundings less than 120°F
(49°C). After extended periods of continuous
use, cool the Tool by running the Fan Motor.
Operation when the Tool is less than 20°F
(-7°C) may damage the tool. Fuel Cells
at cold temperatures lose the required
propellant force. Bring the Tool, Battery Cell,
and Fuel Cell above minimum operating
temperature without direct exposure to
flame, and check the Battery.
As you slide the Metering Valve/Fuel Cell
Assembly into the TF1200 tool, you will
notice that there is a Red Adaptor at the top
of the Cylinder Pocket. As is shown in the
illustration, this Adaptor is designed to ensure
that the Metering Valve Stem is properly
aligned with the small hole, or orifice that
CAUTION
The TF1200 tool should not be used in
the rain or where excessive moisture is
present. These conditions may result in
damage to tool components and cause
tool to malfunction.
FUEL CELL AND METERING VALVE
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TF1200 MAGAZINE 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 TF1200 Tool
1. Insert a charged battery into the tool
with the battery clip facing out.
2. Insert the Ramset fuel cell into the tool
as described on page 9.
3. Pull the magazine follower back to the
locking position.
Insert fuel cell
4. Insert the nail strips into the opening in
the back of the magazine.
5. Slightly pull back on the magazine
follower while pressing the button
at the back of the follower. This will
release the follower making contact
with the back of the last pin strip.
6. Place the tool in the spot where you
want to make the fastening.
7. With the tool in position and perpendicular to the work surface; press
down on the tool.
8. Note that the fan motor is running and
the LED light on the side of the handle
is a solid green color indicating the tool
is ready to make a fastening.
9. Pull the trigger to make the fastening.
Insert fasteners
Hold tool
perpendicular
in contact with
work surface
90°
10.The tool is ready for the next fastening.
To avoid overheating the tool do not
hold your hand over the air intake
section on the top end of the tool.
Knob
Removing The Fastener Magazine
On occasion the fastener magazine may
need to be removed to clear a fastener
jam. To do so, unscrew the knob partially
to allow the magazine assembly to slide
freely.
TF1200 MAGAZINE TOOL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
10
SERVICING / TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS SERVICE
Preparing Tool for Operation—Battery/Charger Problems
—Battery Cell does not —Inoperative indicator —Try Battery Cell in tool after 3 hours appear to accept lights on charger on charge cycle. If tool LED is
charge. Green charger green, charger lights are not
light does not come on working properly. Replace charger,
or monitor charging time to ensure Battery Cell has adequate time for recharging. It’s normal for Battery to feel warm after properly charging.
—Battery Cell damaged —Replace Battery Cell
or cycle life exhausted
—Damaged charger
—Discontinue use immediately and unplug from power source. Replace charger and tag or dispose of charger to prevent accidental reuse or connection to power source.
—Flashing lights on —Damaged Battery Cell —Replace Battery
charger base unit
—Battery Completely —Allow battery to charge for
Drained 5 minutes
Normal Stage of Operation
—Fan does not run
—Battery in off position —Fully insert Battery
—tool LED is off
—Battery Cell is —Charge Battery Cell according to not charged Operating Manual. —Battery terminals or —Clean Battery Cell terminals.
battery contacts are Battery Cell contacts as required.
oily, dirty, or corroded
—Fan does not run, —Battery Cell is or runs slower than discharged
normal—tool LED is red
—Charge Battery Cell
—Fan does not run, —Possible electronics
—Remove, reinsert the Battery
tool LED flashes error
Contact Authorized Ramset
red/green Distributor Sales Representative
for service.
Pre-Combustion/Combustion Stage of Operation
—Work Contacting —Work Contacting —Remove and inspect Work Contact
Element does not Element is bent, or Element. Repair or replace Work
depress fully—tool build-up of debris in Contact Element as required.
does not operate nose restricts operation
— Tool is out of fasteners —Add fastener strip
—Tool will not cycle
—fan runs, LED
is green
—Fuel Cell is empty
—Replace Fuel Cell
—Spark does not occur. —Contact Authorized Ramset Distributor Sales Representative for service.
SERVICING / TROUBLESHOOTING
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SERVICING / TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS SERVICE
Power/Exhaust Stage of Operation
—Tool operates —Battery cell is properly, but fasteners discharged
do not drive fully
—Charge Battery Cell
—Fuel Cell is low
—Check Fuel Cell according to Operating Manual and replace
as required.
—There may be loss of —Press Work Contact Element seal in combustion against workpiece for one minute.
chamber
Pull trigger. If fastener does not
drive, there is a leak that requires service.
—Tool operates —Fuel Cell is low
—Check Fuel Cell according to
erratically or appears Operating Manual
to be losing power—
tool LED is green
—Filter element is dirty, —Remove Filter element and clean causing tool to overheat according to Operating Manual. Use safe cleaning solution
to remove stubborn debris.
—Tool sleeve is dirty —Clean tool
Returning/Purging Stage of Operation
—Tool operated and —Built-up dirt and —Remove debris from Nose bore
drove fastener, but debris in Nose bore
piston did not return
to start position
—Mushrooming of
—Contact Ramset Distributor
Piston Tip Sales Representative for service.
—Exhaust ports on the —Return tool to Authorized
Sleeve are dirty Ramset Distributor Sales
or clogged. Representative for service.
—Tool sleeve is dirty
—Clean tool
—Tool does not open —Work Contacting —Clean tool or replace Work after tool fires Element is bent, Contacting Element as required.
or tool is dirty
If the TF1200 Magazine tool will not operate after following the
above service directions, return the tool to an Ramset
Distributor Sales Representative for service.
SERVICING / TROUBLESHOOTING
12
WARRANTY
RAMSET GAS TOOL SYSTEMS WARRANTY AND LIMITATIONS
Ramset warrants that new TF1200
Magazine systems power fastening
tools, parts and accessories will be
free from defects in material and
workmanship for the period shown
below.
TWO-YEAR/50,000 SHOT WARRANTY
A two-year/50,000 shot warranty, which
ever comes first, 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/10,000 SHOT WARRANTY
A six-month/10,000 shot warranty applies
to the following parts, which are considered
normal wearing parts:
• Bumper
• Piston Assembly
• Metal Seal Rings
• Piston Rings
The warranty period is based off of tool
build date, determined from the tool serial
number. Ramset may extend the warranty
time frame from the date of purchase with
a qualifying document proving date of
purchase.
WARRANTY STATEMENT
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 Ramset specification, size, or
quality, improperly maintained, repaired
with other than genuine TF1200 replacement parts, damaged in transit or handling,
or which, in Ramset’s opinion, has been
altered or repaired in a way that affects or
detracts from the performance of the tool.
Ramset 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.
Ramset 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.
Ramset reserves the right to change
specifications, equipment, or designs
at any time without notice and without
incurring obligation.
Ramset’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.
WARRANTY
13
FOR TOOL REPAIR SERVICE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED RAMSET DISTRIBUTOR OR TO FIND
YOUR NEAREST RAMSET TOOL REPAIR CENTER
VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.RAMSET.COM
OR CALL 800-241-5640 (CANADA 1-800-387-9692)
Concrete Fastening Systems
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
800-RAMSET6 (1-800-726-7386)
(Canada 1-800-387-9692)
www.ramset.com
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