Operating Instruction Manual Low Velocity Powder Actuated

Model BP301
Operating Instruction Manual
Low Velocity Powder Actuated Fastening Tool
WARNING!
DO NOT OPERATE THE BP301 TOOL UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND
RECEIVED PROPER TRAINING ACCORDING TO ANSI STANDARD A 10.3-1995. BY READING THIS
MANUAL IT CAN HELP AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING!
PRIOR TO OPERATING THE BP301 TOOL, PLEASE STUDY THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND DEVELOP A
THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENTS. PROPER TRAINING ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT ANSI
STANDARD A 10.3, SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR POWDER ACTUATED FASTENING SYSTEMS MUST BE
COMPLETED AND A BLUE POINT FASTENERS QUALIFIED OPERATOR CARD MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO
OPERATION OF THE TOOL. STATE, LOCAL, OR OTHER REGULATIONS SHOULD ALSO BE FOLLOWED. LAWS,
REGUATIONS, AND STANDARDS REGARDING THE USE OF POWDER ACTUATED TOOLS MAY PERIODICALLY BE
REVISED WITHOUT NOTICE. ANY SUCH REVISIONS MAY CHANGE THE SAFETY AND OPERATING PROCEDURES
DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL. BLUE POINT FASTENERS, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH REVISIONS
WHICH OCCUR AFTER PUBLICATION OF THIS MANUAL. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO MAINTAIN
ALL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS THAT APPLY TO THE POWDER ACTUATED
TOOLS.
DANGER! TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH:
NEVER PLACE YOUR HAND AT THE END OF THE FASTENER GUIDE OF THE BP301 TOOL.
OPERATORS AND BYSTANDERS AROUND THE TOOL BEING USED MUST USE EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.
ALWAYS ASSUME THAT THE TOOL IS LOADED WITH A LOAD. NEVER PLACE YOUR FINGERS ON THE TRIGGER OF
THE LOADED OR UNLOADED TOOL UNTIL THE TOOL FASTENER GUIDE IS AGAINST THE WORK BASE AND YOU
ARE READY TO DO A FASTENING. IF THE TOOL ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS HIS/HER HAND OR ANY PART OF THE
BODY, THE PISTON CAN ENTER THE BODY AND CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE OPERATOR OF THIS BP35 TOOL READS AND UNDERSTANDS THE FULL
MANUAL OF THE TOOL AND COMPLETED THE OPERATORS EXAM WITH A 100% GRADE. THE WARRANTY DOES
NOT APPLY UNTIL BLUE POINT FASTENERS, INC. RECEIVES A COPY OF OPERATORS EXAM AND A COPY OF YOUR
RECEIPT WHEN THE TOOL WAS PURCHASED.
WARRANTY
All warranties or products described herein, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are specifically excluded, with the following exceptions: Blue Point Fasteners
will repair or replace, at its option, any tool, part or element holding that, within 90 days after the sale. If Blue
Point is found to be responsible for a defective part in material or workmanship, excluding normal wear. THIS
IS THE ONLY WARRANTY AND REMEDY BLUE POINT HAS AVAILABLE AND IS IN NO EVENT FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, is available.
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INTRODUCTION
The BP301 is an economically designed tool that produces high productivity and dependable performance.
This semi-automatic tool makes it easy to operate and allows for fast maintenance making it easy to repair in
minutes. BP301 handles all .300” and 8mm head diameter drive pins from 1/2” to 3” shank lengths and 1/4”
threaded studs.
PREPERATION
Base materials acceptable to shoot:
Powder-actuated fastening is suitable for use in the
following base material only:
-Poured concrete
-Structural Steel
-Masonry Joints
Never attempt to fasten into any other type of
material. Fastening into other types of materials
can cause serious injury.
Unacceptable Base materials that should
not be fastened to:
Never attempt to fasten into very hard or brittle
materials such as cast iron, tile, glass or rocks of
any kind. These materials can shatter, break,
causing the base material and fragments to pop up
or fly freely and cause serious injury to the tool
operator and others around the operator.
Never attach directly to a base where it can easily
penetrate like wood or gypsum board. These types
of materials may cause the fasteners to skip
through to the other side making it dangerous for
other people who are around.
Never fasten into a base material that fails the
center punch test. Failure to check the suitability of
the base material can cause serious injury to the
eyes or other body parts.
Center Punch Test
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN
PERFORMING THIS TEST.
1. Always check the hardness of the base
where you are to fasten.
2. Using a fastener as a center punch, strike
the fastener against the work surface with a
regular hammer and check the results.
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CENTER PUNCH TEST RESULT
SAFETY AT WORK
1. If the fastener point is flattened, the material is too
hard for a powder actuated fastening.
2. If the fastener easily penetrates the material, the
material is too soft.
3. If the material cracks or shatters, the material is
too fragile.
4. If the fastener causes a small indentation into the
material, the material is suitable for powder
actuated fastening.
SELECTION OF LOADS AND SAFETY
1. Always make a fastening test after being sure that
the base material is suitable for powder actuated
fasteners. Failing to determine the appropriate
power level to be used may result in the use of
excessive power, allowing the fastener to pass
completely through the work material, causing
severe injury or death to others who maybe in the
path of the fastener.
1. Operators and by standers must always wear safety
glasses and approved hearing protection. Failure to
do so can result in blindness or serious eye injury
from debris and hearing loss for unprotected
exposure to constant or repeated noise from the
fastening tool.
2. Keep the work area clear of by standers and
unnecessary materials that may interfere with the
safe operation of the tool. Operating the tool in a
congested or disorderly area may affect the ability
to operate safely.
3. Never operate the tool when flammable or
explosive materials are nearby. Powder loads burn
and create sparks when fired and could ignite these
materials or vapors.
2. All operators must always select the level of the
loads by the power level to avoid the use of
incorrect loading for the same reason as that of #1.
4. Always provide warning signs within 50' of the area
where fastening is taken place. Sign should state:
"Caution powder actuated tool in use." Failure to
warn others can result in serious injury or death to
them. Contact your supervisor for this sign.
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fired accidentally.
SAFE HANDLING OF TOOLS
1. Always make sure that the tool is working
properly before attempting to use. Follow daily
check function, see the example below and
described instructions in the maintenance
section.
6. Always store the tool unloaded and keep the tool
and loads safely locked in a tool box. Keep keys
away from children and unauthorized/ unlicensed
persons.
2. Always use loads directly selected from a box
indicating the type of load power and number.
Never attempt to use a load that is loose or out of
its box (must be from a box).
3. Never transport loads in pockets with loose pins
or other hard objects. Doing so may cause the
loads to fire.
4. Never load a tool unless you intend to use
immediately to insure of it being used. Loading a
tool and not using it in the work place may result
in the tool accidentally being discharged by
others.
7. Always keep the tool pointed away from yourself
and others.
8. Never carry a loaded tool around the work area.
9. Never play with the tool.
10. Using tools in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning
tools or handling charges may result in exposure
to lead and other substances known to cause
birth defects and physical damage. Have
adequate ventilation at all times and wash
thoroughly after exposure.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
5. Never place your hands or any other body part on
the loading end of the tool. It can cause serious
injury by the fastener or piston must the tool be
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• Length: 13.39"
•Weight: 5.07 LBS
•Load Caliber: .27 caliber strip loads (all power
levels)
• Firing Action: Semi-automatic
•Fastener Capacity: 1/2"to 3"
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Selection Guide for Pin
.300 Head, .145 Shank, Flat Head Drive Pin
Blue Point Part #
PD13F10K
PD19F10
PD25F10
PD32F10
PD37F10
PD52F10
PD62F10
PD76F10
Shank Length
1/2" Knurled
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
1-1/2"
2"
2-1/2"
3"
.300 Head Diameter Drive Pin w/ Top Hat
Blue Point Part #
PDTH13F10K
PDTH16F10K
PDTH19F10
PDTH25F10
Shank Length
1/2" Knurled
5/8" Knurled
3/4"
1"
.300 Head, .145 Shank Pin w/ 1" Metal Washer
Blue Point Part #
PDW19-19F10
PDW25-27F10
PDW25-32F10
PDW25-38F10
PDW25-51F10
PDW25-63F10
PDW25-76F10
Shank Length
3/4" w/ ¾” washer
1"
1-1/4"
1-1/2"
2"
2-1/2"
3"
1/4"-20 Threaded Stud w/ .300 Cap
Blue Point Part #
M1/4PH-13-13F10K
M1/4PH-13-25F10
M1/4PH-19-13F10K
M1/4PH-19-25F10
M1/4PH-19-32F10
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Thread Length/Shank Length
1/2" / 1/2" Knurled
1/2" / 1"
3/4" / 1/2" Knurled
3/4" / 1"
3/4" / 1-1/4"
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.300 Head, .145 Shank Pin w/ 90 Degree Angle Clip
Blue Point Part #
PDAC90-25F10
PDAC90-32F10
Shank Length
1"
1-1/4"
.300 Head, .145 Shank Pin w/ 120 Degree Angle Clip
Blue Point Part #
PDAC120-25F10
PDAC120-32F10
Shank Length
1"
1-1/4"
.300 Head, .145 Shank Pin w/90 Degree Angle Clip & Top Hat
Blue Point Part #
PDACTH90-22F10
Shank Length
7/8"
.300 Head, 1" X .145 Shank Pin w/ EMT Clip
Blue Point Part #
PDCC50-25F10
PDCC75-25F10
PDCC100-25F10
Description
1/2" EMT w/ 1” Pin
3/4" EMT w/ 1” Pin
1" EMT w/ 1” Pin
Power Loads Selection Guide
Product Number
27LS11L3
27LS11L4
27LS11L5
27LS11L6
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Description
27 Caliber strip loads, Green
27 Caliber strip loads, Yellow
27 Caliber strip loads, Red
27 Caliber strip loads, Purple
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FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN INJURY TO
THE TOOL OPERATOR OR BYSTANDERS
FASTENER DRIVING SAFETY
1. Only use the tool for fastening into a
suitable base material.
2. Do not fire the tool without a fastener. The
shooting of an instrument without a
fastener can cause the piston to strike the
work surface, and can cause serious injury
to you and others in the work area.
3. Always use spall guard protection whenever
possible to minimize the flying particles or
debris.
4. Always hold the tool perpendicular to and
firmly against the work surface. Otherwise, it
could allow a fastener to ricochet which
could cause serious injury or death to
operator or bystanders.
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5. Never attempt to drive a fastener close to
an edge or other fastener. See the
installation page.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MISFIRE
PROCEDURES
If the tool does not fire after pulling the
trigger, continue to hold the tool against
the work surface for at least 30 seconds.
Then carefully open the tool, remove the
load and put in a can of water or other nonflammable liquid. Never discard loads into a
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dumpster.
Fastening wood to concrete
If the tool becomes stuck or jammed with a
powder charge, keep the tool pointed in a
safe direction and immediately labeled
"Danger do not use defective". Lock the tool
in a box and contact your local dealer for
assistance from Blue Point.
APPLICATIONS OF FASTENERS
BP301 tool can be used for a wide range of
fastening needs in a variety of base
materials. Read and follow these important
instructions for fastening guidelines will
help you get the best results from your tool,
fasteners and powder loads and as well as
helping to do these operations safely and
effectively.
Powder actuated fastening are permanent
solutions to try to remove a bra concrete or
steel can result in serious injury.
FASTENING TO CONCRETE
For fastening in concrete, keep a minimum
distance of 3" between fastening and 3"of
any free edge. Concrete thickness should be
at least three times the expected depth of
penetration into the concrete. The primary
exception to the 3” edge distance can occur
in an application where lower sill, of
necessity, reduces the edge.
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Penetration of thin gauge metal
Fasteners driven in concrete too close to an
edge can cause the concrete edge to fail or
fasteners to fly free or concrete can crack if
driven too close together.
FASTENING TO CONCRETE BLOCKS
OR MASONARY WALLS
Although this application is not
recommended, when used, care must be
taken to observe a 3” edge distance to
avoid cracking the block and superior
penetration of the fastener to avoid a loss
in the holding value. Fastening can be done
in horizontal joints, but not in the vertical
joints.
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FASTENING TO STEEL
BP35 tool can be used for fastening on the
flat surfaces of structural steel. For steel
fastening, always maintain a minimum of 11/2 "between the fasteners and 1/2" from
any edge.
Operating Instructions
DAILY FUNCTION TEST
Always check the tool first to ensure that it
does not contains a strip or fastener. Try
the tool repeatedly pressing the muzzle
bushing completely on a hard surface and
pull the trigger. You should hear an audible
clicking sound while pulling on the trigger.
Let up on the tool and make sure the barrel
is open to semi-open position.
OPERATING THE BP301 TOOL
1. After checking to make sure that the tool is
not loaded, point it in a safe direction and
make sure the barrel is fully extended and
close the tool to the semi-closed position.
This ensures that the piston is in position
for the next fastening operation. Use the
spall guard whenever possible to minimize
the risk of being struck by flying debris.
2. With your finger off the trigger, place the
fastener, point out, into the end of the
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fastener guide until the end is inside the
fastener guide completely. STOP
immediately if excessive force is required;
inspect the barrel to find out why the
fastener is not entering the fastener guide
easily. Do not continue to use the tool
unless the problem is corrected. DO NOT
use excessive force when inserting a
fastener. NEVER load a fastener with your
finger on the trigger.
3. With the tool pointed in a safe direction
and your finger off the trigger, insert the
strip in the tool through the bottom of the
handle. Make sure the load is inserted
correctly.
4. After shooting pull the fastener guide out
on the tool and push it back in, this will
allow the strip to advance.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Excessive
penetration
Tool does not fire
The tool does not
fully depress
Reduction or loss of
power
The powder load
does not advance
Solution
Power level too high or pin is
too short/ base material too
soft
The firing pin is damaged or
tool is not being fully
depressed.
Tool was assembled incorrectly
or damaged parts.
Use a lower charge level. Check
the base material and make
sure it’s not too weak.
-The tool must be pressed flat
against the base.
-Replace the damaged part.
Contact your distributor or call
the offices of Blue Point
Fasteners.
The barrel of the tool is not
The barrel must be removed
returning to its correct position completely to return the piston
or the piston is damaged.
back into place or replace the
piston.
Advance lever is worn.
Advance lever needs to be
replaced.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING TOOL
All parts should be cleaned with oil detergent and wire brushes supplied with the tool kit.
Remove heavy dirt build-up with the brush. After cleaning with detergent oil, all parts should
be wiped thoroughly dry. Excess oil will tend to accumulate dirt and dust. Use eye protection
when cleaning the tool. Excess dirt or dust on the piston and cylinder assembly of the receiver
must be cleaned daily. Please review the condition of the piston to check for damage or
deformation. For the tool to perform in good operating condition and work well, it is necessary
to disassemble and clean the tool when the dirt collects on the side chamber or the tools seems
to be losing power. If the tool seems to be losing power check for collected dirt in the chamber,
this may cause loss of power. All parts must be cleaned as above with oil and brushes. Be sure
to dry all parts when assembling your tool. Depending on tool use, general maintenance has to
be done every six months.
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How to repair a damaged piston
The piston is used very frequently and must
be replaced periodically. Typical signs of a
worn piston are broken, bent or enlarged
head.
Before performing maintenance to a tool,
make sure there is no powder load in the
BP35 tool. When taking the tool apart do
not lose or damage any other part of the
tool.
1. Rotate the annular spring off the
pawl using a flat screwdriver.
2. Remove the pawl by lifting it up and
away from the tool body.
3. Slide the piston sleeve and front
barrel assembly out of the tool
body.
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4. Remove the piston sleeve and front
barrel assembly.
5. Unseat and remove the shear clip by
prying it up with a flat screwdriver.
Remove the clip from the barrel by
prying it up and away from the
groove in the barrel. Use care to
keep the clip from flying free when it
is removed.
6. Separate the front barrel and
fastener guide from the piston
sleeve.
7. Slide the piston out of the piston
sleeve and slide the fastener guide
out of the front barrel.
8. The tool is now disassembled for
normal cleaning. Inspect all the
parts for wear and tear or damage.
Clean or replace if needed, use
detergent oil and cleaning brushes
to remove dirt and powder residues.
Wipe all parts dry before
reassembled. Wear safety goggles
when cleaning tool parts.
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To assemble the tool BP301
1. Reassemble the tool in the reverse
order of disassembly. When sliding
the front barrel onto the piston
sleeve, align the groove in the piston
sleeve with the groove in the front
barrel.
2. Align the groove in the piston sleeve
with the pawl opening in the tool
body when placing the barrel
assembly into the tool body. Replace
the pawl and install the annular
spring.
CAUTION: The test should be done without a fastener
or load in the tool.
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Item #
PART #
DESCRIPTION
Item #
PART #
DESCRIPTION
1
BP301-01
Spall guard
14
BP301-14
Tool body
2
BP301-02
Base Plate
15
BP301-15
Push Pin
3
BP301-03
Shear clip
16
BP301-16
Trigger assembly
4
BP301-04
Fastener guide
BP301-16-1
Advance Arm
5
BP301-05
Piston with piston ring
17
BP301-17
Screw, Trigger
6
BP301-06
Piston sleeve
18
BP301-18
Sear holder
7
BP301-07
Bolt (M6 X 18) 2pcs
19
BP301-19
Sear spring
8
BP301-08
Stop (PAWL)
20
BP301-20
Sear
9
BP301-09
Annular spring
21
BP301-21
Firing pin assembly
10
BP301-10
Ball (Dia. 6mm)
22
BP301-22
Firing pin spring
11
BP301-11
Liner
23
BP301-23
Sear holder return spring
12
BP301-12
Detent Ball 2pcs
24
BP301-24
Cover plug
13
BP301-13
Detent spring 2pcs
25
BP301-25
Rubber handle assembly
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