ET&F Fastening Systems, Inc., the world's leading supplier of pneumatic fastening systems for steel and concrete construction.About the Company
FIBER CEMENT SIDING INSTALLATION
ET&F pins are specified by name in James Hardie Building Product's ICC Evaluation Service Reports ESR-1844 for HardiePanel and ESR-2290 for HardiePlank and also in national building code reports of several other brands of fiber cement siding. ET&F pins are further recognized for use with James Hardie brand siding in Florida product approval FL10892. This recognition is the result of several test programs jointly sponsored by James Hardie Building Products and ET&F.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Testing has shown that different siding applications require different fasteners. To determine which fastener is right for your project, several parameters must be known:
- What is the thickness (i.e. gauge) of the steel stud framing?
Studs must be minimum 33 mil (20ga) to use pin fasteners with fiber cement siding. Generally, maximum stud thickness is limited to 97 mil (12ga).
- What is the total thickness of material being fastened?
To determine fastener length, add the thickness of siding plus insulation and/or sheathing, plus stud thickness and add a minimum 5/16in so that the pin point completely protrudes through the metal stud.
- Which siding product is being installed, lap siding, panel products or trim?
See tool and fastener selection guide below.
- If installing lap siding, will the fastener pattern be blind nailed or face nailed?
For blind nailing applications, use the Model 510 Panelfast® tool and AGS-100 series pins with 5/16in diameter heads. The large head provides maximum clamping force which securely fastens each board. Blind nailing is the most common method for siding installation as it conceals most of the fasteners.
For face nailing installation, use the Model E45 tool with AKN-100-XXXX HA series pins. The 1/4in diameter heads of the AKN-100 pins are less visible and are preferred by James Hardie for this application. (Note that other siding manufacturers recommend the same pins for both blind nailing and face nailing applications.) Face nailing is usually specified in areas of high wind and/or when the exposure of the plank is eight inches or greater.
Fiber cement trim is a decorative, non-load bearing product that is available in a variety of thickness from 7/16in to 1in. For installations requireing fasteners 2in or shorter, use the Model 110A Trimfast® tool with AST-075 trim head pins. For difficult jobs requiring pins up to 3in long, use the Model 210 heavy duty Trimfast® tool and AST-100 pins. Consult trim manufacturers instructions for fastening requirements for specific trim products.
STEEL FRAMING MODEL 500M
STUCCOFAST® SYSTEM FOR STUCCO LATH
The system includes the STEEL FRAMING Model 500M Tool with magnetic washer holder, ET&F coiled pins and pins and steel or plastic washers which capture and contain the wire lath. The sequential fire operation and adjustable overdrive control enable a perfect fastening with each pull of the trigger. Like all ET&F cold formed steel framing tools, the STEEL FRAMING Model 500M pneumatic tool is powered by a standard air compressor operating at a maximum 120psi air pressure.
The fastest, safest, lowest cost, easiest way to attach stucco lath and insulation to cold formed steel framing.
PANELFAST® SYSTEM FOR WOOD, GYPSUM & CEMENT PANELS TO STEEL
The PANELFAST® Model 510 Tool and AGS-100 pins comprise the Panelfast system. The sequential fire Model 510 pneumatic tool has adjustable depth control that precisely places the pin at the desired depth in plywood, gypsum sheathing, Dens Glass Gold, Fiberock, fiber cement siding and even vinyl siding. One tool does it all!
The exclusive design of the Model 510 tool drives the largest 0.100” headed pin on the market, providing maximum wind pressure resistance even in gypsum based sheathing materials. The tool accepts pins 1-1/2”, 2” and 2-1/2” in length and is designed for use with steel 27mil (22ga) to 68mil (14ga) thickness.
MODEL E45 FOR FACE NAILING SIDING, STEEL-TO-STEEL AND GYPSUM WALL BOARD FASTENING
Using sheet plastic collation, this system eliminates plastic residue from under the head of driven pins for a clean installation. The tool operates at a maximum air pressure of 120psi and has the power to attach fiber cement siding to steel as thick as 97mil (12ga). Reduce the air pressure and adjust the overdrive knob and the tool accurately attaches wallboard to steel as thin as 20ga.
The Model E45 handles pins 1" long to 2-1/2" long. For face nailing fiber cement siding, use AKN-100-XXXXHA pins. For fastening interior wall board, use ADW-100 pins. For select steel-to-steel applications of up to two layers of 54mil (16ga) with rigid bracing use ASK-100-XXXXH pins.
This versatile tool can also be used for special applications requiring wire collated pins or stainless steel pins. Call for details.
OUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL FOR CONCRETE AND 3/16” STEEL SUBSTRATES
The ergonomically designed Aerico® 90 tool drives ASM-144 pins and AKN-144 pins into both steel and concrete substrates. Fasteners are available either taped or plastic collated.
At 150psi air pressure, this tool will fasten plywood underlayment to concrete, or attach an OSB roof panel to 3/16” steel members. Adjust the air pressure to 120psi and the Aerico® 90 will fasten fiber cement siding to concrete masonry units.
The Model 210 tool drives AST-100 t-nail style pins to attach fiber cement and/or wood trim to concrete masonry units or cold formed steel framing 68mil (14ga) and lighter. Stainless steel pins are available to fit this tool.
Other common uses are fastening wood and metal furring, drywall track, and metal lath. The standard Model 210 accepts pins from 1" to 2-1/2" long; specify the Model 210T and the capacity increases to 3" long pins.
The tool features an easy-load magazine, adjustable drive control and comes standard with a durable plastic carrying case. At 115psi maximum air pressure, the tool consistently countersinks the fasteners even when used with James Hardie XLD® 5/4 trim.