New Metal Connector Nailers Offer Extended Magazines

SENCO has added two new pneumatic nail guns with increased magazine capacity to its JoistPro line of metal connector nailers. The new JoistPro 150MXP and JoistPro 250MXP, used for fastening metal structural connectors like joist hangers, seismic/hurricane straps and rafter ties, feature several design innovations beyond magazine size that improve durability and boost productivity on the jobsite.

The JoistPro 150MXP fires 1 1/2-inch nails ranging from .131 to .148 inches in diameter. Its new magazine holds two strips of SENCO paper-tape collated nails, cutting downtime for reloading in half. The 150MXP also features a redesigned adjustable hook made from heavier-gauge steel, allowing the nailer to be securely hung from a tool belt or rafter when not in use. 

It weighs just 5.3 pounds, allowing pros to work longer with less fatigue. The tool features a nose design that exposes each nail tip before it fires for exact placement into the pre-punched holes in metal connecting hardware.

SENCO’s more powerful JoistPro 250MXP fires 1 1/2-inch to 2 1/2-inch nails ranging from .131 to .162 inches in diameter. Like the 150MXP, the 250MXP features an increased-capacity magazine that holds two strips of paper-tape collated nails. It also includes the updated belt/rafter hook. 

Additionally, the 250MXP features an all-new nosepiece that provides accurate nail placement into pre-punched metal framing hardware. The redesigned nosepiece is sharper and more pronounced, making it easier to probe the pre-punched holes on metal connectors and achieve a perfect, flush drive every time. Durability updates have also been made to the 250MXP’s depth-of-drive wheel, which allows users to drive nails to a consistent, controllable depth. 

The tool features a rear-load magazine that captures the fastener by the head, so there’s no need for manual adjustments when switching between standard 1 ½-inch nails and the 2 ½-inch nails required by code in hurricane and seismic zones. 

According to the manufacturer, both products include all the leading features that are hallmarks of the JoistPro line, including a 360-degree adjustable exhaust port that directs blowback away from the user; a lockout that prevents dry firing and signals the user when it is time to reload; a full-comfort grip that reduces fatigue and minimizes slipping; and the power to drive nails into even the toughest substrates, such as engineered lumber. 

For more information, visit www.senco.com

Pneumatic Mini LED Light Pole Is Released

Larson Electronics' new pneumatic mini LED light pole

Larson Electronics’ new pneumatic mini LED light pole

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new pneumatic mini LED light pole. This air powered mini light tower is equipped with two LED light heads that produce 1,368 lumens of bright, white light while drawing only 18 watts.

The PLM-13.5-NAC-2XLEDP3W-3-1227 is a pneumatic mini light pole that safely and effectively allows operators to elevate the two included high intensity LED lights to a maximum height of 13.5 feet. On the top of the pneumatic mast, Larson Electronics has constructed an aluminum mounting plate that holds two of their LEDP3W-3 lights which produce a total of 1,368 lumens of intense light output. Each light bar contains three CREE XLamp XR-E three watt LEDs that produce 228 lumens each. They are paired with high purity optics to produce a tightly focused 10 degree spot beam approximately 375¹ long. The lamps are IP68 rated waterproof and can be adjusted independently of each other for maximum area coverage.

The tower is constructed of high strength, heat treated aluminum tubing for strength and durability. The tower is comprised of four sections, and includes a locking top mounting plate for easy removal of lights or cameras. The mast is elevated using an air compressor, sold separately. An air release valve located at the base of this pneumatic mast allows operators to lower the tower. The 16/3 AWG wiring is internally routed so there is no loose wiring exposed when the tower is collapsed. The PML-13.5-NAC includes a three-wire internal wiring harness with 12 inches extending from both ends for easy installation and connection.

These lights are multi-voltage and can be operated with voltages ranging from 120 to 277 volrs AC via an inline transformer, making them ideal for connecting to power from vehicles and boats. The encapsulated AC to DC transformer steps 120-277 AC down to DC voltage. This transformer has 20 feet of oil and chemical resistant SOOW cable on the output side that connects the LED light to the transformer, and 5 feet of SOOW cable on the input side and terminated in an industrial grade 5-15 plug.