How to Use a Hilti Gun

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How to Use a Hilti Gun
Hilti's guns are designed to drive fasteners into concrete, steel and other materials. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Hilti's latest fastening guns are gas-driven, which allows for extra portability because compressors aren't required. Hilti's guns are designed to drive fasteners into concrete, steel and other materials that would be difficult to penetrate manually. They also provide speed advantages over a manual nailing hammer. Gas cans are specially designed for the tool. For best results, learn how to prepare, operate and care for your Hilti gun properly before you begin.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Gas can
  • Fasteners

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  1. 1

    Pull the nail pusher back until it engages and slide nails (also called fasteners) into the magazine. The gun takes four strips of 10 nails, but can accept less. It won't work with less than three. Release the nail pusher and let it slide forward.

  2. 2

    Open the gas can cover and insert the gas can into the compartment with the valve going in first. Allow the clip to engage and shut the cover. Press the gun against your work surface three times without pulling the trigger to reset everything.

  3. 3

    Push the button labelled "Gas" to see how much gas you have in the can. Don't press the gun against a work surface when you do this. The more green LEDs, the more gas is available. A red light indicates that the gas is empty and flashing green indicates that the gun is about to run out of gas.

  4. 4

    Position the nose of the Hilti gun against the work surface at a right angle to the surface and press it against the work surface as far as possible. Pull the trigger to drive the nail into the surface.

  5. 5

    Lift the tool away from the surface and unload the gun by opening the cover of the gas can compartment and removing the can. Remove any remaining fasteners.

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