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Trakfast concrete nailer - where to rent near Naperville/Aurora

I was hoping anyone on the board who does construction/etc might see this and be able to point me in the right direction.

I'm looking for a tool called the Trakfast - it is a concrete nailer (made by the Ramset company) that is used for nailing steel drywall track to soft concrete or cinder block.

http://www.ramset.com/pdfs/TF1200_SellSheet.pdf

I've done some googling and calling of rental places, but no dice...

Any ideas?
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you can try calling homedepot (rental dept) if they have it.

I know HD and menards both sell the guns to shoot studs into concrete, pricey thou.
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Not sure something like that can be rented ... my understanding is you have to have a license to use one of those, because I think they use something similar to a shotgun casing to make it work? I don't remember exactly.

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I was hoping anyone on the board who does construction/etc might see this and be able to point me in the right direction.

I'm looking for a tool called the Trakfast - it is a concrete nailer (made by the Ramset company) that is used for nailing steel drywall track to soft concrete or cinder block.

http://www.ramset.com/pdfs/TF1200_SellSheet.pdf

I've done some googling and calling of rental places, but no dice...

Any ideas?
Thats a tool designed for pro's to work fast . You can just buy a ''stud gun'' or a ''ramset'' thats a single shot . Home Depot has them . I am assuming you dont have a 15k sqft basement .

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Thats a tool designed for pro's to work fast . You can just buy a ''stud gun'' or a ''ramset'' thats a single shot . Home Depot has them . I am assuming you dont have a 15k sqft basement .
From what I've read, Trakfast is designed for soft block/concrete - I've used a ramset before, and I'm very concerned about blowing out parts of the flexi-core.
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From what I've read, Trakfast is designed for soft block/concrete - I've used a ramset before, and I'm very concerned about blowing out parts of the flexi-core.
If its just for block , use a less powerful load . You can also use Tapcons if no one rents the Trakfast. It will take a little longer .

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If its just for block , use a less powerful load . You can also use Tapcons if no one rents the Trakfast. It will take a little longer .
I've been using tapcons, and I'm gonna be there for a week drilling/screwing, even with a hammer drill.

But I may just continue to use the tapcons if I can;t find the trakfast - it uses a different type of fastener and the gun is designed to keep the penetration of the nail consistent, regardless of what you're nailing. This helps to avoid the "blow out" that a regular impact nailer can cause.
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Ramset trakfast cordless drywall fasterner model tf1100 used-$185

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/tls/3185151503.html
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ramset with light loads

also try calling rent rite or route 12 rental

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They sell a punch that you load with a 22long and it sets into
concrete ,the kit comes with assorted nails and shells I bought
mine about 10 years ago and paid about $40 BUCKS I think the other
kit which is the same type of set up but a gun is roughly $135.00 these
products should be able to find at most hardware stores might have to ask
the store clerk it may be off shelves
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