The new Hilti X-76 Punch Through Resistant fastening tool features a piston brake system designed to resist “punch through” when the steel beam is missed during fastening. Ideal for fastening metal deck to structural steel or metal joist (minimum quarter-inch thick), the X-76 can be used for wind tacking and fastening multi-level erections. Capable of driving fasteners at the average rate of 600 per hour, the company says the system provides high quality, consistent fastening while providing maximum safety for users and bystanders and reducing the amount of touch-up work needed. Additionally, the Hilti X-76 is easy to assemble and disassemble, requiring no tools.

Hilti Inc., P.O. Box 21148, Tulsa, OK 74121; (866) 445-8827; fax (800) 879-7000;