How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use one effectively and safely.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Hearing protection

You'll need the power actuated tool, of course, and safety goggles, not safety glasses.

You'll need special drive pin fasteners and power loads.