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Senco® Adds Two 16 Gauge Models to Fusion™ Cordless Pneumatic Line

September 15, 2011 - Mischel Schonberg

New F-16 Finish Nailers Maximize Performance, Portability and Cost-Savings

CINCINNATI (September 15, 2011) -- Senco, the leader in professional power fastening technology, is adding two 16 gauge tools to its award-winning line-up of Fusion™ cordless pneumatic nailers.

Powered by a self-contained compressed air cylinder, the new F-16 drives up to 500 nails per full battery charge. It is available in either a straight (Model F-16S) or a 20-degree angled version (Model F-16A), and comes equipped with one battery, a charger and a rugged canvas carrying case.

“We’ve had tremendous success converting pneumatic, battery, and gas-powered customers to the F-15 and the F-18,” says Dave Moore, Senco’s director of Fusion technology. “Now we have solutions for people who prefer a 16 gauge finish nailer.”

Fusion combines the best features of cordless and pneumatic technologies. The patented Reflex Shot design delivers an instant trigger response so there isn’t any ramp-up time. Fusion also eliminates fuel cells, along with the expense, fumes and cleaning associated with them.

“Many gas tool users who have switched to Fusion technology report savings of up to $300 a year. Plus, we’ve eliminated the downtime cost of running out of fuel in the middle of a job,” adds Moore.

Fusion’s 18V Lithium-ion battery can reach an 80% charge in just 15 minutes and a full charge in under an hour. Unlike many other Li-ion units, the Fusion battery can be charged “hot” to save time.

At 6 pounds, the ergonomically balanced Fusion nailers are nearly 2.5 pounds lighter than competitive battery powered models, and can be comfortably operated with one hand.

Users can choose either sequential firing or contact actuation depending on the job. The tool-free adjustable depth-of-drive feature combined with the nose mounted LED work surface light ensures accurate fastener placement and counter sinks.

Understanding Fusion Technology
Fusion technology incorporates an 18V Lithium-ion battery, but it is a misconception that the battery actually produces the drive power. Instead, Fusion uses 130psi of self-contained compressed air as its driving method.

Housed within the air cylinder are traditional pneumatic tool components – a piston, driver blade and bumper. When the trigger is pulled, the user experiences the power and feel of a pneumatic nailer as stored energy is released, forcing the piston down into the nail to drive it powerfully and consistently, even into hardwoods. The Li-ion battery’s only function is to power the small motor that returns the piston to the ready position to drive the next fastener. The air pressure is pre-set at the factory, permanently sealed and never needs recharging.

Fusion cordless pneumatic nailers are available from SENCO dealers nationwide. For more information, visit www.senco.com.

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About Senco

For nearly 60 years, Senco has been recognized around the world as the leading name in fasteners and power fastening tools for use in wood-to-wood construction, remodeling and a variety of industrial applications.

Senco’s comprehensive line of air-, battery- and gas-powered nailers, staplers and screwguns are available through professional distribution outlets in more than 40 countries.

The company proudly manufactures more than 750 styles, types and sizes of fasteners in its Cincinnati, Ohio facility.

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