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Paslode® Honored in 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Awards Recognize the Industry’s Best Tools, Accessories and Fasteners

VERNON HILLS, IL – December 10, 2014 – Paslode, the driving force in fastening systems for the past 50 years, was recently recognized with two 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards from Pro Tool Reviews. Honoring the most innovative, high-quality professional tools, accessories and fasteners in the industry, this year’s Pro Tool Innovation Awards included Paslode’s TetraGRIP™ Subfloor Fastening System and the CF325Li Li-ion Cordless Framing Nailer among its list of winners.

A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers. The following Paslode products were named winners in their respective categories.

TetraGRIP™ Subfloor Fastening System

Winner: Nailers—Subfloor

The TetraGRIP™ Subfloor Fastening System is a technological breakthrough in subfloor fastening for the residential builder. TetraGRIP drives like a nail and holds like a screw. It eliminates the age-old problem of subfloor nail squeaks for more quiet comfortable floors that increase homeowners’ satisfaction and reduce builders’ call-back costs. In 2012, TetraGRIP became the first system to earn a “No Nail Squeak” certification from the Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center).

The revolutionary system features a patented barb threaded fastener that rotates as it drives, to bond with wood fibers for superior holding power. TetraGRIP is installed with its own pneumatic nailer and makes for a fast and consistent one-step system installation in the field, boosting framers’ productivity.

The Pro Tool Review team notes that, “The fastener in the TetraGRIP system is simply genius.”

CF325Li Li-ion Cordless Framing Nailer

Winner: Nailers—Cordless Fuel

The CF325Li Li-ion Cordless Framing Nailer system from Paslode offers the highest level of efficiency with unrivaled power and precision. Designed to simplify the framing process from start to finish, the system’s innovative Fuel+Nail Combo Pack includes 1,000 or 3,000 nails perfectly matched with the right amount of fuel so users never run out of fuel.

The versatile system is equipped with a rechargeable 7.4V Li-ion battery, which provides 50 percent longer run time than a NiCd battery and drives up to 6,000 nails per charge. The one-hour Rapid Charger also offers the option for a two-minute quick charge, which allows the battery to drive up to 200 nails.

With its compact, cordless design, the system not only allows for portable freedom but also easily fits between 16-inch O.C. studs, joists and roof trusses for unbeatable results. Adding to the efficiency, the depth of drive allows the user to instantly adjust nail depth – even while wearing gloves.

The Pro Tool Review team notes that, “Matching the fuel cells and nails in one combo pack so that both are replaced at the same time is a great way to gauge how much fuel you have left with some leeway for 100 – 200 extra shots. We also love that the rapid charger has a two-minute quick charge option to help get the last few nails in – if your battery runs low.”

“Certain manufacturers go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “These winners deserve a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor or DIYer.”

“We’re honored that both the TetraGRIP Subfloor Fastening System and the CF325Li Li-ion Cordless Framing Nailer system were recognized in the 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards,” stated Christelle Imhof, Director of Marketing at Paslode. “Our commitment to innovative, high performing fastening solutions never stops as the last 50 years have shown. Allowing contractors to efficiently and effectively deliver top-quality results in their jobs every day is what we stand for. We are proud that Pro Tool Reviews has recognized Paslode for continuing to set industry standards.”

For more information about the 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards and the winning products, visit www.protoolreviews.com.

About Paslode

Paslode, a division of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), is the premiere manufacturer of innovative fastening solutions and services. For over 75 years, professional contractors, remodelers and specialty tradesmen serving the residential construction market have relied on Paslode products to drive worksite efficiency, customer satisfaction and business results. As the pioneer of fuel powered cordless tool technology and patented fastener technology, Paslode continues to deliver a broad range of performance-proven, high quality fastening solutions through major home improvement retailers, STAFDA distributors and dealers.