Decking Tool accelerates metal decking installation.

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Designed to work with range of collated fasteners, Hilti SDT 30 Stand-up Decking Tool allows operators to work upright at all times, and can load up to 50 collated fasteners at one time. SDT 30 gives operators flexibility to complete both sidelap and thin bar joist applications with just one tool. It accepts ST 1800 Metal Screwdriver with adjustable torque clutch, allowing operators to set fasteners correctly.



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Hilti Introduces New SDT 30 Stand-Up Decking Tool



TULSA, Okla. - March 11, 2009 - Installing metal deck sidelaps just became much faster with the new Hilti SDT 30 Stand-up Decking Tool. It works with a range of collated fasteners, including the new SLC 1, or SideLap Connector. This revolutionary self-piercing fastener removes minimal base material to maximize load values. The higher load data offers the opportunity to value engineer the metal deck, potentially reducing the deck gauge to save on the steel package, as well as reducing the fastening pattern to lower material costs and labor. Together with the cordless DX 860 stand-up powder-actuated frame fastening tool, Hilti offers a complete Mechanical Fastening System for metal decking. In today's competitive environment, this level of value engineering can be the edge needed to win more projects.

With its unique design, the SDT 30 accelerates the installation of metal decking. Ironworkers will no longer have to work in a bent over position, driving screws one at a time or fumbling to reload the tool after every screw. The SDT 30 allows operators to work upright at all times, and it can load up to 50 collated fasteners at a time to extend working times.

The SDT 30 is engineered to give operators the flexibility to complete both sidelap and thin bar joist applications with just one tool. It accepts the ST 1800 Metal Screwdriver with adjustable torque clutch, allowing operators to set fasteners correctly. The SDT 30 was specifically designed from the ground up to meet the demands of metal deck installation.

Hilti offers a variety of training options and onsite support for customers using the decking tools. Hilti recently launched a new decking certification program on the complete Hilti Mechanical Fastening System to provide onsite training for steel erectors. Hilti also has field engineers and account managers visiting job sites across North America to meet with architects, structural engineers and helping them best match the right tools and solutions to the job.

For more information on the Hilti SDT 30 or other Hilti tools, please contact Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call Hilti, Inc., at 1-800-879-8000 or visit us.hilti.com; from Canada, call Hilti (Canada) Corporation at 1-800-363-4458 or visit www.ca.hilti.com.

About Hilti, Inc.

Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user. With more than 1,600 highly trained Hilti account managers and engineers throughout North America and an additional 1,510 Hilti employees nationwide, Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.

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