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Autofeed FAQ

What fastener materials/coatings are recommended for use with treated wood?
What types of tools are a part of the PAM product line?
What are the benefits of PAM auto-feed system?
What are the benefits of the PAM collated fasteners?
Where can PAM tools be used?
Are special skills needed to operate PAM tools?
How easy is it to reload?
How durable are PAM tools?
What kind of screws can be driven with PAM tools?
Where can I purchase PAM tools?
Can I purchase additional bits?




Q: What fastener materials/coatings are recommended for use with treated wood?

A: We recommend Stainless Steel and Magni® as materials/coatings that can, in appropriate environmental conditions, be used with the following pressure treated lumber: ACQ-C, ACQ-D, ACQ-D Carbonate, CBA-A, CA-B, SBX and CCA.


Q: What types of tools are a part of the PAM product line?

A: The PAM product line includes both Collated Specialty Fasteners and Autofeed Screw Gun Systems.
 

Q: What are the benefits of a PAM autofeed system?

A: PAM auto-feed systems offer the following benefits:

» consistent, reliable, quality results with labor saving speed
» ergonomically-friendly, allowing fastening from a standing position
» durable, light weight construction
» no waste


Q: What are the benefits of the PAM collated fasteners?

         

A: PAM collated fasteners bring unique benefits to the job site, including:

» engineered for top performance in their intended application
» improved pull-down, and withdrawal resistance versus nails
» increased speed, efficiency and safety versus bulk fasteners
» ensures you drive every screw on the strip – no wasted fasteners


Q: Where can PAM tools be used?

         

A: PAM manufactures tools and collated screws for applications including:

» subflooring and underlayment
» composite and pressure treated deck and dock material
» clay and ceramic roofing tile
» drywall to wood or steel framing
» manufactured housing operations
» steel framing, metal roofing and siding
» steel decking and stitching
» cement backerboard


Q: Are special skills needed to operate PAM tools?

A: Not really. Training can usually be done in less than a minute. As with any tool, there are good and bad operating methods and efficiency will increase with experience. Click to our Troubleshooting Guide to see the more common mistakes and speed your efficiency.
 

Q: How easy is it to reload?

A: Just slide in a new strip. The strips can be fed from either end so there’s no doubt which way they go. There’s nothing to loosen, tighten or adjust. Slide the strip into the belt guide, into the gliding piece until the leading screw is just before the nosepiece.
 

Q: How durable are PAM tools?

A: Our tools are built of aluminum, hardened steel and engineered polymer. We have field tested several generations of our current basic design to deliver a trim, light weight tool designed for the job site.

All PAM tools are the most durable auto-feed drivers on the market - backed by our 1 year warranty.

The Milwaukee screwguns included in our systems are chosen for their ability to meet the heavy demands of auto-feed driving. Each is built to the high standards maintained by these manufacturers and carries the manufacturers full warranty.
 

Q: What kind of screws can be driven with PAM tools?

A: PAM offers the widest variety of any collated screw system. Click to Fasteners to view the entire line.
 

Q: Where can I purchase PAM tools?

A: PAM sells through distributors. For a list of distributors near you please contact our Sales Department at (800) 699-2674.
 

Q: Can I purchase additional bits?

A: Additional bits can be purchased from your distributor. However, a free bit comes in each box of genuine PAM screws.