Paslode are proud to have been approved by James Hardie® for the use of the IM45 coil nailer tool, fixing nails into their Hardie® VL Plank cladding.

James Hardie® makes the world’s highest performance fibre cement cladding, trim, backer board and sheathing products that offer fire, water, weather, pest and rot resistance. James Hardie® products are the material of choice for builders, architects and homeowners alike, protecting and beautifying millions of home and commercial projects worldwide – both inside and out.

Hardie® VL Plank cladding is an interlock fibre cement board, to be used as an external facade for both renovation and new build projects. Available in 6 colours and cedar finish, Hardie® VL Plank can be installed easily and quickly with the help of Paslode IM45GN Coil Nailer.

The IM45GN is the perfect tool for weatherboard nailing, offering a high-quality uniform finish when fixing with a 2.5 x 35mm nail. This shorter nail enables the installer the possibility to reduce the thickness of the counter batten to 25mm, substrate dependent. In addition, our Paslode Stainless Steel Ring shank nail with 2.5mm head is Service Class 3 and EC5 compliant.

When time is of the essence, the IM45 tool provides many other features and benefits that can increase productivity and speed up the job in hand. When using the IM45 tool, no drilling or screwing is required, whilst still offering an efficient and safe fixing method. The tool also holds a high capacity of nails (125 fixings), which reduces downtime and makes the process up to two times faster than traditional fixing methods.

This quick and easy method of installation prevents surface damage to your James Hardie plank over more traditional installation methods, using a complete system approved by both manufacturers.

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