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Old 01-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Hilti DX100L Powder actuated nailer supplies?

I have an ancient Hilti DX100L (the manual on Hilti's site was printed in '58) that I bought at a garage sale a decade or two ago. It came with lots of cartridges of all strengths. I have used it a few times over the years, but always seem to end up using the same strength cartridge, which I am now running low on. The tool uses 25 caliber ammo. All current Hilti tools use 22, 27 or some metric sizes. Ramset sells a .25 cal ammo that fits some DX series Hilti tools, but the DX100 is not listed (maybe because it is a single shot loader and the supplies are loaded in multi shot strips?)

I am trying to avoid spending $20 + shipping for an experiment...

Does anyone here have any experiance wth this or similar tool?
Could anyone point me to a supplier for cartridges?


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Old 01-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Bump...

I just found this forum today. This is a hopping place. I posted this thread at 12:30p, and just found it on page 4... lots of cool stuff to read, wish I had more time.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hilti DX100L Powder actuated nailer supplies?

Maybe give Hilti a call and see if they still make that caliber? That would be the best/first option since you are dealing with gunpowder and nails.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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Maybe give Hilti a call and see if they still make that caliber? That would be the best/first option since you are dealing with gunpowder and nails.
Thanks for the reply,

I spoke to a Hilti rep at Depot/Lowes? a few years ago. He was unaware that Hilti ever made a .25cal nailer... He took my # to have someone call me back, but I never got a call. I just found that HD carries a 25 Cal load, not sure of the brand. They only have 1 strength, and It is also in multi-round strips, but mabe I can pinch out a sample round to compare with one I bring.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Hilti DX100L Powder actuated nailer supplies?

A quick search of ebay has 5 of these currently offered:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

A great tool for a homeowner/handyman for once in a while use!


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Old 01-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply,

I spoke to a Hilti rep at Depot/Lowes? a few years ago. He was unaware that Hilti ever made a .25cal nailer... He took my # to have someone call me back, but I never got a call. I just found that HD carries a 25 Cal load, not sure of the brand. They only have 1 strength, and It is also in multi-round strips, but mabe I can pinch out a sample round to compare with one I bring.
Might want to call the local Hilti office or rep directly. I did a quick Google search and there is not much available for this gun. Other than old stock it may be hard to find something.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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Default Re: Hilti DX100L Powder actuated nailer supplies?

Luckily, When I bought it, The case was full with a good assortment of ammo and drive pins. I've used it about a dozen times on various projects, maybe 200-300 shots in all and only had to buy pins for specific jobs. The ammo has held out so far, but now I am finally running low on a few strengths.

I'll try to get someone at Hilti on the phone. And investigate the .25Cal ammo I found at HD. Unfortunately the ammo they do have is strength '5', and that is the one I have the most of... Maybe HD can special order the other strengths.

Thanks for your help
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