Collated Fasteners

Euro Code 5 Explained

Posted on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 11:21AM by
The British and European Standard BS EN792-13. Hand-held non-electric power tools ­ Safety requirements Part 13: Fastener driving tools:

BS EN 792-13. Item 7.2.1 a

Only those fasteners listed in the operating instructions may be used in the driving tools. (ie. 34degree clipped head nails in suitable lengths)

BS EN 792-13. Item 7.2.1 b

Only the main energy and the lubricants listed in the operating instructions may be used. (only fuel cells from a reputable manufacturer)

BS EN 792-13. Item 7.2.5 a

Fastener driving tools operated by internal combustion shall only be used with dispensers for combustible gas which are listed in the operating instructions.


The European Standard EN 792-13:2000 has the status of a British Standard. EN792-13 only refers to pneumatic and gas fastening systems, it does not refer to cartridge or PAT fastening technology