Additional Definitions in Oregon
(1)“Angle Control” A safety feature designed to prevent a tool from operating when tilted beyond a predetermined angle.
(2)“Cased Power Load” A power load with the propellant contained in a closed case.
(3)“Caseless Power Load” A power load with the propellant in solid form not requiring containment.
(4)“Direct-Acting Tool” A tool in which the expanding gas of the power load acts directly on the fastener to be driven.
(5)“Fixture” A special shield which provides equivalent protection where the standard shield cannot be used.
(6)“Head” That portion of a fastener which extends above work surface after being properly driven.
(7)“Indirect-Acting Tool” A tool in which the expanding gas of the power load acts directly on a captive piston which in turn drives the fastener.
(8)“Misfire” A condition in which the powder load fails to ignite after the tool has been operated.
(9)“Powder-Actuated Fastening System” A method comprising the use of a powder-actuated tool, a power load, and a fastener.
(10)“Powder-Actuated Tool,” also known as “Tool” A tool that utilizes the expanding gases from a power load to drive a fastener.
(11)“Test Velocity” A series of deliberately free-flighted fasteners whose velocities are measured 6-1⁄2 feet from the muzzle end of the tool using accepted ballistic test methods.
Rule 437-002-0262 — Additional Definitions in Oregon,