Powder Actuated Tools Powder actuated tools are nothing more than a gun that fires a stud into a wall. As such, the safety rules that apply to firearm safety should almost always apply to the use of powder actuated tools. No one will be allowed to operate a powder actuated tool without proper training. The  rules discussed today are not intended to be a complete set, but serve as a reminder and a starter. Guide for Discussion Hazard Examples Flying particles Studs being shot through the work area Studs ricocheting Fire hazards Interchanging tool charges with firearm charges Basic General Safety Rules Allow...