GX-IE: Get Up to Speed

With the gas-powered GX-IE fastening tool, you get speed and simplicity straight out of the box.

We hear it on jobsites all the time: the days of installing insulation with drilling and fixing, stick pins or glue are numbered. See how to install insulation more quickly and economically than ever.

GX-IE Insulation Tool


We have designed the GX-IE to be more productive, economical and lower maintenance than any insulation fastening method you have used before. Gas-powered insulation fastening is quicker than gluing or stick pins and cleaner than drilling and fixing. This speed and convenience do not come at the expense of versatility – the GX-IE can be used for almost any insulation type from mineral wool and EPS to PUR, PIR and XPS boards up to 8 inches thick.


Speed and convenience do not come at the expense of versatility

  • Light-weight tool - 7.5 pounds
  • >800 shots per can
  • Energy supply indication for battery capacity and gas can supply
  • Eject function for nose piece to get jamming removed easily
GX-IE Insulation Tool

Powerful Battery

Less time lost to re-loading and maintenance

  • 12V Li-Ion with about 5,000 shots per charge
  • Fast 30 minute recharge
  • Compatible with the Hilti 12V tool platform
Hilti 12V Li-Ion battery

The new x-ie-g fastener

One fastener for all insulation types

The X-IE-G is the latest addition to Hilti’s comprehensive range of high-performance insulation fasteners and is engineered for maximum thermal efficiency with an unbeatable stick rate.

  • One fastener for all insulation types including mineral wool, soft and rigid boards in thicknesses from 1in -8in
  • Fin design achieves high thermal efficiency without sealing caps, which saves time lost to manually closing every fastener
  • Different fastener lengths for all your fastening needs
  • Sturdier and more reliable hold with nail protusion
X-IE-G fastener

Speed and simplicity in action

If you are already familiar with drilling and fixing methods, the giant leap in productivity you get with direct fastening has to be seen to be believed.

This candid video pits drilling and fixing against the GX-IE gas-powered fastener in a race to install one rigid installation board. A simple side-by-side comparison shows how enormous the labor savings can be with direct fastening.

GX-IE Insulation Tool

Direct Fastening Resources

Direct insulation fastening

Direct insulation fastening

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Fastening design center

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Direct fastening in other trades

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