International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association

ISANTA is an international organization of premier power fastening companies involved in the design, manufacturing, and sales of pneumatic and cordless power tools and the fasteners they drive.

About Us

ISANTA's membership consists of industry-leading companies and includes a board of directors that works with staff to set, monitor, and assist in accomplishing the goals of the association.


ISANTA was formed in 1966 as the International Stapling and Nailing Technical Association when a small group of manufacturers, promoting the new and modern pneumatically driven power fastening systems, realized the need for common action and standards of practice, particularly in residential construction. In 1982, ISANTA became the International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association.

Since its founding, membership has increased to include greater representation across the industry. Our members are manufacturers of tools and/or fasteners, serving industries such as

  • residential and commercial construction
  • remodeling
  • manufactured housing
  • furniture
  • vehicles
  • pallets and containers

ISANTA has proudly demonstrated its ability to represent and promote the ever-expanding market opportunities in this innovative industry. The association is committed to maintaining its leadership role in working proactively with government entities, voluntary code bodies, and standards developers to effectively meet the needs of its members and the industries they serve.

Latest News


ISANTA announces changes in its Board of Directors

ISANTA welcomes to Board of Directors

Matt Conner of Techtronic Industries for a 2 year term effective immediately

Steve Karaga of Oman Fasteners for a 2 year term effective immediately

Drew Sundholm of PrimeSource Building Products for a 4 year term effective immediately.



ESR-1539 Update

ISANTA is pleased to announce that ESR-1539 has been updated effective October 11, 2018.  The report now includes recognition of Oman Fasteners.



  Addressing California Proposition 65



RICOWI releases Hurricane IRMA Wind Investigation Report 


 The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) was established as a non-profit organization to identify and address important technical issues related to the cause of wind damage.  As a sponsoring member of RICOWI, ISANTA is pleased to link the Hurricane IRMA Investigation Report from the September 18, 2017 landfall in southern Florida.


ISANTA addresses nail head pull-through for power tool driven nails

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ISANTA contributes technical article to the August 2018 RCI Interface