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    $469.00 list($634.99)
    1. Bostitch MIIIFS Pneumatic Hardwood
    $229.99 list($280.00)
    2. Bostitch LHF97125-2 Floor Runner
    $184.99 list($490.00)
    3. Bostitch N62FNK-2 15-Gauge Angled
    $239.99 list()
    4. Bostitch N88RH-1 Heavy Duty Round
    $219.99 list($269.00)
    5. Bostitch N80CB-1 Industrial Coil
    $469.99 list($622.59)
    6. Bostitch MIIIFN Industrial Flooring
    $299.99 list($534.24)
    7. Bostitch CPACK265 Finish Nailer/Brad
    $239.99 list($408.09)
    8. Bostitch N88WW Industrial High
    $313.49 list($399.00)
    9. Bostitch Coil N66C-1 Siding and
    $289.99 list($289.00)
    10. Bostitch N88RH-2MCN Industrial
    $219.99 list($346.31)
    11. Bostitch N80SB-1 Framing Stick
    $449.99 list($780.00)
    12. Bostitch CPACKN80 Framing Nailer
    $249.99 list($500.00)
    13. Bostitch MFN200 Manual Flooring
    $299.99 list($389.00)
    14. Bostitch RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer
    $99.99 list($109.99)
    15. Bostitch SX150K-1 1/2" to 1-1/2"
    $229.99 list($289.99)
    16. Bostitch SB150SLBC-1 Cap Stapler
    $169.99 list($179.00)
    17. Bostitch CAP2060P 2HP 6 Gallon
    $89.97 $87.50 list($99.99)
    18. Bostitch BT200K-2 5/8" to 2" Brad
    $94.99 list($168.00)
    19. Bostitch PN100K Industrial High
    $99.99 list()
    20. Bostitch SB-2IN1 Brad Nailer /

    1. Bostitch MIIIFS Pneumatic Hardwood Floor Stapler
    list price: $634.99
    our price: $469.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000224PN
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 1290
    Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Precisely drives staples at proper angle and depth
    • High-speed, mallet-actuated pneumatic operation increases productivity over manually-operated tools
    • Adjustable to material thickness and tongue positions
    • Eliminates hammer marks
    • Long reach handle for increased comfort and added control

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some things are just built and designed better!
    I purchased this nailer from Amazon to lay 3/4" hardwood flooring in several rooms in my house. I have since fired about 5000 staples through it without any problems whatsoever. This stapler is very well designed ergonomically and mechanically. The mallet is big and somewhat massive in weight but there is a purpose in that. It takes very little effort and just a slight tap to drive a staple because it is pneumatic. So if a board lays nice and straight, then a slight tap will suffice, but if you have a somewhat uncooperative piece of flooring, then you will appreciate the heft of the mallet because it will cause the most finicky of boards to come together and lay tightly. The handle is long and fits well in your hand. Consequently your not bent over as much. My first floor laid was oak and I've started my second which is brazillian cherry. This wood is extremely heavy and dense. This stapler does not care how hard the wood is, it just works and flawlessly at that. After all isn't that what you want from a tool, flawless performance!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Do-it-yourself-er's Initial Thoughts
    I purchased the MIIIFS stapler to lay approximately 1,700 sq. ft. of 3/4 inch red oak flooring in my new home. After installing well over 1,400 sq. ft. here are some of my observations:

    1) The tool makes it very easy for a novice to put down a nice, tight hardwood floor. If the boards are laying tight an easy swing of the mallet is all it takes to fully seat a staple (more on this later). If the board is warped the MIIIFS can stand up to a solid mallet smack without any trouble. The mallet's plastic face, by the way, does not show any signs of cracking so far.

    2) The stapler efficiently uses the its air so you do not need a big compressor. I have been using a 1.5 hp unit with a 6 gallon tank. Output is set at 85 psi. I doubt such a small compressor could supply two nailers simultaneously, but it handles one quite nicely.

    3) The stapler did develop a small air leak near the top shortly after I began using it. The amount of leaking is small (based on psi drop at the compressor) but does make a distracting noise. This leak does not affect the function or reliability.

    4) At your starting wall you need to face nail the flooring until you get about 6 inches from the wall. After that you'll have enough room to get the stapler into position.

    5) As you approach the far wall the stapler can be used up to the last 13 or 14 inches.

    6) As mentioned earlier the tool only requires an easy mallet smack. However, if you don't swing firmly enough the staple will not seat fully. This is usually caused by crowding against the far wall and not having enough room to swing the mallet.

    7) The firing knob is too stiff to actuate by hand reliably - the mallet is required. It would have been nice if there was a way to trigger the stapler by hand then you could use it much closer to the far wall.

    8) I have not had any problems with jamming. The unit I've been using has reliably shot every staple right down to the very last one in the magazine.

    9) I have heard some rumors of staple-style flooring nailers damaging the floor's tongue. After closely examining several hundred staples in oak I'd say that about 2 or 3 percent show any signs of tongue damage. Some of this infrequent damage is due to stapling through a knot or due to handling. Some is due to the MIIIFS. I'm not sure how this compares to nail-style nailers. Anytime you send a fastener through kiln dried hardwood you're bound to have some occassional splitting.

    Would I buy the MIIIFS again? You bet I would. Despite its few minor shortcomings this tool has saved me a LOT of work and the price is lower than other pnuematic nailers that I've looked at.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Bostitch flooring stapler
    The cadillac of flooring staplers! Anyone can put down hardwood flooring like a pro with this one. Would have liked to had a case included, instead of the cardboard box it came in. I guess that doesn't affect the performace, although protecting the stapler could prevent problems down the road.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Need it, Get it!
    I did 750 sqft of oak. not one problem, great tool, did not have the misfire problem on last stables. no break downs, perfect every time. Loaned out to friend, expect the same results. will be selling it used shortly. (I don't need it anymore), and will recoup a bit of my costs. Bob

    4-0 out of 5 stars Bostitch M111FS 3\4" flooring nailer
    I've been installing hardwood floors for 22 years or so and I'am in need of another nailer. These are a little heavy but can really fly on the big open rooms. The problem is their to expensive. The reconditioned ones are perfect. I started my company 20 some years ago and used power nailers wich are fine and recently went to air powered nailers about 10 years ago. I see no savings on line what so ever except the reconditioned ones that can be repaired on the job site with a $20.00 kit. My Regards Rem. ... Read more


    2. Bostitch LHF97125-2 Floor Runner Laminated Hardwood Flooring Stapler
    list price: $280.00
    our price: $229.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000224PS
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 4285
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Tapping block included
    • Powerful
    • Easy to use
    • Tool-free adjustable base will install 1/4-inch through 1/2-inch laminated flooring from almost every manufacturer
    • Drives staple at a perfect angle

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Throw away the glue, buy this tool
    This tool enabled me to take on more than I would have had I continued to use glue like they told me to do at Home Depot. The first room I worked on I used glue and decided I had to find a better way, this was it.

    The flooring went down easier, the finished product was much better, and the frustration level went down.

    The hardest part was learning how to load the staples. After that it was a snap

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Choice
    You can not go wrong with this stapler! It is easy to setup and performs flawlessly. I have done several-hundred square feet of 3/8" engineered hardwood flooring without a hitch. I highly recommend this tool!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Choice
    The S3297-LHF flooring stapler did the job! Beats gluing. I have layed over 500 square feet of the 3/8" engineered flooring without any negative issues with this stapler. Looks like I will be laying flooring in more rooms in the future, according to my wife. This was the first flooring that I have put down and it turn out to be a professional job, thanks to the S3297-LHF Bostitch Stapler. This is the tool to buy if you want your floor layed correctly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Needs a case.
    I bought this stapler after using a Porta-nailer to install 1000 sq. ft. of hardwood laminant flooring. The Porta-nailer was bulky, hard to use and couldn't do the last 3 rows since you have to hit it with a hammer to drive the nail. With the S3297-LHF-2 I could do upto the last row which of course had to be face nailed. I would recommend this to anyone who has to lay laminant flooring. The only thing that disappointed me was that it doesn't come with a case for storage and the keeping it in the cardboard box beats up the box.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy and Great
    I purchased this to install 3/8 engineered flooring and it is very easy to use. Loading is simple and fast and the instructions are brief and clear. I have installed 150 sq ft out of 500 sq ft total and the only problem I have encountered is running out of staples and not realizing it until I am a few boards down. Don't know how to solve that. ... Read more


    3. Bostitch N62FNK-2 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Kit
    list price: $490.00
    our price: $184.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004RJXI
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 332
    Average Customer Review: 4.34 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The first time you pick up the Bostitch N62FNK-2, you mightwonder if such a lightweight finish nailer (it weighs just 3.8 pounds,the lightest in its class) can really get the job done. But once youpull the trigger and feel the 400 in./lbs. of driving power at yourfingertips, those doubts will disappear and you'll wonder how you everdid without it before. Rugged and sturdy enough for virtually anyapplication, the N62FNK-2 delivers fast, clean, accurate results usingfinish nails from 1 to 2-1/2 inches in length. An oil-free engine meansno unsightly stains on your work--a definite plus--and no need for messylubrication, an even bigger positive. Tool-free maintenance and depthcontrol only add to the allure. --Carl Thress ... Read more

    Features

    • No-mar tip protects surfaces
    • Oil-free engine requires no lubrication and won't stain work surfaces
    • Magnesium housing makes the nailer durable and lightweight--only 3.8 pounds
    • Delivers 400 inch/pounds of driving power
    • Drives BFN-style finish nails from 1 to 2-1/2 inches long

    Reviews (41)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Have No Fear
    I am in the process of remodeling my "old" house. The walls are plaster which have become very brittle and delicate over the years. Hammering to install new molding was out of the question. I needed a gun that was light, powerful, easy to operate, and didn't require oiling so as not to make a mess in my home.

    I purchased the Bostitch N62FNK-2 nailer (my first nailer) based on the customer reviews and manufacturer information. This gun is absolutely amazing! It delivered everything I wanted in a nailer. I saved money because I didn't damage any of the existing plaster walls, all nails held firmly the first shot...hammering would have been a nightmare!!

    I was a little apprehensive about using a nail gun since I had never owned one before. It was so easy and so fast!! My only improvement idea would be that the manufacturer offer variety nail packs, so you don't have to buy such large quantities of only one size nail... BUT... Have No fear...Go for it...perhaps the best tool I have ever owned!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Glock of finish nailers...
    This gun is 6 stars but five is all that's available : ) - Picked this up today researched my (...) off ... looked at these nailers PC DA250 - Senco 40 - and the Bostitch. Well let me tell you, the folks at Bostitch have done thier homework on this gun it is superb...

    The PC is to big, to heavy, to awkward and needed oil, nice gun, but simply put - outdated...

    The Senco came in a close second. I chose the Bostitch for power and features the (ABS plastic and Magnesium) make this one of the lightest if not the lightest guns available, 3 something pounds. Doing away with the bulky cleat up front to clear jams (feeder pops off with the flick of a button, can't be easier) makes seeing your work area a breeze - you can look right down the front ramp no obsticles in your way. This thing punches thru Oak-Maple-Ash, like butter... I've seen comments about nail availability - well I was at Lowe's and Home Depot today and both had more nail selections available for Bostitch than for Senco any size nail I wanted was right there...

    Anyone that knows guns will know what I'm saying when I say "this is the Glock of finish nailers" state of the art - top shelf, great job Bostitch...!!! This will be the standard all the rest will follow...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Home owner
    I purchased this gun and i love it. It has a great feel due to its light weight. When you use this gun you will know that bostich has done their homework on this one. It has all of the features i could ask for and for a great price. As for finding nails forthe nailer my local lowes or home depot has all various sizes but only in quanities of 3500. I dont really mind it at all ill have plenty for other projects.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Duo-fast vs. Bostich
    From the sound of these reviews, the gun seems to work pretty good for homeowners & such. I've been a carpenter for 40 years. I've been using finish nailers for about 20 years. My last nail gun was a Duo-fast. I finally retired it recently, after 17+ years of service. Since the local lumber yard carries Bostich nails, I went with Bostich. I've had the gun 18 months & the piston rod has broken 3 times. Replacing it myself still cost me $35.00 a pop. Anybody who has trimmed a door or window or installed baseboard, knows it's immpossible not to hit a screw head or sheetrock nail once in a while. Well, everytime I hit one, the piston rod breaks. It breaks in the exact same spot. It appears to made of cast aluminum or something, instead of hardened or stainless steel. I like the gun & am thinking about getting somebody to manufacture a functional rod for me, since Bostich doesn't know how.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best
    Just purchased another for my Dad. I bought mine three months ago. Arrived on a Friday and by Monday I had installed 5,000 linear feet of baseboard, door and crown moulding. No jams, no drips, no runs and no errors.

    If you are new to air tools, or just nail guns, here's some hard learned advice for you. Don't buy off brand nails, hoses, connectors, etc and try to save a few dollars. You will regret it and probably wind up spending more than if you had bought the quality item in the first place. Nowhere more so than the world of tools is the old addage "you get what you pay for" true. Also, use the 50% rule when selecting a compressor. Buying one that is JUST enough to run the tool you are using will not only shorten the compressor's life and servicability, it will frustrate you and leave you with a bad impression of the compressor or tool because your compressor is running almost constantly. So, do some research and buy a compressor at least 50% more capacity than what you think the minimum is. I'm running this nailer with a 5 HP 25 gallon compressor and it only kicks on every 75 nailings or so. My neighbor has a 2.5 HP 4 gallon dual tank that kicked on every 5th to 6th nailing when he borrowed my nailer. The cost difference is minimal, but the overall satisfaction at the end of the day is worth a ton.

    Back to the nailer. To date, over 10,000 nailings and still NO JAMS. It's light weight, easy to get into tight spots and with a little practice you can get good enough to paint you moulding prior to install since this gun will not mar the surface or leave oil marks. It's a whole lot easier to paint several thousand feet of moulding on a set of sawhorses in the shop than it is once it's installed 2 feet over your head. Just use some white putty to fill the very discrete nail holes and you're done.

    PROS:
    * Oil free (Very big plus)
    * Lightweight and sturdy
    * Virtually maintenance free
    * No tool needed to set depth
    * Fits into tight corners

    CONS:
    * Haven't found one yet. Well, maybe they could include an assortment of 4,000 nails instead of only 1,000 that are all one size. ... Read more


    4. Bostitch N88RH-1 Heavy Duty Round Head Nailer

    our price: $239.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005JRLR
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 2171
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Aggressive teeth design grips lumber for easy toe-nailing
    • Rugged magnesium housing makes this tool lightweight and easy to handle
    • Molded rubber comfort grip lasts the life of tool
    • Drives 2- to 3-1/2-inch full round-headed nails with 1,000 inch/lbs driving power
    • Exclusive push-button depth control for quick flush nailing adjustments

    Reviews (10)

    3-0 out of 5 stars n88rh framing nailer
    well thought out design with nice balance and a great depth of drive adjustment.plenty of power.to bad it jams so much using sheathing nails.I have owned the gun for over a year, sent it back to the manufacture because of jamming problems and they installed a new magazine. didn't help,recoil causes back nail strip to jam on front strip and won't let nails feed properly.some brands of nails work better than others, but still very frustrating.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bostitch N88RH-1 Round Head Framing Nailer
    This is the third framing nailer I have owned and the best. Its high power and light weight make it a pleasure to use. The push button depth control for setting nails is great and there are no tools or line pressure adjustments needed. It set the nails from flush to deeply buried - even in some very hard old pine I tested it on. Mine came with both the sequential trip and contact triggers. I like the sequential trip trigger as it allows for more accurate nail placement without the risk of double firing. Bostitch says it takes only 21 degree nails, however my local supplier only had 20 degree nails and they worked perfectly. I would highly recommend this nail gun.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT FRAMING TOOL
    THIS IS AN EXCELLENT FRAMING TOOL I HAVE OWNED A FEW OTHERS AND THIS ONE OUT DRIVES,WEIGHS LESS, AND WAS COMPETITIVELY PRICED.
    (ALTHOUGH I BOUT MINE FOR LESS THAN YOUR PRICE AT MY LOCAL LUMBER YARD} GO BOSTITCH!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this one !!!!
    I've been a pro for 25 years and have used many framing nailers and this is the best I have ever used/owned. Read the recent "Fine Home Builders (Taunten Press)" review on this gun, it hit the top of the list along with the Max.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Framing Gun!
    Built half of my garage framing with this gun so far. Used nails available at Home Depot. 31/4"... No jams. The compressor was set for about 90 psi and had 75 feet of hose. No tools needed to use this gun, the depth setting is easily changed. When set for max. the nails went just below the surface; set for min. the head was about 1/2 inch above the surface, useful for temporary bracing etc.
    Why would anyone want the palm nail thing? Might as well use a hammer. But with this gun you only need a hammer for pulling nails. I could not rate it less than 5 stars.
    Also, read the reviews on the older models and you'll see they last a long time. ... Read more


    5. Bostitch N80CB-1 Industrial Coil Framing Nailer
    list price: $269.00
    our price: $219.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000649EO
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Stanley
    Sales Rank: 3615
    Average Customer Review: 4.91 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The only bad thing we can think of to say about this hard-working nailer is that you'll be hard at work too, instead of stopping to reload every few minutes. The coil holds up to 300 nails, depending on size, and loads in a jiffy. There are lots of good things to say. It's lightweight, well-balanced, ruggedly made, comfortable in hand because of the rubber grip, and has a nice toothy toenailing head to prevent slips. A clever thing Bostitch did is allow the user to shoot the exhaust in any direction. Its tidy design lets you get in where stick nailers dare not go. Another thing we like is that it's not as pricey as others in its class, and frankly, we think it's just as good if not better. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • 880 in./lbs. of driving power
    • Aluminum housing for durability
    • Coil magazine offers plenty of capacity
    • Adjustable exhaust deflector

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This one will bring you home
    I've used this nailer on several framing projects and have not been disapointed. It's compact design allows easy access to most tight places. Coil load averages about 300 nails so I spend more time shooting than loading. Loading is easy and rarely have had a jam. It's a little heavier due to the coil load but the advantages out weigh the weight. Can be set up for contact nailing which speeds things along. Nailer has crowned head that can grab wood for toe nailing. At 100 psi this nailer drives the nails with about 1/8" countersink. You can find coils at most hardware retailers. Nails are reasonable priced. Great product. Reliable and durable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great nail gun
    Pros:
    + I've never had a jam with this gun.
    + The coil feed is great, you almost never have to load and you don't have to carry around extra nails like you do with a stick feed.
    + The weight isn't a problem at all, I don't even notice it with a full coil of nails. It doesn't seem any heavier than my PC Finish Nailer.

    Note:
    When I first got this gun I had a lot of double and triple shots but I solved that when I replaced the trigger with the much safer and easier to use sequential trigger -- included and easy to install. I highly recommend replacing the trigger... don't know why it comes with the bump trigger installed by default.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Review for the Framing Nailer Novice
    [Summary: Some effort to get started, but this nailer works well.]

    Let's start with what you're not going to get:
    - no 1/4" NPT air plug (required)
    - no Teflon tape for the plug (required)
    - no lubricating oil (required)
    - no nails (required)
    - no air filter (recommended)
    - no case or bag (nice to have)
    - no depth of drive adjustment (nice to have)

    With this, my first framing nailer, I scratched my head a few times getting the tool ready to use. It wasn't immediately obvious where the air hose connected; there's a recessed red plastic cap at the end of the handle, and an arrow pointing to it labeled "OIL". Pry this cap out with your fingernails, buy a 1/4" male NPT plug (to fit your air hose connector) and some Teflon tape, and screw the plug into the end of the nailer.

    The N80CB comes equipped with a black contact trip trigger. A contact trigger will fire every time the safety shoe around the business end of the tool is depressed as long as the trigger is down. The loaded nailer is over 10 pounds so its weight tends to drop it down onto the nailing surface right after the recoil bumps it up -- frequently leading to two or three nails driven. I decided I'd prefer the silver-gray sequential trip trigger, included in a plastic bag. You need a hammer and the included punch to drive out the trigger pivot pin, and to drive the pin back when you install the other trigger. The trigger moves back with no pressure when installed; you'll feel very slight trigger resistance, however, when the safety shoe is depressed.

    The nail loading procedure is made needlessly mysterious by the tiny drawings (.8 square inches each) illustrating the first four steps of the operation. If a normal picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth maybe 42. So I'll add a few more to help.

    Position the tool with the firing end at the lower left, with the "!WARNING:" label on the cyclindrical nail can oriented for reading. The loading latch is midway between this label and the business (firing) axis of the tool. There's a flat fingertip-sized metal shelf at the top of the latch. Press this down (that is, in the direction the nails fire) and swing the loading door open toward you and to the left.

    Grab the plastic part that has the "!WARNING:" label, and swing the top cover of the nail can open toward you and to the right.

    There's a buckle clamp holding the bottom of the nail can in place. Using your right hand reach below the hinge of the top cover and follow the curve of the lower can around toward its far side. Your index finger will be on the buckle latch lever. Pull the lever toward you until the latch springs open, then move the near part of the buckle clamp off the ridge at the right side of the lower can. Get a couple of fingers behind this clamping ridge and pull toward you. The bottom section of the can will pop out of the grooves it's nested into on the fixed side of the can.

    Reinsert the bottom section of the can so that the far side rectangular cutout ("window") underlines the correct nail length embossed in the black plastic of the fixed side of the can. Mark this position some way other than by using the measurement cutout (I used a felt-tip pen until I got used to the sizes) as you won't be able to see the markings when the can is full of nails. Remove the can again and fill it with nails. With the B & C Eagle nails at 3-1/4" I had to unwind the full 200 nail coil and rewind it to fit smoothly around the spindle. (If you have to re-coil your nails make sure the 15 degree slant puts the point forward of the head as the nail coil exits the can.) Reinsert the can at the appropriate position and reattach the buckle clamp.

    Pull enough of the coil from the can to get the lead nail into the business axis of the gun, and the nail immediately behind it between the teeth of the feed pawl. Make sure the nail heads are all in the feed groove provided for them. Swing the top cover of the nail can closed from the right, and the loading door closed from the left. Push firmly until the door locks into place.

    With your new 1/4" NPT plug in place on the nailer, attach it to your air hose's quick connector. Now you're ready to get to work!

    How does the N80CB work? Very well! After using my gentle finish nailer I admit I was surprised to see sparks fly each time one of the heavy framing nails was hammered home. My only difficulty: finding a local source of nails in Silicon Valley. Luckily the B & C Eagle nails available from Amazon worked like a champ (after recoiling). No jams; no problems at all.

    The N80CB does not come with a depth of drive adjustment. There's a fairly expensive add-on unit you can buy. You can also get an approximation of drive depth adjustment by fiddling with the air pressure within the 70-100 PSI range. Based on only framing with 2-1/2" and 3-1/4" nails, you should set the pressure based on the nail size (100 PSI for the bigger nails) and leave it alone.

    Finally, I found the packaging pretty meager. This is a bulky, heavy tool, and the packaging is just a box containing a cardboard sheet with cutouts designed to cradle the nailer. My unit ended up ripping the cardboard cutout sheet as its weight was thrown about by the UPS shippers. Luckily the tool itself was rugged enough to survive.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Coil Framing Nailer!
    I recently purchased this Bostitch coil framing nailer. It is the best nailer i have ever used. It has very little recoil, but yet a great amount of power. Some people are sceptical on buying the coil nailers because of weight issues and jamming issues, but i have had NO jams and the weight is about the same as a loaded stick nailer, even when the coil nailer has a full coil of nails. I have a Bostitch stick framing nailer also, which i am very pleased with as well. I also own an assortment of various types of finish nailers also made by Bostitch. I am very pleased with all of them. For many reasons especially the ease of using Bostitch fastners because every store I visit has bostitch nails. Overall i am extremely pleased with this coil framing nailer, and any Bostitch product for that matter. I would strongly recomend it to anyone looking for a good nailer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More nailing, less reloading
    I bought this nailer to speed the building of a 12x16 shed by myself. It paid for itself on that project alone and worth every cent.

    Pros:
    1. More nailing, less reloading(like I said).
    2. Great size for tight spaces.
    3. Great balance even fully loaded.
    4. Plently of power.
    5. TOUGH, dropped on a six foot ladder, picked it up and got back to work without pause.

    Cons:
    1. Can only toenail from left side in REALLY tight spaces due to the feed mechanism on right side(not that big an issue).
    2. Not the best gun for rapid nail switchs, so if you have to switch often between 12D and 8D ring for small jobs it can be a pain. ... Read more


    6. Bostitch MIIIFN Industrial Flooring Cleat Nailer
    list price: $622.59
    our price: $469.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000302TH
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 3889
    Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • High-speed, air-powered
    • High-capacity magazine
    • Long-reach handle for added user comfort and control
    • Aircraft-grade aluminum housing

    Reviews (7)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pneumatic or Manual
    I use this pneumatic stapler on a daily basis. I've also used the pneumatic and manual nailers numerous times. I recommend the pneumatic stapler far beyond all else. It hardly ever jams and it sets the staples into the wood better than the manual. The nailer jams more and is much harder to clear, when it does. More often than anything, if the stapler jams you simply have to pick it up off the wood and tap it on the side of the resevoir. It normally will drop out any broken pieces of staple at that time. It makes life alot easier when you are working on a large floor.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive But Worth It.
    This tool makes laying a hardwood floor almost fun. If you are laying a prefinished floor, I would also recommend the optional foot (MIIIFOOT). I don't see that this is available on Amazon. I purchased mine on eBay. Also, some of the reviews on this item are for the MIIIFS, which is a floor stapler, not a nailer. According to some sources, there are less problems with the wood splitting with the nailer. There seems to be a hot market for these tools on eBay. I plan to resell mine when I am finished with it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bostitch MIIIFN
    This air stapler was a life saver. I laid about 1900 square feet in my new house without one misfire. That was just over 20000 staples. The staples held very well and if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't change a thing. This air gun is well worth the money! It took me approximately 18 hours in my spare time to lay the hardwood floor. I am wery satisfied.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nailer Breakdown
    I was able to install 160 square feet of a 900 square foot flooring job before my nailer broke. Stanley considers this broken part "normal wear", and Amazon will not take back opened merchandise. Just a heads up to contractors who may worry about buying tools online- don't do it. My regular supplier would have given me a new nailer no questions asked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Swing away (if you want)
    I'm a small volume custom home builder with a crew of five. We install the hardwood flooring on most of our jobs. We have used a manual powernailer for years. Recently I purchased Bostitch's MIIIFN floor nailer and now have moved our manual nailer to the back of the tool bin. Just a light tap is all that is required to fire the nail. In the event the board is slightly bowed feel free to swing away and hammer the board in place. This tool is easy on my carpal tunnel and for those who aren't ambidexterious it's a snap to use with either hand. It does take some time getting used to dragging the air hose around with you, and you definitely need ear protection. But the benefits far outweigh these nuisances. ... Read more


    7. Bostitch CPACK265 Finish Nailer/Brad Nailer & Compressor Combo Kit
    list price: $534.24
    our price: $299.99
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    Asin: B0002SPAV4
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 5832
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    Amazon.com

    We love being able to get to work with tools right out of the box, so combo kits are high on our list. This one's got not one but two nailers and a great little compressor. First, the nailers: The 16-gauge top-load finish nailer is so light and compact, it's just a joy to handle. It didn't jam on us, but if it did, clearing it would have taken only a couple seconds because of the quick-release nose door. Depth control adjusts easily, and the tip doesn't mar the workpiece. We really like the full-length window that lets you see how many nails you've got left. When it fires, it's got virtually no recoil, and combined with the comfortable rubber grip, it's easy on the user. Because of nose design, it can slip into places other nailers can't go. The 18-gauge side-load brad nailer also has the view window, and it's super easy to load. As with the finish nailer, jams are cleared quickly and easily, firing depth is simple to adjust, it's comfortable in hand and it's extremely light but powerful. Again, it has a no-mar tip. The heart of this combo is a high-performance, oil-free compressor, built tough for the job site. At six gallons, it's not huge, but for nailers, this is plenty. Air delivery is a respectable 3.4 cfm at 40 psi and 2.7 cfm at 90 psi. This is a great combo for the carpenter and contractor, and you can't beat the price. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • 2HP/6GAL Oil-Free Compressor
    • SB-1664FN - 16ga. Straight Finish Nailer & SB1842BN - 18 ga. Brad Nailer
    • Inlcudes: Hose, All Fittings & Tape

    8. Bostitch N88WW Industrial High Power Framing Nailer
    list price: $408.09
    our price: $239.99
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    Asin: B000050ZC4
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 723
    Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Quite simply one of the best framing models available, Bostitch's high-powered stick nailer is basically the sleek sports car of framing stick nailers. Yet, with its magnesium housing, extruded aluminum magazine, and antislide rubber exterior molding, it's also a very tough piece of equipment, designed to hold up to the inevitable falls and bangs and bumps that tools take on a job site. The nailer's aggressive teeth easily grip lumber for toe-nailing. You just push a button for depth control. There's also a 360-degree exhaust deflector, so you can point the discharge away from the face. Overall, we were impressed with how comfortable the unit was to hold. It definitely has the burliness of an industrial tool; it's also very well balanced and, at 7.8 pounds, relatively light. The nailer packs plenty of power (1,000 inch-pounds) and drives 3-1/2-inch nails into the toughest lumber without breaking a sweat. This model shoots 2- to 3-1/2-inch, 28-degree, wire-weld-collated, clipped-head nails, and holds up to 75. This nailer is available in contact or sequential trip. --Jonathon Tudor ... Read more

    Features

    • Dual-load magazine with bypass pusher simplifies loading
    • Drives 2 to 3-1/2 inch fasteners with 1000 in./lbs. of driving power
    • Magnesium housing is lightweight--weighs only 7.8 lbs
    • Highest power-to-weight ratio of any nailer in its class
    • Exclusive push-button depth-control for quick flush nailing adjustments

    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another amazing Bostitch product
    I am a general contractor who builds high end homes in the Boston area. In the summer I purchased two new Bostitch N62 finish nailers on the advice of my local tool shop. My trim crew has never been happier. The tool is incredibly light, yet has more power and less recoil than the Senco and Porter Cable tools we were using. Anyway, I didn't think they would be able to top the N62 until we picked up our new N88 High Powered framing nailers last month! We use a lot of LVL and TimberStrand products. Our Hitachi and Senco framing nailers always left us pulling out our hammers to finish off the nails in the rim joists. The N88 simply buries them in any material...every time! The push-button depth control is the slickest thing we've seen in a long time, almost as equally impressive as the N62's releasable magazine! The magazine even loads from the top or rear! Again, despite being so powerful, there is virtually no recoil and it is by far the lightest framing nailer we have every used! Sweet! Bostitch really has their act together with their new tools. Anyone want to buy some used Senco or Hitachi tools? Oh yeah, almost forgot I'm waitng for my free palm nailers...these things sell for $149 on this site! That's one sweet deal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Accept No Substitutes!
    This nailer, even on my 5HP air compressor with a cranky regulator that frequently cuts the air out at 95 PSI, still never fails to drive even 16-Penny nails well into the wood. It is lightweight, easy to work with, and always dependable. This gun has serious power, and the recoil issue some have complained about is easily remedied by disabling the contact trip mechanism with the included kit. Even in tough manufactured lumber or engineered trusses of thick Southern Yellow Pine, this gun countersinks every time. In fact, on a few occasions I've neglected to set the countersink correctly when nailing through OSB or plywood sheathing, and after placing 20 or 30 nails in a panel, watched in confusion as it fell out or slid away, then realizing that with the gun set to full countersink, it had fired the fasteners completely through the sheathing and into the framing below. Definitely a tool to last for years and one for the pro's. At $..., especially with the often included free palm nailer, it is an excellent value. I've seen nothing else that comes close to its performance, especially at under 8 lbs!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Palm Nailer included " truth or Lie"
    From other reviews on this site, it seems that sometimes you get the bonus Palm nailer, sometimes you dont. I also did not get mine and also could have gotten the same deal from Lowes locally but now have missed this opportunity. Amazon.com is going to lose my business 4-ever if this is not corrected.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bad deal but good nailer
    The technical specifications said a palm nailer was included, I confirmed that with Amazon customer service and have an email that says it was included. Guess what? I got the package and no palm nailer. The damn box even has a cutout for the palm nailer

    I missed the same offer at a Seattle home improvement store to save $10 and a trip on the ferry. Stanley says it is the problem of Amazon, Amazon says it is Stanley's problem.

    Amazon says "send it back!", thanks a lot. I already missed the other offer and I'd have to wait for a credit and still make the trip into town to buy the same damn framing nailer without the palm nailer (because the other offer has now expired!).

    I told Amazon to stand behind what they sell and send me a palm nailer, any palm nailer. The Senco, Porter Cable, Tradesman or Bostitich will do just fine. We will see, I'll edit if they back their product up. This is a huge deal! This item costs around $80 - $90 if purchased separately. My hopes are not very high though.

    You know whose problem this really is? Mine. So far no ownership from Amazon.

    OK here is an update. Amazon sort of stood behind it. They will not let me say how (edited out my comments on the last update).

    It works very well, I have the first floor of my addition done in a very short time. Hasn't jammed once. Also it is very light and easy to handle.

    An issue though. A 28 degree clipped head, wire collated nail is not the most common in the world. They are a little hard to come by. There are also applications that a clipped headed nail cannot be used (some siding applications). If I had it to do over again I would have gone with the round headed 22 degree. The Bostich though. My friend, who is in the trades, thought the body of it was plastic, it was so light. It is magnesium.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but there are better
    Gun is fine most of the time, but it has some glitches that drive me crazy. Fist off, a new feature is that this gun takes 4 slides of nails, 1 more than previously. This feature combined with the top load feature on this gun cause the nail heads to stick up in the top load area and not feed properly, which causes the gun the jam. The gun also double fires way too much, especially when the compressor kicks on. At 120 psi, this gun still does not set ring shank nails into 3/4 OSB. The older bostitch guns are much better, as are all Paslode and Max framers. Spend a few more $$$ on Paslode or Max, or a few $$$ les on the older models by Bostitch. ... Read more


    9. Bostitch Coil N66C-1 Siding and Fencing Nailer
    list price: $399.00
    our price: $313.49
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    Asin: B0006FKI5G
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Stanley
    Sales Rank: 5396
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    Product Description

    New light-weight magnesium coil siding nailer. Drives both wire weld and plastic collated coil nails from 1-1/4" to 2-1/2" with 500 in/lbs of driving power. Tool free depth adjustment and directional exhaust. Includes case. ... Read more

    Features

    • Tool free depth adjustment and directional exhaust
    • Strong and lightweight magnesium housing
    • Weighs 0nly 4.4 Lbs
    • Drives both wire weld and plastic collated coil nails from 1-1/4" to 2-1/2"
    • 500 in lbs of driving power

    10. Bostitch N88RH-2MCN Industrial High-Powered Round Head Framing Nailer and Metal Connector
    list price: $289.00
    our price: $289.99
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    Asin: B00009K76M
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 2081
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Equipped with Sequential Trigger
    • 1,000 inch pounds of driving power
    • Lightweight Magnesium housing for durability
    • Includes Metal Connector trip installed on the tool, and a standard framing trip, with aggressive teeth for toe nailing and a no mar tip for decking
    • Trips change tool from metal connector nailer to standard framing nailer in seconds with our patented push button control

    Reviews (6)

    1-0 out of 5 stars really bad gun
    if i had the choice i wouldnt have even given it a full star my dislikes
    heavy odd balnce bulky really loud loading it is a pain in the a@@ the grip is weird and the hanger nail atchment is a joke the only 2 things i liked about it was the price and getting rid of it if you want a real nail gun step up to the plate and buy a hitchi nr83a2

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. Easy to use. Does both jobs GREAT!!!
    It is so easy to switch between modes. Uses standard SENCO framing and metal connector nails. Available at most tool stores that carry SENCO products. When framing in the floor of a large shed it was great to be able to fasten the Simson Ties and switch to framing nails in seconds. It shot both the framing nails, Hardened Metal Connector Nails and 8d ring nails for the sub floor with out a hitch. The only problem is if you are not carefull with loading the nails and you damage the connecting strip in can jamb but the jambs are easy to clear. If you can't afford to get a dedicated metal fastner gun then this is the way to go.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Framing Nirvana...
    I recently replaced an old framing nailgun. The N88RH ranked highly in a recent builders' magazine review, but what really sold me on the N88RH-2MCN was the ability to drive nails in metal framing connectors.

    I've been using the gun for about 6 weeks now with a Dewalt Emglo compressor and I love it. Depth-of-drive adjustment takes 2 seconds and requires no tools. Nails are driven consistently to the set depth. Loading is simple, and the gun feels durable. You have to change nosepieces (included) when going between standard framing nails and metal connector nails, but this is as quick and easy as adjusting the depth-of-drive.

    I got my first framing connector nails today and set a couple dozen Simpson truss clips. Not a single miss, and every nail driven perfectly. The nails are hard to come by, and I had to check several hardware stores before I found one that could even special order them (it turns out that Home Depot was able to do this for me). True, the nails are a bit pricey, but labor is far pricier, so it's really not an issue when you consider how much time you save.

    All in all, given how many metal framing connectors are used in typical residential construction nowadays, this gun is terrifically useful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent combo nailer
    I just bought this as my first nail gun and I'm really happy with it so far. Seems great as a framing nailer. The 21/22 deg nails are cheap and easy to get. But it truely shines as a metal connector gun. True, the 0.148 x 1.5" nails are tricky to find (I had to order them through Numax) and they are pricey, but you save so much time that it is worth it. It is easy to align the tool and it sinks the nails beautifully. Even if you don't do that much with metal connectors I don't know why you wouldn't get this nailer over other full head framing nailers. It makes joist hangers almost fun.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Sorry I bought it
    One Star because BOSTITCH DOESN'T GET IT! Buying a nailer is endorsing a company and a philosophy. Oh, it's a great nailer all right. I love mine. BUT - if you intend to use it to hang metal connectors,(and let's face it, this is the big draw here) be aware that you will need to special order the nails, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM, and it will cost more than [money] for 1 box. [My local hardware store] charges [money] for 5000 nails. At more than [money] per 1 1/2in. nail, I understand why virtually every retailer does NOT stock them ... If I had it to do over, I'd buy the cheaper Porter Cable FR350 and have no problem with nails or their price. Why not the Bostitch n88ww? Well, when Bostitch builds a nailer but won't supply REASONABLY priced nails, I refuse to go back to them. They don't even offer nails at their site. Good nailers mean NOTHING if they don't take care of their customers. ... Read more


    11. Bostitch N80SB-1 Framing Stick Nailer
    list price: $346.31
    our price: $219.99
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    Asin: B0000225IR
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 2053
    Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Popular among house framers, Bostitch's framing stick nailer offers solid, no-fuss, reliable performance. With its tough aluminum housing and extruded aluminum magazine, this nailer is a sturdy piece of equipment, designed to hold up to falls and the inevitable beating tools take on a framing crew. The nosepiece's teeth aggressively grip lumber for toe-nailing. The adjustable depth control makes it easy to adjust the countersink with the gun, instead of the compressor. The nailer's deflector conveniently directs exhaust away from the user. We were impressed with how solid this Bostitch unit feels--it definitely has the burliness of an industrial-strength tool. But with its burly nature comes a bit of extra weight--always something to consider. The tool weighs just over 8 pounds empty, however, so some arm fatigue is probably inevitable. But the nailer's rubber grips are comfortable to hold,and the balance is good. This model shoots 2- to 3-1/2-inch, 28-degree, wire-weld-collated, clipped-head nails, and will hold a strip of 75. The nailer is available in contact or sequential trip. --Jonathon Tudor ... Read more

    Features

    • Lightweight
    • Adjustable depth control
    • Multidirectional exhaust
    • Accurate nail placement

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tried the rest, the N80 is the best!
    I am a framer who used to use all Senco. Then I switched to Paslode, but they were to high maintenance and we had to much down time on the job. Hitachi was next because some of the guys had them. I tossed them within 6 months, they just couldn't hold up around the jobsite. Their magazines kept bending and caused the nails to get jammed in the magazine. I've been using Stanley-Bostitch framers and staplers since 1996 and have never had any problems whatsoever. They are the lightest and most powerful tools that I have ever used. Something can be said about using tools everyday for four years and not ever having to have them serviced. Buy Bostitch and you will never be sorry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars TOUGH AS NAILS
    USE BOSTITCH TOOLS EXCLUSIVELY, NO DOWN TIME, NO MAINTENANCE. MY GUYS USE THEM FOR HAMMERS, DROP THEM FROM SCAFFOLDING, RARELY OIL THEM. THEY STILL KEEP ON GOING. HOW COULD THEY GET ANY BETTER. TWO N80'S, 2 YEARS OF ABUSE, STILL MAKING MY LIVING FOR ME. THANKS STANLEY.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fail Safe
    I am a framing contractor in the northeast. I have been using Bostitch N80 nail guns for the last 15 years. From 90 degree temps in the summer to zero degrees in the winter, they always work. I have a total of 22 Bostitch guns, some being as old as 15 years. The framing nailers I get at least 5 years of day after day service. The most common break down is either lack of oil or breakage from the guns being dropped. (they have to really be dropped from high up onto a hard surface such as a concrete slab) All of the production framers in this area use Bostitch, the best of the best. Thank you Stanley for making a product that enables us contractors to make our living with a minimum amount of headaches.
    Claude Post Jr, Saugerties, New York

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Durable Tool
    A rugged tool that will last a long time with a couple drops of oil in the morning. Minor double firing, usual with all guns with this type trigger. If you don't have one, get one, you won't be sorry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A True Brute of a Tool
    The Bostitch N80SB is a great tool. It is heavier than some of it's competitors, but is a basically maintenance free tool if it is oiled properly. The tool drives a variety of fasteners in all types of wood with ease. This tool has been in Bostitch's stable for a long time and is being discontinued soon. But believe me, it's not because this tool has any downfalls. As for any double-firing. Many of these instances are human error. If a person is trying to positive place a nail with a nailer with a contact trip trigger, more than likely when you depress the contact trip and then pull the trigger the tool will fire twice because of the recoil and the user not removing their finger from the trigger fast enough. If you are using a nailer for positive placement of the nail, always use a nailer with a sequintial trip trigger. This will eliminate double firing. However, with a sequintial trip trigger, the user will not be able to hold the trigger in the fire position and bump fire the tool by bumping the contact trip against the work surface. Take your pick of what trigger best works for you. ... Read more


    12. Bostitch CPACKN80 Framing Nailer & Compressor Combo Kit
    list price: $780.00
    our price: $449.99
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    Asin: B0002SPAVE
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 14963
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    Amazon.com

    Here's a tough-as-nails nailer and a hardworking compressor perfect for the professional carpenter. The framing nailer has a 75-nail capacity extruded aluminum magazine that Bostitch says will survive falls, though we didn't try that for ourselves. We can tell you, though, that even though it weighs 8 pounds, it balances well and doesn't strain the user. Depth adjusts easily, and hungry toe-nailing teeth really take hold for slip-free use. It reliably fires 2- to 3-1/2-inch clipped head nails for use in framing, sheathing, siding, fencing, trusses, decking, pallets and wood to masonry. Powering this nailer is a 2.5 horse, six-gallon oil-lube compressor.At six gallons, it's not huge, but for nailers, this is plenty. We like that it's ready to use right out of the box, with all the air line and accessories you need to get started. Maintenance is important: You'll need to open the drain valves a couple times a day and oil it in the morning and at noon, and it'll serve you well.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • 2.5HP/6GAL Oil-Lube Compressor
    • N80SB-1 - Stick Framing Nailer
    • Includes: Hose, All Fittings & Tape
    • Compressor has: soft-start induction motor & Cast iron sleeves

    13. Bostitch MFN200 Manual Flooring Nailer
    list price: $500.00
    our price: $249.99
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    Asin: B00005NMTA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 4639
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Comes with a white faced rubber mallet
    • Lightweight and easy-to-use
    • Drives L-shaped cleats with a single blow operation
    • Rubber bumpers protect against marring pre-finished flooring
    • Wide foot design for greater stability

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tool for the Money
    I had the opportunity to use both this tool and the Porta Nailer manual floor nailer during a recent job. Both tools were new, both were solidly constructed and of good quality. The Bostich proved far superior to the Porta Nailer due primarily to the ratcheting feature on the Porta Nailer. This does not fuction well and is a poor design. The Porta nailer would leave cleats half driven or fail to release the cleat from the nailer after the cleat was fully driven. On the Porta Nailer side of the job we spent alot of time on our knees with a nail set trying to set cleats. We were forced to pull up a few planks becasue the cleats could not be set or removed. Eventually it was faster to just use the Bostich than waste man hours with the Porta Nailer. POSTSCRIPT _ It's a great value for the money - over ten big jobs without a hitch.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Extreme do-it-yourselfer
    I bought this based on reviews at amazon.com. Overall, I really like the nailer. It takes a little getting used to and you have to hit the striking button very square. I also like that it drives slightly bowed planks firmly into place which eliminates the need for clamping. The biggest problem I've had is finding nails. Amazon.com is the only place I've been able to purchase them. None of the big hardware superstores in my area carry them (4 different companies), nor any of the lumber yards, hardware stores, etc.. So, Plan ahead and buy plenty of nails online and don't wait until the last minute to restock. I'm in the middle of putting down over 2000 square feet of 3/4 inch hardwood and am very please with this tool's performance. If I had to do it all over again, I'd still buy this nailer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Manual Flooring Nailer
    This is the first time I have put down tongue and groove hardwood flooring. I did a quick search on the internet and found this nailer for a decent price. I coulnd't afford the pnuematic ones because of cost plus I don't own an air compressor. First overal impression was its sturdy construction, it's very well built. This should last me for years if I ever decide to lay hardwood floors again or if my friends need to borrow it. The mallet that is included is very robust and the weight and balance allows you to impart a nice blow to set the cleat. I have had a few times where I didn't give it a hard enough blow and I didn't set the cleat all the way down. This is the main complaint of this tool I found on the internet and some people prefer the ratcheting manual nailers. But, the complaint of the racheting manual nailers was it would jam if you tried to set the last cleat. The Bostitch has set every single cleat every single time. Hasn't jammed once. So, if I didn't set the cleat all the way on the first blow, I just grabbed my pliers and twisted the cleats head off. Didn't even try pulling it out. The head would fatigue right off at the wood level and I would set another cleat right next to it. So I guess for me, take your pick, take time to fatigue off the cleats unseated head or take time trying to unjam a nailer. In my opinion, a nailer shouldn't have problems with jamming and tools tend to get broken when this happens. Once getting used to the amount of force required to set the cleat, I pretty much set them every single time now. The flooring I've used is pre-finished and I haven't had any problems with marring of the finish from this tool. Also, with the heavy mallet, I can really get the wood up tight to the previous line. If I did do this for a living, I could tell that it would start to stress my wrists and tendons, hence thats the main advantage of the pnuematic nailers. But for the price, I'm quite pleased. I'm really impressed with the results of my floor. Hope this helps

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Flooring Nailer
    I purchased this nailer as an "experiment" from a local hardware store that had it on clearance. I had previously checked for reviews here and found none, so I had no idea what kind of nailer it would be. My only base of reference was experience with a Porto-Nails 401P that I used on several occaisions (borrowed from another guy on the crew). I was not especially pleased with the performance of the 401P, so I had decided I would not buy one for myself, and, at this time, a pneumatic nailer was out of the question because of their prices. So the MFN200 seemed like a decent compromise. Upon initial inspection, I was impressed with the all metal construction and the feel of the nailer, it looks and feels like a tool that has the durability and construction to stand the test of time in the field (something that I did not feel with the 401P). First use has been an absolute joy! It drives the L-shaped cleates smoothly and positively with one hit (it doesn't have the ratcheting mechanism like the 401P). Some like the ratcheting of the 401P, but I have found that the lack of this feature on the MFN200 doesn't bother me a bit, even in odd positions for striking the tool. And my output has increased as well. Comparing the L-shaped cleats of the MFN200 and the T-shaped cleats of the 401P, both are serrated so in my own estimation, the difference in holding power will be insignificant. My biggest satisfaction has been that the MFN200 will drive every cleat in the magazine until it's empty. The 401P I have used was never able to do this. The one negative comment I do have is that it does not have the variety of different shoes available like the 401P (I haven't checked with Bostitch, though. Just this site). Overall, this is a great nailer if you can strike the tool solidly using either arm. In my estimation, it is far superior to the 401P and anyone on a budget will appreciate the price compared to a pneumatic nailer. Spend the few extra dollars and own a tool you will be satisfied with. ... Read more


    14. Bostitch RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer
    list price: $389.00
    our price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AMK5F
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 6358
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Single action side load canister
    • Magnesium Housing for Jobsite durability
    • Only 4.8 lbs
    • Last nail capture feature means it won't fire once it runs out of nails
    • Adjustable depth of drive

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bostitch are tops!
    I have had this gun for 2 months now . It is a really well built gun. After reading the firt guys review I was skeptical about buying this gun and then went ahead and bought one anyways (sometimes you have to try things yourself) After I purchased the gun I took it on a 15 Square job and the gun is excellent not one problem. I used Bostitch nails also. I have 4 RN-45-I Roofing nailers and thought they would not make a better gun. But after trying the RN-46 Bostitch has came up with a nother great gun. Keep up the good work Bostitch!!! I also just purchased a second Rn-46 this past week.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oustanding
    I'm really surprised with the first review of this gun. I had a buddy buy one, it gave him problems, he exchanged it the next day and his second gun has been flawless. I chalk it up to it being a new product on the market and to some of the initial guns having production glitches.

    As for my experiences with it? I was considering the Hitachi Ultra-Light intially. I had been waiting for Bostitch to produce the rumored "lighter" gun too. Just before I went to get the Hitachi (which I kind of put off for a while because I heard that they just did'nt take a beating like their heavier standard guns did), the Bostitch finally came out and I got it. After over 20 years of roofing, I managed to do something I have'nt done in a long time. I surprised myself. I actually laid out shingles even faster than I normally do. I was going through coils so quickly that I thought my helper was'nt bringing me up what I needed. It's amazing even for a seasoned roofer, this gun is just balanced so rightly. I had the model before this one (the RN45B-1) and still do. It too is a workhorse and bulletproof. As with any tool, keep it clean and it'll run forever.

    I believe it is the 2nd lightest gun on the market (behind the Hitachi), but I'll give up that extra pound of weight for performance anyday. It's fast and it keeps up with me. It also makes it easy to place the nails in the proper nailing area on the shingle (anybody can be fast, but being fast and placing the nails where they belong distinguishes a roofer). I had no problems with my other Bostitch; I just wanted the newest gun on the market and I'm happy I got it. I highly reccomend it. In one run, I knocked out 4 squares with a 30 foot valley to contend with in 23 minutes and did'nt even realize it. It's that quick.
    Despite it's weight, it feels solid.

    And a nice trick, when laying down felt, hold it down and it shoots off nails like a machine gun. You drag the gun across the felt and it fires them off at equal intervals depending on how fast your dragging the gun. In less than a second, I nail down a 6 to 7 linear foot line that secures my paper and let's me get to shingling. The nail lockout feature saves shingles and the see-thru coil canister is a must when your changing coils on a basis of one every couple of minutes or so.

    I've used other guns and for me there is no excuse for poor performance. There is nothing more frustrating than having to stop "hummin'" just to clear out a gun. When you make a living laying shingles, you have to have the best. Just like anything in life, accessorize it right (in other words, use only brand name coil nails) and you should'nt have any problems. This gun takes your skill and multiplies it.

    This, for me, is The Best.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This is the worst nailer I have ever used!!!
    Just received the nailer and did a 2500sq ft roofing job with 3 tab comp. Just standard roofing. This nailer keeps shooting doubles and triples when it doesn't mis-feed. In over 35 years as a construction professional I have never had a tool this difficult to use. I am a big guy (250 pounds) and have a firm grip. The nailer shoots multiple nails no matter how hard I lean on it so bounce is not a factor.Every several nails it will not feed it makes a kind of a wheezing sound and then pops into place. Sometimes it has to be advanced by pulling on the feed arm. The depth adjustment is a clic stop type and does not seem to be very acurate: the nail either stands proud or it gets punched right through the shingles. I have a number of nailers and my favorites are Senco and Porter Cable. Regardless of what I have read in my opinion Porter Cable still makes very good power tools: I should have stuck with Porter Cable for the roofing nailer. If you are thinking of buying this nailer I strongly suggest you reconsider. ... Read more


    15. Bostitch SX150K-1 1/2" to 1-1/2" Narrow Crown Stapler Kit
    list price: $109.99
    our price: $99.99
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    Asin: B00006FRJQ
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 565
    Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • No mar tip
    • Oil free
    • Lightweight magnesium housing
    • Ultra quiet rear exhaust
    • Adjustable depth control

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars So far so good
    My old narrow crown went down the other day so I bought this at a home improvement warehouse. I usually check to see which is made in the USA first, then durability, then price. This was the only gun in it's price range made in the USA. I use it in case openings, drawerstock and drawer bottoms, built-in backs, or anything thin. (...) Depth of drive adjustment is good, rear exhaust is great,I have always hated the "blow in your face," weight is good, also no oil is a blessing ... no mar. It is so light it feels like plastic, but it is magnesium. I liked the automatic feature..as long as the safety is down, it will fire till you run out of stock. I wish it wouldn't fire without staples though..If I could I would deduct a half star for that. It had the power to consistantly sink 1" staples, but don't know about 1 1/2". It took more than a thousand staples without a hitch building columns...no pretzels. so far so good

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time
    I just bought this gun from a local store. It did fine for 10 staples. After that, it only fired when it wanted to. I'll be returning it tommorow. I just ordered the Senco SLS 18. My father has owned a Senco stapler for over ten years with no problems. He told me to go Senco but I didn't listen. Goes to show, father knows best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome Addition
    This stapler was an istant hit in my High School cabinet shop. I teach cabinet making in a public high school,two years ago I purchased a small pnuematic set up (two finish nailers and a small two tank compressor). With a limited budget, I had to put off getting a stapler. I knew I needed one that was easy to change staples and sizes, included a case and could withstand the type of punishment and abuse only a high school student can dish out. It also had to take the standard narrow crown type staples. I recently purchased this one for my self and brought it in to school just to see how my students would take to it. It was instantly the tool of choice when attaching the 1/4" cabinet back or draw bottoms. If I happen to bring it home, the next day some student will ask for it. I was recently told to spend about $$$, a gift from the theater dept. for building some sets. I immediatly showed them the specs on this one, I'm expecting it soon then I'll finally get to take mine home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars light, well finish and Oil free
    I've bought it a few days ago, so far very good felling about it. It feels very light, no wind blast in the face, wherever and however you use it...the rear exhaust is push to the oposite way, a very good thing...then no needs to rotate an exhaust like my PC brad nailer :-)

    Only complain, since it is an industrial model, there is no reset when fire...so you need to be very carefull to hold it secur againt the surface to avoid risk of a double fire....but some folks might like this feature...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Leaky Tool, but they fixed it
    I've just purchase my second SX150K from my local Home improvement store only to find it is leaking air from the trigger assembly, right out of the box. I had to return the first one because it was doing the same thing. Also out of the 30 or so staples I shot, 8 were double fires. I just got off the phone with Bostitch customer support and they wanted me to narrow it down to 1 of 3 seals it could have been. No thanks. As soon as I'm done writing this review I'm returning this one also...Update.
    I just retured from a Bostitch SWAT event, they were unable to repair my leaking tool so they sent me home with a brand new one. That is great customer service.
    I own 4 other Bostitch air tools with no problems at all. ... Read more


    16. Bostitch SB150SLBC-1 Cap Stapler Kit
    list price: $289.99
    our price: $229.99
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    Asin: B0002AJNU6
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Stanley Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 4676
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    Amazon.com

    A strong blast of wind can set you back to square one if you've just spent the past few hours wrapping new construction or a house about to be sided. You know that the holding area of a staple isn't great, but a 1-inch-diameter plastic cap on the staple gives it superior holding power. Bostitch's cap stapler fires 18-gauge cap staples into tar paper, felt paper and foam insulation sheets like nobody's business, keeping the wrap right where you put it. Depth of drive adjustments are tool-free, a nice feature when you're 30 feet above the ground. It's surprisingly light, it loads like a dream and lacks nothing in the power department. This is one of those tools that only does one thing, but boy, does it do it well.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • Tool-free adjustable exhaust port
    • Stapler drives 3/4" to 1-1/2" Staples with Caps
    • Lightweight, dureable aluminum housing weighs only 4.7 lbs
    • Used for installing: Tyvek, tar-paper, foam-board insulation
    • Adjustable depth-of-drive dial

    17. Bostitch CAP2060P 2HP 6 Gallon Oil-Free Compressor
    list price: $179.00
    our price: $169.99
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    Asin: B00009K76N
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 1755
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 0-125psi Operating Pressure
    • High Efficiency 2.0HP (peak) 1.6HP Running heavy-duty induction motor for long life.
    • No Maintenance, high output oil-free pump delivers 3.4CFM @40psi & 2.7cfm @ 90psi
    • Large 6 Gallon Tank reduces run time
    • Lightweight compact pancake design for easy portability

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value!
    I have had this for about 5 months now and am happy with it so far. I mainly wanted it to use with my framing/finish nailers and also for it's size and portability. I have a big 30 gal one in the garage that is not easy to move around due to it's size and weight. I like the fact that it has an induction motor which is better than the brush types as far cycle duty is concerned. The build quality is also very good. Overall I am glad that I bought it and would highly recommend it!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars good
    I have worked with this compressor for about a week and before that I was using a 30 gallon 220Volt rig that I have had for years.So,it is light and compact,irratingly noisy when filling but very portable.I like the convenience and the oil-less feature because I do a lot of trim work,like after new homes are sheetrocked,I will hang cabinets,interior doors as well as stairskirts,base,door casing and misc other trim details to complete the home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it works for me
    I bought it in November of 2002 I didn't use it till about 4 months later. Than I found the regulator wasn't working so I called Stanley and they said to send it to one of their repair shops in my state. It sat there for 1 month waiting for the part to come in. they fixed it (no charge) I have it back now and it's working fine. It came with a 2 1/2 inch nail gun. that works great also. I also use a 3-½ inch porter cable framing nailer with it and i've had no problem driving those nails in. the tank fills up very quick and last a long time between refills. ... Read more


    18. Bostitch BT200K-2 5/8" to 2" Brad Nailer Kit, 18 Gauge
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $89.97
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    Asin: B00006FRJP
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 781
    Average Customer Review: 3.14 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    This is brad nailing for the new millennium: a powerful driver in a feather-light body. The magnesium housing is a fantastic development from the Bostitch folks, who've known all along how to make a heck of a nailer. This one weighs in at a mere 2.1 pounds, letting you hoist and fire for hours without the strain and fatigue of the heavier models. The motor is whisper-quiet and oil-free, eliminating worries about oil-stained work pieces. Bostitch thought of everything with this one, even creating a magnetic magazine that hangs onto your fasteners for breezy loading. The adjustable depth control is quick and easy to use, without any fumbling. You can countersink in a flash, too. Don't let the weight of this tool fool you, it packs serious power. It also comes with a thousand brads and a sturdy case. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • No mar tip
    • Oil free
    • Lightweight magnesium housing
    • Ultra quiet rear exhaust
    • Adjustable depth control

    Reviews (22)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool
    This is an excellent gun. Its driving performance is comparable to my 16g Porter Cable nailer. This gun has a couple of nice-to-have's:
    - It is oil free. So you don't have to remember when you oiled it last etc. and you do not leave oil marks on the wood.
    - It is very light. It is half as ligh as the box of nails that comes with the kit! If you work overhead this is a great advantage.
    - The air exhaust is in the back, where the hose connects. I like this design better than the "adjustable" exhausts on top of the tool. With those, you hold the gun in a different angle every once in a while and get the blow in you face or into the dust etc. With this gun the exhaust does not get in your way.
    - The non maring tip is fairly small. This makes it easier to toe nail shelves into dados etc.

    I am surprised with the negative comments of other reviewers. I am wondering if their bad luck was associated with loading. This gun needs the nails at the bottom of its holder. There are groves for the nail heads of different length nails. Perhaps if you load the nails in to the wrong grove it might cause jamming. I did not have any jamming problems so far. Also, I used porter cable brand nails. I did not have any issues. I am wondering if cheaper brand nails are the cause of some of the negaitive comments.

    I am sorry for everyone who did not like this gun. I love it. I worked for me right out of the box.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Comparing Bostich to Bostich
    I have owned a Bostich BT-35 18ga. brad nailer for about 7 years. I wanted an 18ga. brad nailer with 2" nailing ability and a depth adjustment. I already had appx. 15,000 Bostich 18ga. nails, and experience with 3 other Bostich nailers that I own (BT-35 Brad nailer), (FN-60 15ga. finish nailer), (SX-32 finish stapler), made the choice of which brand to buy a non issue. I bought their latest 18ga. model the BT-200 because of the increased nail length capacity and the on tool depth adjustment.

    The BT-200 can shoot a 2" brad, the BT-35 only shoots a max. length brad of 1-3/8".
    The BT-200 has a depth adjustment which the BT-35 doesn't. You have to increase or decrease the power by adjusting the air pressure.
    As soon as I took the BT200 out of the box I compared them side by side. Since the BT-35 can't load a 2" nail I used 1-3/8" in both guns. I used 200 1-3/8" nails in each gun and 200 2" nails in the BT-200. Several pieces of 2-1/2" thick red oak were the test material.

    The 200 is somewhat lighter than the 35, but not by much.
    The 200 is oil free, the 35 needs lubrication.
    The 200 recoils more than the 35
    The 200 is the only air nailer with a sequential trigger that I have ever used that double fired!
    The 200 miss fired 5 times on the 2" brads (out of 200) that came with it although it did not with the shorter 1-3/8" lengths.
    In 7 years I have NEVER had a jam or a missfire with the BT-35, FN-60, or the SX-32.
    The 200 and the 35 will each countersink in oak any length that they can fire.
    If I did not have the BT-35 to compare it to, I would probably have been more satisfied with the BT-200. The BT-35 just feels and sounds like the high quality product it is. I don't think, in my opinion, that you could by a better brad nailer than the Bostich BT-35 at any price. I am sorry that I can't say the same for the BT-200.
    In my short test the 200 has more recoil. is louder, and for the first time ever I had a missfire in a Bostich nailer and a sequential trigger that double tapped.

    Adjusting air pressure and adding a few drops of oil suddenly doesn't seem as much of an issue now as it did just one hour ago.

    2-0 out of 5 stars SB-1850BN vs BT200K
    I borrowed a SB-1850BN (shoots same size brads but must be oiled) from a friend and was pleased. I decided to purchase a brad nailer. I saw the BT200K ... it did not need oiling, and proclaimed to be maintenance free ... great. I fired maybe 40 one inch brads at 80 psi. The depth would not remain fixed, I had two misfires and I was having two hit marks left on the wood. I took it back ... the store tested it ... no double hit marks ... but it did misfire and the depth would not remain fixed ... I received a refund. Yes ... I now own a SB-1850BN ... I don't mind having to add a drop of oil.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A fine brad nailer
    I borrowed my friend's brand-new BT200 to do some trim work in a room addition and have had absolutely no problems with it while driving 2" brads.

    Now I'm in the middle of a huge project building shelving for our home-based business and have driven just over 3000 1" brads without a single jam or misfeed. I do find that Porter-Cable brand brads seem to be a little harder and drive better than Bostitch brand - I'm nailing into some hardboard which is really a challenge for weak nails.

    Overall, I haven't had any problems with this brad nailer and am considering buying one for myself.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice nailer
    I was experiencing the misfire problem so I tried wiping the magnet lightly with air tool oil. I also put a few drops in the air inlet from time to time. The misfires still happened randomly and I was planning to return it. However, the oil seeped under the magnet and it eventually peeled off. I've completed 6 projects since then and the BT200K-2 has been flawless and a joy to use. The missing magnet has not affected usage in any way. This nailer is lighter and fits better in my hand than any of the other brands I've tried, plus it features rear exhaust, oil free, and the easy depth adjustment. The only improvement I'd suggest is a magazine empty indicator that is visible from both sides, or a feature that prevents firing or locks the safety tip from depressing if the magazine is empty. ... Read more


    19. Bostitch PN100K Industrial High Speed Impact Nailer Kit
    list price: $168.00
    our price: $94.99
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    Asin: B00005JRLS
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 3551
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Hardened steel nose piece
    • Rugged portable designed for performance
    • Magnetic nose piece to hold nail in place
    • Includes: Leather glove, two hardened nose pieces, oil, O-rings, and service tools
    • Convenient carrying case

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Nailer!
    I have just begun a 2000 sq. ft. addition on my home. This nailer is the perfect tool for nailing all the joist hangers. I have a lot of engineered lumber in my design and trying to drive a nail by hand into a microlam beam is very difficult. I have framing nailers but they are too big to get in between the rafters at times.

    The tool has a good feel and weight. Very comfortable. I drove over 200 nails the first day I used it and it never malfuctioned once. The glove keeps the tool where it needs to be and there is very limited recoil so it doesn't bother your hand at all.

    I would recomend this nailer to anyone who does even the smallest amount of construction or home inprovement. In fact I have a second one on order for a Christmas gift for my 68 year old father who fell in love with it the first time he used it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pneumatic Palm Nailer
    I recently retired and have undertaken a project to build a woodworking shop-garage. Swinging a hammer has become a very tiresome chore, and I was considering the purchase of a framing nailer. Upon reviewing information from various manufacturers, I realized that a framing nailer is a very specialized tool.
    However, I happened to run across information about palm nailers. In reviewing the information provided by Amazon, I read that a palm nailer can be used for nailing any size nail and in many different applications. I could see where this would be a more useful tool than a framing nailer. I purchased the Bostitch PN100 kit, and immediately started using it with 16d nails in framing my new shop. I then used 10d nails in decking the roof. All I can say is this nailer is wonderful!! It drives nails quickly, at any angle, and in a limited amount of space. You do have to be careful to make sure that the alignment of the nail with the nailer is correct; if not, bent nails will result. However, with just a little practice, nailing becomes an effortless operation. I would recommend this as a general purpose nailer to anyone. I might also add that I own a brad nailer and a roofing nailer made by Porter Cable, and a 1/4 inch crown stapler, and the Bostitch nailer works as well as any of them. ... Read more


    20. Bostitch SB-2IN1 Brad Nailer / Finish Stapler Combo Tool

    our price: $99.99
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    Asin: B00005JRLV
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bostitch
    Sales Rank: 1188
    Average Customer Review: 3.12 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Tool free directional exhaust
    • Drives finish staples and brads
    • Includes: Carry case, brads, staples, and oil
    • Dial-A-Depth fastener depth control
    • Rubber comfort handle grip

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars SB-2IN1 GREAT TOOL
    I have used this tool to build cabinets, my latest job a complete kitchen (made of hickory) using the hardest wood known to man, and it drives great using 120 PSI. The tool has not blown seals or given me any problems. The key to success is maintenance. There are always a few bad apples in the basket, this must be what these other folks are talking about. The only place that you see tool marks are in crown molding that fills very easy and invisible unless I point them out. Too bad there's not 6 stars that I can give.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It works fine for me and saves space and money.
    This tool does leave an indentation the size of a staple when you drive brads but I'm not that picky when I'm asking a tool to do double duty. If I was doing fine cabinetry and driving brads where they would be highly visible I would buy a brad nailer. I haven't had any problems and have loved using it. As for the other reviews about not going into pine I would say they should buy a real air compressor or at least turn up the pressure-it will go as deep as I want them to.

    1-0 out of 5 stars SAVE YOUR MONEY!
    I have used brad nailers in the past and have never had the problems that I have had with the Bostitch 2 in 1. I have used it 3 times since I have had it and have had nothing but headaches. I thought it was great because you are getting two tools for the price of one. Guess what, you get what you pay for. I can't even get this gun to sink a brad into pine, and if it does it usually leaves a mark. So bottom line, save yourself the aggravation that I am going through ...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not a woodworkers tool is right !!!
    I strongly agree with reviewer,Jonathan Ness about this product. I purchased the Stanley SB2IN1 because it could shoot both brads and staples, giving me the versatility and saving me the cost of two tools. When I put the compressor at max pressure (100PSI) it wouldn't countersink nails or staples even in pine. If you could get it to countersink a brad, the footprint is the size of a staple. Leaving an ugly mark on your project that require additional finishing. I contacted Stanley Bostitch and they told me that they knew of this problem and to get it to countresink, increase the pressure to 120 PSI (however I think the seals will wear out much faster).This is fine for staples but still leaves the ugly mark when using brads.They also told me that this is the problem with a combination tool. If I could return this tool I would...I will use this tool for stapling only and purchase a Porter Cable Brad Nailer, also the brads are much easier to find for the Porter Cable than the Stanley Bostitch....

    4-0 out of 5 stars Shipping whoes
    I am very satisfied with the product, however, I am very dissatisfied with the shipping. I ordered this product on December 3 and paid $$ for UPS shipment. It did not ship until December 16 and still awaiting arival. It was supposed to be a Christmas present!! NOT RELIABLE!! ... Read more


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