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.