|Item Weight||5.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.2 x 3.4 x 12.5 inches|
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|Item model number||PN100K|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year limited warranty|
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- Palm nailer kit; ergonomic design; magnetic nose;
- Ideal for driving common bulk nails-inch confined areas or for nailing off metal connectors and joist hangars
- Hardened steel nose for durability; leather glove
- Includes nailer, standard nose, finish nail nose, large bore nose, leather glove, nose wrench, hex wrench, lubricant, spare O-rings
- 5.25 by 3.5 by 4.13-inches; 2.9-pounds; 7-year limited warranty
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Impact nailer with standard nose, finish nail nose, large bore Nose, leather comfort glove, nose wrench, hex Wrench, tool lubricant, spare O-rings
The Bostitch story
Originally known as the Boston Wire Stitcher® Company, the first syllables of the words "Boston" and "Stitcher" were joined to make "Bostitch®", and the name was adopted for product use after the manufacture of machines began. Thomas Briggs, the founder, invented in 1896 a new kind of user friendly Wire Stitcher designed for fastening books, calendars, checks, hat boxes, etc. This machine made a staple or stitch as it was called from a coil of wire. It was called the Boston Wire Stitcher and the company was named the Boston Wire Stitcher Company. In 1903 the company invented a foot operated stapling machine that used pre-formed staples. These staples were not collated but had to be slid off of a track into the magazine of the machine. Later they were collated with paper and then glue. Soon the Boston Wire Stitcher Company was developing various kinds of staplers for industrial markets. In 1930 the Bostitch® Sales Company was formed to sell Bostitch® products, and in 1948 the Boston Wire Stitcher Company officially became Bostitch®, Inc. The first Coil Nailer from Bostitch, the N2, came on the scene in 1965, and the rest is history. Today, Bostitch sells a huge range of nailers, compressors, and other products, and is a leader in the industry.
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Top Customer Reviews
This tool will drive virtually any bulk nail, the kind sold by the pound. The smallest nail Bostitch recommends is a 5d (d=penny, a term that refers to nail size). Bostitch claims the maximum size is 75d, but the head on those huge nails won't fit in any of the nose-pieces that Bostitch offers. However, I've used it on 6d to 20d nails with great success.
Insert the nail into the PN100's "nose", where a built-in magnet holds it. Hold the nailer with either hand, press the point of the nail into the material; when the tool senses the pressure, a fast-acting piston cycles the hammer which drives the nail. It sounds like a Tommy Gun. You can drive a 20d nail in about one second, depending on wood hardness. You can also start the nail with a hammer then put the PN100 on that nail, or, hold the nail with your fingers (risky), or hold the nail with another tool (e.g., pliers).
The tool is sold by itself with the standard nose only, or in kit form. The kit includes a wrench to change from the standard nose to the included finishing nail nose or an oversized nose for nails with large heads, spare O rings, a spare magnet, oil, a leather tool cover (improves grip and comfort), and a custom case to protect the tool and accessories.
- Particularly useful in confined spaces, such as between joists, hard to reach nails, odd angles, overhead, etc. You only need space for the tool and nail, plus room for your hand on the tool. Except for a small pin nailer, most nail guns take more space to operate than this palm nailer. Swinging a hammer takes even more space.
- For applications such as installing lots of joist hangers, this tool is ideal.Read more ›
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.
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.
For rough nailing the PN100 works fine but for nailing in an area that will be later visible, the unit tends to leave impact marks (At 90psi, ~5/8" circle outside the nail head on the work) that are undesirable. Also, since there is not a control mechanism to guide full head nails (fence, siding, framing) it is easy to end up driving the nail crooked (it comes with one for finish nails though) or even bend the nail. I also experienced some "walk" where when getting close to the work, the pneumatic driver would occasionally walk off the head and actually strike the work leaving a 3/16" punch mark.
All in all this is a great unit but if you want consistent results on larger jobs or you want to do semi-finish work, invest in a collated Bostitch nail gun. For driving singulated nails, etc., where you can accept some marking, non-perpendicular drives or where the job is small enough that it doesn't justify the investment in a full nail gun (~$90 for PN100, ~$150 to $350 for a collated gun depending on the application) this is the perfect gun.
I'll be keeping mine and using it for many years but I also won't be discarding my other nailers. A great low-cost buy for odds-n-ends or speciality work where singulated nails are the status quo. The PN100 will put your normal 20oz hammer in a garage sale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been building a barn and needed to drive in 20D nails. Pneumatic nailers won't go this large (and if they did I couldn't afford one! Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Pariseau
works great. have used it on two buildings and have had no problems.Published 3 months ago by baco-davi
In my opinion, palm nailers are one of the most underrated power tools around. They free you from having to buy the particular type of nail that typical power nailer requires, and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MontaniSemperLiberi
As a first-time user of a palm nailer I am in awe of this tool. As others have said, even large nails tend to sink into the wood like a knife into warm butter. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gilbert Valnonnia
A great nailer--powerful and fast. It can drive a 16d 3 1/2 inch nail within 2 seconds. But I have 2 small issues:
First, it's great that it comes with a case but the case... Read more
i have used the heck out of this palm nailer building a new deck. It is great for nailing the joists and joist-hangers because it gets into the corners so easily. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mtneer70
A good tool. It is a good tool to pound all those nails we used to use a hammer for.Published 9 months ago by Joe A. Everson