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kirwinjd 09-28-2013 03:25 PM

What nails for bostitch framing gun
 
Just bought a used Stanley Bostitch framing gun for a small project and wondering if I must only use bostitch nails in it.
I don't need to buy nails by the ton and bostitch only sells their nails in large quantities. All the other brands can be bought in much smaller quantities.
So can I use other brands of nails or am I stuck with only bostitch?
Thank you

yardfisher 09-28-2013 03:34 PM

nails for bostitch
 
I've tried other brands in my bostitch nail gun and have found none that work well. Best to stay with those for that particular nail gun.

kirwinjd 09-28-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by yardfisher
I've tried other brands in my bostitch nail gun and have found none that work well. Best to stay with those for that particular nail gun.

Ok thanks for your time.
That bites. I can't understand why I have to buy their nails by the thousands and everyone's else's by the hundreds. Ill never use all those nails. Ill probably need less than a hundred.

kwikfishron 09-28-2013 05:40 PM

As long as the nail angle is correct any brand will work although with some of the budget off brands you'll have more issues with jamming and dry fires.

The places that rent those guns sell the nails by the rack. If all you need is a few that's the way to go.

joecaption 09-28-2013 08:00 PM

A few other things that will effect how it works is wire or paper collated, straight, 30 angled, coiled and if round head or spit headed nails need to be used.
Should be able to just look up your model gun and it will tell which type it uses.

yardfisher 09-28-2013 11:26 PM

nails for bostitch framing nailer
 
It is unfortunate for us that the nails we need for small projects aren't sold in likewise quantaties. The box I have is about 8 years old and still 3/4 full. The good thing is, I've got the nails I need at a moments notice.:thumbsup:

kirwinjd 09-30-2013 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron
As long as the nail angle is correct any brand will work although with some of the budget off brands you'll have more issues with jamming and dry fires.

The places that rent those guns sell the nails by the rack. If all you need is a few that's the way to go.

Great idea. Thanks alot!

yardfisher 10-01-2013 10:11 AM

Nails for nail gun?
 
What model bostitch do you have?


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