Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Review

The Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer is an extremely high quality tool that is descended from top of the line nail guns.  It’s manufactured by Stanley Bostitch, one of the best known and well liked tool makers in the business.  This is the perfect nail gun for anyone that works as a contractor or simply uses one of these tools often.

Stanley Bostitch is an old and respected tool maker.  The company was founded in 1896 by Thomas Briggs when he invented a user friend wire stitcher.  After that, the company grew and expanded into other markets.  They even pitched in during World War II to help make rifles and camouflage netting.  Since then, they’ve continued growing and expanding into the mega company that we know today.

Price and Main Feature list

Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1-inch Framing NailerYou’re probably thinking that the Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer is going to set you back a ways, and to a degree you’re right with a price tag of $169.99.  However, features like these make it worth every cent:

  • The framing nailer accepts two to 3 ½ inch clipped head stick nails.
  • It has an impressive driving power of 1050 inch pounds and a pushbutton depth of drive.
  • The extremely low weight, 7.6 pounds, is due to an extremely light and durable magnesium housing.
  • The nail gun can be switched between sequential and bump fire trigger operation.
  • Because Bostitch is confident in their tools, they offer a 7 year manufacturer warranty.

Who is it for?

This nail gun is really made for the professional contractor.  It comes with a lot of top of the line features as well as a top of the line price that make it unnecessary or even impractical for anyone who doesn’t do contracting work on an almost daily basis.  However, if you are looking to do home improvement and don’t mind the investment, it’s a great choice for that as well.

Pros and Cons

One of the most striking features of this Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer is that it can deliver such power with so little weight.  Nail guns can get really heavy, especially when you’re doing a big project with them, so it’s really nice to have one that can put out all of the power without tiring out your arm.

This nail gun is the standard Bostitch yellow and black and looks very aesthetically pleasing.  It weighs only 7.6 pounds despite its power capability.  The framing nailer is 23 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 6 inches tall.

The upsides of the Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer are that it has a lot of power, is very light weight, and is durable and long lasting.  The downside is just that it costs quite a bit more than economy framing nailers.

Why should you buy it?

The thing about this Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer that really makes it worth buying is the light weight.  This makes it usable by a much wider range of people and prevents fatigue or even damage when used for extended periods.

Verdict

Overall, if you are a contractor looking for a new framing nailer, Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer is an excellent choice, but get something cheaper if you are going to use it occasionally.