Quick Change Nail Set - Fine Homebuilding
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
    Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad

Quick Change Nail Set

comments (0) November 28th, 2010 in Blogs
MikeGuertin Mike Guertin, editorial advisor

Bostitch Quick Change Nail Sets
Reversible nail sets fit into the 1/4 in. hex drive body with quick release collar.
The 1/4 in. hex body fits standard screw driver bits so you can use the tool as a bit holder in a pinch.
Bostitch Quick Change Nail SetsClick To Enlarge

Bostitch Quick Change Nail Sets

Photo: (c) Mike Guertin


I carry small and medium nail sets in my finish vest to sink heads my trim nailer doesn’t.  But when I reach in the pocket, it’s a 50/50 chance I get the right sized set.  The Bostitch Quick Change Nail Sets put an end to that.  The set has a reversible tip that works like an interchangeable screw bit holder.  The release collar near the nose slides forward to unlock the double-ended nail set ‘bit.’  The bit has 1/32 in. and 1/16 in. ends and a standard ¼ in. hex mount. 

I’ve been known to beat on a standard screw bit holder to drive a Philips bit into a cheesed-up screw head; and often the bit either locks permanently into the holder or the holder cracks.  So I was a little leery how durable the Bostitch Quick Change design would be – so I tried setting my vice into the bench.  I whacked on the Quick Change nail set with about 4 times the force I’d ever need to drive a nail into hardwood.  Aside from blunting the tip a little, the quick-change collar still works fine. 

One neat side feature of the Quick Change – since it’s based on the standard ¼ in. hex driver, regular screwdriver bits fit.  So now my nail set doubles as a small screwdriver in a pinch.

Street Price - $7.99



posted in: Blogs, nail set, Bostitch Quick Change Nail Sets

Comments (0)

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.