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HP118K Pin Nailer

Bostitch - HP118K Pin Nailer

Bostitch's 23-ga. pinner holds two full racks of pins up to 1-3/16 in. in length and doesn't incorporate a lot of extra features that seldom are used

$120.00 (As of 5/1/2007)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: 23-gauge Pin Nailers Change Everything

review date: May 1, 2007

Unlike some other models in this price range, the Bostitch comes with a sturdy carrying case and 1500 pins to get you started. The model we tested jammed occasionally, but none of the several people we spoke to who own the gun reported the same problem. The pinner has a long nosepiece to get into tight places and an adjustable power level meant to eliminate fussing with the compressor. We never needed to turn down the power, however.

Two minor complaints are that the viewing slot in the track is a bit too small, and the trigger safety is a bit too large.

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23-gauge Pin Nailers Change Everything Online Membership RequiredThese pneumatic trim guns are compact and lightweight, and fire nails so small that they barely leave a trace

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bostitch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.bostitch.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-556-6696
Weight 2.3 lb.
Dimensions 9.06 in. by 1.6 in. by 7.81 in.
Nail Sizes Up to 1-3/16 in.
Nail Capacity 200 in 2 racks
Nail Type 23-ga. pins
Safety Guard N/A
Special Features Adjustable power level