About the Manufacturer
Bostitch is a renowned American company which has started its operation from 1896. From that time, Bostitch has manufactured a number of tools with great features. Bostitch is also known for its innovative ideas which have brought a great change in the power tool industry. Bostitch has a huge amount of products including power tools, hand tools automotive tools and so on. The tools from Bostitch are being used in different countries and the users have shown their satisfaction to the tools. Among the brad nailers offered by Bostitch, Bostitch BTFP12233 is a brad nailer which shows great performance in brad nailing works. Let’s have a look at the tool.
Collation Type: Glue
Depth Adjustments: Yes
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Length: 5/8 inch to 2-1/8 inch
Fastener Type: 18 Gauge Brad Nails
Firing Mode: Sequential and Bump Fire Both
Jam Clearance: Yes
Magazine Angle: Straight
Capacity of the Magazine: 100 nails
Magazine Loading: Sideload
No-mar Pad: Yes
Power Source: Pneumatic
Operating Pressure: 70-120 PSI
Rafter Hook: Yes
Tool Height: 9.5 inch
Tool Width: 3.2 inch
Tool Length: 11.3 inch
Weight of the tool: 3.1 lbs
Smart Point Technology
Bostitch BTFP12233 is a brad nailer from Bostitch powered with Bostitch’s very own trademarked Smart Point Technology which ensures 80% smaller nose comparing with other brad nailers. Because of this feature, this pneumatic brad nailer can reach to the tight points of the workpiece to let the users shoot nails perfectly.
Smart Point technology also helps the user to watch the nailing point perfectly. Because of the thinner point of shooting, users can easily watch the point where the nose of the nailer is placed. Thus this nailer improves the visibility of the user. The thinner nose of the nailer also reduces workpiece damage by targeting on smaller surface of the workpiece.
Many nailers need nail gun oil to run. But Bostitch BTFP12233 is a brad nailer which is manufactured for oil-free operation. That means nail gun oil is not necessary to run this tool. It provides two advantages to the users. One is- the users don’t need to be tensed about oil stains on your tool because of overuse of oil. Another is- it saves the time of the users as they don’t need to oil the tool.
Nails and Magazine
Bostitch BTFP12233 brad nailer is able to shoot 5/8 inch to 2-1/2 inch brad nails efficiently. The nails should be 16 gauge brad nails. This tool is able to provide superior customer satisfaction and ensure perfect nailing when used with premium Bostitch Fasteners.
The magazine of Bostitch BTFP12233 is a stick magazine which is straightly attached to the tool. It is able to contain 100 nails at a time. The magazine can be loaded from the side as it is designed to be a side load magazine.
Operation and Performance
Bostitch BTFP12233 is a pneumatic brad nailer. That means it is powered by compressed air provided by air compressors. To use the tool, you will need 70 to 120 PSI pressure which can be generated easily by your small or medium-sized air compressor.
By being powered with this air, Bostitch BTFP12233 is able to handle trim works like interior trim, baseboards, cabinetry, door and window casing, kitchen crown molding etc. The smart point technology helps this tool to perform these works by fitting in tight spaces and making less damage to the workpiece.
Depth of Drive Adjustment
The depth of drive of this tool can be adjusted by its dial-a-depth feature. You will be able to control the depth of nail driving by dialing the adjustment switch. The adjustment switch is located at the front of the trigger of the tool. By dialing this switch, you can easily make the nail to drive at your expected depth. A perfect drive of a nail shows more professional look of the work.
Bostitch BTFP12233 comes with both sequential fire and bump fire feature. Sequential fire will allow you to shoot nails precisely. On the other hand, bump fire will allow you to shoot more than one nails quickly. The switch for changing the mode is located above the trigger. There is also a trigger lock off switch. Before changing firing mode, you have to lock the trigger. After that, you can flip the mode changing switch. If you keep the arrow pointing to the 3 nails stamped on the tool, the tool will work in bump-fire mode. If the arrow is pointed to the single nail stamped on the tool, it will follow sequential fire mode.
To provide comfort to the users, the over-molded comfort grip made with rubber ensures secure and soft handling of the tool. Thus the user can work without handling hazards. Another user-friendly safety is the belt hook with the help of which you will be able to hang the tool with your belt or other places when you need to free your hands.
Among other features of the tool, tool-free jam release is one. This feature will allow you to open the nose of the tool easily to clear if any jam happens. The rear air exhaust will keep the air away from you and your workpiece. There is an integrated pencil sharpener which will allow you to sharpen your pencil when needed. Thus you won’t have to bear a sharpener. The no-mar tip of the tool is another feature of the tool to protect the work surface. You can easily remove the no-mar tip when it is not needed and store it in the tool. There is storage for it to keep you free from the tension of losing it.
Pros and Cons
- Oil-free operation keeps the hazards of using tool oil regularly away.
- Trigger lockout feature keeps you safe by keeping the trigger locked when not in use.
- Integrated pencil sharpener removes the hazard of bearing a sharpener and searching for it when needed.
- No-mar tip storage provides tension-free storage of no-mar tip
- Nail jam happens often
- To check how many nails remaining, you have to open the magazine.
Bostitch BTFP12233, a pneumatic brad nailer for ensuring perfect trimming works, has come up with a number of helpful features. Most of the users have positive feelings about the tool. For shooting brad nails, Bostitch BTFP12233 is a highly recommended tool.
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