About the manufacturer
Bostitch is an American company which is especially known for designing and manufacturing fastening tools like nailers, staplers, glue guns, drills, air compressors etc for industrial, construction and home use for a long period of time. Starting from 1896, Bostitch is spreading its name by providing high-quality tools and introducing new features. Besides these tools, Bostitch is also known as the manufacturer of different types of fasteners also.
At this moment, Bostitch is manufacturing different types of nailers including framing nailers, finish nailers, flooring nailers, brad nailers and also other types of nailers. Bostitch LPF21PL is a framing nailer from Bostitch which is chosen as one of the best Bostitch nailers. Let’s take a look at this tool.
Collation Type: Plastic
Depth Adjustment: Yes
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Type: 21 Degree Plastic
Fastener Length: 2 to 3-1/2 inch
Magazine Angle: 21 Degree
Magazine Loading: Bottom load
Firing Mode: Sequential and Contact
Jam Clearance: Yes
Power Source: Pneumatic
Operating Pressure: 70-100 PSI
Tool Height: 5.4 inch
Tool Length: 22.5 inch
Tool Width: 12.8 inch
Tool Weight: 7.6 lbs
Low Profile Design:
For providing more comfort to work with, the manufacturer has designed Bostitch LPF21PL with a low profile design. This low profile design will enable the user to use the tool in tight spaces like small cabinets as well as in between the rafters. Though the nailer is 21 degree, it is designed as 28-degree nailers which helps the nailer to fit in tight spaces.
Magazines and Nails:
Depending on the demand of the user, Bostitch LPF21PL is a framing nailer which can shoot framing nails from 2 inches to 3-1/2 inches. The framing nails must be 21-degree plastic collated. The nails of the nailer are thrown from a straight magazine. This tool will allow you to insert the nails into the rear side of the magazine.
Operation and Performance:
Bostitch LPF21PL is a pneumatic framing nailer which is powered by an air compressor. The operating pressure for this tool is 70 to 100 PSI which can be generated easily by a small or medium-sized air compressor. By being powered by this level of pressure, Bostitch LPF21Pl is able to perform construction and job site nailing works. This tool is enough powerful to drive nails into engineered lumber beside hardwoods and softwoods.
The depth of Drive Adjustment:
A depth of drive ensures that the nails are properly driven into the wood. If the depth of drive is not properly set, the nail head will be a little out of the workpiece or it will go deeper than the workpiece surface. As a result, the nailing will not look like the work of a professional. Bostitch LPF21PL provides a wheel for setting up the proper depth of drive. So you can control the depth of drive by rotating the wheel and get the expected depth.
Bostitch LPF21PL has come up with both types of firing mode- sequential trip mode and contact trip mode. If you purchase the tool, you will receive it with sequential mode activated. You can easily change the firing mode by the selectable trigger. There is a switch with the trigger which will help you to change the mode. If you place the arrow on the switch faced to the front side of the trigger, the tool will provide sequential firing. On the other hand, if the arrow is faced to the rear side of the trigger where there are three nails drawn, the tool will work in contact trip mode.
The feature of changing firing mode will allow you to work as your comfort.
Bostitch LPF21PL is a tool which provides user comfort in many ways. The low profile design will help you to work in narrow spaces comfortably. Besides of this, the tool is lightweight than many other framing nailers with only 7.3 lbs weight. This light weight of the tool helps the users to use the tool for a long time without being tired.
You can use the tool for a long time without feeling back pain or hand pain. For this, you just need to take small rest breaks in the middle of using this tool. For more comfort, the tool comes up with a handle gripped with over-molded grip. So you will feel comfortable when you will take the nailer in your hands.
There is a ‘but’ in the place of user comfort. The exhaust direction can’t be changed in this tool. As a result, sometimes you may find that the air is hitting your face at the time of working. This won’t allow you to work comfortably.
Besides the features above, the tool has come up with an internal air filter which is there for keeping the external dust and debris away from the engine of the tool. Thus the engine sustains more time than the engines of other nailers. There is an adjustable rafter hook with the tool which will help you to hang the tool with your belt or other places if you need your both hands free. This nail gun has a rubber no-mar tip. This no-mar tip protects the surface of your workpiece from the scar caused by the nozzle.
Pros and Cons:
- Low profile design to fit into narrow spaces
- Internal air filter to keep dust and debris away from the engine.
- Rafter hook for easily hang the tool.
- The tool has no dry fire lockout feature to warn you when the nails have finished.
- You can’t change the exhaust direction.
Bostitch LPF21PL is a great framing nailer for professional use. The features present in this nailer will allow you to perform nailing comfortably. It is one of the best Bostitch nailers available in the market. So what are you waiting for? Let’s nail it with Bostitch LPF21PL.
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And obviously don’t forget to use safety gadgets at the time of using any power tool.