BOSTITCH Loads Smart
Features Into New 16-Gauge Pneumatic Finish Nailer Kit
June 29, 2005 – East Greenwich, RI – BOSTITCH
announced today the introduction of its model FN16250K-2, a 16 gauge
finish nailer kit designed to improve installation of trim, moldings,
door/window casings, and cabinetry for professionals and serious
alike. Global Product Manager Dan Burgjohann said, “Over the
years, we have collected data regarding the characteristics carpenters
need most from a finish nailer. As a result, our engineers used
this research to incorporate state-of-the-art features into the
most functional design available.”
The FN250K-2’s oil-free design requires no regular nailer maintenance,
nor does it pose the risk of irreversible oil stains on expensive
trim material. The unit’s exclusive dry-fire lockout feature
prevents the driver blade from creating unsightly marks on stain-grade
trim after the magazine empties its nail reserve.
Until now, finish nailers offered a single non-marring tip, which
forced professionals to use a “one size fits all” approach
to trim. However, the FN16250K-2 breaks through the barrier with the
industry’s only (patent pending) set of four non-marring profile
tips to assume the shape of a host of finish-related materials. The
kit includes a convex tip for fluted trim, an offset tip for door/window
molding, a tongue & groove tip for hardwoods, and a recess tip
for crown molding.
BOSTITCH chose magnesium – the same metal used in aircraft design
– to construct the nailer’s housing because of its lightweight,
but extremely durable characteristics. Tipping the scales at only
3.3 pounds, the FN16250 is one of the lightest finish nailers in its
class. The tool’s weight, combined with an over-molded grip
works with the user to offer maximum comfort and minimize fatigue
during overhead applications or prolonged use.
Clearing a jam is done in a flash thanks to complete, tool-free access
to the tool’s drive channel. Its visual reload indicator allows
the user to monitor nail count at a glance without opening the magazine.
The FN16250 features an adjustable depth guide for setting nails to
desired depths without changing the compressor settings. An ultra-quiet
rear exhaust, located at the end of the handle, directs air away from
the user to eliminate blowback.
The BOSTITCH FN16250K-2 uses 16 gauge finish nails ranging between
1-1/4" and 2-1/2" long. The kit includes the nailer (FN16250),
a plastic carrying case, four profile tips, and a 1,000 pack of nails.
Currently available on the market, the FN16250K-2 is expected to sell
for approximately $179. The unique profile tips are also sold separately
in kit versions as replacements for the FN16250 (model number TIPPAK2)
or retrofits for the N62FNK-2, another finish nailer kit in the BOSTICH
family (model number TIPPAK1).