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    New PowerSlam Hammer Tacker Takes A Whacking And Keeps On Tacking

    June 29, 2005 – East Greenwich, RI– BOSTITCH unveiled today its most notable glutton for punishment – the model PC2K PowerSlam hammer tacker – in an effort to earn a permanent place in the professional contractor’s tool belt. Senior Global Product Manager Gary Blanchette said, “Until now, contractors have considered hammer tackers to be nothing more than ‘throw away’ tools. The PC2K is a different story however … from its extreme durability to ergonomic comfort, this tool meets every expectation a contractor could place on the ideal hammer tacker.”

    BOSTITCH achieved the PC2K’s surprising durability thanks to features such as a heavy duty die-cast frame and reinforced sides. As a result, it can survive a host of jobsite abuses including a fall from the second story of a building. The unit’s internal components are equally essential to long-life performance. For example, both the nose and magazine are heat-treated to last well beyond the stamped metal design of competitive units.

    The new PowerSlam features an anti-jam mechanism so effective that users can often drive staples directly on top of each other without experiencing a jam. Even if the occasional jam occurs, users can expel it in a matter of seconds by flipping the unit over and striking the head against a hard surface.

    Weighing only 2.2 pounds, the PC2K touts ergonomic excellence with a non-slip comfort grip and long-awaited knuckle saver handle to avoid the pain of smashed fingers and scratched knuckles.

    The PC2K’s high capacity magazine stores up to two sticks of staples (168 staples) ranging from a 1/4" to 3/8" long. Its fast bottom-loading mechanism and reload indicator helps the user minimize reloading downtime while monitoring the staple count with only a glance. Unlike competitive hammer tackers, the PowerSlam’s fixed pusher doesn’t fall out, which eliminates the risk of losing it on the jobsite.

    Currently available in the market, the PC2K PowerSlam is expected to retail for approximately $59. The unit accepts PowerCrown staples, which feature a superior arched crown design that forces the legs of the staple outward as it drives down into the work. This effect eliminates the slop that causes generic staples to buckle. PowerCrown staples consistently drive flush and in even the hardest materials with relative ease.
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