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Stanley-Bostitch “Raises the Roof” on Performance with the RN46 Coil Roofing Nailer

Light Weight, Highest Power-to-Weight Ratio and Innovative New Features Make Bostitch® Tool the Choice of Roofing Professionals

Stanley Fastening Systems introduces the new Bostitch® RN46 Roofing Nailer, the latest addition to its family of ultra-lightweight, feature-packed pneumatic tools. The magnesium-framed RN46 weighs in at just 4.9 pounds yet delivers 410 inch-pounds of energy, giving this tool the highest power-to-weight ratio of any roofing nailer. This innovative new nailer features an exclusive lockout feature to prevent cycling when empty. A tool-less shingle guide adjustment provides fast, simple adjustments for proper shingle spacing and a positive stop depth adjustment sets fasteners at the proper depth to prevent overdrives. The Bostitch® RN46 features a patented single-action side canister for one-handed, hassle-free fastener loading even on ladders and rooftops. For added durability, the RN46 includes frame protectors on the magnesium body and canister to protect against wear from abrasive shingles. Additionally, the handle has an ergonomically designed over-molded rubber grip to provide all-day comfort.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 - Stanley Fastening Systems, a product group of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), proudly announces the introduction of the Bostitch® RN46 Roofing Nailer. The magnesium-framed RN46 weighs just 4.9 pounds making it one of the lightest roofing nailer available. While extremely lightweight, the Bostitch® RN46 is no slouch when it comes to power delivering 410 inch pounds of driving power at 100psi to give it the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. The RN46 is the latest example of Stanley-Bostitch’s commitment to developing lightweight, powerful, fully featured pneumatics to better serve the needs of the professional.

“Over the past few years, we’ve been developing ‘best in class’ magnesium tools with greater features and benefits from framing to finish nailers that deliver lightweight, powerful performance to the professional,” said Chris Dutra, Director of Product Management for Stanley

Fastening Systems. “The RN46 is the natural progression of these durable, fully featured tools into the roofing category.”

The Bostitch® RN46 debuts an exclusive lockout feature that prevents cycling the nailer when out of fasteners. This innovative new feature ensures the user is aware when the tool is out of nails and prevents high-output roofing professionals from accidentally continuing to fire along the roof leaving shingles unfastened. The positive stop depth adjustment allows the user to set the proper nail depth for a variety of roofing materials and helps prevent overdrives.

The Bostitch® RN46 roofing nailer is specifically designed with features and benefits that professional roofers are looking for in a pneumatic tool. The exclusive tool-less shingle guide allows the user to adjust shingle spacing without fumbling for a tool and the patented single-action side canister provides one-handed, hassle-free loading. Additionally, frame protectors on the body and canister protect against wear from abrasive shingles and the ergonomically designed rubber over-molded rubber grip helps provide comfort throughout a long day of use.

The Bostitch® RN46 roofing nailer can accommodate 1” to 1 ¾” by .120 coil roofing nails. The Bostitch® RN46 has a suggested retail price range of $299-$319 and is available wherever Stanley-Bostitch fastening products are sold.


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