Nailer to Allow Both Standard Framing and
Metal Connecting Nailing With
Just One Tool
introduces the innovative N88RH-2MCN two-in-one framing nailer
that allows both
standard framing and metal connecting applications. The patented
push-button trip mechanism allows the user to switch from the
standard framing trip to the metal connector trip in seconds.
This framing nailer system delivers versatility, utility and
money savings to the professional builder as it eliminates the
need to purchase and carry an extra tool. The N88RH-2MCN combines
the features pros have come to expect from Stanley-Bostitch
including lightweight magnesium alloy housing, 1,000 inch lbs.
of driving power and the highest power-to-weight ratio in its
Las Vegas, Nevada, January
21, 2003 -Who says you need to carry around both
framing and metal connecting nailers in your truck? Stanley-Bostitch,
a product group of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), dismisses this
misconception, introducing the innovative N88RH-2MCN two-in-one
framing nailer that performs both framing and metal connecting tasks.
The patented push-button trip mechanism allows the nailer to transform
from a metal connecting nailer to a standard framing nailer in seconds.
The Bostitch® N88RH-2MCN framing nailer system delivers versatility,
utility and economy as it eliminates the need to purchase and carry
around two pneumatic tools to the job site.
Until now, most framing contractors had to hand nail
or use either a palm nailer or a specific metal connector nailer
for jobs that use metal connectors and then use a totally different
tool for regular framing jobs. The N88RH-2MCN comes factory-equipped
with the metal connector trip installed on the nailer. This trip
is specifically designed to help the user line up the holes in metal
connectors and accurately set the fastener even when nailing in
tight angles. When standard framing is needed, a simple push of
the button allows the user to slide the metal connecting trip out
and insert the standard framing trip in just a few seconds.
“The patented push-button technology gives us
the advantage of being able to create a tool that’s more than
just a framing nailer, it’s a complete framing nailer system”
said Chris Dutra, Pneumatic Product Manager for Stanley Fastening
Systems. “When you have a great tool such as the N88RH, with
its lightweight design and powerful driving force, it’s more
sensible to create a tool that allows builders to do more tasks
with the same tool, therefore increasing the tool’s utility
and eliminating the need to purchase another $400 nailer.”
The N88RH-2MCN has the same combination of lightweight
design and powerful engine found in the Bostitch® N88RH clipped
head stick framing nailer. Magnesium alloy construction delivers
a tool weighing only 7.9 pounds making this pneumatic nailer one
of the lightest round head framing nailers available in the industry.
With an incredible driving system, the nailer also offers 1,000-inch
pounds of driving force giving this tool the highest power-to-weight
ratio of all framing nailers. The nailer’s lightweight design,
powerful engine and ability to drive full round head framing nails
makes it ideal for building with engineered lumber and drives into
laminated beams with ease.
Ergonomically designed for improved comfort, convenience
and productivity, the Bostitch® N88RH-2MCN has a unique combination
of features. The tool offers a “no tools required”,
360-degree, adjustable exhaust that is useful when working with
someone else on the job site. The exhaust deflector is highly durable
and designed for heavy-duty abuse also allowing minimal dust and/or
debris to be blown in their direction. For excellent comfort, the
N88RH-2MCN features a molded rubber grip designed to last the life
of the tool.
With the metal connecting trip installed the nailer
can accommodate 1½” to 2½” by .131 to
.162 metal connecting nails and when set up with the framing trip
the nailer is capable of driving 2” to 3½” by
.113 to .162 framing nails. The Bostitch® N88RH-2MCN has a suggested
retail price of $329 and is available wherever Stanley-Bostitch
fastening products are sold.