June 4, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – Stanley-Bostitch announced today the introduction of its new finish stapler kit – the model SX1838K – for applications including finish/trim, corner bead, cabinetry, casing, flooring underlayment, staircases, and furniture. Product Manager Mark Tadros said, “The new model SX1838K is engineered to help professionals achieve the level of craftsmanship they were always capable of doing.” According to Tadros, extensive field research identified the right features and durable characteristics that pros truly want. “We incorporated all of these key features into a specially-designed tool that receives a high marks from pros and DIY’ers alike.”
Weighing only 2.9 pounds, the Stanley®-Bostitch® SX1838K accepts standard 18 gauge finish staples (7/32˝ crown) between 1/2˝ and 1-1/2˝ long. The tool’s weight and balance are complemented by an over-molded grip, which maximizes comfort and minimizes fatigue during overhead applications or prolonged use. The SX1838K’s oil-free design requires no regular maintenance, nor does it pose the risk of irreversible oil stains on expensive trim material. With a storage capacity of 100 staples, the magazine offers a dry-fire lockout feature to prevent the driver blade from creating unsightly marks on the work surface after the magazine empties its nail reserve.
The SX1838K features Dial-A-Depth® technology for setting nails to precise depths without adjusting compressor settings. The ultra-quiet rear exhaust, located at the end of the handle, directs air away from the user. Clearing jams is done in a flash thanks to tool-free access to the drive channel. A visual reload indicator monitors the nail count at a glance without opening the magazine.
The SX1838K offers a swivel air fitting for added maneuverability while an integrated filter protects the tool’s internal components from contaminants. Its selectable trigger system, located slightly above the trigger, converts from sequential to contact mode in just seconds. A reversible belt hook provides easy transportability with a special bonus … an integrated pencil sharpener for easy access when marking/scribing trim or molding. The SX1835L finish stapler kit includes the basic tool; plastic carrying case; a 1,000-pack of 1˝ finish staples, hex wrench, and operator’s manual. Available in February 2009, this unit is expected to retail for approximately $119.
Stanley-Bostitch (www.bostitch.com), a subsidiary of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic nailers & staplers, fasteners, compressors, office products, and related accessories for market segments including commercial/residential construction, manufactured housing, manufactured furniture/bedding, professional woodworking, sophisticated hobbyists, and office workers everywhere. Headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Stanley-Bostitch operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the globe.