Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have an MSDS for the Magnalube Teflon grease used in your Nailers?
    This teflon grease is used in many of our nailers. Please check the attached list or your parts breakdown you can search here to assure yours is on it:


  • Common O ring kits and trigger valve kits for Bostitch tools
    Please see attachment for common O ring kits (ORK) and trigger valve kits (TVA) for Bostitch tools.
  • How often should I oil my pneumatic tools? Can I add too much?
    For the professional that uses the tools every day, the tool should have oil added daily. Just a drop or two a day will assure that the oil keeps the internal components moist and well lubricated.

    Too much oil can cause some feeding problems due to the pooling of excess oil in air ports and chambers. This will create worse problems in cold weather because the oil will naturally thicken a bit, slowing the reaction of the moving parts. If you suspect that too much oil is in the tool, prop the tool up with the air fitting pointing downward and allow excess oil to drain into an oil pan. This is usually enough to allow the tool to cycle smoothly again. Avoid oiling for a few days when this action has been taken. Keep in mind that too much oil is far better than not enough. Dry tools can cause many malfunctions and can cause component damage.
  • What is the difference between the TVA6 and the TVA11 replacement trigger valve assemblies?
    The TVA11 has a longer valve stem than the TVA6.  The TVA11 can be identified by the black color of the stem while the TVA6 is a plain steel color.  Please click here to visit our Bostitch ServiceNet website to purchase either of these parts online. 

  • Will the new Bostitch 28 degree wire weld full head (FH) framing nails work in the older model framing nailers?
    All sizes of the new FH framing nails will work in the following models: N80SB, N88WWB, and F28WW. The N88WW must be upgraded to an N88WWB by installing the N88WWB-KIT. They will not work in models N80S and N16.
  • What nails will fit an N80S or N80SB nailer?
    The N80SB was an updated version of the original N80S, however both models are no longer being manufactured. Our current 28 degree wire weld nailer is the F28WW. If you own an N80S, this nailer only used the 28 degree clip-head nails, which have been phased out due to changes in building code regulations. If you own an N80SB, this nailer takes both 28 degree clip head nails and the full offset round head nails which we currently sell for the F28WW.