Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the rebuild kit for the Bostitch SX1838K stapler?
    The rebuild kit model number for the SX1838K is BT55/SX38-RK.  Please click here to purchase this item at our Bostitch ServiceNet website.
  • 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.
  • Will I harm my oil-less tools by putting oil in them?
    Lubricating our oil-less line of tools will not cause harm unless a corrosive/detergent is used. Always refer to your operation and maintenance manual for proper care and safe use of your tool.
  • Common no mar tips/foot tips/safety pads for Bostitch nailers
    Please see attachment for common no mar tips for Bostitch nailers.  These are sometimes called safety pads or foot tips.  These are small plastic tips that prevent marring of the wood when using a pneumatic nailer.
  • Can oil be added to the oil free nailers and will this harm the nailer in any way?
    Oil doesn’t harm the nailers. We test for this. When adding oil to the nailer however you end up with oil coming out of the exhaust which is what oil-free tools prevent. 

    Automatic oilers are fine but you need to watch the oiling rate and potential buildup in the tool as it’s at the end of the line. Oil can also rob the system of air volume and flow if it builds up causing reduced power, sluggish cycles, and potential skipping. 

    Just make sure when you finish with the nailer, you unplug the tool daily to expel oil and to monitor the oiling rate of the system. 
  • The Bostitch model SX1838K advertises a Selectable Trigger System. What does this mean?
    The Selectable Trigger System allows the operator to choose between two different modes of actuation with the twist of a switch. 1) Sequential Trip Actuation: This mode requires the operator to hold the tool onto the work surface before pulling the trigger. This makes accurate fastener placement easier. It allows exact fastener location without the possibility of driving a second fastener on recoil. 2) Contact Trip Actuation: This mode allows the operator to contact the work surface to actuate the trip mechanism while keeping the trigger pulled, thus driving a fastener each time the work suface is contacted. This will allow rapid fastener placement. SX1838K owners should carefully read the Tool Operation and Trip Operation Modes section of the Operation and Maintenance Manual before operating this tool.
  • What is the trigger valve kit for the Bostitch model SX1838K stapler?
    The trigger valve kit # for the SX1838K  is TVA15. You may order it online here: Purchase Bostitch Parts Here  #TVA15
  • Do I need to oil my Bostitch SX1838K stapler to keep it from drying out?
    No, the SX1838K is an oil free design and does not require daily lubrication during operation.
  • Can I purchase a new carry case for my Bostitch model SX1838K stapler?
    Yes, the carry case part # is 180583.
  • Can I purchase replacement no-mar tips for my Bostitch model SX1838K?
    Yes, the replacement no-mar tips are part #179760.