2-in-1 Brad Nailer Kit is rated
Rated 5 out of
Brad nailer and stapler.
This is a great starter kit with brads and staples. I bought it to replace a similar model I had for 12 years. Great tool. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of
A review after 8 years of ownership
Just had to respond to the lone negative review on this site. I got this brad nailer a little over 8 years ago as part of a combo package (finish + brad nailer), and must say this is my most used nailer (I have brad, finish, and framing nailers). Great little nailer. I have dropped kicked thrown, used as a hammer, etc for 8+ years and it has never let me down. That is the good part.
Now for the not so good parts:
1. you have to have at least 95 psi supplied to this or it will jam or not fire. Increasing psi will shoot the brad further into the wood (also has a depth adjustment on the front). I keep mine at 100 psi supply.
2. Rubber tip can fall off, and Lowes does not stock these, but you can buy them online for about 4 bucks.
3. Every year, first time I use it, the striker plates are "stuck together": I think due to rust. They are coated, but they rub against each other causing the coating to wear off. I would assume you could use WD40 (shoot in behind the adjustment nut area) and let soak for a couple of hours, but I just remove the three bolts from the front of the unit covering the plates, remove them and WD40 them together.
I have had the exact same experience with every nailer I have used. If you use them every single day, then this will not happen, but if you let them sit thru the winter, then you will.
I had stumbled upon this review while searching for a pneumatic stapler, and just came to realize that this little thing also shoots them! Just saved me over 80 bucks! Going to Lowes today to pick up a pack.
Just remember, this is pneumatically powered, mechanical striking device. If it does not work, 99% of the time it is due to inadequate supply of air (power), or rust between the striking plates (friction). If it does not work properly, apply WD40 and turn the air supply pressure up a little.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 1 out of
I received this finishing nailer with the purchase of an air compressor. The nailer worked for one pack of nails and then started jamming or not firing the nail. It appears to misfeed causing it to miss the nail or jam. I haven't seen very many positive reviews for this nailer and it is for good reason.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 3 out of
Jams all the time
This thing works okay most of the time but it jams every now and then which is a total pain to fix. When it jams you have to strong-arm the mis-fed nail out of a small channel which takes patience and time.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 1 out of
I WILL NOT BUY BOSTITCH PRODUCT EVER AGAIN
I THOT IT WAS JAMMED I OPENED THE PISTON ROD I NOTICE WAS BROKEN CAN"T FIND PARTS WHAT A WAST OF MONEY
Date published: 2020-01-03