I got my new Bostich Compressor from Bostich Stanley

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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-07-2008 07:00 AM 790 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

However, I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet because of my recent stay in hospital. But as soon as I do I’ll give a review of it in the review section. All I know is I got perfect attention from Mr Gary Blanchette, the Director of Product Developement for Bostich Stanley. There was never an e-mail that went unanswered, and I mean the same day, he even gave me an upgrade on the gun I had from an 18 gauge to a 23 gauge. I have great faith in the company now, and I feel a debt of gratitude to Lumberjocks for being the medium from which I was heard. As soon as I am able I will give a review of the compressor, but I have no doubt it will operate with the effeciency that the other did until I had the problem with the abnormal part. A big thank you to Gary Blanchette, Lumberjocks, and Bostich Stanley.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 10:50 AM

Glad to hear it, also that you are out of the hospital.

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 11:15 AM

Hang in there Mike and look after yourself. I hope you are well enough to try that compressor soon.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 01:36 PM

Congratulations on the new replacement, don’t overdue it now, & take care of yourself.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 01:49 PM

Hi Mike,

You have a nice tool to play with. I have the narrow crown stapler, 15 gauge and 18 gauge guns. I have never had a minutes problem with them. One thing I have learned about them though is that, like my cordless drills, only under extreme duress will I hammer a nail by hand. Even if I need only 1 nail I will fire up the compressor and use my nail guns to drive it in. I am sure my hand skills are deteriorating but it is the price we pay for technology.

By the way just take it easy with the new tool. Whenever we get something new like this there is an immediate adrenaline rush to “play with it”. Just keep busy but don’t overdo it.

Thanks for the post, Mike.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 04:17 PM

Hi Mike;

Good to see you posting again!

The tools can wait until your up to it. And so can we to get your review.

Very good of you to mention the good customer service. That’s almost a forgotten art!

Stay out of trouble!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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John Gray

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 05:36 PM

WARNING WARNING WILL ROBERTSON!!! I have this compressor and the only fault is it is VERY VERY NOISY. I am going to build a “sound proof box” to keep mine in.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 06:13 PM

Looking forward to the review when you are feeling better.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 04-07-2008 07:32 PM

Thanks to all, the visiting nurse just left and said I’d be out of action for several more weeks, the Lord giveth and he can sure as heck take it away. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 04-07-2008 09:54 PM

What did you do, and is there a jig we can build to get you walking again?!

My stepson bought the Bostich “pancake style” compressor and it developed an issue suddenly, of not being able to reach anything higher than 80psi. So he called Bostich and seems they knew exactly what he was talking about and informed him of a “recall of sorts”, and sent him the update package…which is basically a new set of valves and valve head. (They use a set of three spring steel flapper valves…one had broken).

Anyhow, the parts arrived and the compressor is back in service. Send in your warranty card Mike.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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