|Review by nmkidd||posted 10-05-2009 07:02 PM||3168 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
- Bostitch BT200K-2 - 2" 18-Gauge Oil-Free Brad Nailer Kit
- Brand: Bostitch | Category: Pneumatic Nailers
Bostich BT200k 18 Gauge Pneumatic Brad Nailer. The unit came with a case, instructions and warranty. The housing is magnesium and is very lite weight (listed at 6 lbs). It is also oil free, which I find to be a plus. There is an adjustable depth control and a sequential trip mechanism. Recommended air pressure is 70psi to 120 psi. It will shoot brads from 5/8” to 2”.
This is a factory reconditioned item and comes with a 1 year warranty. Cost was $34.99 including shipping from Amazon or $39.99 plus shipping from Tool King. It is also being sold new at Lowes for $99.95 plus tax.
I received my nailer in 4 days from Amazon. Even though this is a reconditioned unit, it looked brand new. After reading the instructions…...I loaded up the nailer…......set the compressor for about 75 psi and went for it. After a few practice shots, I played with the depth settings and found that it works very effectively. As a result of the previous practice shots, I settled on a pressure of 90 psi…....it seems that this is a good pressure for all sizes I tried, which ranged from 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. I put in about 75 -100 brads on some paneling and afterward my curious teenager fired about 200 brads into some scrap pine and oak. Unit set all at the predetermined depth and functioned well with no jams.
The sequential trip mechanism is a nice feature, the unit will not fire unless the trip is against the material surface, in other words, you can pull the trigger all day long and nothing will happen (which is good with a teenager around). Also, if the trigger is pulled and held then the unit placed on the material, depressing the trip, it will not fire.
This is my first nailer and it will do what I need to be done. Besides. the price is right!!
(I know there was a review on this unit quite awhile back, but I wanted to elaborate on some of it’s features).
-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!