Broken Bostitch BN-1850. Fix of replace?

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Forum topic by noone posted 01-29-2013 12:13 AM 1324 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2013 12:13 AM

I have a 5 year old Bostitch brad nailer that now doesn’t fire. Sounds like a flat half cocked cycle when it fires. I took off the back cap and pressed on it and I could feel it go in and then spring back out. Not sure what’s wrong with it. What is likely wrong and is it worth fixing it should i just buy a new one for 100 bucks?

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 12:24 AM

Have you oiled it as suggested in the owners manual ?
Is it jammed up in the nosepiece ?
My buddy had nothing but trouble with his Bostich. Bought Porter Cable and is still using it today : )

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 12:25 AM

Rebuild kits are widely available for these nail guns. Otherwise the Bostitch 1855k is a great gun, with some newer features. Oil-free design, anti dry-fire, swivel air connection etc.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 12:28 AM

Yeah, I saw that online. Looks nice.

I auditioned the Ridgid brad nailer and didn’t care for it because the holes it made for 18 gauge nails were very large compared to my Bostitch.

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