BOSTITCH F33PT 33-Degree Paper Tape Framing Nailer / Metal Connector Nailer

The powerful BOSTITCH F33PT Paper Tape Framing/Metal Connector Nailer is the kind of device that contractors use for renovations and framing projects. This nailer is accurate, powerful and despite its weight, is easy to use.

However, despite all of its good characteristics, the F33PT also has certain features that you may or may not find useful, depending on the type of projects you usually do. Some contractors may find such features ideal, while others may think of them as unnecessary accessories. Either way, before you buy the BOSTITCH F33PT, you should consider the following first.


The F33PT has a lot of interesting features. You may or may not find these features useful but they’re key components of this item, which is why you need to consider their usefulness if you want to buy the F33PT.

First, of, it’s important to remember that the F33PT can also be used as a metal connector nailer. So if you work on a lot of complex projects, this particular feature may come in handy.


Another useful feature of the F33PT is that it can also be used as a paper taper framing nailer, which is useful for more subtle projects.

Also, don’t forget that you will need to use the quick change nosepieces to convert the F33PT to either the metal connector or framing modes. These items are important and should be treated accordingly.

So if you want a certain amount of versatility then the F33PT certainly has what you’re looking for. The metal connector mode, for example, features an interchangeable tip, which can be used on joist hangers, hurricane straps and more, while the paper taper framing mode has its fair share of useful feature.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the F33PT has 33-degree paper-tape collated framing nails. These nails are quite decent, but you should know that they may not always be available at your local hardware store. So before you buy the F33PT, make sure that you have access to its nails.



  • Powerful
  • Accurate
  • Doesn’t Jam Too Often
  • Plenty of Extra Features


  • A Bit Heavy
  • Doesn’t Have Good Weight Distribution

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The F33PT is somewhat of special nailer due to all of the extra features it has. Although such features can be useful, not all handymen would agree. At around $200, it’s not exactly a cheap product, and a significant portion of that cost is due to the F33PT’s extra modes. So before you buy this item, make sure that you actually find the special features useful otherwise, you’re just wasting money.

Having said that, it’s worth remembering that this nailer can be used fairly well in many projects, and it’s relatively durable. As we’ve said, the F33PT is strong, accurate and, despite its weight, easy to use. So don’t think that it’s all just about the special features.

All in all, the F33PT is the kind of nailer that is suitable for people who demand versatility from their nailers. So if you like those kinds of tools then the F33PT may be appropriate for your needs.