The BOSTITCH N80CB-1 Round Head Coil Framing Nailer has quite a bit of reputation among contractors. It certainly has a lot of nice, reliable features. But despite all its positive features, it’s not the kind of nailer that you give to a beginner.
Not only is it heavy, it doesn’t have a lot of features that are appropriate for beginners or even experienced handymen. So if you’re interested in buying the N80CB-1 then here’s what you can expect from it.
BOSTITCH N80CB-1 Features
It’s important to remember that the N80CB-1 is the type of nailer that’s meant for contractors. It’s great for roofing, flooring and prefabricated frames. However, if you’re not used to nailers, or if you don’t like high repetition projects, then this may not be the kind of device you need.
Having said that, the N80CB-1 has a lot of great features. It’s easy to use, convenient to reload and, as we’ve stated earlier, great for repetitive tasks. It may not have a lot of other features, but if reliability is your only concern then it is a good option.
As for the N80CB-1’s durability, it features an aluminum housing and composite canister to protect its components against all kinds of impact. It can withstand bumps and falls, so you don’t have to worry about malfunctions in the event of an accident.
Finally, there is also the N80CB-1’s quick release canister, which allows you to reload new coils conveniently and easily. So if you hate reloading nailers then this feature will make the process a little bit easier.
One possible weakness, though, is the type of nails the type of nails that it uses. The N80CB-1 shoots one and a half to three and one-fourth inch, fifteen degrees, wire weld collated full head nails. These types of nails are certainly useful, but they are not always easy to find. So be aware of this one issue if you do decide buy this item.
- Good Reliability
- Easy to Use and Load
- Very Useful for Flooring and Roofing Projects
- Large Capacity
- May Be Incompatible With Certain Types of Nails
- Not Easy to Use If You’re A Beginner
- Relatively Heavy
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