Bostitch F28WW Nailer Review

Bostitch F28WW Nailer review introduction. The Bostitch F28WW nailer’s magnesium body makes this tool rugged enough for any professional contractor or carpenter. Even though this tool was designed with quality in mind, the magnesium keeps the weight down to just 7.6 pounds. The compressed air powered pneumatic motor is powerful enough to handle any task, even engineered wood.

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Bostitch F28WW Nailer specifications

  • Nail gun application: Framing
  • Power source: Compressed Air / Pneumatic
  • Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • Unit height: 6 inches
  • Unit Length: 23 inches
  • Unit Width: 16 inches
  • Color: Yellow and Black
  • Loading type: strip
  • Fastener collation: Wire-collated
  • Fastener Depth Control: push button adjustment
  • Maximum fastener size: 3.5 inches
  • Minimum fastener size: 2 inches
  • Nail type: 28 degree Clipped head framing nails
  • Nail gauge: .113-.131
  • Magazine size: 100 nails
  • Unique features: 1050 inch/pounds of driving force
  • Warranty- Seven year manufacturers warranty

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Bostitch F28WW Nailer Review

Whether you need a new nailer for decking, framing, or any other heavy-duty project. The Bostitch F28WW is more than equipped to tackle the job. This nailer accepts clipped head framing nails between 2 inches to 3.5 inches and drives them into any surface with 1050 in/lbs of power. The F28WW is one of the most powerful nail guns in its class.

The air gun uses .113 to .131 gauge clipped head framing nails and is powered via an air compressor and set to 80 PSI. From there, nail depth adjustment can be made directly on the tool its self via a patented push button. The push button requires no tools or trips to the air compressor to ensure a perfect depth in any wood type.

The lightweight and great balance of the Bostitch F28WW nailgun means you’ll be able to work longer in brutal overhead settings. The relatively small design and shape allow the F28WW to get into tight places such as floor joints. The F28WW also features Bostitch’s smart trigger technology allowing an easy change between bump firing and a sequential firing mode.

Included with the tool is simply bolt on steel wear guards and rubber skid pads.

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Customer Feeback


“Through out the years I purchased 5 Bostitch nail guns, and continue to buy the same brand due to their quality and construction.  This nailer has a great lightweight frame, and more than enough power for any wood time. I had no trouble nailing engineered wood with this nail gun. I’ve put about 10 boxed of nails through this gun so far, and don’t have any complaints; I hardly ever encountered a jam. Speaking of which the tool is very easy to safely clear jammed nails. Especially for the price, at under 175 dollars, the Bostitch F28WW is a really great high performing value. “

SBC, New Jersey, USA


“Being a professional framer, I’ve used a lot of different framing nailguns. While Hitachi’s are my favorite this Bostitch is far cheaper and performs just as good. I really liked how powerful this nail gun is, I had no problems on engineered wood. The sharp teeth on the F28WW made toe nailing very easy. There are some good features like the raft hook or adjustable air vent. Overall I am fairly impressed for a nail gun that only cost me 175 dollars. Make sure you keep on top of maintenance though.”

AH from Barrie, Ontario


“This product works just as advertised, and really makes framing an easy task. The only problem I encountered with the F28WW was the nail size. The 28 degree framing nails are not usually carried at Home Depot or Lowe’s. That being said I’ve use this nail gun for over 2 years now. It was definitely worth the price I paid for it, and I’ve used it countless times on an array of projects now.”

Brad from Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Final thoughts on the Bostitch F28WW nailer

For around 175 dollars the Bostitch F28WW framing nailer is a heavy duty nailer perfect for any job site. We were very impressed with the high power output, and lightweight design. It’s important to regularly clean and oil this nailer to prevent malfunction though. With proper maintenance we didn’t encounter many problems. The rafting hook is a bit weak and ours ended up braking during normal use. However, overall we think this is a great option for any framing job, especially at the price point.

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