Bostitch N89C-1 Review

At 8 pounds, the Bostitch N89C-1 is one of the lightest framing nailers on the market. This makes work much more comfortable and means you can enjoy your DIY projects. There have been many customers who have switched their current nail gun for this one for their projects, whether framing the basement or needing something for the dog house!

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BOSTITCH N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer Technical Details

  • Weight: 8.1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 12.25 x 14 x 6.5 inches
  • Powered by air
  • Warranty: 7 years limited on tools; 1 year limited on compressor
  • Adjustable exhaust
  • Magnesium design
  • Wear guards for abrasive surfaces
  • 300 nails held in the magazine
  • Push button for the adjustable depth for quick and easy changes

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Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Nailer Review

This nail gun is perfect for DIY enthusiasts and professional home improvement contractors. It is extremely easy to use and lightweight, which makes projects quick to finish. You will still need to take the odd break during prolonged use to avoid fatigue but this is expected with any type of tool; no matter the weight. The main weight issue is when it is full of nails since it can hold up to 300 at one time!

It’s important to choose the right couplings. The wrong ones will cause a hiss within the coil framing nailgun and nails will misfire. Customers have found that this simple change has led from doing 10 in a row to 20,000 in a row!

There is an extra trigger available, which can change the device from a multi-fire to a single-fire. This is extremely useful for extra precision when you don’t want to accidentally catch the trigger again and double fire. There is also a simple push button to allow you to switch between the different depths for the various projects. You don’t have to fiddle around with difficult tools and can get on with your work.

It is possible to fit into some of the tighter spaces, especially when compare to stick framing nail guns. The Bostitch N89C-1 is fairly small but still keeps the power expected. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to work on a large basement or a small bathroom; it is the perfect tool.

Large projects can be completed with ease. The magazine holds 300 nails at its maximum, which limits the amount of nails that you need to keep by you and will allow you to simple keep going. As long as they are inserted with care, the magazine will not jam. However, jams are relatively easy to fix if they do happen (which isn’t regularly).

For those who like to hang their nail gun for safety, there is an adjustable rafter hook. There has been little mention of this from customers—good or bad—except that it is there.

You can see how it compares with other framing nailers here.

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Final Notes on the Bostitch N89C-1 Framing Nailer

The N89C-1 from Bostitch is an excellent tool for all. It works in tighter spaces and will allow you to work on any type of project. There is no need to keep worrying about reloading as it holds so many nails to start with. The main issue is the weight of the nail gun. The Bostitch N89C-1 only weighs 8 pounds but that doesn’t include the nails. It is important to take regular breaks to avoid tiring your arms out.

The depth adjuster is extremely easy to use with just the push of a button. This allows for quick changes. Other nailers you often have to remove parts for the switch, which takes out time and means you really have to plan ahead for your project. Another quick benefit is the two triggers. There is a black one, which allows for one nail at a time, and a grey one for quick successive nails. The choice is up to you for the one you use but you can switch easily depending on your project needs. The black one is great for extra precision.

Overall the Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer is certainly one to consider. It is easy to use, relatively light and is a surprising easy piece of kit to use in confined spaces.

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