Hi! Hello, Pro and DIYer framer, get ready. We're going to have a glimpse at the powerful cordless nailer from the renowned Bostitch. The Bostitch BCF30PTM1 frame nailer is the ideal tool for performing multiple woodworking tasks like framing, sheathing, fencing, or deck construction with cordless convenience, and it is one of the best means to complete the punch list work. This lightweight framing nailer not only works very well but it also very handy. You don't have to drag the hoses or buy the gas canisters, because the battery runs them entirely. Its two-speed motor also allows you to drive a full range of framing nails into any untreated SPF.
You will find all user-friendly features in the Bostitch 20v framing nailer – tool-free depth adjustment to selective trigger switching between sequential and bump mode. It's a slim size that lets you hammer in the tightest corners and ensures maximum portability.
I feel you're eagerly waiting to know more about this Bostitch cordless framing nailer. You don't have to wait long, just scroll down with us.
Spec at a glance
Power Source:Lithium-Ion Battery
Fastener Length: 2 - 3-1/2 inches
Fastener Diameter: 0.113 - 0.131 inches
Fastener Type/Gauge: 30-Degree Paper Tape
Firing/Actuation Mode: Bump and Sequential
Magazine Loader: Rear Load
Belt/Rafter Hook: Yes
Collation Type: Paper
Depth Adjustment: Tool-Free
Dimension (LxWxH): 14 x 4 x 13.375 inches
Product Weight: 8.1 lbs.
Features Of The Bostitch BCF30PTM1
Brushless Two Speed Engine
Bostitch BCF30PTM1 20V Max Cordless Framing Nailer is virtually identical to the Dewalt 20v. The design, color, and 20-volt Lithium-Ion battery are all a clone of the Dewalt DCN692 (though the batteries are not interchangeable between these two brands). Not only is the physical appearance, but the internal mechanism is almost the same. Bostitch BCF30P1 has been come up with a brushless two-speed engine that acts as the main driving force for flushing a complete array of framing nails up to 3-1⁄2 inch in LVL or engineered lumber. Guesses, the reason behind this resemblance of design and internal functions is that both Dewalt and Bostitch are a branch of the Stanley Porter-Cable.
Ditch The Cost Of Fuel Cell
Besides the strong brand and powerful motor, this Bostitch cordless nailer will provide you another benefit and that is, you have no longer to spend your hard-earned money on purchasing fuel cells. Because of what, you can save up to $50–$60 a month compared to those who use gas framing nailers.
By using Bostitch BCF30PTM1, you can not only save fuel costs but also save precious 20 minutes of operational time compared to pneumatic users because you don't need to set up compressors or clean and oil your machine daily.
Ready To Shoot Pack
No need to install or fix any nut bolt, the BOSTITCH 20V MAX Framing Nailer Kit comes with a complete package that helps you to drive nails right after unpacking. The box contains a 4.0 Ah 20V MAX high-capacity Li-Ion rechargeable battery (BCF204) with a charger (BCB115) and a beautiful black carrying bag that makes it easy to carry the tools.
Suitable For Tight Corners
8.1 pounds of Bostitch battery framing nailer makes it a bit more robust than Paslode or Dewalt, but the body stature is comparatively small in size than the others. 13.37" high, 4" wide and 14" long BCF30PTM1 gives you superior maneuverability to drive nails smoothly in the tightest corners even between 16" O.C.
Dual Actuation Mode
Tool-free selector knob positioned right above the trigger enables you to switch between sequential modes to contact actuation mode for precise and faster nailing.
Other up-to-date facilities
Besides the above features, it comes with all other modern facilities like – tool-free depth adjustment system, stall release lever to reset the driver blade for clear the jam, easy-going rafter hook, dry-fire lockout for long-lasting performance, rear loading magazine for easy load of nails and No-Mar pad to protect your working surface from denting or scratching. Once you remove the no-mar pad of Bostitch BCF30PTM1, you could discover small tips that allow you to get the toe nailing right.
Although framing, decking, sheathing, and fencing works are worthwhile, you may have to face frequent jam issues, a little kick to recoil problem, and low or delay response from customer care, which is not acceptable from the brand like Bostitch.
Let's find more pros and cons of this excellent nail gun below.
Pros of Bostitch 20v framing nailer
Cons with Solution
Solution: Some of customers raise complaints that the tool is bit of heavyweight, but if you compare the power and weight ratio, you’ll find it not substantial. Moreover, its compact size gives you complete freedom to moves quickly.
Jamming nails is a common phenomenon to any framing or other nail guns. It is worth noting that how your nailer treats this problem. Bostitch 20v framing nailer has a built-in stall release lever to address this problem and help you to remove nails easily.
It has made its magazine with plastic instead of metal to reduce some weight, and it is normal that the cordless nailer still does not reach the pneumatic ones in terms of performance, which is right for BCF30PTM1 as well. However, in pneumatics, you won't get cordless freedom. Therefore, every creation has a specific purpose that we must follow.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Q1. Which type of collated nail can I use for this Bostitch nailer? What is the difference between wire and paper collation?
Ans.: Bostitch BCF30PTM1 enables 30-degree paper collated nails to be fastened. The wire nails are typically 28-degree, leaving more space between the nails, resulting in fewer pins per row. On the other side, paper nails are so close and carry more nails per line.
Q2. Can I drive nails consistently with this cordless nailer?
Ans.: Yes! Of course. You can drive nails reliably with this Bostitch BSC30P1 by using two actuation mode contact and sequential. However, you may have to encounter minimal delay between two firings like Dewalt.
Q3. Is it good for toenailing?
Ans.: Yes! You can do toe nailing with it. The tips of Bostitch framing nailer is very subtle in allowing you to toe nailing with ease.
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Final Observations On The Bostitch Cordless Framing Nailer BCF30PTM1
Bostitch is a pioneer of many new instruments and technology that began its voyage in 1896 in the nailer arena. There is, therefore, tends to zero possibility that they will present us with the worst instruments. The cordless framing nailer Bostitch BCF30PTM1 is no exception.
We find all the characteristics of a battery power framing nailer in it, and the brushless, dual-speed motor is powerful enough to give you professional results. Yes, there are some drawbacks, but I think those are not deal-breaking, and you might choose one for your toolbox.