Are you concerned about the wastage of nail-strips that are D-shaped? Wire collated nail-strip can be the solution to your problem. However, most of the cordless nailer (let assume that you already decided to go with cordless) on the market did not support wire weld nails. So, what would you do then?
Please don't be upset. Keep this problem in mind the renowned tool manufacturer STANLEY BLACK & DECKER has brought you the Bostitch GF28WW Cordless Wire Weld Framing Nailer, which enables you to drive 28° wire glued nails even after bending or twisting.
NiCd battery and gas-powered Bostitch Cordless Framing Nailer GF28WW is ready to shoot up to 3-½ inch nails into any engineered lumber efficiently and precisely.
To know more such amazing features of this cordless framing nailer, let move directly to its Bostitch GF28WW Review right at below, or if you still want to stay with pneumatic, then you can check another excellent device from the same brand - Bostitch F28WW framing nailer.
Specification At A Glance
Power Source: Battery and fuel cell
Fastener Diameter: 0.113 to 0.131 in
Fastener Length: 2 to 3-½ in
Fastener Type: 28 Degree Wire Weld
Collation Type: Wire Weld
Actuation Mode: Bump and Sequential
Magazine Loading: Rear Load
Magazine Capacity: 66 nails
Battery: 7.2-volt 1.4Ah Ni-Cd battery
Tool Weight: 8.3 lbs.
Dimension (H x L x W): 19 x 20 x 7 inches
Adjustable Belt / Rafter Hook
Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
Surface Protection No-Mar Pad
Features of BOSTITCH GF28WW
Bostitch did not compromise while creating a cordless framing nailer and using high-quality materials to build it. The body of the GF28WW made of a high impact ABS plastic, and uses hard-steel to construct the contact arm and firing head.
The magazine, one of the most usable parts of the nailer, has an anodized plate that the nails slide on. There is a stainless steel guard at the bottom of the magazine that protects the base of the tool. We observed a pleasant touch on the Bostitch GF28WW magazine, as most studs and joists come in contact with the foundation.
Enjoy The Flexibility And Portability
You can revel in the freedom and maneuverability of the Bostitch GF28WW, as it provides the strength of a pneumatic nailer without tangling messy cables and noisy compressor. This cordless nailer at 19x20x7 allows you to move around the job site rapidly and effectively, finishing large projects with less time and effort.
Combined Power Of Battery And Gas
A 7.2-volt 1.4Ah rechargeable Ni-Cd battery used by the Bostitch framing nailer cordless to create the spark for combustion to drive framing nails between 2 and 3-½ inch in length. Its one-hour battery charger helps reduce downtime by quickly and efficiently recharging the battery.
Power Saving mode of the Bostitch cordless tools protects you from burn-out battery power while leaving the device unattended for a long time. Although the NiCd batteries are more prone to loose charge in stored condition than Lithium-Ion batteries, there is no significant power difference found between them.
The cordless nailer GF28WW utilizes a replaceable high-pressure red-accented fuel canister that could be used in any weather. Its fuel cell, which is anticipated to drive around 1,200 nails per canister under ordinary working circumstances, also offers a convertible valve module for compatibility with Paslode, Senco, and Hitachi cartridges. The housing/cover of the fuel cell is well design and very easy-to-load.
Balance and Performance
In the Bostitch Cordless Framing Nailer, we observe an excellent balance sandwiched between weight and power. The mass of 8.3 pounds is a bit heavier than Paslode (about half a pound), but it doesn't break the line of other brands.
You will also get a proper cycle rate in this powerful Bostitch framing nailer. Therefore, you could drive 2 to 3 nails per sec in intermittent operation mode and drive 1000 nails per hour in continuous operation. However, it is not compulsory to exceed this rate as it may cause an overheating problem and may decrease the life span.
For optimum usability, the handle of the GF28WW features with an over-molded rubber grip. The open space below the handle also large enough that you can grip it comfortably even after wearing gloves. Therefore, you could enjoy comfort for all-day projects and maximizes handling control for consistent, precise application.
One more thing I like to share with you, the pusher button or follower of the magazine is large enough that you can easily control it during loading and unloading of nail strips with your gloves on.
Adjustable Rafter Hook
It comes with a large, sturdy, adjustable rafter hook that you can rotate about 270° and hang the tool on a rafter as well as in your belt based on your convenience. So, when it's time to take a break, instead of putting it on the floor, you can use the adjustable rafter hook to hang it on the beam until you're ready to start again.
Adjustable Depth Of Drive
An adjustable depth guide enables you to set the nails to your required depth rapidly. When most cordless products follow tool-free depth-of-drive, it's a bit awkward to use the hex wrench to solve the depth adjustment in Bostitch. However, we know by talked with pro framer that once you set the depth, it will no need to change very frequently either you’re planning to fasten extremely hardwood.
Low Nail Lock-Out
You will be thrilled to see that the GF28WW Bostitch design with a low nail lock-out feature to prevent dry fire, stretches tool life and keeps you from firing an empty machine and marring the surface of your workpiece.
What's In The Box?
The box contains
- A Bostitch GF28WW Cordless Wire Weld Framing Nailer,
- A rechargeable battery with a charger,
- One Hex Wrench,
- A Safety Glasses,
- Operational Manual and Cleaning Guide,
- Warranty Card, and
- A usable Carry Case.
Pros of Bostitch GE28WW
Cons of GF28WW framing nailer
Problem 1: A bit of more substantial than Paslode
Solution: Although The Bostitch Gas Nailer Is More Massive Than The Paslode, It Does Not Exceed The Limit And Maintains The Balance Between Weight And Power.
Problem 2: Observe frequent misfire issues
Solution: To prevent misfire, you can use recommended nails and follow other instruction stated in the instruction manual.
Problem 3: Battery unable to hold power if not in use for a couple of days
Solution: It is typical for all Nickel Cadmium battery, that they cannot keep charges in stored condition for few days. Hope to improve the user experience Bostitch take care this issue in the future.
Problem 4: The jam clearing and depth adjustment process is not tool-free
Solution: Generally we observe very infrequent jam issue on it. Also, it is rare that you found a nailer which design with tool-free jam clearing system. It is better to use hex wrench to clear jam once you face it. You can visit our page on how to clear jam to know more.
Bostitch designed a tool, and that does not support tool-free depth adjustment is very unfortunate. However, you can adjust depth easily by using hex wrench. So, you no need to worry much.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Q1. Could I drive paper collated pins instead of wire weld?
A. It designed to drive 28-degree wire weld nails only.
Q2. Does the Bostitch framing nailer allow Paslode fuel cell?
A. Yes! You can use Paslode along with Hitachi, Senco and other generic brand fuel cell in the Bostitch GF28Ww nailer.
Q3. Can it flush nails on pressure-treated lumber?
A. “I've used it on pressure-treated lumber almost exclusively with no problems” – said by Carlos V. Flores. Not Carlos alone, all the framer test it in treated lumber and satisfied. We believe you will too.
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The Bostitch GF28WW Cordless Wire Weld Framing Nailer is an easy to use and well-balanced nailer with ample power to drive 3 1/2" nails, and more convenient than a compressor and hose system.
GF28WW is a spiffy device that you can use it to build framing, fencing, trussing, decking, and sidewall sheathing to various jobs. Though it has some hurdles to overcome, its 2-years warranty and service commitment is ready to cover you. So, if you think cordless, you might check this out.