Bosch Pneumatic Nailer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
BNS200-18
Price:
$100

Description

* Tool-less adjustable air exhaust
* Easily switch between bump and sequential fire
* Tool-less adjustable depth of drive
* Slim body for better line of sight and better control
* Self cleaning air filter keeps debris from the valve and o-ring

* Dimensions: 9" x 2.25" x 9.75"
* Nail Diameter: 18 Gauge
* Nail Length: 5/8" – 2"
* Nail Shank: Smooth
* Operating Range: 60 - 120 PSI
* Weight: 2.1 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Bosch gets a good start with pneumatic nailers

Review Summary

Known more for making power tools, Bosch recently jumped into the pneumatic-nailer business, and the three nailers we tested—finish, brad, and narrow-crown stapler—proved nimble and drove fasteners well. All three feature bodies smaller than comparable nailers we’ve used, making them lighter (by a half-pound) without sacrificing power. They all switch from single shot to sequential fire with the flip of a switch.
Each has dry-fire lockout when it’s out of fasteners (to prevent damage to the drive pin), tool-free depth adjustment, a narrow nose with removable no-mar tip (that stores on the tool when not in use), and front-hinged access gate to clear jammed nails. Although they performed like champs, we had minor problems loading fasteners. The finish nailer’s rear-loading magazine proved awkward to use, and the stapler’s top-loading magazine seemed flimsy and not on par with the rest of the tool. The brad nailer's side-load magazine was the easiest to use among the trio. Bosch does not make fasteners, but we used nails and staples from four other companies with no glitches.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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