Bosch recently introduced its first pin nailer, the 23-gauge model FNS-13823. The tool accepts any brand of 23-guage headless pins ranging from 1/2” to 1-3/8” in length thanks to a magazine that automatically adjusts to nail length.
Product manager Craig Wilson says the tool’s design was based on extensive research of end users, particularly in the woodworking field. High on the list was access to corners, which the tool allows with a recessed magazine and narrow nose.
“This is really designed for a cabinetmaker,” Wilson says. “The cutout on the back of the magazine helps to get the tool into tight applications. We also increased the power in comparison to other pin nailers on the market so it could drive nails into hardwoods.”
Bosch has also incorporated a dry fire lockout feature, which prevents damage to the workpiece when the tool is out of nails, and an internal self-cleaning air filter for longer tool life.
Other features include a rear muffled exhaust, low-nail indicator light, slim body and rubber-molded grip.
The Bosch 23-gauge pin nailer sells for about $159.
Contact: Bosch Power Tools. Tel: 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue.