Bostitch Mini Impact (Palm Nailer) Review


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Bostitch Mini Impact Nailer Overview

The Stanley Bostitch PN50 Mini Impact Nailer turns out to be a neat little tool to speed up getting nail jobs done quick! This impact nailer drives most all common bulk finish, framing and timber nails with ease and effectiveness.

The basic features of the Stanley Bostitch PN50 Mini Impact Nailer Include:

  1. A rubber grip designed to insulate and reduce vibration, making it easy for extended use on a variety of projects.
  2. A very light weight, only 1 pound.
  3. 360 degree swivel air fitting for maximum accessibility, making it very easy to do all sorts of jobs in tight places, or at less than accommodating angles.

This neat little tool can be used on Joist hangers, Metal Connectors, and many other applications to shorten up project time and effort. It is really helpful when trying to drive nails in confined areas when a hammer or regular nail gun just doesn’t cut it.

Bostitch Mini Impact Nailer Review

The first thing we noticed when we used this nailer was how nicely it fit in our hands.  We have used some other nailers like this palm nailer, but it always seemed like the tool wasn’t designed around a human’s hand.  Whether you are wearing gloves or not, this fit is very nice.  However, we would suggest always using gloves when using power tools.  Bostitch has a nice rubberized grip around the top of the nailer, so even with gloves you can easily grip this power tool.  Another great feature was the air flow.  The airflow is directed away from the user, which most nailers are.  The one downside, but not that big of deal, is you can’t adjust where the airflow is exhausted, so if you are working in tight spots, you might get some air pushed back towards you which means deb re or smaller particles comes back at you also.  Attaching the air hose from the compressor to the tool was easy, as with most air nailers.  One great feature is the swivel connector that comes on the nailer.  This just allows for more freedom of movement with the nailer.  This tool uses 80 to 100 PSI, so make sure your compressor is set there before you start nailing.

Even for a tool novice, the Stanley Bostitch PN50 Impact Nailer is a breeze to use, it grips well and fits good right in the hand, no vibrations! I just attached the air hose to the nailer, guided the nail into a easy to use magnetic opening, and went to work!

You can see on the video that the nailer was a breeze to use.  This nailer just drove nails right into a 2″x 4″ with no problems whatsoever.  The one nice thing we noticed is that we didn’t have to apply a lot of pressure to the tool, it did all the work.  All we had to do is guide the nailer.  You can get as flush to the wood as you would like.

Really, there isn’t much more to say, except that you can use this tool for as long as you need to work, with no fatigue whatsoever. We did use the tool again after the video review to help put together some support planks for my daughter’s high school home coming float. Man, I felt like a pro! It got the job done in spots where a hammer wouldn’t have worked, and in a lot less time. The swivel hose attachment really made a difference too!

Final thoughts on the Bostitch Mini Impact Nailer

The Stanley Bostitch PN50 Mini Impact Nailer gets a thumbs up from us.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or novice weekend warrior, this tool is very easy to use and guides a nail into place.



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