When loading tool: 1.) Never place a hand or any part of body in fastener discharge area
of tool; 2.) Never point tool at anyone; 3.) Do not pull the trigger or depress the trip as
accidental actuation may occur, possibly causing injury.
Always handle the tool with care: 1.) Never engage in horseplay; 2.) Never pull the trigger
unless nose is directed toward the work; 3.) Keep others a safe distance from the tool while
tool is in operation as accidental actuation may occur, possibly causing injury.
The operator must not hold the trigger pulled on contact arm tools except during fastening
operation as serious injury could result if the trip accidentally contacted someone or
something, causing the tool to cycle.
Keep hands and body away from the discharge area of the tool. A contact arm tool may
bounce from the recoil of driving a fastener and an unwanted second fastener may be
driven possibly causing injury.
Check operation of the contact arm mechanism frequently. Do not use the tool if the arm is
not working correctly as accidental driving of a fastener may result. Do not interfere with
the proper operation of the contact arm mechanism.
Do not drive fasteners on top of other fasteners or with the tool at an overly steep angle
as this may cause deflection of fasteners which could cause injury.
Do not drive fasteners close to the edge of the work piece as the wood may split, allowing
the fastener to be deflected possibly causing injury.
This nailer produces SPARKS during operation. NEVER use the nailer near flammable
substances, gases or vapors including lacquer, paint, benzine, thinner, gasoline, adhesives,
mastics, glues or any other material that is -- or the vapors, fumes or by-products of which are
-- flammable, combustible or explosive. Using the nailer in any such environment could cause
an EXPLOSION resulting in personal injury or death to user and bystanders.
MAINTAINING THE TOOL
This tool operates differently from all other BOSTITCH tools. To provide maximum visibility for
accurate fastener placement, the trip of this tool is normally in the “depressed” or “up” position.
On all other BOSTITCH tools and most other tools, the trip is normally in the “down” position.
This tool has a selectable trigger mode which determines if the tool drives fasteners in sequential or contact
mode. In sequential trip mode, when the tip of the nose is placed on the work surface and the trigger is pulled,
the trip moves out from the tool to detect the work surface. The tool nose tip must be in contact with the
work surface to actuate. If the trip does not detect the work surface close enough to the nose of the tool, the
tool will not actuate.
In contact trip mode, when the trigger is depressed and held, the trip will move out from the tool.
Contacting the work surface with the tool nose, will actuate the trip mechanism driving a fastener each time
the work surface is contacted.
If the tool has been dropped or you suspect tool damage perform tool operation check as
defined in the tool operation check section.
When working on air tools note the warnings in this manual and use extra care when
evaluating problem tools.