EYE PROTECTION which conforms to ANSI specifications and provides protection against
flying particles both from the FRONT and SIDE should ALWAYS be worn by the operator
and others in the work area when connecting to air supply, loading, operating or servicing
this tool. Eye protection is required to guard against flying fasteners and debris, which
could cause severe eye injury.
The employer and/or user must ensure that proper eye protection is worn. Eye protection
equipment must conform to the requirements of the American National Standards
Institute, ANSI Z87.1 and provide both frontal and side protection. NOTE: Non-side shielded
spectacles and face shields alone do not provide adequate protection.
BEFORE HANDLING OR OPERATING THIS TOOL:
I. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL.
II. REFER TO “TOOL SPECIFICATIONS” IN THIS MANUAL TO IDENTIFY THE
OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR TOOL.
1. CONTACT TRIP OPERATION:
In CONTACT TRIP MODE the tool contains a contact trip that operates in conjunction with the trigger to
drive a fastener. There are two methods of operation to drive fasteners with a contact trip tool.
A. SINGLE FASTENER PLACEMENT: To operate the tool in this manner, first position the contact trip
on the work surface, WITHOUT PULLING THE TRIGGER. Hold the nose against the work surface
and then pull the trigger to drive a fastener. Do not press the tool against the work with extra force.
Instead, allow the tool to recoil off the work surface to avoid a second unwanted fastener. Remove
your finger from the trigger after each operation.
B. RAPID FASTENER OPERATION: To operate the tool in this manner, hold the tool with the contact
trip pointing towards but not touching the work surface. Pull the trigger and then tap the contact trip
against the work surface using a bouncing motion. Each depression of the contact trip will cause a
fastener to be driven.
The operator must not hold the trigger pulled on contact trip tools except during fastening
operation, as serious injury could result if the trip accidentally contacts someone or
something, causing the tool to cycle.
Keep hands and body away from the discharge area of the tool. A contact trip tool may
bounce from the recoil of driving a fastener and an unwanted second fastener may be
driven, possibly causing injury.
2. SEQUENTIAL TRIP OPERATION:
In SEQUENTIAL TRIP MODE the contact trip operates in conjunction with the trigger to drive a
fastener. To operate a sequential trip tool, first position the contact trip on the work surface WITHOUT
PULLING THE TRIGGER. Hold the nose against the work surface and then pull the trigger to drive a
fastener. As long as the contact trip is contacting the work and is held depressed, the tool will drive a
fastener each time the trigger is depressed. If the contact trip is allowed to leave the work surface, the
sequence described above must be repeated to drive another fastener.
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.