June 4, 2008 – NEW YORK CITY, NY – Stanley-Bostitch announced today the introduction of its newest Strapshot™ 2-1/2" metal connector nailer (model MCN250) to help contractors meet stiffer code requirements in highwind/ earthquake-prone regions. Global Product Manager Dan Burgjohann said, “Metal connectors are to the construction industry what the iPod® hand-held device was to electronics … they became the industry standard almost overnight.”
Until the introduction of Strapshot™ nailers, it was a challenge to fasten metal connectors because no tool offered such a simple and convenient method of driving the nails. “Most contractors either nailed them by hand or used a palm nailer … neither of which was an ideal method,” said Burgjohann. “The MCN250 will have a remarkable effect on a builder’s productivity and profitability.”
The nose of the MCN250 exposes each nail tip to place it directly into the connector holes before the tool fires. This unique design provides a safe, fast, and precise method of applying metal connectors. Its exclusive nail management system features a head stop and check pawls to help prevent jams. Ideal in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas, the MCN250’s in-line magazine fits easily into 90° angles for added maneuverability. The tool is also available in a short magazine version (model MCN250S) for an even more compact design in confined areas.
Weighing only 6 pounds, the MCN250 is lighter than its closest single blow competitor. Many contractors still use large framing nailers for this application, which can weigh as much as 2 pounds more than the MCN250.
An adjustable rafter hook allows the user to hang the MCN250 on rafters and joists for added convenience. Its low nail lock-out prevents cycling when the magazine contains five or less fasteners. This feature alerts the user to load a fresh strip of nails before continuing. Its overmolded grip helps to maximize comfort and minimize slippage. Steel wear guards with rubber skid pads protect the MCN250’s housing from daily wear and tear while a tool-free 360° adjustable exhaust directs blow-back out and away from the user.
With a magazine capacity of 53 fasteners, the MCN250 accepts 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" paper tape collated nails ranging from .131 to .162 in diameter. The use of Strapshot™ fasteners is an approved method by both Simpson Strong Tie and USP (visit www.bostitch.com to view the official technical bulletins). Currently available in the market, the MCN250 Strapshot™ nailer is expected to sell for approximately $369. Also available is the lighter, more compact version of the Strapshot™ metal connector nailer - model MNC150 - for 1-1/2˝ paper tape metal connector nails.
Stanley-Bostitch (www.bostitch.com), a subsidiary of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic nailers & staplers, fasteners, compressors, office products, and related accessories for market segments including commercial/residential construction, manufactured housing, manufactured furniture/bedding, professional woodworking, sophisticated hobbyists, and office workers everywhere. Headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Stanley-Bostitch operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the globe