November 1, 2005 – New York, NY– BOSTITCH announced
today the introduction of its new model N66BC-1 cap nailer during
a press conference at the Warwick New York Hotel. Global Product
Manager Dan Burgjohann said, “The introduction of hand-driven
plastic cap nails was a true innovation for this industry. However,
the time-consuming process of applying them has been the limiting
factor until now. The N66BC-1 requires no sacrifice … it
offers a better, faster method of applying house wrap, felt paper,
and foam board insulation. This is the tool that many contractors
have been awaiting before adopting the use of cap nails.”
The N66BC-1 secures a 1" diameter plastic cap over the target
area until the nail fastens it into place. This method of installation
reduces tear-through and increases holding power on building materials
that function best with a skin-tight application. Accepting fasteners
between 1-1/4" and 2-1/2" in length and .080" to
.092" diameter, the model N66BC-1 has a magazine capacity
of 300 nails and 100 caps.
With 500 inch-pounds of force, the N66BC-1 touts more than enough
power to drive into high-density building materials. Its tool-free “dial-a-depth” adjustment
is positioned in front of the trigger for setting nails quickly
and conveniently with a single hand. According to Burgjohann, this
feature is critical because overdriving a nail through the cap
and/or material will result in compromised holding power.
BOSTITCH chose magnesium – a premium metal weighing 1/3
less than aluminum – to construct the nailer’s housing
because of its lightweight, durable characteristics. Weighing only
5.8 pounds, the N66BC-1 makes light work of overhead nailing applications.
Its over-molded rubber grip and superior balance works to maximize
comfort and minimize end-user fatigue. Currently available on the
market, the model N66BC-1 includes a plastic
carrying case and is expected to sell for approximately $319.