Little Gun with Big Features
Bigger isn’t always better, especially when you’re talking framing nailers. Most framing nailers barely fit between two studs framed 16 in. on center. But now Bostitch has come out with the LPF33PT, a low-profile nailer that measures 12-1/2 in. from nose to top. That’s almost 2 in. smaller than many other models on the market. It’s also light, weighing in at 7.6 lbs., which is about 10 lbs. lighter than the dinosaurs many of us use.
This gun has all the bells and whistles, such as a tool-free adjustable-depth drive, a selectable trigger to switch from single-drive to bump mode, an adjustable rafter hook, and a nail retention magnet to reduce the chances that the last couple of nails will jam. The folks at Bostitch say that despite its diminutive size, this gun has plenty of power to drive 3-1/4-in. nails into engineered lumber all day long. You can get one at construction supply stores, lumberyards and online.