The Full Force Pneumatic Fastening System Line from Bosch is comprised of:
-The Full Head Framing Nailer
-Clipped Head Framing Nailer
-Coil Roofing Nailer
-16 gauge Straight Finish Nailer
-15 gauge Angled Finish Nailer
-18 gauge Brad Nailer
-18 gauge Narrow Crown Stapler.
These products were redesigned from the ground up with a level of innovation unseen since the introduction of the first pneumatic nailer nearly half a century ago. Inventiveness and innovation: The entire nailer family is 20% smaller and 10% more powerful than comparable tools, delivering the best power-to-size ratio in the category.
The smaller size is made possible by the patented Full Force Technology air chamber; unlike a typical return chamber, which stores air in reserve to return the driver to the “ready” position, the Full Force chamber enables nailers to utilize all air from the compressor to drive the fastener. An Anodizing finish replaces paint, therefore toxic materials are reduced and the visible materials look natural.
In the beginning of the project, designers saw what happens to nailers at jobsites -they get dragged across walls and flooring, dropped, thrown into pick-ups or metal storage cases. After just a few days of typical jobsite use, every surface gets scraped or dinged and the tools look like they are already falling apart. The difficult goal the designers set themselves was to create an aesthetic that would look even better once scraped up and bashed around on the job site, a kind of patina effect. Materials and finish were an important part of this, but the overall form had to comply too. Therefore, the aluminum housing is anodized rather than painted. This creates a thick surface coating that increases corrosion- and wear-resistance, allowing Bosch nailers to both maintain their aesthetics and hold up against abuse.
In rigorous head-to-head durability tests against comparable models, Bosch nailers lasted twice as long as the competition before requiring maintenance. Showing off the materials minimizes obvious distress to the paint and label, keeping the tools looking new. Additionally, not painting dark, heavy colors onto the new designs conveys the lighter and smaller build.
Bosch’s Full Force Technology is the product of more than four years of research and development with rigorous real-world testing on jobsites across the nation. Its design represents nearly 20,000 hours of field testing and user feedback in 18 markets. Users wanted more power, a more compact body, better line-of-sight, better maneuverability, and features that enhanced the final quality of their work.
Functions were integrated into the tools for better usability and each tool’s specific use was considered to create specialized design details. The full-round head nailer and the clipped-head framing nailer feature a metal strike plate in order to protect the main housing and cap from jobsite abuse. The strike plate was developed in response to users who often use the nailers as a hammering device despite the potential damage it may do to the tool. The tools also feature a proprietary Quick Release Magazine, enabling the removal of jammed nails without disassembly of the tool.
The roofing nailer includes a Single-Action side loading canister, designed for simple one-handed operation. The finishing tools feature an especially narrow nose and slim body, as well as a tool-less adjustable depth-of-drive, dry fire lockout, and a no-mar nose cover to protect delicate work surfaces. Each pneumatic nailer has its specific use, but the entire product line was designed together and works smoothly as a complete family line of tools.
There is an undeniable big gun-like quality about nailers in a more compact design. By optimizing the shape, position and angle of the main handle individually for each of the seven tools, the perceived weight was able to be reduced, underlining one of the main differentiators. The new technology allowed designers to reduce the size and weight of the casting, shifting the center of gravity closer to the handle. This makes a huge difference to the pro-user, who uses the tool for very long periods of time on a daily basis. (www.boschtools.com, starting at $120)