For a 23 Gauge Pinner, the Bosch FNS138-23 1-3/8 inch Pin Nailer is very well priced compared to the other DIY Power Tools in its class. This one has been flying off the shelves at record pace, with not a single bad review in sight so far. But what makes the “Bosch FNS138-23” Pin Nailer such a popular choice? Let’s have a look at some of the features, -as well as see what other user reviews say about this tool.
One thing I personally like about this particular Bosch model, is the fact that it keeps debris away from the o-rings and valves, thanks to the integrated self-cleaning air filter. This also ensures a longer lifespan for your nailer. With its high power motor, the FNS138-23 is best for class sinking long nails into hardwood, -and is also compatible with absolutely any brand of fastener. That’s more than what most competitors can say about their pin nailers.
I also like the overall blue-ish look of this great power tool; it looks tough and durable to say the least. With a “zero-nail” dry fire lock out, this one helps prevent damage done to your work pieces, as well as the internal components of the nailer. The auto nail length adjuster also automatically adjusts your nail lengths to ½ inch or 1-3/8 inches, making it ideal for any DIY guy.
The slim, lightweight bodywork allows for better maneuverability since it has a clear line of sight compared to some of the best DIY tools. For under $150, this one is very reasonably priced to say the least. There’s also no power wastage, as Bosch designed the FNS138-23 Gauge Pin Nailer to use 100% of its working power, unlike some other power tools that only use a certain percentage of their power. Many will argue that this is not always a good thing, but judging by the quality of their other ranges of DIY power tools, Bosch knows all about premium manufacturing and top-notch performance.
Full-force technology, as they call it, allows you to pin nails into absolutely any type of engineered lumber with the utmost of ease. It also counter sinks fasteners with 10% more power than a majority of other similar tools, while also having a rubber over mould on the housing, preventing dust and other forms of debris from reaching the vital elements that makes this one such a monster and extends the lifespan of your nailer even further.
Looking at a few reviews from real buyers of this product, it seems pretty solid, and nobody has anything to complain about other than the fact that the casing is slightly bigger than it needs to be. That’s not too much of a problem in my opinion, since it’s all about the quality and performance of the tool, right? One reviewer also said that the trigger is slightly more rugged than previous models released by Bosch, but on the plus side, the FNS138-23 model has a safety latch which previous versions don’t have.