BOSTITCH F28WW Clipped Head Framing Nailer

Want a framing nailer that is reliable, durable, and kickass? Have a BOSTITCH F28WW Clipped Head Framing Nailer.This is the iPhone of framing nailers.The birthplace of Bostitch F28WW framing nailer is the United States. The quality of the product has earned fame for itself. You can do whatever nailing job you want with it.Decking, attaching wood to masonry, framing, siding, whatever you like. It’s very easy to handle for lightweight and slick design. Before we move onto Bostitch F28WW nail gun review, let’s check a quick specification.

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Brand: Bostitch

Model: F28WW

Power: Pneumatic (compressed air)

Weight: 7 lbs.

Dimension: 23” x 16” x 6” (L” x W” x H”)

Nail size: 2-3.5”

Magazine: 100 nails

Housing: Magnesium

Warranty: Maximum 7 years


The main feature of the Bostitch F28WW nail gun is that it can create up to 1050 pounds of pressure per inch. This enormous power makes it unique and one in its class. This allows you to work on the surface.Another uniqueness offers smart trigger system exclusively made for Bostitch framing nailers. It can work as either sequential fire trigger or bump fire trigger. This exclusive smart trigger option ensures faster production and optimal control.

One button depth control using no tools is a great help during nailing. The lightweight gives great control over the tool. The magazine of Bostitch F28WW loads up to 100 nails at a time. It also has built-in indicator to help you measure between beams and studs without tape. Bostitch nail gun F28WW has over-rafter hook to hang the tool after work. The features of F28WW are reviewed in detail below. Let’s see how F28WW nailer performs in our detailed sections.


As Bostitch F28WW nail gun is a pneumatic nail gun, it uses compressed air to drive the nails. If you already don’t have an air compressor, you should buy one. The air compressor will be helpful for a lot of other household works. Click here to find some nice and fine air compressors. The working pressure is 80 to 120 psi. You can adjust the pressure according to the working surface requirement. Another feature of F28WW nailer in this power section is its ability to create pressure on the working surface up to 1050 pounds per inch. It’s a lot of power which makes Bostitch F28WW one step ahead of its competition.


When it’s come to nailing, Bostitch is one of the best because of its lightweight and user-friendly design. It offers some tool-free features for faster and easier nailing. Nailing for a long time is possible with this model.You can easily do any kind of nailing jobs with this nailer.Bostitch framing nailer F28WW can sink from 2” nails up to 3.5” nails without breaking a sweat. 


This section focuses on how easy the gun is to use. Easiness comes with design, weight, and most importantly tool-free features. Bostitch nail gun F28WW has tool-less option for depth adjustment and fire mode switching. These two features are very important. Because some nail guns don’t have this feature. As a result, small tools are needed to do depth adjustment or switch between sequential or bump firing mode. You can easily lose these small tools in the workplace. Bostitch framing nailer F28WW also comes with a hook that helps you to hang it in your tools section after work.We know what Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head Framing Nailer can do. Now we’ll know the problems and their solutions.


  • Strong and lightweight
  • Powerful; 1050lbs./inch
  • Tool-free features
  • Large magazine
  • Exclusive smart trigger


  • Air leak reported
  • Unavailable nails
  • Stopped working after a few days
  • Weather sensitive

Solutions for the cons

All problems reported are not something that you’ll definitely face. These may occur rarely once in a while. Air leak problems are fixed with good degreasing and lubing. If not solved yet, you should see a mechanic because some parts may need to be changed.The model F28WW Bostitch made uses 28-degree nails which are hard to find in some areas. We suggest you order them on amazon. Just click here to have your desired nails.Some also complained to have stopped working after few days of buying. This does not happen normally but in case it happens with you, we suggest you call for warranty. And it will be solved in no time. F28WW nailer has another problem. It is reported that in lower temperatures, the nailer does not respond well. The only solution to this problem is to check our other products which do not weather sensitive.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Should I buy a male thread housing separately to hook air hose?A: Yes, you should and buy ¼” ones.
  • Q: Does Bostitch F28WW allow bump-fire?A: Yes, it does allow you to switch between bump fire and sequential fire mode.
  • Q: What’s the working air pressure for this nailer?A: The working air pressure range for F28WW nailer is 80-120 psi.
  • Q: Is this a cordless nail gun?A: No, it’s a pneumatic nail gun that uses compressed air as the power source.
  • Q: Can I use paper collated nails?A: No, you have to buy wire collated nails for the model F28WW.

Final Verdict

After we’ve finished Bostitch F28WW review, we can say it’s a pretty powerful and durable piece of gun. If you don’t have any problem with it being weather-sensitive, you should definitely go for it. Otherwise, check out some of our other products.Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head Framing Nailer with Magnesium is well known for its reliability. Above 90% customers have reported this tool being a great help to them.