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Bostitch SL1838BC 18-Gauge 5/16 in. Crown 1-1/2 in. Cap Stapler Kit

  • Bostitch SL1838BC 18-Gauge 5/16 in. Crown 1-1/2 in. Cap Stapler Kit
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Details

Features:
  • Designed to be the preferred method of securing felt, house wrap and thin foam
  • Adjustable depth of drive sets staples to the desired depths quickly and conveniently
  • Selectable trigger operation converts from sequential to contact operation
  • Includes internal air filter for maximum reliability
  • Belt hook for added convenience
  • 18-Gauge, 5/16 in. crown, 1/2 in. - 1-1/2 in. long staples
Includes:
  • 18-Gauge Cap Stapler - SL1838BC
  • 1/4 in. Swivel Air Fitting
  • (1,000) 1 in. SL Staples
  • (1,000) Bostitch Caps
  • Carrying Case

Specifications

Weight: 3.9 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Crown Size: 5/16 in.
Depth of Drive: Adjustable
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Capacity: 160
Fastener Collation: Adhesive
Fastener Gauge: 18
Fastener Type: Cap Staples
Firing Modes: Contact / Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: Open Nose
Lubrication: Oil-Lube
Magazine Angle: Straight
Max. Fastener Length: 1-1/2 in.
Min. Fastener Length: 1 in.
Tip Style: Workpiece Contact

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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1 Star
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Would you recommend?
Yes (12)
Pros
Lightweight (11)
Powerful (7)
Easy To Use (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
works great
stapler works great if you set the air pressure to 80 lbs.I love it.
August 2, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Great cap gun
This gun has sped my production up dramatically. I can put felt on a roof, or tyvek on walls so much faster now. It's at least three times faster than conventional nailing with button caps.
November 16, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
I wanted it. You had it. I bought it.
Glad I bought it. And so are co-workers.
June 26, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Very happy with this product
Buy one... Paid for itself the first day!
August 30, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
What a time saver
This is the best tool for putting up foam board and house wrap. I put half inch foam board on my 20'x36' house addition and my 26'x60' garage with 10' side walls and did it in about 3hrs. The stapler worked great and is so user friendly that my 8 year old son was stapling while I was holding and he didn't have any problems. I am so glad that I bought it. I would recommend this tool to anyone that either does this kind of work for a living or to a do-it-yourselfer. A big time saver and great tool.
October 24, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
fast and with one hand.
Used cap stapler to install sheet insulation to the ceiling in my garage. Could add a cap and staple with one hand as far as I could reach. Was gonna use screws and tin caps, glad I didn't.
January 5, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Does The Job
Does the job once you figure out there is a Cap stapler(SL) and a finish stapler (SX) with the same numbers that use different size crown staples.
August 23, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
You need this
Used to put foam core house wrap on a large story and a half house. Holding the sheet and putting up cap staples with the other hand is something you can't do without this tool. When I bought it I thought it would misfire a lot because of the seeming complicated operation of driving a staple through a plastic cap. I was wrong. I set thousands of cap staples with NO problems at all. This tool saved many many hours, and dollars in labor. Highly recommend.
August 27, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Works as advertised
Took a bit to get it set up so it wouldn't drive to deep. After that, makes quick work out of lay down underlayment on the roof
September 14, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Great tool- saves time, could be better
I love this tool. It makes tacking down a roof underlayment go VERY fast, as long as the tool is working right. It does jam pretty easily, being that it has to feed two magazines together. The cap side tends to jam more than the staples. It is pretty easy to clear, though, and get right back to work. My biggest complaint is with the case. Stupidly, it requires you to empty the cap magazine in order to fit the tool back into the case. This is a really annoying issue. Who wants to dump out a perfectly good half-rack of caps just to put the tools away? The vertical cap magazine is really easy to load, so long as the caps are on the feed cord, but once you dump them out, you've just got a big handful of loose caps and there is no getting them back in the magazine. If the case would just close with the cap magazine full, this would be a non-issue.

Questions & Answers

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Are any parts made of plastic ? Also will it shoot 1/4 crown staples ?
The Bear on Dec 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Fastener Specifications can be found on page 4 of the manual. Here is a link to the manual:
http://servicenet.bostitch.com/Products/Detail?productNumber=SL1838BC

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18-Gauge Cap Stapler - SL1838BC,
1/4 in. Swivel Air Fitting,
(1,000) 1 in. SL Staples,
(1,000) Bostitch Caps,
Carrying Case
18-Gauge Cap Stapler - SL1838BC-R,
1/4 in. Swivel Air Fitting,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 7 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $229.99 $179.99
You Save: N/A $50.00 (22%)

Warranty

Warranties

Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P. 7 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year for Reconditioned Products) - U.S. and Canada Only  

Effective December 1, 2005 Bostitch, L.P. warrants to the original retail purchaser that the product purchased is free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace, at Bostitch's option, any defective Bostitch branded pneumatic stapler or nailer for a period of seven (7) years from date of purchase (one (1) year from the date of purchase for reconditioned pneumatic staplers or nailers and for new and reconditioned compressors and tools used in production applications). Warranty is not transferable. Proof of purchase date required. This warranty covers only damage resulting from defects in material or workmanship; it does not cover conditions or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, neglect, abuse, accident or repairs attempted or made by other than our national repair center or authorized warranty service centers. Driver blades, bumpers, o-rings, pistons and piston rings are considered normally wearing parts. For optimal performance of your Bostitch tool always use genuine Bostitch fasteners and replacement parts.

This warranty IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND with respect to compressors and tools used in production applications, limits to a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase all implied warranties INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BOSTITCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Some states and countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and country to country.

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