How To Use The Bostitch 6 Gallon Air Compressor 150 PSI Oil-Free

Bostitch 6 Gallon Air Compressor

So we’re going to go over the pneumatic tools that we have downstairs it’s sort

of a collection that can grow as more tools are made pneumatic but these are

what we have right now we have two different air compressors this is the

smaller one so we’re demonstrating with us but effectively they are the same in

most ways so I’m going to come around here to show how this works on/off

switch fairly straightforward when it’s off it will still hold air

but it won’t continue to compress it there are two connections quick connects

on the side so you can connect two tools simultaneously the way that the quick


connects work is they have a sliding sheath so you pull it back and that lets

you remove the tool obviously it has air in it so it sits under some pressure

there are two gauges here and this top one shows the tank pressure so that is

the pressure inside the tank and then this is the regulated pressure the

regulator pressure and that is the pressure to the tool and you can adjust

that pressure so this this one you can’t really just this one you adjust by using

this regulator so you’ve got more pressure you turn it clockwise if you

want less pressure you turn it counterclockwise so some tools have

different pressure ratings first different purposes you want different

pressures so you adjust it there to use the Quick Connect you put it in place

and it does take some force push it in and release it and it holds in there

when you use them enough air the tank will pressure will drop to a certain

level so kick back in and repressurize itself so it’s getting out automatically

you don’t need to account for that then we’ll look at the tools that we’ll be using

and we have three of them here there are two nail or Brad guns or finishing tools

and then a stapler there are actually two other accessories that we have this

goes on the end and it just sprays air so if you are trying to clean air out of

little cracks or you’ve been sanding and you want to remove to sand the the dust

from the cracks green flip this on this is for filling tires and it has another

gauge on it so you can see the pressure much more closely and use it for filling

Schrader type valves so we can start with the stapler it’s fairly simple it

has the safety here so you depress the safety shaker right here so two triggers

the first one and that lets you depress the trigger fully on the side it shows

you all the types of staples that you can put in so you do need to make sure

that they fit nothing terrible will happen if you put in ones that don’t

work but it could jam so you need to then unjam it in the size here in the

during the site here you can get a sense of the size because you can see the

staples through there so you can see along there so right now you can see

that we have quarter inch staples in and then this arrow shows exactly where the


staple will come out so you can align it line it up on your project to put in

staples or to take out staples you pull this downwards and that pulls out and so the staples

fit right in here you just drop them in holding the tool upside down and then

wiggle it so that slides and then push and it clicks in so there’s even a

little arrow right on the side here to show that you just pull that right down

and then to use the tool you plug it in the same way that the other end plugged

in so that we’d be pulling this back sliding on and releasing it and then you

stay pull it in so he just has some scrap wood so you place it firmly down

but if you’re stapling see where you want the staple and it has another grip

here to show that you’re meant to hold it and with high protection on you can

just depress the safety trigger and put it right into the wood work quite well

if you if it was going too deep or not deep enough then you just regulate the

pressure right here more pressure will push it and further less pressure will

push it in less farm and then when you’re done obviously just

popping it off there so that’s the first tool this is the bigger of the finishers

of the the nail guns again it says right on the side that kind of fasteners you

can put into it so it takes straight 16 gauge fasteners the way gauge works the

smaller the number the bigger the size so that that is important if you put one

and it’s too small it will just fall through and jam to bacon it won’t fit

and then the range is from one inch to two and a half inches it has the same

quick connect on the end instead of a safety the way that this gun works is

two things have to happen for it to shoot so one the trigger needs to be

depressed and two this shoe needs to be pushed down into the material and once

those few things happen then it will come out so you can’t just go pointing

it like a gun you also can’t just accidentally tap it against something so

those two things have to happen and then it will come out this up at the top

directs where the air comes out so you can turn it and then the air blows out

of here so you don’t want it blowing in your face or on your project then you

can just point it away and then this is where you load the staples in so the

first step is to retract this if you put your finger here and pull it back and it

clicks into place and then we take the 16 gage staples so these are 16 gage and

there are two and a half inches so they they fit into the specification that it

asks for and you can see that they’re thicker than most of the others you

slide it right into the top in this groove right in the top here and then

you can just press this and it will snap closed but you can also push it and just

let it go more softly so it doesn’t smash closed because sometimes that can

break the glue between them and then you just have smaller pieces and then you

plug it in the same way as you did the others they’re two and a half inch nail

so you need to make sure to have that much material for it to go into just

make sure that is more than enough wood sorry Fritz go through we plug it in and

obviously the small difference so you connect it the same way glasses on and

as with all these tools you do need to apply pressure to make sure that it goes

to the full depth so you hold down point the air away from your face push it into

the material and then pull the trigger so you can see that it went really deep

into the material so you can adjust that with the air pressure so that doesn’t go

so deep it stapled all of them together so it did a good job there if it were to

jam then you wouldn’t cover it would you would see a staple sticking out and you

take the disconnect off and these levers here let you take this off and you would see

the staple stuck but the staples are fine they’re not they’re not stuck there

we can close that and again these arrows show you exactly where your nail will

will come out of and then the only other adjustment is this screw which also

adjust the sensitivity how deep it will go so turning it this way will push the

shoe further out which means that it won’t go quite so deep the other way

will make it go a little deeper depending on what you’re looking for the

last tool is just a smaller version a few differences of note to load the the

fasteners that you putting in you push this and then slide it back and then

just lay them flat into here little grooves that it slides into and again it

it says right on the sticker here what kind of fasteners you can put into it

whether they’re Brad’s or staples or nails and point the direction of the

exhaust and that and then there’s also a little smaller just here for the Jeff

mm-hmm but it’s going to that is and as always wear eye protection and what with

the air and the nails that’s about it.


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