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Model#: BSTN438S2R-1

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Bostitch 438S2R-1 16-Gauge 1 in. Wide Crown 1-1/2 in. Roofing Stapler

  • Bostitch 438S2R-1 16-Gauge 1 in. Wide Crown 1-1/2 in. Roofing Stapler
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  • Jam-Free magazine to minimize downtime
  • Power control valve adjusts power by 30% to set staples to desired depths quickly and conveniently
  • Aggressive wear guards and skid pads protect the tool from damage on abrasive surfaces
  • Nosepiece features carbide inserts for long-life performance
  • Molded rubber comfort grip designed to last longer
  • Adjustable shingle guide for quick shingle spacing
  • 1 in. Wide Crown Jam-Free Stapler - 438S2R


Length: 14 in.
Width: 2.5 in.
Height: 8.88 in.
Weight: 4.7 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Crown Size: 1 in.
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Capacity: 160
Fastener Collation: Adhesive
Fastener Gauge: 16
Fastener Type: Wide Crown Staples
Firing Modes: Contact / Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: AntiJam Magazine
Lubrication: Oil-Lube
Magazine Angle: Straight
Magazine Type: Front Loading
Max. Fastener Length: 1-1/2 in.
Min. Fastener Length: 1.2 in.
Operating Pressure - PSI: 70 - 120
Tip Style: Shingle Guide


  • Composite shingle roofing
  • Sheathing
  • House wrap / vapor barrier
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    • 16-Gauge 1 in. Wide Crown 1-1/2 in. Roofing Stapler


      I'm trying to work with 1" crown x 1 1/4" leg staples and before I had 1" x 1 1/2" and the gun doesn't want to work. Do I need to adjust anything for the different staples size?
      Asked on 3/26/2016 by Jaime from El Paso, TX

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        For technical support, please contact Bostitch directly at 800-556-6696

        Answered on 3/28/2016 by Ray from Atlanta
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    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.