Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer Review

When looking for an efficient framing nailer, you can consider the Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer that has a Positive Placement Tip and Magnesium Housing. It works perfectly when you want to perform any type of framing including that of sub-flooring work.

It is durable, lightweight and has an adjustable nail depth setting that is activated by pushing a button. It also has nose pieces that are easy to change and it is designed to hold up to 60 nails.

Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer

Matches the task at hand

This framing nailer matches any task that you want to accomplish such as framing, subflooring, sheathing and bracing. It is useful with HurricQuake nails that are disaster resistant. You can set nail depth just by pushing a button.

The quick change nosepieces of this framing nailer allows you to easily switch from using metal connector nails to using plastic coated framing nails in a few seconds.

It has a 16-inch layout indicator on its magazine, which serves the purpose of letting you know the right distance between studs just by glancing at it. It also has a rafter hook that you can easily adjust. The rafter hook allows you to hang this nailer on rafters and joists after using it.

Has the best power to weight ratio

The Bostitch F21PL framing nailer’s magnesium construction makes it light enough for you to use it all day. It also makes it reliable for frequent use. Its power to weight ratio is the best in its class. It works with a standard air compressor and comes with a limited warranty of 7 years.


It is convenient to use this framing nailer because it is able to blast 2×6’s together fast and it easily handles 0.131 nails. Its trigger only enables one shot per pull and this means that it is easy for you to avoid gunning 3 nails onto each other.

It is light for its size even though you may find it to be somewhat bulky in tight spaces. In order to achieve the best results, you should use the nailer at 120 psi. If you pay close attention to the clip such as by oiling it regularly, the nailer will continue working efficiently.


  • Magnesium housing
  • Has two nailers in one for metal connector or framing applications by utilizing a quick change nose piece
  • Trigger is designed for bump or sequential nail release allowing you to choose the frequency of driving in the nails.
  • Rubber grip and integrated rubber skid pads

Customer Reviews and Scores

To end this review of the Bostitch F21PL Framing Nailer, it is good to know what the customers who have used this nailer have to say about it. One quality that many customers love about this nailer as is evident in customer reviews is its large piston. One does not need to use a hammer in order to drive the nails. Read more reviews here.

Another feature that many customers like is the ability to use the nailer to drive in multiple nails in a row.

Another good thing about this nailer is that if it stops working, the manufacturer offers rebuilder kits, which you can buy from its website. It is offered at a cost of 202.25 dollars. The only downside of the F21PL is that it is not the best nailer design from Bostitch.

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