Building codes across the country are now requiring more and more metal connectors (joist hangers, hurricane ties, etc). In order for a connector to meet code in most places, you need to have a nail in every hole available. This meant a lot of hammering, because you couldn’t just use a pneumatic nailer — until now. Stanley Bostitch’s StrapShot pneumatic nail gun actually exposes the tip of the nail, so you can place it right in the hole in the metal connector. Pull the trigger, and move on to the next nail.
The StrapShot’s convenience doesn’t stop there, though. It’s also designed to be lighter and more compact than other nailers, which means you can cram it into tight stops between rafters.
It weighs only 4.6 pounds and a tiny 10-1/2” tall. And it’s covered by Bostitch’s seven year warranty. Street pricing starts around $230.