bostitch framing nailer

I have the Bostitch N88WWB framing nailer which uses 28^ wire weld nails. I was under the impression that these were considered clipped head nails because there is a little round cutout on the one side of the head. But upon looking at the Bostitch website, it says "28^ Full Head Nails." In comparing these nails to the paper tape ones, these are simply missing a round spot, while the paper tape nails are a D shape. So basically, my question is, is this considered a full or clipped head nailer?
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dave12345 wrote:

Amazon lists it as a clipped head nailer.
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-Nathan
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round Check their nail page.
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snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

>(Amazon.com product link shortened)67945895
Amazon says clipped, Bostitch says full round. I am assuming it cannot shoot both, but I am curious as to whether it is classified as full round or clipped. Clipped nails seem to be in the 'D' shape. These nails are an 'O' with just a small semi-circle missing from the edge.
___ / _\ | |_ \ ___/ That is my poor interpretation of the head.
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Bostitch makes a shit load of different framing nailers. Which nailer, which nails?
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snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

>>(Amazon.com product link shortened)67945895
It is the N88WWB, it takes 28^ wire weld nails. Accodring to the Bostitch website, they consider these nails to be full round head, but in reality, there is a small semi-circle missing from the edge of the nails head. I want to know if this actually is a full head nailer or not.
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You might check your local building code. they have their own ideas about what constitutes a FULL head. Most places accept clipped, I think some still require a full round head for some applications.
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Well, I checked all the boxes of nails I have for mine. I have Bostich and Stanley Bostich boxes, both tell you everything possible about the nail: diameter, length, shank type, collating method, coating, angle, they even have a picture with side and end views that clearly shows the indent, but no mention of it. But... my third party box of nails for the same gun shows all that and states, "Clipped Head".
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Dennis


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dave12345 wrote:

Before using this tool on any job that will be have to be signed off by a building inpector, check with that local departmnet to get their blessing. Although Bostitch may already have gotten BOCA approval for the design, your locality may not be that up to date. Good luck.
Joe
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with their permit applications and having a picture of the nail head included with their permits. This was because some building inspectors were coming along and objecting to the use of some nails. I had a fight with an inspector over the ring nails I use to apply sheeting.
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