Changing hose size on nailer

by Robb

Bostitch MIIIFN floor nailer

Bostitch MIIIFN floor nailer

Hello Bill, I just purchased a brand new Bostitch MIIIFN floor nailer, does not come with a fitting but the manual says 3/8 NPT.

I just have a little 6 gallon porter cable compressor (150 psi, 2.6 scfm @ 90 psi) it just came with a 1/4" hose.

What is my best solution?

Can I just upgrade to a 3/8" hose with 1/4" on one end (compressor) and 3/8" on the other (nailer)? Thank you for your time

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Jan 11, 2016
by: Anonymous

I'm in the same situation with the same nailer. Did the bushing work and did it function ok? Thanks in advance.

Mar 18, 2015
Hose size
by: Doug in

The spec sez this uses 4.2 CFM at 1 shot per second, so you can't get full speed with your compressor for more than a couple minutes.

However, that's pretty fast, so I would TRY a regular 1/4 fitting with a 3/8 to 1/4 bushing and your existing other stuff.

That'll tell you if you really need a bigger hose and/or couplings for your application.

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