Model#: BSTNSX1838K

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Bostitch SX1838K 18-Gauge 7/32 in. Crown 1-1/2 in. Oil-Free Narrow Crown Finish Stapler Kit

  • Bostitch SX1838K 18-Gauge 7/32 in. Crown 1-1/2 in. Oil-Free Narrow Crown Finish Stapler Kit
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Recon $69.00
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Introducing the new line of Bostitch Finishing Tools. The product of more than a century of quality engineering, these nailers and staplers take reliability to a new level.
These finishing tools are oil-free and feature tough new industrial design - you'll never have to worry about durability. New features enhance performance and will make your job easier.
  • Tough new industrial design
  • Oil-Free engine requires no daily maintenance and eliminates the risk of oil stains on work surfaces
  • Selectable trigger systems for easy conversion between sequential or contact modes. Trigger lockout mode for use when working in occupied spaces
  • Reversible belt hook w/ integrated pencil sharpener for ultimate convenience
  • Rear exhaust for ultra-quiet operation without dust blow back
  • Swivel air fitting for greater maneuverability
  • Filtered air inlet for improved engine durability
  • Dial-A-Depth control for quick countersinking adjustments
  • Low fastener lockouts prevent dry firing and alert the user when it's time to reload
  • Over-molded comfort grips outlast slip-on style grip and provide all day comfort
  • 1-1/2 in. 18-Gauge SX Stapler - SX1838K
  • 1/4 in. swivel air fitting
  • Hex wrench
  • Carry case
  • Belt Hook
  • 1000 fasteners 1 in. staples


Length: 9.25 in.
Width: 2.75 in.
Height: 9.5 in.
Weight: 3 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Crown Size: 7/32 in.
Depth of Drive: Adjustable
Dry Fire Lockout: Yes
Fastener Capacity: 100
Fastener Collation: Adhesive
Fastener Gauge: 18
Fastener Type: Narrow Crown Staples
Firing Modes: Contact / Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: Open Nose
Lubrication: Oil-Free
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: Non-Marring



4.7 / 5.0
77 Reviews
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Would you recommend?
Yes (70)
No (3)
Lightweight (66)
Powerful (64)
Easy To Use (4)
Best Uses
Home Repair (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very Satisfied
Order arrived in 2 business days. Maybe 2 small blemishes, which matter not to me because my tools get banged around a lot. I am always far more concerned with the functionality of a tool. This stapler worked perfectly right out of its carrying case. I ordered another "can't-live-without" tool from CPO. Saved another very large chunk of change.
January 13, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great product for the money, a real value with all the fearures...much better than expected.
April 27, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good product, good service.
I have had several Bostitch products with good results. I haven't had this one long, but am sure it will be same service as the rest. I have had good results from Bostitch service in the past, also.
June 26, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Crown stapler
What I like about the gun is the rotating air chuck and the belt clip both are very helpful
August 10, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Looks like new to me
Case and stapler are in like new condition. Even came with staples, how cool.
August 20, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works great - like new
Great for working on my travel trailer
July 4, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
You wouldn't know it wasn't new
Very fast and powerful, makes my job a lot easier
September 2, 2013
All about CPO
Bostitch quality stands by itself. I buy recondition products when possible and I haven't had any products that were not perfect until this one. The first gun jammed as soon as I shot the first staple, cleared and second staple jammed. Call CPO at 3PM on Monday and received a replacement on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday evening I was shooting stapled at anything that moved. I can't say enough about this company. CPO is the best in my book.
October 22, 2014
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Looks good, but important caveats
Okay. Although I have yet to use this tool, it looks to be in great condition, and I am sure that CPO will take care of it if it does not work to my satisfaction. This is not an issue with CPO, but be aware that the Bostich staplers do not accept the standard 1/4" staples. For the average user, you pretty much are limited to buying lots of 5,000 staples at fixed lengths, a LOT more than most DIY folks need. [@] even carries a hobbyist pack of 1/4" staples of varying lengths of 1000 staples, which costs under $7. Nothing against the Bostich, but the DIY's out there will have to shell out $23 for each length of staple they may need. If you are a weekend DIY person, look for a 1/4" in lieu of the 7/16" Bostich. Even if you are pretty much tied into one length of staple, the 1/4" are available in 1,000 lots, as opposed to the Bostich minimum of 5,000. There is one option, but they also require a minimum of 5,000, and they are only a couple of dollars less per package. Again, I am sure the Bostich is a wonderful tool, but I think it is more focused on the commercial side...,
February 14, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
I would buy this product again and again
I am very happy with this product.
April 29, 2009

Questions & Answers

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can i use 1/4 crown staples in 7/32 stapler?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, technically they can be used, but they will be prone to jam more often
Looking to reattach some aluminum siding back on to an old RV that I am restoring. The crown of the staple needs to be flush with the surface of the siding, not countersunk. Is the adjustable range of this model sufficient to do this? Thanks
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the both the stapler and the PSI from the compressor can be adjusted so the crown of the staple is flush with the surface
Can 1/4" crown staples be used in this 7/32" crown stapler?
PJ on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Bostitch SX1838K only accepts 7/32 in crown staples.
This unit indicates that it uses 7/32" CROWN STAPLES. Will it also use 1/4" crown staples?
None on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Model SX1838K is only compatible with 7/32" crown staples.
Were can I find 2" leg staples for this stapler
Bruce on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Any big bo retailer should carry the staples for the sx1838k.
how to load staples in the pnumatic narrow crown
bev on May 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Loading instructions can be found on page 7 of the manual. Here is a link to the manual:

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 1-1/2 in. 18-Gauge SX Stapler - SX1838K,
1/4 in. swivel air fitting,
Hex wrench,
Carry case,
Belt Hook,
1000 fasteners 1 in. staples
1-1/2 in. 18-Gauge SX Stapler - SX1838K-R
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 7 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $99.00 $69.00
You Save: N/A $30.00 (30%)



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.