BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer

Product Description:

Lightweight and durable, the Bostitch RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer is an ideal tool for roofing, exterior drywall, insulation board, and fiber cement applications. With a patented side-loading canister, zero nail lock-out, easy depth of drive adjustments, and aggressive performance, the RN46-1 is a must-have tool for professional construction workers, builders, roofers, and anyone looking for long-lasting performance from a coil nailer.

Coil Roofing Nailer
At a Glance:

  • Tool-less depth-of-drive adjustments
  • Zero nail lockout eliminates dry firing
  • Patented single-action side load canister for fast loading
  • Magnesium construction for maneuverability and durability

The Coil Roofing Nailer is ideal for roofing, exterior drywall, insulation board, and fiber cement applications. View larger.

This nailer is compatible with
Stanley Bostitch CR2DCGAL
Galvanized Coil Roofing Nails.

Powerful and Accurate Nail Delivery

Amazingly powerful, the RN46-1 is capable of delivering 410 in./lbs. of force at 100 psi. And with the ability to drive up to 100 nails per minute, the RN46-1 offers two firing methods: contact trip and sequential trip. Contact trip uses a bouncing motion along the workpiece and is great for working on large areas, such as roofs. Sequential trip firing is for precision applications, such as finish work. For shingle work, the RN46-1 features an integrated, tool-less gauge used to control shingle spacing.

Sequential trip firing is for precision applications, such as finish work. For shingle work, the RN46-1 features an integrated, tool-less gauge used to control shingle spacing.

Get the Right Depth for the Job
The RN46-1 allows for fast, tool-less depth-of-drive adjustments with its integrated depth dial. The dial has five different settings for finding the perfect driving depth for the job, including flush mount driving, shallow driving, and countersinking.

High-Capacity, Quick-Load Magazine Reduces Downtime
To help eliminate downtime, the RN46-1 has a high-capacity magazine that holds up to 120 coil nails. It accepts nails with a shank diameter of 0.120 and a length of 3/4 inch to 1-3/4 inch.

A zero nail lock-out feature eliminates dry firing when the magazine is empty, and it also indicates when it is time to reload. What’s more, a patented single-action side-load canister allows for quick and easy nail loading. You simply slide the magazine door open, load the new coil of nails, and close the magazine door–it’s that easy.

Designed for Comfort and Durability
The RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer is constructed of tough magnesium for durability on the jobsite. What’s more, magnesium is lightweight, so this nailer is easy on your arms.

The nosepiece features a carbide insert for durability and long tool life, while wear guards and skid pads provide protection from damage caused by working on abrasive surfaces.

The over-molded grip provides maximum comfort and gripping ability in any weather condition. That means this roofing nailer can be used for a variety of different applications–inside and out–including exterior drywall, vapor barrier installation, vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, composition roofing, and more.

The Bostitch RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer measures 10-1/2 x 4-5/8 x 10-5/8 inches (LxWxH) and weighs 4.8 pounds. It is backed by a seven-year limited warranty.


About Bostitch
Stanley-Bostitch manufactures top-quality, innovative fastening tools and fasteners for industrial, construction, and home-improvement applications. Products include pneumatic staplers and nailers; compressors; manual staplers and tackers; coil-fed screw systems; rivet tools; glue guns; a broad assortment of collated nails, screws, staples and specialty fasteners in a variety of materials and finishes; as well as carton-closing staplers–many of them industry firsts.

What’s in the Box
RN46-1 Coil Roofing Nailer

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number RN46-1
Item Weight 5.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 12.4 x 11.4 x 5.8 inches
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Item model number RN46-1
Size full size
Color Black & Yellow
Power Source air-powered
Item Package Quantity 1
Measurement System Inch
Included Components bare-tool
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 1 Year


Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank #15,759 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Nailers & Staplers > Nailers > Roofing Nailers
#2 in Home Improvement > Air Tools > Screwdrivers
#26 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Screw Guns & Screwdrivers > Power Screwdrivers
Shipping Weight 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available July 14, 2003

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF
Customer Review


5.0 out of 5 starsExtremely Impressed, August 8, 2004
P. Holley
This review is from: BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer (Tools & Home Improvement)

Just finished laying 42 sq with this gun, and I have nothing but praise. Well balanced and one of the lightest guns I have ever used. In 42 sq, one jam and about dozen nails left proud. Standard home store nails work very well in this gun and are easy and cheap to find. The tool-less depth of drive works just fine and the side-loading feature is great, very fast and easy. When it is out of nails, you know it, it will stop firing.

Yes, this is a contact “bump” nailer, and if you are getting double and triple misfires, you are using this gun WRONG. If you are laying shingles all day long and you have to pull the trigger on every nail, your finger will fall off. Put your shingle down, pull the trigger, and shoot four nails, next. That is the beauty of a contact nailer. On that note, BE CAREFULL, after a long run out, your finger has a tendency to stay on the trigger, if you were to then bump any part of your body at this point, you too will get nailed.

The Cons: Superficial really, come on Bostitch (and other mfg’s), Give us a cheap plastic molded case for our expensive tools and would it have been so hard to have installed an air nipple at the factory, save me a trip to the hardware store.

5.0 out of 5 stars replaced my pc with this unit, June 20, 2006
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This review is from: BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer (Tools & Home Improvement)

I looked at this gun based on the journal of light constuction reviews I read july 06 issue. They liked the last nail capture feature and I must admit that this was my only complaint with my porter cable gun. So I bought one localy (same price as amazon with a case so it made up for the tax) and have done 3 roofs of about 20 squares each and really like it. I have seen lots of fusing on here about this and that but I muat say that if a tool was giving me this much fuse I would bring it in and see what the repair shop says. When I have had problems in the past our local reapir shop was able to get us a new gun, drill, or exstend our warranty with factory approval. I guess the second question is how much do you beat on your tools?…I tether not only my ladders and my self but my espensive tools too….nothing screws with a gun more than a three story drop. Well enough rambling…for the money an excellent gun…I still use my porter cable for a spare gun when we have an extra guy on the roof so I can’t really bad mouth them…but if your banging out 5 or 6 squares a day by yourself 30 plus coils with our 12 pitch roof you appreciate the nail capture, easy load, and weight of this gun.

update: after a year this gun needed a rebuild because the nailes stopped advancing…and we bought the new portable cable while waiting for it to came back from the shop…we still prefer the Bos for its features but I will say the porter cables are more durable .


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