Mannington Oregon Oak 9/16"

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Old 05-28-08, 11:10 AM
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Mannington Oregon Oak 9/16"

I'm thinking about purchasing/installing Mannington Oregon Oak in my home (LR/DR/Kit) - the specs say its 9/16" thick, can I use a flooring stapler for this? All the staplers I've seen (Senco, Porta-Nailer, Bostich etc ...) all seem to go up to 1/2".
Or do I need to use one of those larger units that you need to whack with a mallet (Bostitch MIIIFS)?

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Old 05-28-08, 03:52 PM
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I would use a nailer and not stapler if you can get your hands on one. Nails are stronger.

The MIIIFS is a great nailer. You may need a different shoe to shoot into 9/16 though.
 
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Old 05-29-08, 07:17 PM
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Ya, those are older design staplers, when the thickest engineered was 3/8"

They now have new staplers that shoot a longer, thin guage staple. Like the HighPro AS-4090. You don't want to use the bigger stapler, that shoots 15-16 guage staples. It will leave raised pimples where the staple is, in engineered, unlike solid wood.
 
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