Recommendation for Manual Floor Nailer


Old 02-27-12, 11:32 AM
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Recommendation for Manual Floor Nailer

Anticipating installing wood flooring in several rooms of current home (removing carpeting) and am looking to invest in a good nailer.

Any users out there that can provide feedback on the real truth about what's good and what's not over and above manufacturers claims?

Thanks all. zzzdogman sends
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Old 02-27-12, 01:18 PM
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Personally I'd go for a pneumatic one if you can. A manual one is fine out in the center of the room where you can take a good swing with the hammer but I have a hard time using them close to a wall. Pneumatic is nice when you get close to a wall where you can't swing the hammer as well. Even a light or angled hammer hit will work with the pneumatic.

If the walls are finished I like to stand a sheet of plywood against the wall to protect it from accidental hammer hits.
Old 02-27-12, 05:01 PM
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I agree with Dane. Pneumatic nailers are the way to go. Bostitch MIII is a good one, although a little pricey. I have an off brand one and it has done TON of flooring without mishap. Will probably die on the one I start tomorrow, but for the money I spent versus the Bostitch, I'm happy.

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