Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by duhoh Not needed and pull bar chips laminate
Unlike the previous reviewer, I found that the pull bar easily chips the laminate no matter how carefully I used it.
I quit using the pull bar almost immediately and just used a rubber mallet to tap pieces in. I only used the pull bar along the wall where I had no choice and the chips would be covered by molding.
The worst part was discovering a crack from the pull bar on the edge of one piece of flooring after I had finished 500 sq. ft., if I had left that piece in, it would have eventually chipped off, so I was forced to take up a dozen or so boards to replace the damaged piece.
After a few rows, I quit using anything in this kit. Worthless and actually caused extra work.
July 5, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by northwindone Pull bar is great
The spacers in this kit are worthless in my opinion since they are wedge shaped and the spacing will depend on how far down they are. The ramps may be slightly helpful but I ended up not using them since I would have needed many more of them for the 26’ wide room. The pull bar though is definitely much better than previous ones I have used and was almost worth the price by itself. The grab part of the pull bar is twice as wide as the hammer part and really helps distribute the force without chipping the edges of the laminate.
June 30, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annie A "must-have" for installing "click" flooring.
I could not have installed my laminate flooring without the help of this product. I was not concerned about the appearance but, rather, the function which was excellent. The pull bar was especially valuable for me as I installed the flooring in the living room, the dining room, and the hallway. I used the pull bar on almost every length of flooring and it's still in very good shape.
May 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GrumpyPro Shims were worthless
We used the installation bar only. It worked fine.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unsatisfied52 Kit
Great. Would like more spacers though. And a good instruction kit too.
March 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carl1080 Not Useful
Like the other reviewers I found that the items in the kit were not helpful and the pry bar could damage the flooring. I bought the kit, because it was my first time to install laminate flooring and thought that the kit would improve my chances of success.
I would recommend to others that they purchase spacers separately and invest in a rubber mallet.
November 12, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adam PIECE OF JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don"t waste your money on this thing. The only piece in this kit thats worth anything is the driving bar. The wedges don't work and the wall spacers won't stay in place. I suggest just buying some lumber and cutting 1/4 in. spacers and finding a driving bar seperatly. Home depot should really consider taking this item out of there stores.
February 4, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Not useful
The kit had a lot of things in it that were just not useful. I was able to use other items that worked better and easier, such as shims, and pry bars. But for someone that has nothing at all, it might offer some useful pieces. You will need to supplement the kit with other tools.
July 24, 2010