Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Fantastic Flooring Stapler
I bought this stapler in December of 2006. I have already completed 5 jobs with this stapler. All that I can say is this is by far a phenomenal stapler. I believe the staples hold stronger then cleats, but I guess it just depends what you like.
Hands down if you want a superior industrial stapler you have to pick this up.
March 8, 2007
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mr Installer good product could be better
I prefer the bostitch stapler with the while using cleats as a setup rather then the staples. cleates are more durable and penetrate the harder exotic woods alot easier with less problems. just an all around better product over the staples.
November 25, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJHookeyman Industrial Floor Stapler
I recently rented this product from Home Depot to install hardwood floors in my home. Service was excellent. The product was fast, efficient and easy to use. I will likely be purchasing this product in the near future.
February 27, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Famous Floors Inc Best gun ever.
I been in the hardwood business for over 10 years and I own and used lots of guns but nothing is stronger then this Bostitch stapler, I installed millions of sf on this guy and its still going! A++++
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
November 29, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Top Product
I'm in the hardwood business. And this is my Buddy. If the Oscars were given for the hardwood tools.. This is the winner (best actor?). Worth every penny. Thanks to the inventor thanks to Home Depot.
February 27, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KrC1 great tool
i use this stapler every day and put down up to 2000 square feet a week. its been going strong for 4 years now and has been great the whole time
March 25, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by L Great Experience Easy to Use
We purchased this to install 3/4" prefinished oak flooring. We were hesitant because we had used a nailer 2 yrs ago to install the same wood in our other house. Anyway, we couldn't find a nailer, so we purchased this upon the suggestion of Home Depot Employees and after doing some research on the internet. This stapler went together with ease, and it even came with the boot that is needed for prefinished wood so that you don't scratch the wood's surface. My husband had no problems with it at all. It was easy to use, just hook it up to the air compressor and follow the directions. We now have a beautifully installed floor that he can proudly say he did himself. He even says the staples hold better than the nails that we used 2 yrs ago in the other house. The price is reasonable. We checked around, and renting a flooring stapler or nailer would have cost so much more than just purchasing it. This item received 5 stars from us because of its ease of use and its cosistency. It never once jammed or hurt the finish on the prefinished would. We highly recommend this product. You will not be disappointed!
June 2, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Onerunner2 The only way to put down solid hardwood floor
I did not buy this tool brand new but found it used from a local handyman who was not getting enough jobs. Although I felt bad that he wasn't getting enough business that he had to start selling his tools, I was glad we could help each other out. I do not know how much he used this tool before I bought it but frankly I do not think that matters, this tool is such a well built product it would take a lot of use before it breaks. I could see some internal parts eventually wearing down (o-rings, etc) but the instruction manual gives precise ordering and replacement instruction. I did notice that some of the hex head screws came loose after a lot of use, I should have just tightened them before each time I used the tool, that is just good maintenance for all air operated power tools.
I used this tool to install 3/4" solid oak. I used the prefinished boot that came with the tool but was still even a little scared of marring the surface of my new floor. Just to be safe, I hot glued a Swiffer pad to the face, it worked perfectly. Not only did I never risk marring the finish of the floor, I cleaned up dust as I went. Plus, because the boot is very hard plastic, you can easily peel dried hot glue off of it and glue on a new Swiffer after a little use.
I had considered renting this tool but just could not justify doing so. My install took me a couple weeks working on it after work and over the weekend; tool rental would have cost considerably more then this tool cost brand new. I have also found with tool rental you end up rushing the job since you are on the clock instead of taking your time to do a quality job. I can't see any other way to perform a quality install, so if you are not buying this tool as a professional, look into how much you think you could get reselling it before buying. There is probably a guy out there like me who would gladly pay near full price for this tool used.
If i had one suggestion for this tool it is that it should come with a case. It comes with a lot of accessories out of the box, it would be nice for a case just for this tool to keep them all together. In general, I will buy a tool with a case over one without a case even for more money just to keep them organized and in better condition over the long haul.
April 21, 2011