Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brenmar Very pleased
I ordered 2000 sq. ft. of solid bamboo, and though I only intend to install a small portion during the first stage of remodel, I didn't want to rent a nailer. I found this nailer online at what seemed to be a very good price, and after reading the reviews, decided to take the chance. It arrived exactly on time, and it included extra pads so that the nailer can accommodate all flooring thicknesses. The instructions were sufficient for someone who has never used a nailer before. I installed 180 sq. ft. of flooring without a single issue, misfire, or jam.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Works great
Put down 500 sq.ft. of hybrid bamboo flooring. Added 2-3 drops of oil each time I added nails and it worked flawlessly.
As with all flooring nailers, you have to be very careful with the nailer alignment.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nathan Works great and a great price!
Used it to install bamboo flooring and was easy to use.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Great gun at great price with excellent warranty
The nailer comes completely assembled without a carrying/storage case and is ready to fire. It comes with pre-attached 5/8 & 9/16” foot plate. My application was on 3/8” flooring so I just switched the foot plate by un-screwing 4 bolts at the bottom with provided tool. I had set the pressure at 80psi and this tool had no problems shooting the nails. You will be using 18 ga. L Cleat nails (not provided) because that is the only cleat nail size supported by this nailer. You can use any generic brand as long as it’s 18 ga. The air inlet size for this nailer is ¼” NPT and fastener range from 1-1/4” to 1-3/4”. After replacing the foot plate, it would be better firing into a sample flooring piece to ensure proper fastener placement.
Fiberglass mallet feels sturdy and looks stylish. It also has a non-marring white rubber head which works as blemish guard on your hardwood flooring. Just by holding the nailer, you can tell that it’s made out of high end material.
This pneumatic gun performed above and beyond my expectations while installing 3/8” Woven Cherry bamboo covering 800 Sq. Ft. area in my basement. I borrowed neighbor’s compressor since I don’t own one. Keep in mind that operation pressure should be within 70-115 psi and should not exceed that.
The anti-dust cap attached with air inlet is tiny but important part of tool that you will use to cover air connector when not in use. The internal parts of the tool are in fact lubricated through the air inlet by adding 2 to 3 drop of pneumatic fastening tool oil (provided). Do not use any other lubricant.
The gun comes with a 7 years warranty which translates into 7 years of peace of mind. User Manual shipped with the tool explains all important areas in good details along with illustrations. I strongly recommend reading it before using the tool.
Some of the other Freeman’s Nailers come with a carrying/storage case, it would’ve been nice if this had a storage case. Make sure to wear safety glasses during use.
For extreme DIYers and professional, it is a great gun at great price with excellent warranty.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigred Great Value!
I purchased this nailer for three reasons. 1. It is recommended for exotic hardwoods and stranded bamboo (I was laying stranded bamboo) 2. It is half the price of other similar nailers on the market 3. It was cheaper than renting.
Just with the three above reasons it was worth the money, but what made this an excellent value for me was the quality of the nailer. Everything form the 3/8" to 3/4" wood thickness flexibility, fiberglass mallet, light weight and overall appearance, not to mention its out of the box safe to use on pre-finished floors. Simply a great value! Worked like a champ on a small kitchen and dining room, couldn't ask for more!
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NTD27 Hardwood made easy!
After reading reviews of the various 18g flooring nailers, I decided to purchase this nailer to install 500 sq ft of Brazilian teak. Nailer worked flawlessly through 6000+ cleats shot into the flooring tongues. This nailer is well constructed and can be used for a variety of flooring types. This nailer consistently set the cleats properly, and no mis-fires or jammed nails. A few drops of oil before each session, and you're set to install some flooring. One of the few tools I have purchased that includes a seven year warranty!
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1stdiyhardwoodfloor Works great
The first nailer arrived with a leak but fired well. Called Freeman 800 number they sent a replacement (new) right away with a return label included for shipping defective one back to them-free shipping both ways as it should. The new gun arrived in 3 days. Did not jam once though only fired 150 so far. The depth of cleat depends on both air pressure and hammering force. After a few firing and adjustments, the nailing was neat and consistent. Freeman's customer service was really excellent. 5 stars! Don't return to store as indicated in a card within the package--Call Freeman instead if there is any issue.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spyke nailer
The foot plate was warped so we had to heat it up and luckily get it flat enough to use
February 25, 2015