Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Camano Nice nailer, kit accessories are nothing special
This flooring installation kit includes
* the Husky HDUFL50 16ga flooring nailer,
* 1 box of 1000 Freeman FNL-2 2" 16ga L Cleat Flooring nails,
* an unbranded 16' tape measure well marked in inches and centimeters, and
* an unbranded tool belt with a hammer hanger, 2 large pockets, 4 medium pockets, and 12 smaller pockets.
The Husky HDUFL50 3-in-1 Flooring Nailer, available separately from Home Depot, comes with
* foot plates for 5/8" and 3/4" flooring.
* a Husky 40oz non-marring white mallet
* air tool oil and 3 sizes of Allen wrenches
The nailer can drive 16-gauge T-cleats, L-cleats, or 1/2" staples, either 1.5" or 2" long. The capacity is 100 cleats or 90 staples. Be aware that Home Depot stores do not carry 16-gauge cleats, so you'll want to order plenty before starting a project The fastener depth is determined by the air pressure supplied between 75 and 115 psi. It took some trials adjusting 5psi at a time to get the depth set correctly.
We haven't made our final flooring selection, but I tested the nailer on some 3/4" koa flooring and it worked fine. It doesn't require a very hard blow to fire. I did find that an accidental tentative blow caused the cleat to be driven in only about 1/4" so it was easy to remove and replace. I experienced no jams in my usage. The manual documents clearing a jam as an 11 step process involving removing and replacing 5 bolts, so I'm hopeful jams will be a rare occurrence.
At the moment this kit costs 40% more than Home Depot sells the Husky HDUFL50 flooring nailer for. The additions for the kit don't justify the price difference, so I can't recommend this kit.
I can recommend the nailer. I'd recommend buying the nailer and whatever other items you need as separate items. If the kit had included a storage case it might have been worthwhile.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GolfingGrandma Great value flooring installation kit
Having lived in 3 houses over the last 30 years and remodeled all of them multiple times, this flooring kit is quite handy since my husband is retired and has been busy helping others with their repair/remodeling jobs. This kit has a professional grade flooring nailer that is easy to use, especially if you've used this type of tool in the past. Complete instructions are included in case you need them. The kit includes nails, tape measure, tool belt and a hammer that is a good size/weight for flooring installation. This tool kit will be a plus for us for years to come.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Good solid, professional tool
I've always rented floor installation tools in the past, but when I saw this set, which is very reasonably priced i couldn't resist, and I'm glad I didn't. It is very solidly built and should last for years of hard use. The hammer is beautifully weighted and the nailing part is easy to use and works like a charm. Instructions are pretty clear, but having used similar equipment in the past helped. All in all a great investment.
March 16, 2016