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Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lorena Excellent quality, light enough to carry around for long periods
This flooring nailer works great and the mallet is a plus instead of having to buy separate and you donât need to hit it super hard because the mallet itâs a bit heavy so it has a lot of strength. This unit comes with two plates, one is for Â¾â floors and the other plate for 5/8â although the description on this site says it comes with a Â½â plate, not accurate. I couldnât find the cleats or the nails for this at my local HD store, however I was able to find them online and received them fast enough so I wouldnât have to wait that long to use it. Overall Iâm very happy with the performance of this nailer and would consider buying this brand for other tools.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dcmikez Great stapler, nice design, should last
This is a really nice floor stapler, and if you plan on doing anything more than a small room you should invest in one. It's definitely worth having a stapler if you're going to put hardwood or bamboo flooring down.
The Husky stapler is 3-in-1 meaning it can be used with staples or with two different types of flooring cleats (T-cleats and L-cleats). Most staplers in this price range are just 2-in-1. I always use staples so it's not an extra feature that interests me but it does make it easier to find fasteners when you're doing a project. It takes 1 1/2" to 2" 16 gauge cleats and staples. You can definitely find the staples at the local HD, though others report the cleats aren't available.
The stapler comes with an attachable foot plate and hex wrenches so you can change the plate depending on the height of your flooring. It works with either 5/8" or 3/4" (though the HD description says 1/2" it's wrong) and the foot plate is easily swapped out.
The mallet is very nice, weighted well, and heavy enough (40 oz) that you don't have to swing too hard to get the right pressure. The arm of the mallet is made of (I'm assuming) fiberglass and has a soft surface in the grip. The stapler has a cushioned handle also which is a nice touch since you usually don't wear gloves on flooring jobs and these cushions will make the job easier on your hands and arms.
Comparing it to a stapler I already owned, the handle on the Husky is a little bit shorter and the footprint a little bit longer, but these shouldn't impact use much. The Husky, though seemingly built better, is a little bit lighter than the other one I have, which will also make it easier on the body at the end of the day.
One nice feature is that the air hose connector is slightly offset to the left so your hose won't get tied up with the staple clip.
Overall the design on this is good and the quality is great. Comparing it to my other one, it's easy to tell the difference and the Husky stands out as a really well made tool.
This is a tool that should last a long time. Use it, oil the valve between jobs, and use it again. Perfect for the homeowner renovating their house, or for the contractor who only occasionally does floors.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gallus Pro-grade nailer
I received this nailer as a tool to evaluate. I'm not sure I would have picked this out in the store, since I'm pretty faithful to a "leading competitor," and I have the bad habit of thinking of Husky as a secondary brand. This tool is helping me see the light. It's easy to use, lighter than most nailers of this sort I've used, and works like a charm. The jury's out on the longevity, but there's nothing about the construction to suggest anything but high quality construction. I'm going to have to investigate Husky more closely. For great quality and less money, what's not to like?
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ToolTimeTony Good quality nailer, price makes it better than renting
Floor Nailer came equipped with quick release air connection and nice rubber striking mallet with fiberglass handle. Used it with 2" L floor nails, which load easily. Also take staples and T nails. Good weight and feel of the tool, drives nails into 3/4 inch hardwood flooring with ease. Also has extra plate for thinner flooring. Sits on flooring nicely, can use mallet to tap end of tool to seat wood flooring. Easily engage driver mechanism with mallet, which allows you to get close to the walls when applying the last few rows of flooring before switching to nail gun. Didn't have a single jam on a small room project. Given the price, much better than going crazy trying to get as much done in as little time as possible as when you rent a nailer. If you plan on doing more than a small room, well worth the investment.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jarett Built To Last
The Huskey 3 in 1 Flooring Nailer and Stapler is a very well made product. Everything is held together great. The 3/4 and 1/2 face plates are very easy to take on and off. It doesn't take that much force to get the nail gun to fire. It isn't as loud as expected. It takes 1 1/2 to 2 inch nails. This comes with the Mallet which seems to be very well made as well. Not as heavy as i expected and easy to maneuver. Husky has been and will be my leading brand.
October 2, 2013