Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyGirl Much better than the hook and hammer approach
The last laminate floor I installed using a mallet and the flat metal pull bar that I found at the store. This worked so much better, I wish I had it the first time. So much simpler than attempting to find the space to swing the mallet to apply enough force to get the pieces to lock. I didn't use the tapping block though. I bought the ergonomic one with the handle on top. No smashed fingers.
Keep in mind it is metal so it is not a quiet tool to use.
July 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Not useful with laminate flooring
Did not function with laminate flooring that inter locks together
December 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackrabbit7 A must have for installing laminate flooring
Could not have finished installing flooring without it. Could use another tapping block. It can get damaged or cause damage to flooring if you're not careful. Tapping block works best on it's side instead of on end, to spread out force and lessen chance of damage.
Don't buy cheap substitues. This product works.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diyqueen Great Tool
Home Depot ought to carry the Lam-Hammer Jr. in the store. It has made my laminate installation much easier. I had heard horror stories about the inexpensive pull bar that is sold in the stores, and decided to ante up and get the Lam-Hammer Jr. It was well worth the cost, especially considering that I am laying laminate in an entire 2-bedroom condo. It makes installing endpieces and last rows super easy.
February 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kat This tool was of no use
I could not use this tool. It did not do the job. Had to improvise with other tools to draw the boards together. Wish I could return it!
May 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lnoofe Very Happy With It
I bought this for my dad for a flooring job he was doing and he said it did excatly what he wanted it to and he was happy with it.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Works like a champ ...
Makes installing wood and laminate flooring much easier
December 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Skully A lot of effort involved with using this tool.
What a pain to use and it still damaged the laminate.
November 19, 2013