Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 263
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JWK3 Solid Product for a DIYer
I purchased the Numax Model SFL618 for installing my Bruce 3/4" x 3 1/2" hardwood floor in my home. I used 2" L-Cleat nails on my job. This unit is very sturdy, easy to use right out of the box, and made the job easy to complete.
As a DIYer, I suggest a few things if you are new to doing flooring installations.
(1) Take a scrap piece of hardwood and find a place on your subflooring to try out this unit. This will get you comfortable with using the nailer, and also help you to determine the right pressure setting for your compressor. Too little pressure, the nail won't drive through, too much, and you can split the tongue of the wood piece.
(2) This nailer won't help with the perimeter of the room if the nailer butts up against a wall. You should have a brad nail-gun to go directly through the finished wood surface, then use wood filler to cover the nail head. Do practice nailing with this gun also; you may find you need more or less pressure from the compressor.
August 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anon Saved by the store
This product came without the mallet then it broke very quickly. The store manager made it better and when I went to the store they replaced item with a huge upgrade. I felt guilty about taking it and tried to find alternatives that would work but in the end they kind of made me take the giant upgrade. I feel as though I have to use this location for all of my hardware needs now.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmreeser good nail gun
I bought the nail gun to put a hardwood floor in my bedroom and it worked great, I shot 1500 nails without a hitch. You can't beat it for the price.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jerryr Great nailer for the cost
I had considered renting a flooring nailer but for the cost of this nailer, I do not have to worry about returning it, or how long I use it. I've put down about 100 sq ft and have had no issues with it so far.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Floorer Spot on right out of the box
I work slow, so renting a flooring nailer was not a good option for me. Buying one is expensive, but it doesn't have to break the bank. This nailer had many good reviews, and I will add one more to the pile. I bought this nailer online, and it was delivered to my door in a week, maybe less. I attached the handle, gave it a bit of oil, air pressure at 90 psi and some L cleats. The first trial shots were perfect. In fact, every cleat I fired was perfect. Except for the one that I didn't hammer hard enough. The air drives the nails, but you need to give a good whack. It drives the nailer down, pushes the piece you're nailing into its mate and counteracts the nail driving force. This is a tough toool....no need to be gentle.
December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by susana Excellent product
I installed hardwood floors in a huge room and this tool made it so easy!! Everything you could need is included which is great for a single mom who doesn't have a lot tools... Only attritional thing you will have to purchase is the staples.
May 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Let down
I bought this for 700 square feet of oak hardwood flooring. So it worked great for about 500 square feet. Then it acted like it had a nail jam, but it just quite working. It was a big let down.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by diycolorado Good product for the money
Product came on time, was very simple to assemble, and worked very well. A great value vs renting a similar item. Will pay back in just a few days and then can be used for future jobs. Just remember to either buy an air hose or get it with the compressor. I used a 10 gallon compressor with this tool at 100PSI. That was overkill for a realistic installation pace. A 5 gallon would have been sufficient.
August 4, 2015