Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Donna Great little tool
Great little tool for hardwood installation. The regular hardwood nailer leaves you several boards away from the wall. This will get you up to the last board for face nailing. We are building our own home (6 years in) and are installing 2,500 sf of hardwood. The only downside is one cleat at a time, but much better than pre-drilling and hand setting. We are about half through our installation and so far so good!
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MRWOODS What was I thinking.
I bought this for places where my Powernail 50P Flex won't reach. I can't express the frustration I had with this tool.
Wood: Hard maple
Cleat: 18g Powernail
PSI: Avg around 85-90
My Powernail 50P Flex works perfectly. Never had a problem with it. I assumed the Palm Nailer would take some practice, but I mangled about 10 cleats for every one that sank. By the time I was able to get them to sink pretty regularly the tool broke and spewed an oily mist all over my floor and walls. My guess is that it was the slow breaking of the tool (less hammer power) that initiated my successes. I was just starting to like the thing... No idea why it broke. I didn't get a chance to drive enough cleats to cause any ware and tear.
I tried various PSI, various speeds, various angles... all seemed equally bad. In the end I feel I had the most consistent success when I just went for it... keeping the shaft over the cleat as best I could. Some have suggesting gently letting the hammer pound it in, but as soon as the hammer touches that cleat it whacks it out of shape.
Anyway... people seem to like this... maybe I just got a bad one, because I can't imagine sinking cleats properly with this thing on a regular basis.
June 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Good tool
Bought this to replace hardwood flooring a contractor screwed up works very well once you get used to it did the trick getting close to wall
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KDOG Very useful Tool
Purchased this tool to install 3/4in flooring in closets in my home. Found it to work very well for working in tight areas. Well worth the money!!
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremiad Why did I wait so long?
Nothing replaces the right tool for the job. I have wasted countless hours hand nailing in hard-to-reach places. Then I purchased this. I use Porta-Nails 2" T-cleats--this nailer had no problems with them whatsoever.
I did have to pre-drill my 3/4" aged Hickory planks to prevent bending, but that was not much of an inconvenience. This nailer set the nails perfectly both on angle into the tongue as well as in face nailing. 70-80-pound pressure is all I needed for the tool to set the nails.
With the rotating head, I was able to position the nailer to the extent that I could nail through the tongue up to the last row along the wall. Imagine only a single row being face nailed! Careful planning and you might have the face nail under the quarter round trim!
Just remember a drop of oil now and then. I also had to smack the tool on occasion to close the air valve (air would leak). Small and light, this tool packs a punch!
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stony great nailer
this nailer works very well for tongue an groove flooring. however it has very limited uses. I would recommend redesigning so you could replace the end and use with regular nails also.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigE Awesome Tool
Great tool, a real time saver. No need to drill and use finishing nails in close quarters and 100% better than using a finish nailer. You use actual cleats to fasten the boards. Each cleat is counter sunk and ready for next row.
September 2, 2014