Model # 402A

Internet #100353504

Porta-Nails 16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer


16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer

$22768 /each
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Product Overview

The easy to use 402A Porta Nailer is the finest and most versatile flooring nailer on the market and comes ready to angle nail 5/8, 3/4 and 33/32 in. thick tongue and groove flooring. The nailer will also nail 3/8 -9/16 in. floors, metric configurations including bamboo and can be converted for face nailing by changing accessory shoes (sold separately). Preferred-Seating System uses a ratcheting ram to ensure nails are properly seated and flooring strips are tightly driven together. The patented anti-split nail cuts through wood without splitting your floor and three lengths of nails will insure you have the right fastener for the job. The nails wide head and grapple barb design provides superior holding power. The 402A Nailer uses 2 in., and 1-1/2 in. T Headed 16-Gal. Flooring Nails and are also available in stainless steel for exterior use, when using over ACQ plywood or installing ACQ decking over ACQ joist. Porta-Nailers are world-renowned by professionals and do-it yourselfers alike and are designed to protect today Pre Finished Surfaces and positions easily on your wood floor to insure proper nail placement. The mallet features a solid hickory handle and a non marring cap. Includes nailer, extension handle, mallet, spare parts kit, hex wrench set, carry case, and owners manual. This model has been in continuous production for over 40 years, built to deliver years of service.

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  • Lightweight durable construction, high-strength aluminum and heat treated steel parts
  • Easy to operate ratcheting ram guarantees nails are set
  • Multiple blows allow for easy, relaxed installation
  • Accessory shoes, sold separately, allow you to face nail and nail 3/8 in. - 9/16 in. solid wood, 5/8 in. bamboo and 18 mm flooring
  • Versatile applications including tongue and groove flooring, sub flooring, sheathing and roofing
  • Comes ready to blind nail 5/8 in., 3/4 in., and 33/32 in. in flooring
  • Includes sturdy carrying case, mallet, wrenches
  • Limited 1 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship
  • Durable powder coated finish
  • Owner's manual printed in English and Spanish
  • Parts, repair and remanufacture services are available
  • ISO 9001 registered quality management system
  • Member NWFA NOFMA, ARA
  • Stainless fasteners for ACQ wood applications



Product Width (in.)


Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Cleat gauge
Floor wood thickness (in.)
Flooring Product Type
Hardwood Tool
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One Year on parts and labor for defective parts and workmanship.

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Customer Questions & Answers

what kind of nails does this nailer take

Asked by: Perico
This porta nailer 402a takes 16 gauge nails 2 inch or 1 and half inch nails. Porta nails is what i buy.
Answered by: golden
Date published: 2016-06-30
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Customer Reviews

16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This floor nailer kept on jamming the nails so I... This floor nailer kept on jamming the nails so I returned it
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Essential tool for hardwood flooring This tool is essential for installing hardwood flooring. Works very well and requires about 2 swings per nail. The upgraded model might be better for facenailing near walls, however if you have a nail gun with an air tank this will work just as well. I prefer this model rather than the model that attaches to an air tank becuase I have found that the action of banging the nailer head helps draw in boards that are slightly warped side to side. The only downside to this product is simply that you have to swing the hammer twice per nail, but I opted for this model for the reason that I feel like it helped draw in boards better than the air model. If you are installing wood - which is a pretty easy DIY project - get this tool, a chop saw and a table saw.
Date published: 2008-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good deal The nailer works fine, but the hammer is absolute garbage. The head came off within 1/2 hour, requiring another wedge. After using it to fasten approx. 60 sq. ft., the striking surface is mushrooming and small pieces are coming off. Not a good thing since I am installing pre-finished oak, I don't need metal chips laying around. Would have given this 5 stars otherwise. Good deal for the price.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke within a few hours Broke within a few hours and would not properly set the nails. I have used a Porta-Nailer 10 years ago and it worked great. It appears that quality isn't the same. Ended up buying a Norge pneumatic nailer which ended up costing less and work so much better.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very easy to use, even without a compressor it did jam once; two hours to disassemble to get out the jammed nails . . . not sure if it was the nailer or the quality of the nails HD offers
Date published: 2013-12-10
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