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Model # 461A

Internet # 202046401

Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler

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$169.00 / each


Model # 461A

Internet # 202046401

The Porta Nailer Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler is designed for professional-level installation of high-quality wood flooring. It is designed to minimize damage to the floor during installation and uses 18-Gauge staple that fastens neatly without splitting the wood. An adjustable shoe enables exact staple placement and the compact, 3-1/2 lb. size allows for use close to the wall. This adjustable nailer is easy to service and comes with a carry case, safety goggles, oil and accessories.

  • Operates with 7 - 90 psi
  • Contact against the floor's tongue prevents damage to the top edge of the floor
  • Quick and easy access to internal parts for service
  • Adjustable shoe provides for exact staple placement
  • Compact design allows for use close to the wall
  • 18-gauge staple is thin enough to avoid splitting exotic woods
  • Uses 1 in., 1-1/4 in. and 1-1/2 in. 18-gauge staples
  • Includes a carry case, safety goggles, air-hose nipple, oil and wrench set
  • Thinner 18-gauge staple reduces the risk of splitting exotic floors
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Minimum Fastener Size 
1 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Air Tool Type 
Air Nailer 
Compressor/Air Tool Features 
No Additional Features 
Energy Type 
No additional components or accessories are included 
Loading type 
Maximum Fastener Size 
1-1/2 in 
Tools Product Type 
Nail Gun Kit 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome gun I am a flooring professional with 26 years of experience. I own three of these guns and have installed thousands of square feet of engineered hardwood with the 461-a. These guns are great and the fasteners are inexpensive . I have another gun that uses smaller fasteners ( 20 gague ) and the fasteners are about $35.00 for 5000 staples. I can get duo fast brand staples for the Porta Nails gun for about $13.00 for 5000 staples February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Power Tool I used this stapler to install an engineered hardwood floor. This was my first experience at putting down a hardwood floor and this stapler worked great. I have installed approximately 450 sq. ft. and once I got used to using this stapler things went very fast and smooth. I would highly recommed this to anyone. January 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The right floor stapler for 5/8" engineered bamboo Not many floor staplers meet the requirements for 5/8" enginneered bamboo. Staplers or nails for the thicker hardwoods seem to use 16 gauge or larger staples/cleats. My bamboo flooring manufacturerer required 18 guage staples or smaller, but the typical 18 gauge stapler is setup for a thinner flooring. The 461A adjusted perfectly. So far, I've installed about 200 sq ft of flooring without any issues with the stapler at all. I do end up sitting on the floor to set the wood pieces and operate the stapler, so it may not be appropriate for a professional installer. (absolute speed is less of an issue for the DIYer.) As with most pneumatic tools, the 461A requires an air compressor with pressure regulator. (Read the instructions and be safe.) January 31, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Best product for 3/8" flooring My only complaint is that the shoe did wobble a bit, but after some use you will get the hang of it. After a few rows the shoe loosened up and it tended to overshoot, so when you notice this you will have to tighten it up to get it back to optimal performance. Other than that, it was a very handy tool! October 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Deal for the Money I had a neighbor give me 2800sqft of bamboo flooring a couple of years ago, I stuck it in my garage, and there it sat. My wife decided it was time to re-do my office and suggested we pull the carpeting and install the bamboo. This tool worked GREAT! I had never installed any hardwood or engineered flooring before, but it went in beautifully -- my office is now a show piece -- next, I'm moving into the hall and then her office. When finished, about 3/4 of my house will have bamboo flooring -- It will go down without a snag using this stapler. May 29, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Husband liked very much (bought for gift) Have ordered another for him. Since it is a gift don't know however when I give my huband his ; will let you know December 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall great product. I have used every brand of engineered wood floor stapler and this one keeps up with all of them. I have put down 1200 sq ft of 1/2" flooring so far with it and it has not jammed, Mis-fired, or had a single problem. May 22, 2012
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