Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ProCarpet 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by klane great flooring stapler
I read some reviews on this flooring stapler before buying, they were mostly positive. I install engineered wood floors from time to time and was tired of renting. (just not cost effective) I just installed 600 sq ft. of 3/8" wood planks. after getting the gun adjusted right and got used to the way it worked it was great. No miss fires at all. The only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is the fact I do not know how durable it will be over the long haul, I will find that out as time goes by. another reason for the 4 star rating is that I can not buy the staples at my local store, only online. when you need them now that is a problem. I would like to see home depot correct this issue.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigdtv3 Great Tool
I purchased this stapler to install Bruce 3/8" Engineered Flooring. The initial setup was straight-forward, make sure the base sits firmly on the underlayment and the stapling notch sits flush on top of the tongue. After shooting several boards you'll get a feel for proper placement. I pulled the trigger at the wrong time in a few spots, winding up face-nailing the wood. The only way to correct it is to stop immediately, pull out the board, then pull the staples. Clean up the debris and start over.
So far we've installed about 400 sq. ft. of flooring with only a few staples that didn't go in all the way. What I found easiest was to take a hack saw blade and saw off the staple flush with the vertical face of the tongue. There wasn't enough meat of the staple protruding to pull it with pliers. Overall I'm very happy with this stapler, especially for the bargain price.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Perfect for the job
Bought it to install 9/16 prefinished engineered oak. Worked perfectly, we'll worth the money. Makes the install effortless.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tiler123 Porta-nails engineered flooring stapler
This thing worked great!! Easy adjustment and set up, shot down 1400 square feet without so much as a hiccup!!!!
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ih8calc 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by IKnowNothing 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 LMS2 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