Model # 461A

Internet #202046401

Porta-Nails Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler


Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler

$20699 /each
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Product Overview

The Porta-Nails 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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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
Minimum Fastener Size
1 in
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)
Nail Gauge
Nailgun Angle
Tools Product Type
Nail Gun Kit

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this flooring stapler be used on 1/2" engineered flooring?

Asked by: Whighill
The stapler is used for 3/8" - 5/8" Solid Wood, 15 mm Bamboo & 3/8" - 5/8" Engineered Flooring.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-03-30

Will this work on 3/4 in flooring

Asked by: Dojo
Yes, this will work in 3/4 inch flooring.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-04-03

Will this tool do three eights inch engineered hardwood

Asked by: rick
I just completed 200 sft project on 3/8" engineered hardwood (maple) with 1.25" staples on wood sub floor. Worked great.
Answered by: Weekender
Date published: 2017-05-08

Will this shoe fit on 5/16" flooring?

Asked by: whiz
I had a commercial 24,000 ft install and it worked flawlessly on it as long as you adjust it correctly and keep the shoe tight
Answered by: NailBender
Date published: 2017-04-03
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Customer Reviews

Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did research on product reviews and this was rated the highest of the options I looked at in the ... Did research on product reviews and this was rated the highest of the options I looked at in the less than $250 price range. 200sft of 3/8" engineered flooring laid so far and this has worked without any issues. No splitting of the the wood and the staples are setting into the flooring at a consistent depth. No jams or misfires. Instructions were clear on how to properly set the adjustments on the stapler for the flooring thickness. I have another 400 sft to do on another project later and anticipate it will be reliable for that project as well. Well worth the purchase price versus renting.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will return ASP ... I will return ASP
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.)
Date published: 2012-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flooring stapler Great time on delivery! Shorter than estimated time, and a dependable air tool.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-16
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