Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 51
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Wolfe Oversized bar
The wider end spreads out the tapping to create less chance of damage to the pc being installed.
October 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lloyd pro pull bar
If you are planning to install laminate flooring in the future you need to have this tool.It will make your job a lot easier to do.Durable and easy to use.
September 17, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5Â by shortcat1 A bit costly but effective
I have had a few floor installation kits (I've passed some on to family members and never gotten them back but that's OK - they don't cost that much) and in each one of them, even different makes, the pull bars were of poor quality. What do you want for the low price of these kits. This pull bar has a nice sized striking surface and the metal is much more solid than the kit included pull bars.
I bought this pull bar all the while thinking: "Gosh... I hope it's worth it 'cause this is a lot of coin." After using it, I can confidently say: "Yes... it is worth it." It is, especially if you expect to be laying down more than one floor in your (or anyone else's) home. It takes all the punishment that it NEEDS to be given.
I can't understand the reviewer that said that his bar broke. In my experience, after having laid over 10 floors, there's never any need to really hammer the bar. If strong hammering is needed, maybe either the person isn't doing it right or the type of flooring being layed is of poor quality (it doesn't click and hold very well).
As to the reviewers who say that their bars damaged the flooring, the same thing applies. I've learned, with time that, when laying laminate, cheap (7 or 8 mil?) laminate has to be handled carefully. I've always used a wood block between the pull bar and the edge of the laminate board so as to disperse the impact of the hammer's hit. That way, damage was rarely done and what did get 'damaged' was usually minor and of no consequence.
Bottom line, used right, this pull bar is a good investment if you plan to lay more than one laminate floor. It's even a good purchase to consider if you plan to lay only one floor.
August 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Andy Heavy duty!! You won't bend this one like some of the cheaper ones.
I bought this pull bar after looking at some of the other lighter duty pull bars. Definitely worth the extra money. This works great and will last a very long time..
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chrwei hit it with a hammer
it's lovely bent piece of metal that you smack with a hammer!
it is thicker steel than what comes in the "kit" they have in the flooring section, which I managed to bend after doing 1/2 a house of flooring. The kit is probably fine for a single room, but if you're doing more, get this "pro" pull bar and it won't let you down. it's long and solid enough to get a really good smack on it to shift the whole floor around when you're starting off and lining things up too.
One nice really feature that the kit bar didn't have is the soft pads on the bottom to protect the new flooring. Cheaper bars will scuff up the floor (unnoticeable from 4+ ft away, but still) and this bar wont.
August 14, 2012