The Freeman PE4118GF Cordless 20-Volt 4-in-1 18-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer and Stapler with Lithium-Ion Batteries, Case, and Fasteners is the ultimate choice for installing flooring and tackling finish work at the house and job site. Use the 45° nose attachment to install tongue and groove flooring, or remove it for applications such as molding and trim, insulation, plastic sheeting, cabinetry, paneling, and hobbies and crafts. This electric tool is compatible with 18-Gauge brad nails from 3/4 in. to 2 in. and 18-Gauge 1/4 in. narrow crown staples from 3/4 in. to 1-5/8 in. A select fire switch on the side panel toggles between sequential firing for precision or bump firing for speed. The cordless eliminates the need to be tethered to a loud and heavy air compressor. The no mar tip protects your work surface, ensuring professional results for DIYers as well as construction contractors. Upgraded features of this innovative cordless tool include the Freeman F20 Platform (20-Volt instead of 18), battery level indicator lights, a 4 Amp rapid charger up from 1.7 Amp, and a re-engineered nose for less jamming. A 45° flooring attachment, 2 20-Volt lithium-ion batteries, a rapid charger, 500 brad nails, 500 staples, adjustment tools, and a blow molded case are included. The Cordless 20-Volt 4-in-1 18-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer and Stapler comes at a fraction of the cost of 4 separate tools, and is covered by Freeman's 1-Year Professional Tool Warranty.
Perfect for tongue and groove flooring installation, decorative trim, molding, cabinetry, paneling, upholstery, insulation, plastic sheeting, window casing, furniture trim, picture frame assembly, and hobbies and crafts
Compatible with 18-Gauge brad nails from 3/4 in. to 2 in. and 18-Gauge 1/4 in. narrow crown staples from 3/4 in. to 1-5/8 in.
High power technology provides fast firing speeds up to 30 nails/staples per minute
Select fire switch for fast and easy switching between bump and single firing mode
2 high capacity 20-Volt 2.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries produce enhanced battery life
Quick charger fully charges batteries in under 45-minutes for less downtime
Easy access nose for clearing jams in the event of a jammed fastener
Tool-free depth adjustment wheel for various applications
LED light indicator warns of nail jams, low battery, and an empty magazine
LED working light illuminates the working surface
Ergonomic handle for comfortable use and increased control
Includes a 45° flooring attachment, two 20-Volt lithium-ion batteries, a rapid charger, 500 brad nails, 500 staples, an adjustment tool, and a hard-sided blow molded case
Covered by Freeman's 1-year professional tool warranty
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May 16, 2019
Freeman is not a name you normally see often in comparisons of the big-name cordless nailers like...
Freeman is not a name you normally see often in comparisons of the big-name cordless nailers like Milwaukee, DeWalt and the others, but I believe this cordless nailer can hold it's own. I am pleased with its design, feature-set, operation, speed, and build quality. As I've said before, nowdays you can't beat cordless tools for convenience and flexibility. Although this tool is heavier (almost 7 lbs.) than an air piston unit, I prefer it because there's no cord or air hose attached to tangle and snag, and no need to drag out your noisy compressor which itself needs to be plugged in to an appropriate outlet. Actually, the extra weight may be advantageous since it helps absorb the kick-back from driving the nail. Just pick up the nailer, load the proper brads or staples, attach a battery, and you're ready to go! This unit is called a 4-in-1 because it can be used either with it's straight nosepiece or the 45 degree nosepiece (for installing hardwood floorboards and such), and it will drive either brads or staples of any length you'd normally use - all with just the one unit - good idea. Although air-compressor driven nailers' "trigger response time" feels almost instantaneous, there is a "ramp-up" time associated with cordless units, so you will notice a slight delay before the nail is driven after pulling the trigger. I believe this Freeman unit derives the energy needed to drive the brad or staple using the energy stored in an internal flywheel - so when you pull the trigger a flywheel is quickly brought up to speed and that energy then drives the nail. I have to say, this unit's ramp-up speed is impressively quick - maybe quicker than some of the "big-name" companies. This quickness may be due to the fact that the lithium ion batteries operate at a higher 20 volts, so there's more power available to get the flywheel up to speed more quickly than lower voltage battery units. See the attached video for an example of the firing speed while in "bump mode" driving 1 1/2" long brads into a 2x4. It's certainly fast enough because it's ready to go again in the time it takes to re-position the nailer - it's impressive - and not at all annoying. It's pretty quiet in operation as you can hear in the video. The magazine holds 100 brads or staples. The unit drives 400 nails per battery charge, and since two batteries are supplied you'll likely never need to wait for a depleted battery to recharge. Recharge time (fully depleted) is about 45 minutes. Rated firing speed is 30 nails per minute - going faster for an extended time may overheat the battery - but it's not likely you will do that in a "non-production" environment -and overheating protection is built in anyway. By the way, the unit is not warranted for use in "production" environments. The unit can accept 18 GA brads from 3/4 to 2" long, and staples from 3/4 to 1 5/8" long. There is a handy drive-depth adjustment thumbwheel on the straight nosepiece and it works well. Drive depth is very consistent. The unit has "dual LED's to illuminate the work area, but they are not super bright LEDs. A helpful feature is a color changing indicator led that indicates "nail-jams", "low battery", "empty magazine" and "overheated" conditions. There is also an orange mechanical indicator to indicate low or no nails in the magazine. Also see the attached photos for additional feature info. Please note that the English version of the included user guide (PE4118GF-V1 08/18) contains an error on page 08 in the section titled "SETTING TOOL FIRING POSITIONS". The text in paragraph 1. reads - "The tool can be actuated by depressing the work contact element against the work surface AFTER pulling the trigger." The text should read "The tool can be actuated by depressing the work contact element against the work surface BEFORE pulling the trigger." The unit is manufactured in China, and comes with a nice hard case that allows the unit to be stored with either the straight or 45 degree nosepiece attached to the nailgun. A downside is that the 4 nosepiece attachment screws are not captured, so be careful no to let them or the drive blade get away when changing nosepieces or removing a nosepiece to clear a jam (which I have not experienced yet). Be sure to follow the instruction leaflet explaining that the screws should only be snugged (not tightened) until confirmation that the nosepiece and it's drive blade is properly located by dry-firing the unit. If all's well, then tighten the screws fully before loading nails and using the unit. To reduce the probability of nail jams occurring, keep debris like glue (which holds the brads or staples together for handling) and dirt cleaned out of the magazine and don't use nails that are not in good condition.
The Freeman PE4118GF Cordless 20V 4-in-1 18 Gauge 2" Flooring Nailer & Stapler with Lithium-Ion B...
The Freeman PE4118GF Cordless 20V 4-in-1 18 Gauge 2" Flooring Nailer & Stapler with Lithium-Ion Batteries, Case, Fasteners rounds-out my growing power tool collection.
I've used a number of nailers over the years, none of them mine and none of them cordless. The speed and convenience of having a nailer on a job is great but I hate dragging an air hose behind me. As I get older I'm finding the noise put out by an air compressor difficult to tolerate. This is everything I want in a nailer.
I almost passed on this model as I didn't see me getting enough use out of a flooring nailer to justify the cost. After closer inspection I realized it could be converted to a regular nailer and I was sold. I couldn't wait to put it to use as soon as it arrived. Using some scrap wood I had lying around I put it through its paces. Great speed, great power, I had no complaints about the performance. I was very impressed that it left the head of the nails at the perfect depth every time.
Converting from a flooring nailer to a regular nailer takes just a few minutes and the removal/reinstallation of four screws. I didn't use it long enough to get a true indication of battery life but it claims 400 nails per charge. Since this set comes with two batteries that's way more nails than I can see myself using in one day.
My one and only complaint was that the manual did not explain the proper placement of the nailer when used for flooring. As I've never used a nailer for that purpose it took a little trial and error to figure out how to place the nailer against the plank to depress the safety switch. One simple illustration in the manual could have saved me several minutes of frustration.
I love multi-purpose tools and I'm happy to have this in my collection.
Don't buy this garbage product. Not only do you have to order it because Home Depot doesn't keep it in stock, but when the thing turns out to be the piece of junk that it is, you can't return it to the store, you have to package it up and mail it back to the garbage company that produced it. It jams CONSTANTLY!!! Every three minutes, you have to either take the head off of it or use needle nose pliers to pry the bent nail out of the hardwood. I'm not kidding...taking the head off couldn't be worse. It's attached by 6 allen screws that vary in size so if you're not paying attention, you'll spend half an hour trying to figure out which screw goes where. I don't understand why allen screws are even necessary. Why not just use regular Phillips head screws? Oh wait, I know...because I wasn't spending enough time on unjamming it, I need to waste more time trying to get the screws out to actually do the unjamming part. In the time it takes to get the screws out, I could have done it ten times over with a Phillips head screwdriver. Why do these companies insist on using weird screw heads in their products? How does it benefit anyone? If it's not an allen screw, then it's a star shaped screw. If not that, then the triangle shaped screw head. Why do I have to have thirty three different sets of screw driver types to work on these junk products. So now, the led light is flashing red, which apparently means that there is a jammed nail in the head. I take it apart and there's no screw jammed in it. Nothing. And no matter what I do, I can't get the thing to fire.
I'm sending it back and just assuming that all of Freeman's tools are junk. With any luck, they won't be in business in five years and someone with some actual engineering knowledge will take their place in the market.
Mar 18, 2021
Mar 17, 2021
Very satisfied. Nailer is very easy to use...
Very satisfied. Nailer is very easy to use especially for beginner. No jams during use. Have only used floor attachment with both nails and staples.
Dec 8, 2020
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Oct 7, 2020
Use for living room floor install. 3/4in tongue &...
Use for living room floor install. 3/4in tongue & grove. First nailer kept jamming and then stopped working. Had to drive 35 minutes to where the distributor was to replace it. Other nailer did not jam as bad, but still had trouble. Could not use 2in nails...had to use 1 1/2in nails to make it work. Not the greatest nailer to use on thick wood.
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Jun 3, 2020
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Mar 4, 2020
This is an excellent brad nailer for soft woods like...
This is an excellent brad nailer for soft woods like pine or fir, but it won’t consistently sink nails into harder woods like oak. I have mostly used it so far for nailing small trim like shoe base and quarter round onto baseboards. I haven’t experienced any nail jams so far.
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