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Pneumatic 3-in-1 15.5 and 16 Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer / Stapler with Flooring Mallet and Interchangeable Base Plates

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  • Body is constructed of lightweight aluminum
  • Designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Includes a long reach fiberglass mallet with a padded grip
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Product Details

The NuMax SFL618 Pneumatic 3-in-1 15.5-Gauge and 16-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer / Stapler with Flooring Mallet and Interchangeable Base Plates is ideal for the installation of tongue and groove hardwood flooring. A 3-in-1 multi-purpose magazine allows both nailing and stapling with just one tool, saving time and money. This durable and lightweight air powered flooring nailer / stapler features a semi-quick jam release and an ergonomic handle. Two interchangeable no mar base plates protect even finished flooring surfaces from damage, ensuring professional results for DIYers tackling home improvement and repair projects as well as construction contractors at the jobsite. The Pneumatic 3-in-1 15.5-Gauge and 16-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer / Stapler includes a long reach fiberglass mallet with padded grip, and is covered by NuMax's 1 Year Limited Tool Warranty and 30 Day Wearable Parts Warranty.
  • Construction applications: perfect for the installation of tongue and groove hardwood flooring
  • 3-in-1 Flooring Nailer / Stapler: Multi-purpose design allows nailing and stapling with just one tool, saving time and money (16 gauge T-cleats and L-cleats and 15.5 gauge 1/2 in. crown staples from 1-1/2 in. - 2 in. L for all three types of fasteners)
  • Built to Last: High strength and lightweight aluminum body and heat treated steel parts result in a durable pneumatic tool resistant to damage
  • Semi-Quick Jam Release: Upgraded to allow faster access to the drive blade in the event of a jammed fastener
  • Ergonomic Handle: Reduces fatigue and provides ease of operation during long shifts
  • (2) Interchangeable No Mar Base Plates: Protect even finished flooring surfaces from damage, easily change to allow working on 1/2 in. - 3/4 in. flooring
  • Included: Long reach fiberglass mallet with padded grip
  • Warranty: Covered by NuMax's 1 Year Limited Tool Warranty and 30 Day Wearable Parts Warranty
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can I use the 18 gauge brads the I already have
by|Aug 1, 2022
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A:  These guns take only the heave gauge flooring nails and staples specified the nails are T shaped or L shaped

by|Aug 5, 2022
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    Q:scfm requirement, please?
    by|Jan 13, 2022
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    A:  I couldn't find that spec for the tool, but the compressor I used was rated at 2.6 SCFM

    by|Jan 16, 2022

      A:  I don't know the scfm requirement, but. I used this tool with a standard pancake compressor and only occasionally needed to pause to let the compressor catch up.

      by|Jan 13, 2022
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        Q:Can this floor stapler be used with 1/2 inch engineered flooring and if so what size staples will...
        by|Aug 23, 2019
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        A:  No, this stapler uses 15.5-gauge staples. Engineered wood flooring of 1/2-inch thickness generally requires the use of a thinner gauge staple. A different stapler will be required to use a thinner gauge staple. Check with the manufacturer of the flooring you are considering and get their recommendation, but this particular stapler from NuMax (worked great for me with 3/4-inch hardwood and 15 1/2 gauge staples) should not be used.

        by|Oct 24, 2019
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          A:  If the engineered flooring is tongue and groove, then yes. The size of the staples will be depend on what the flooring is being fastened to. You must also be cognizant of the air pressure setting you are going to use to penetrate but not over penetrate the material. When I did my 3/4" tongue groove oak I ran several tests to get that setting correct. I used 1 1/2" staples. My sub floor was 1" actual installed on 3x6 beams at 20" OC. I have attached a grainy photo taken with an old iPOD, but it will give you an idea of the job I did back in 2013 on an 1850's Vermont farmhouse using this nailer. It worked flawlessly.

          by|Apr 17, 2022
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          A:  I used it for putting down a solid wooden floor and it worked great!

          by|Oct 24, 2019

            A:  Best bet would be to follow the flooring manufacturer's installation instructions for the particular flooring.

            by|Aug 26, 2019

              A:  This nailer can install 1/2" flooring, solid or engineered. I must recommend before buying the tool that you verify with the manufacture of your particular Engineered flooring which fastener they recommend using, whether 16g cleats and 15.5g staples or 18g cleats which would be a different nailer. You dont want to use a different fastener than they recommend typically, to keep from voiding the manufacturers warranty. You can give us a call directly with any other questions. 1-888-669-5672

              by|Oct 24, 2019
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                Q:will this nailer work on 5/4 tongue and groove board?
                by|Aug 21, 2019
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                A:  Yes, Mike

                by|Aug 23, 2019

                A:  Yes,provided you have a good level sub surface No problem .Great nailer,easy to use.

                by|Aug 24, 2019

                  A:  I used it for three-quarter inch tongue and groove oak flooring. If I recall it comes with more than one plate for the bottom so you should be able to use it for five eights.

                  by|Aug 25, 2019

                    A:  I used this on 3/4" flooring and had no issues, but assume you are using for decking or some other special application. I think the only concern would be the 2" cleats reaching to the attachment point. Best recommendation would be to get it and give it a try and if it doesn't work for your application it is really easy to take back. If it does work then it will be a huge time saver.

                    by|Aug 24, 2019

                      A:  I’m not sure. It no longer works. It did not hold up over time.

                      by|Aug 24, 2019
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                        This was great. My only complaint (very slight) is that...
                        This was great. My only complaint (very slight) is that you have to order the cleats online. Make sure you buy enough!! Other than that, this tool was a rockstar. I definitely would recommend it.
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                        Worked great.
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                        Worked flawlessly!
                        I never experience any misfire or any problem. I installed hardwood flooring in 3 bedrooms and in the great room! Worked great! I highly recommend this nailer!
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                          Worked wonderful!
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                          Worked except design needs to be changed in order to nail closer to walls.
                          Worked except design needs to be changed in order to nail closer to walls.
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                          Great alternative to renting a floor nailer. I needed a couple of extra days because of a distrac...
                          Great alternative to renting a floor nailer. I needed a couple of extra days because of a distraction, a rental would have cost me more than the purchase of this unit. The nailer worked great, no problems other than forgetting to reload once. I used 1 1/2" L cleats on 3/4" strip oak and it went down tight and solid.
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                          I am very happy to have bought this 3=in 1 tool, Used to install a 3/4'' hardwood floor (about 4...
                          I am very happy to have bought this 3=in 1 tool, Used to install a 3/4'' hardwood floor (about 400sf ) was perfect ! now I am planing to buy another NuMax tool
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                          Would have given a five star rating if the manufacturer's customer service had the courtesy to re...
                          Would have given a five star rating if the manufacturer's customer service had the courtesy to respond to my email regarding the missing "Adjustment tool Kit". I installed approx. 200 sq. ft. of 3/4" thick oak hardwood flooring and the nailer functioned flawlessly using 2" long staples. Can not comment on the tool's performance using flooring nails
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                          Nailer worked well. Installed roughly 1100 sq ft of 3/4" Hickory hardwood with no issues. I wou...
                          Nailer worked well. Installed roughly 1100 sq ft of 3/4" Hickory hardwood with no issues. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to install hardwood flooring. Great product for a great price.
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                          When I was a kid, our family business was hardwood flooring installation and finishing. Consequen...
                          When I was a kid, our family business was hardwood flooring installation and finishing. Consequently, "back in the day" I had a great deal of experience with the original, non-pneumatic flooring nailers which required a fair amount of effort to sink cleats with one blow of the hammer. I haven't installed hardwood in decades but recently decided to replace about 650 square feet of carpet with 2 1/4" x 3/4" solid pre-finished ash. I had no desire to use an old style machine (assuming they're still available) so I researched many pneumatic versions. After comparing about 7 or 8 brands, I decided on the NuMax because of price and the many favorable reviews from other users. I'm very happy with my decision. I'm about 2/3 finished with my project-the NuMax has performed great and has exceeded my expectations. I'm running it off an old 1/2 HP air compressor @ about 80 PSI. I decided to use "L" cleats rather than staples based on research into what type fastener would be best for 3/4" solid flooring. So far, no squeaks! It's important to strike the the "plunger" squarely, otherwise you run the risk of the cleat not sinking completely. The machine has jammed just once, and that was when the cleat struck a subfloor nail. It was easy to remove the plate and the bent cleat using the tools provided. I was considering selling the NuMax after I finish the downstairs, but have decided to keep it in case I decide to replace the engineered wood in our home. The one, very minor "complaint" I have is that the instructions should be a bit clearer on how to load the cleats. Otherwise the machine is is ergonomically balanced and well-conceived, it's easy to use, and does not mar the prefinished flooring. One last thing, I'm using 15# felt under the hardwood. Highly recommended.
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