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PowerPalm Pneumatic Hardwood Flooring Cleat Nailer

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Product Details
About This Product

The Powernail PowerPalm is an essential flooring installation tool for both the Pro and DIYer. The PowerPalm is a pressure actuated pneumatic palm nailer for driving flooring cleats. This revolutionary tool allows you to blind nail starting rows, final rows and in tight spaces with both 18 gauge and 16 gauge L-style and T-style cleats. It is designed to aid in the fastening of a wide range of today's tongue-and-groove flooring. Top nailing final rows used to be an inevitability. As the installer worked closer to the wall they would eventually run out of space for their nailer, yet more rows were needed to complete the floor. This is where Top Nailing came into play. Top nailing is the method of fastening the floor plank into the subfloor from its top surface. This method either left unsightly nail heads on the walking surface of the floor, or the installer would countersink and fill the holes. Either method left the floor with unflattering blemishes. The PowerPalm by Powernail virtually eliminates top nailing, while maintaining the integrity and aesthetic of your installation.The PowerPalm incorporates a minimally sized profile and specially engineered tip to fit into tight places and drive cleats into the nail pocket

Product ID #: 203586632Internet #: 725620003414Model #: PowerPalm
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 4 in, W 2.5 in, D 5 in

Dimensions

Air Inlet Size (in.)1/4 inNail Angle45 degree
Nail GaugeNAProduct Depth (in.)5 in
Product Height (in.)4 inProduct Width (in.)2.5 in

Details

Air Tool TypeAir NailerBattery Voltage (V)No Voltage
Compressor/Air Tool FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesConditionNew
Cord StylePneumaticCordless/CordedCorded
Firing ModeSingle ActuationIncludedNo additional components or accessories are included
Loading typeIndividualMagazine Capacity1
Maximum Fastener Size2 inMinimum Fastener Size1 in
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI3Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)70 PSI
Multi-PurposeSingle PurposeNailer FeaturesNo Features
Power TypeAirReturnable90-Day
Tool Weight (lb.)1.6 lbTools Product TypeAir Tool
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is the tip magnetic and is it beveled to hold a nail or staple head
by|Dec 27, 2021
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A:  Yes the tip is magnetic. It is beveled to fit in tight spaces. This tool is designed for flooring cleats.

by|Dec 29, 2021

    A:  Not magnetic, I used it for flooring cleats when you are working close to a wall

    by|Dec 28, 2021

      A:  Yes on the magnetic. Never tried a staple. Nailer works great.

      by|Dec 29, 2021

        A:  Floor cleat. Never tried it with a staple.

        by|Dec 28, 2021
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          Q:Sorry for being a little more than ignorant, but I thought I'd ask, anyways. Since this uses a single cleat at a time, are there boxes of single cleats available, rather than buying ones that come in sticks for a standard nailer and having to break one off at a time?
          by|May 27, 2020
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          A:  I always have short lengths of cleat strips I just break apart to use for this nailer.. Also if it's a hard wood I find it is best to predrill so that you don't bend the cleat on the way in.

          by|May 28, 2020

            A:  Never seen them in boxes I always brake them up or have my wife do it so she won’t be bored ;)

            by|Jan 27, 2024
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              Q:The manual says only use Powernail Powercleats but they have to be ordered. Can you use other cleats like Bostitch? They can be found on the shelf locally.
              by|Apr 6, 2017
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              A:  Hey there SneakyPete (couldn't resist using that name. Please forgive me.) Our PowerPalm cleat nailer will drive any 16-18 gauge "L" or "T" style flooring cleat on the market. You will not have any problems with the Bostitch cleats.

              by|Jan 25, 2024
                4 found this answer helpful

                A:  I have used Porta Nails as well.

                by|Jan 19, 2024
                  1 found this answer helpful

                  A:  I used Dewalt cleats (purchased from Home Depot) and did not have any problems.

                  by|Jan 19, 2024
                    1 found this answer helpful

                    A:  I've used this tool with other brands of cleats and it works fine. It's like saying can I use a different brand of nails for my bostitch finish nailer.... if its the same gauge and the angle of the nail matches and is a good quality nail it should work. In this instance Powernail will always recommend using it's own nails for several reasons. 1st why would they recommend another competitors nails, 2nd It was designed for use with there nails and 3rd they actually sell good quality nails.

                    by|Jan 27, 2024
                      3 found this answer helpful

                      A:  I used Bostitch flooring nails and it worked great.

                      by|Jan 1, 2021
                        1 found this answer helpful
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                        Q:Can I Use this for half inch electrical staples in tight places?
                        by|Feb 24, 2016
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                        A:  Greetings David! Our PowerPalm was designed specifically for the installation of flooring cleats. ("L" or "T" style, 16-ga or 18-ga.)

                        by|May 4, 2023

                          A:  This is made to drive flooring cleats. It's possible that it may drive in other things, but I'm not sure how well that will work.

                          by|Apr 8, 2020
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                            Customer Reviews

                            4.4 out of 5
                            • 4.4 out of 56 reviews
                            • 89% recommend this product
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                            I've used this on a 1100 square foot install and I can't imagine installing hardwood floors witho...
                            I've used this on a 1100 square foot install and I can't imagine installing hardwood floors without it. Forget drilling, hammering, and countersinking nails. This drives cleats with ease after a little practice. One word of caution, always keep it pointed in a safe direction when loading and moving into position to drive a cleat. Several times cleats have shot out of this with enough force to stick into a wall.
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                            Great tool, expensive but worth every penny
                            Great tool for all edges close to wall Use same fasteners, which is huge advantage No predrilling edges
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                            Great tool for tongue and groove installation. Very easy to...
                            Great tool for tongue and groove installation. Very easy to use.
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                            Perfect! Must have for installing 3/4 in floor....
                            Perfect! Must have for installing 3/4 in floor.
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                            Works well. Allows you to nail right up to walls...
                            Works well. Allows you to nail right up to walls so you can hide face nails under baseboard.
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                            Had high hopes for this to drive in cleats for...
                            Had high hopes for this to drive in cleats for boards near the wall but this didn't quite deliver. If holes are not pre-drilled they will bend. Even after pre-drilling this doesn't drive them deep enough. You have to follow up with a punch otherwise the next board will have a gap at the seam. Would have given it higher rating if the nail depth was deeper.
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                            A “Must Have” for anyone doing hardwood flooring!...
                            A “Must Have” for anyone doing hardwood flooring!
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                              Tool was very helpful and easy to use for nailing...
                              Tool was very helpful and easy to use for nailing down hardwood flooring close to walls. You have to get used to the tool, no need to push hard at all. Follow instructions how often you need to add oil.
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                                All installs need this!
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                                  Handy tool
                                  Overall, I like it and worth the money. It takes some practice, but works well once you get the hang of it. It can be finicky, especially at hard sections of flooring like knots (it will bend the cleats). Some reviews said it didn’t work out of the box…air blows through it. This did happen to me. I threw a couple drops of oil in it and gave it a tap or two. Has worked flawless since.
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