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PowerPalm Pneumatic Hardwood Flooring Cleat Nailer

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Product Overview

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
  • Virtually eliminates top nailing on both Hardwood and Engineered, Tongue and Groove flooring
  • Will blind nail starting rows, final rows and in tight spaces
  • Drives both 16-gauge and 18-gauge L-style and T-style Cleats (floor nails)
  • Will countersink un-set cleats
  • Specially designed tip is angled to fit into the nail pocket, magnetic to hold cleats securely and rotates to fit in tight spaces
  • Fits in the palm of your hand
  • Power Source: Pneumatic (air-powered)
  • Pressure activated
  • 1 year Manufacturer Warranty
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
5
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Width (in.)
2.5

Details

Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Compressor/Air Tool Features
No Additional Features
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Included
No additional components or accessories are included
Loading type
Individual
Maximum Fastener Size
2 in
Minimum Fastener Size
1 in
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
3
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)
70 PSI2
Nail Gauge
NA / Other
Nailgun Angle
45
Power Type
Air
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Air Tool

Questions & Answers

4Questions13Answers

Sorry for being a little more than ignorant, but I thought I'd ask, anyways. Since this uses a si...

Asked by Rookie May 27, 2020
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Never seen them in boxes I always brake them up or have my wife do it so she won’t be bored ;)

The manual says only use Powernail Powercleats but they have to be ordered. Can you use other cle...

Asked by SneakyPete April 6, 2017
5
Answers

I used Bostitch flooring nails and it worked great.

Can I Use this for half inch electrical staples in tight places?

Asked by David February 24, 2016
2
Answers

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.

Is predrilling needed for stranded bamboo flooring?

Asked by DIYDave February 4, 2016
4
Answers

No predrilling is necessary when driving cleats.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 45 reviews
  • 88% 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.
by RedOaknatural
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Works very well, especially in tight spots. Easy to use. Rented one a couple of years ago, but we...
Works very well, especially in tight spots. Easy to use. Rented one a couple of years ago, but well worth to puchase instead. It has a mgnetic head and shaped prfectly for flooring clears. It arrived within days after order.
by None
Must have
This is great tool to use in tight spaces. If install for yourself and you want to do good job, this is the way to go. I had to predrilled the hardwood because was bending the nails, but that didn't bother me.
by jerry
Good tool for tight spots. Does bend a few cleats in the process. Thought I would be able to get...
Good tool for tight spots. Does bend a few cleats in the process. Thought I would be able to get closer than 1/2" to the wall just could not angle the tool to hide the cleats under the baseboards. DO NOT adjust the part where the cleats go woth a cleat loaded will fire
by DENNIS
This tool is advertised to install flooring cleats, it won't...
This tool is advertised to install flooring cleats, it won't even drive them through the hardwood. Its a total waste of money. A piece of junk!!!
by HomeDepotCustomer
This palm nailer is a great tool to have for...
This palm nailer is a great tool to have for those close to the wall spots where a full size nailer won’t fit. I would recommend practicing on a piece of scrap flooring before nailing down any boards. You will bend some nails don’t worry about it. If they are going to bend it will happen at the start. Just get some pliers and work it back and forth until loose. Try to keep nailer aligned with nail when starting the nail. The off angles are the primary reason for bending nails. You will get the hang of it easily . Happy Nailing
by LARRY
Tips That Worked For Me
I set up a practice board before using on the actual hardwood floor and bent quite a few nails, but then realized I was out of control, pressing down too hard, too fast and not going in at a 45 degree angle. Once I slowed down and 'followed' the cleat in keeping that 45 degree angle, I stopped bending nails and crushing the tongue. By 'following' it in you keep good contact on the nail, but don't 'outrace' it. I found by doing this I could go in slowly if I wanted and stay in control. I find it is not necessary to predrill anything. I used this on solid oak (3/4" thick) Bruce hardwood. This tool gets me close to the wall for a professional look and saves TONS of time! Also, it is a lot easier on the hands than a drill, finishing nails and a hammer, especially if you have arthritis in your hands and are an elderly person like me. Wish I had this years ago! Don't give up on learning how to use it properly and read the manual including all the safety precautions before use.
by Blake
works well but it would be nice if it came...
works well but it would be nice if it came with a interchangeable tip for standard nails.
by MARY
Great tool for hardwood floor nailing
Purchased this tool to nail the 3/4 inch hardwood floor . Had to use this will needed to nail up close to wall. Yes its pricey but it beats having to either nail thru the top of the hardwood and having to fill in holes of nail..
by fathokieboy
product says to use 16g or 18g cleat nails. I...
product says to use 16g or 18g cleat nails. I was installing 3/4" prefinished bruce hardwood. 18g just bent over. Had to order 16g cleats that worked fine.
by Jason
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