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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
Jan 9, 2021
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
Jan 1, 2021
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.
works well but it would be nice if it came with a interchangeable tip for standard nails.
Sep 9, 2020
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..