Big Joe

03:56PM | 07/21/02
Member Since: 07/20/02
1 lifetime posts
I am about to install a hardwood floor. I want to buy a hardwood nailer (manual). The best one I've seen so far seems to be the Porta-Nailer 401. However, all the nailers that I've seen use 2" nails (max) of some kind. The old floor, which I removed, had 2 1/4" narrowing 'spikes'. These things were thick and could not be bent by hand. Is the Porta-Nailer any good.

Does any manual machine on the market still use these nails. What's the Brand and model.


07:39AM | 08/05/02
Member Since: 08/04/02
1 lifetime posts
Big Joe,
I don't know if you ever got an answer. The nails you are removing are cut nails probably installed by hand. I own the Porta Nailer and am half way thru a 528 sq ft install.
The nailer will beat the day lites out of ya. Unless your screen name is true! I averaged 3 hits (low of 2 high of 6) per nail every 6 inches. I had blisters on both hands. Palms, thumbs base of every finger bleeding etc. When I install the rest this coming Sat. I am renting a pnuematic from the guy I bought the floor from. $35 well spent in my book.

Just my 2 cents.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Put up a hinged mirror to conceal a recessed storage cabinet. In tight quarters, opt for a thin mirror that can sit almost... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon