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Big Joe

03:56PM | 07/21/02
Member Since: 07/20/02
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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.

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