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402A, 16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer

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  • Uses 2 in., and 1-1/2 in. T Headed 16 Ga nails
  • Binds 5/8 in., 3/4 in. and 33/32 in. domestic solid wood flooring
  • Accessory shoes, sold separately, allow you to face nail and nail 3/8 in. - 9/16 in. solid wood, 5/8 in. bamboo and 18mm flooring
  • Comes with an extension handle, mallet, angled shoe for 5/8 in. to 3/32 in. tongue and groove flooring, wrenches and a rugged carrying case
  • Multi-hit minimizes fatigue while providing greater impact
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402A, 16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer + Porta-Nails 42629 2-Inch x 16-Gauge T-Head Hardwood Flooring Nails (1,000-Pack) + Porta-Nail 42620 Flooring Nail/Staple Setting Tool
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Product Description

Nothing attacks a hardwood flooring job like the Porta-Nails 402A, 16-Gauge Manual Hardwood Flooring Nailer. The first of its kind offering Porta-Nails original ratchet assembly, the nailer ensures that the ram does not return until the nail is properly seated. One or two strikes of the head is all it takes for preferred seating every time. Bind nails 5/8 in., 3/4 in. and 33/32 in. domestic solid wood flooring. Accessory shoes, sold separately, allow you to face nail and nail 3/8 in. - 9/16 in. solid wood, 5/8 in. bamboo and 18mm flooring. The patented anti-split nail cuts through wood without splitting your floor and three lengths of nails will insure you have the right fastener for the job. Nailer uses 2 in., and 1-1/2 in. T Headed 16 Gauge cleats. Flooring Nails and are also available in stainless steel for exterior use, when using over ACQ plywood or installing ACQ decking over ACQ joist. The nailer comes with an extension handle, mallet, angled shoe for 5/8 in. to 3/32 in. tongue and groove flooring, wrenches and a rugged carrying case.

From the Manufacturer

Designed for angle nailing 5/8- to 1-Inch tongue and groove hardwood flooring. Speed up the nailing process and insure the tightest floor possible with the Porta-Nailer hardwood flooring nailer. Besides tongue and groove flooring nail decorative paneling, sub-flooring, sheathing and roof decking. The unique "ratcheting ram" insures that the ram does not return until the nail is properly seated. Hit the ram until it returns and guarantee a properly set nail every time and the tightest floor possible. This configuration will nail 5/8, 3/4- and 33/32-Inch tongue and groove flooring. You can purchase shoe accessories separately for nailing thinner flooring (3/8 to 9/16-Inch) and face nailing. Its lightweight and durable construction combines the high strength of aluminum with precision machined heat treated steel parts making it light, long wearing and easy to handle. The Porta-Nailer is manufactured in the USA and comes with an extension handle, mallet and rugged carry case.

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Part Number 402
Item Weight16 pounds
Product Dimensions19.2 x 6.8 x 17.5 inches
OriginUSA
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Item model number402
Size1
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ASINB00008CMR9
Best Sellers Rank #183,593 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJanuary 28, 2003
  
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. Zorn on July 6, 2005
I bought the 402P Porta-Nailer and 10,000 nails. Just finished installing 740 sf. of 3/4" Red Birch hardwood. No adjustment was required on the nailer as mentioned in an earlier review - nor could I see how one would adjust this nailer.

I nailed until the cartridge was empty every single time - no problem. I actually liked the ratcheting mechanism, despite reading poor reviews about this. The ratcheting mechanism allows you to take smaller swings when in a closet or close to the wall - allowing you to get one and possibly two extra rows nailed before hand nailing was necessary. Be careful when nailing close to a wall. I was a bit careless at first and took some good chunks out of the drywall when nailing close to the wall.

The nailer worked flawlessly. I averaged 75 sf/1000 nails with 3 1/4" wide flooring on a 6" nailing schedule. The box of 10,000 nails did come with the corners a bit crunched, which meant broken rows of nails, but I was able to feed the broken rows into the nailer and use them all up with no problems. I did not get a single jamb in the entire 740 sf. All nails drove flush, absolutely none sticking out.

I found that most nails would set with two swings. You could do it in one swing if you wanted, but I found that a weaker swing followed by one last hard swing seemed to pull the floor together a bit tighter. It was still necessary to pry some of the warped boards over with a pinch bar. This nailer won't straighten out the severely warped boards.

I found it neccessary to hand nail the first and last 12" due to the geometry of this nailer. Note that I did not order the face nailer. I did all of my face nailing by hand.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Drakken on April 5, 2004
I just completed using this tool to lay hardwood throughout my entire house, and was very happy with the tools performance. When I first got the tool, it took a little bit of time to get used to how the tool works, and to adjust the ratchet/depth of drive. I suggest you take a few small pieces of floor and test it out before you start on your main project.
After about 5,000 nails, I needed to fine tune it again, but in almost 20,000 nails more, it has not needed any more adjusting. I prefer the mechanical nailers for pre-finished woods, because there is no sealer that goes on after nailing the floor down to seal gaps. With pre-finished floors, any gap that you leave is there for the life of the floor. Unless the board was warped very badly, the porta nailer was able to draw the floorboards up tight.
The tool requires the use of the included mallet, which is very heavy, and can tire you out quickly. This isn't a tool problem, because you do need all the force the mallet delivers to drive the nail and draw the floor up tight. I'm very happy with the tool, and if I had to lay more flooring, I'd reach for it again without hesitation.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Thomas S. Mullins on February 8, 2006
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I borrowed my buddies 401 Porta-Nails and liked it so much I bought the newer 402. I have used a Bostitch air nailer and liked it as well. Both tools performed great. Here are the main reasons I choose the Porta-Nails:

1. The 402 is much lighter than an air driven nailer.

2. No air hose to drag around and knock your nailer and other tools over.

3. The nails for the Porta-Nails cost 1/4 as much as the Bostitch nails.

4. The Porta-Nails is made in the USA

5. After using the Bostitch for several hours my back just about killed me, the Porta-Nails didn't bother my back at all.

6. The Porta-Nails holds many more nails than the Bostitch.

I lost no productivity with the Porta-Nails.

Shane
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2004
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I just completed installing 2000 sq ft of prefinished 3/4" tongue and groove with this nailer. Its lightweight and well made, comes with a how-to video and its own carrying case.
Of the tens of thousands of nails I hammered, this tool only failed twice, and that was because I needed to clean and oil the ram mechanism. Customer service was knowledgeable and helpful.
I would advise buying the Porta-Nail Nail Punch and the Face Nailer Plate as well.
Now that I am finished with my floor, I will be lending this nailer out to my father who plans on doing his own floor.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 2004
This nailer is one of the best ive ever used. I dont subscribe to pneumatic nailers... i dont believe they get a tight enough fit... I always use the manual models and this is great. First the ratchet system is a must... when one hit does drive the nail the head stays down and you know when the nail is perfectly seated...this feature is not on alot of other models... Also when you get the hang of it you can drive the nail almost and give it that one last whack to really seat the board tight...This is the 10th floor ive installed and the first time ive used the porta nailer...ill always buy this one... the optional face nailer option isnt necassary... just use a good length finish nailer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sheldon Zola on February 23, 2006
I installed 650 sq.ft. of bamboo flooring with the Porta-Nailer 402P and it didn't jam once! Most nails set properly with two hits of the hefty Porta-Nailer hammer. There are two issues:

1. The bamboo/metric face-plate isn't standard on any of the Porta-Nailer kits, so you have to purchase it separately ($40-45).

2. The face-nailer shoe is useless on solid vertical bamboo - it splits the flooring no matter which direction you position the nail. However, it was easy to pre-drill holes for the nails and nail them manually close to walls (where the nailer doesn't fit), setting them with the Porta-Nailer nailset (also an extra purchase @ $15).

Overall, a great, well-designed tool; comfortable and easy to use.
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