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BOSTITCH EHF1838K Engineered Hardwood Flooring Stapler

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  • Adjustable knobs allow for tool-free adjustment 5/16 - 7/16 inches for solid hardwood and 1/2 - 5/8 inches for engineered hardwood and engineered bamboo.
  • Over-molded rubber grip for comfort and maneuverability
  • Muffled rear exhaust to direct air away from workspace
  • Non-Marring trip tips so you don't accidentally damage the flooring
  • Easy sight tongue engagement so you hit the pocket every time
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BOSTITCH EHF1838K Engineered Hardwood Flooring Stapler + BOSTITCH SX50351-3/8G 1-3/8-Inch by 18 Gauge by 7/32-Inch Crown Finish Staple (3,000 per Box) + Porta-Nail 42620 Flooring Nail/Staple Setting Tool
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Technical Details
Part Number EHF1838K
Item Weight3.5 pounds
Product Dimensions10.1 x 3 x 10 inches
OriginChina
Item model numberEHF1838K
ColorBlack
Power Sourceair-powered
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentscase
Warranty Description7 year, limited warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB003BVJU2O
Best Sellers Rank #6,113 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableMarch 26, 2010
  
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For use with solid or engineered hardwood and bamboo flooring, the Bostitch EHF1838K 18-Gauge Engineered Hardwood Flooring Stapler features tool-free, adjustable knobs to match the size of your flooring material. Non-marring tips prevent accidental damage, and easy-sight tongue engagement helps you hit the pocket with every staple. And because it's designed for comfort, the Bostitch EHF1838K lets you work all day with minimum fatigue.

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EHF1838K
18-Gauge Flooring Stapler
At a Glance:
  • Designed for use with solid or engineered hardwood and bamboo flooring
  • Easy-sight tongue engagement for correct installation
  • No-mar tips prevent floor scratches or damage
  • Adjusts between 5/16 inch and 7/16 inch for solid hardwood, or between 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch for engineered hardwood and bamboo applications
  • Includes carrying case, no-mar tips, staples, and installation block
  • Seven-year limited warranty
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EHF1838K Flooring Stapler - Overmolded rubber grip
Overmolded rubber grip maximizes comfort and minimizes fatigue. View larger.
EHF1838K Flooring Stapler - Adjustable knobs
Adjustable knobs allow for tool-free adjustment. View larger.
Easy-Sight Tongue Guide, No-Mar Cap, and Oil-Free Operation
The Bostitch EHF1838K makes it easy for you to correctly install hardwood and bamboo flooring. An easy-sight tongue guide helps you accurately drive staples into the pocket--every time. Additionally, a non-marring cap ensures you won't scratch or mark your flooring material, and oil-free operation means you won't damage or stain your floor with accidental oil spills.

Designed for Comfort and Safety
At an easy-to-handle 3-1/2 pounds, the Bostitch EHF1838K can be used for long periods of time with minimum operator fatigue. The over-molded rubber grip offers increased comfort for all-day projects, and the quiet rear exhaust prevents blowback in your face. Additionally, a swivel air fitting keeps the stapler right where you want it, so you can move freely without getting tangled in the compressor hose.

Easily Adjusts to Your Flooring Size
Designed to work with almost any flooring size, the Bostitch EHF1838K features adjustable knobs for fastening flooring of varying thicknesses. Adjust between 5/16 inch and 7/16 inch for solid hardwood, or between 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch for engineered hardwood and bamboo applications.

Tool Specifications
The Bostitch EHF1838K takes 18-gauge, 1-inch to 1-1/2-inch staples. A magazine capacity of 100 staples keeps you in operation for longer periods of time--and reloading is fast and easy. A real workhorse, this stapler has a driving power of 160 inch/pounds between 70 and 120 PSI.7-year warranty

The Bostitch EHF1838K is backed by a manufacturer's seven-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Bostitch EHF1838K 18-Gauge Engineered Hardwood Flooring Stapler, carrying case, two spare no-mar tips, 1,000 staples, and installation block.


Product Description

Includes 18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K, Carrying Case, No-Mar Tips, Installation Block

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Customer Reviews

Very easy to use.
Amazon Customer
It was quite maddening to have to pull the gun away from the work, flip the safety and then re-engage to the work to fire more staples.
MrHans
Just finished laying down 1,000 sq ft of 5/8 inch bamboo flooring and this stapler worked flawlessly.
DIY'er

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on July 23, 2010
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I used this stapler to put down ~400ft^2 of engineered hickory flooring. It was easy enough to setup. The adjustable cleat has lots of degrees of freedom, but once I set it up, it never moved or required any adjustment throughout the job. I like that the safety won't engage when the clip is empty preventing dry-fires. The drive depth was consistent from start to finish. I have an adjustable regulator on the hose end and once I dialed it in, I never had to touch it even after starting/stopping over multiple evenings. Though the magnesium makes it light, it still feels solid and well built. I'm happy with my purchase.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Douglas J. Abelt on July 19, 2012
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I bought this because I couldn't find anyone in my area that rented it. I live in the Boonies. I installed approximately 800 square feet of 1/2" engineered flooring. It worked perfectly, it was easy to adjust and stayed set for the entire floor. Amazon shipped it quickly and it arrived in a few days.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Floor mechanic on December 20, 2011
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If you're installing 3/8 - 5/8" hardwood floors, this is a fine stapler! Especially like adjustable feet and swivel hose hookup
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn G. Shapiro-Shapin on May 29, 2012
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What a pleasure to work with! Installed 100 sq. feet. of 3/8 Red Oak solid hardwood over 23/32 OSB using Bostitch 1 1/4" staples. No misfires, no jams, just solid performance. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 31, 2012
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Great stapler!Using it to install 3/8" engineered hardwood in the entire upstairs. Very easy to use. After very few adjustments, it sets the staple at the perfect depth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Wu on November 5, 2011
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I'm about halfway done putting down a 225 sq.ft. Bruce 5/16" thick oak floor. The only problem I had was when I first started the job, it wouldn't fire sometimes. I loosened the yellow thumb screws and re-adjusted the base, the gun worked perfect from that point on. The key to this stapler is to make sure the metal safety with the 2 curved hooks on the end is pushed all the way up when in position or else the gun won't fire. I'm not sure what the purpose of the safety button on the side is for, the gun still fires in either position. Also my gun still fires even when out of staples, not sure why. Otherwise I like the tool, very light and comfortable to use. It uses either 7/32" or 1/4" 18 ga. crown staples. I'm using a 1" long staple with 80-85 PSI.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MrHans on April 9, 2010
Worked for about ten feet of BR-111 5/16" thick chestnut flooring before dying on me. Trigger wouldnt pull and nose was stuck in. My PSI was set at 62 pounds, the staples used were the ones that came with the kit and I set up the gun quickly using the supplied directions. Called Bostitch for support and they directed me to an authorized warranty center (Apollo Power Equipment in Niles Illinois) to have the gun looked at. Went there at 10:15AM and left about 11:30 with the gun fiddled with but NOT repaired. Called the vendor who sold me the gun (SpeedyNails) and they said they would not replace the gun and that it was a warranty issue. Took it to Pro-Mar in Chicago and fixed it in about 15 minutes. Got back to jobsite and used it successfully for about three hours before I had to leave for the day. I was impressed with how quiet it was and how the staples drove in cleanly and consistently. However, the safety button on the side of the gun didnt seem to want to stay in "fire" mode and clicked off with the slightest touch. It was quite maddening to have to pull the gun away from the work, flip the safety and then re-engage to the work to fire more staples. It should have a more clear detent position on or off. Hooked it up this morning and it died again with the same symptoms after about an hour and a half of use. I briefly considered frisbeeing it from the 25th floor. Bostitch is sending me another gun to replace this one and I hope it works better. I've never had ANY issue with my other Bostitch nail and staple guns. I will update this review after I've received and used the replacement.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By motoman on February 18, 2011
This tool works great. Just layed about 500 square foot of flooing without any issue or trouble from the Bostitch stapler. I think the bad reviews that customers have wrote about this product is a classic case of, YOU HAVE TO BE SMARTER THAN THE TOOL YOU ARE WORKING WITH.
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