|Item Weight||3.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||461|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||One year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship|
Porta-Nailer 461 1-Inch 18-Gauge Narrow (1/4-Inch) Crown Flooring Stapler
|Price:||$241.48 + $12.74 shipping|
|You Save:||$41.85 (15%)|
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- Versatile hardwood flooring tongue and groove stapler
- Includes flooring shoe and conventional nose
- Drives staples at a 45-degree angle every time
- Lightweight, easy to handle
- 1/4-inch crown 1-inch 18-gauge galvanized staples
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I'm a do-it your-selfer who'd never done hardwood flooring install before. I couldn't imagine actually doing this job without this tool.
No jams during the project. I had to play with the pressure because at recommended settings it was cracking the lips of my boards. If pressure was too low, the gun would occasionally not shoot a staple. Once I found the correct pressure, it worked like a charm.
Project turned out nice. It would have taken FOREVER without this, the correct tool for the job.
One of the appealing features of the 461 is that it takes a 1.25 inch staple. Most 18 gauge staplers won't take anything longer than an inch. The extra length is important for 1/2 inch flooring. (The printed material that came with the stapler only talked about using one inch staples, but the sticker on the stapler itself said that it takes up to 1 1/4 inch staples.)
The instructions were a little weak in other areas also. Though they are very thorough in describing the safety features and how to use the stapler safely, they didn't explain how to install the flooring foot. However, it only took me about a minute to figure it out and get it together. The instructions describing how to load the staples apparently described a different, perhaps older, model. But it was easy enough to figure out how to load the staples, even though the system is a bit different from the average stapler.
The flooring foot is a bit small, so it takes a little concentration to make sure it is seated correctly on the tongue of the board. That may slow down the work a bit at first until you get a good feel for the process. (I'm not sure the foot of any other 18 gauge stapler is any better.)
Also, the stapler sometimes bent the top of the staple over. Never really figured out why that was happening. It may have been a result of me not having the stapler perfectly seated on the tongue (see the note above about the small flooring foot.) Or it may have been the result of quality of the staples.Read more ›
After finishing the first 200 sq ft. of the project this weekend, I can honestly say that the 461 worked like a champ. After dialing the pressure into 70 PSI, the 461 sailed through the Bruce Engineered hardwood flooring in my kids bedroom. I never had one dry fire, twisted staple, blowout or any other issues whatsoever.
Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the nailer. My one complaint may be the lousy directions (which don't even specify how to convert the nailer from standard configuration to floor stapler). Aside from that, I'm very happy with its performance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Installed 1000 SF of 3/8" engineered hardwood with no problem. The only negative is that sometimes the base plate does not fit as easily as one would hope over the edge... Read morePublished 9 months ago by K. Loos
Bought this to install engineered hardwood flooring from lumber liquidators. I didn't want to float or glue. Did 1,600+ sqft with zero challenge. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dan DeLauro
I like the versatility of the nailer to be able to use it as a regular staple nailer and a floor nailer. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Nathan Cox
We bought the Porta-Nailer 461 to install Bellawood Brazilian Chestnut (Janka rating 3417 = VERY hard) 5/16" thick flooring. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by margaret
Bought this nailer to put in a wooden ceiling but changed our mind and put in a metal ceiling and this nailer was great for that. Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by sully
Great tool of 3/8 product need to shim footing for over 3/8 this is the adjustment you need to make but still works fine, did have an issue with some misfires so took a tie rap... Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by job done right
I purchased this stapler to use while installing our 5/16ths solid wood flooring. Because this flooring is thinner than traditional hardwoods, it required the use of such a... Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by sparky
Buy this. I have not had one single misfire or jam. Worked perfect right out of the box. No adjustments needed for my engineered hardwood. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Joseph J Marafioti Jr
Nailer works real well and is well built.
Only issue was the DVD is not make for this tool.