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Not for bamboo
on May 13, 2014
We purchased this to install bamboo in our entire house. Rather than rent, this would allow us to work on our own time-frame. We got bamboo flooring at lumber liquidators and they told us to use 18 gauge nails. This product claims to be for bamboo and hardwood, so we ordered it. When it arrived we saw that is only takes 16 gauge nails. We had already purchased 18 ga nails, but we decided to get a few boxes of 16 and try the nailer.
IT SPLIT THE TONGUES of the bamboo flooring. We did about 2 rows and it was so difficult to fit them together, we had to stop. This flooring is supposed to last a lifetime and we didn't want to wreck on day one with the nailer. Bamboo is extremely hard and the smaller 18 gauge goes through smoothly.
(We ordered the Freeman 18 gauge nailer and it works wonderfully- at twice the cost- but worth it to have the flooring put in correctly)
This nailer should not be titled as for Bamboo and the description should contain the gauge size of the nails. This caused a few weeks of delay for our project (and our help were no longer available 2 weeks later!)
The packaging and carrying case on this product was very nice.