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Amazon is selling this Bostitch 1-1/2″ to 2″ Pneumatic Flooring Nailer for $367 with free shipping.  It’ll drive 1-1/2″ to 2″ nails into hardwood flooring with 420 inch-pounds of force — much easier than the manual nailers.

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6 Responses to Dealmonger: Bostitch Flooring Nailer $367

  1. Dave says:

    There’s a price point at which it makes more sense to rent. Unless you’re a professional flooring installer, using this thing all day, every day, I think this tool is well into the category of “rent, don’t buy” But maybe that’s just me. Full disclosure: I own one of these, but I bought it used for $150 on ebay. Even so, I need to get about one more job out of it before it starts to save me any money.

  2. fred says:

    We do enough flooring to have several nailers (even 1 older Rockwell Hammer Driven Porta-Nailer) – but staplers are finding more use in our work.
    We have these 3:

    Company Part Number Name Gauge Size
    BOSTITCH LHF97125-2 FLOORING STAPLER 20 3/16 INCH CROWN
    BOSTITCH SX150-BHF-2 FLOORING STAPLER 18 7/32 INCH CROWN
    BOSTITCH MIIIFS FLOORING STAPLER 15.5 1/2 INCH CROWN

  3. @Dave:

    There’s a price point at which it makes more sense to rent.

    I don’t know if I’d agree with that, you’re taking a crapshoot when you rent things like this. When I put down the hardwood floor in my daughter’s bedroom I first rented a flooring nailer (a hammer powered one, not pneumatic) and the damn thing jammed every other nail. I took it back and complained. They gave me my money back because they didn’t have another one, so I ended up shelling out the $200 to buy a new one.

    I wasted a couple of hours taking care of this when I could have been putting down flooring.

  4. Kevin says:

    couldnt agree more Ben. Really depends on the size of the job and other factors. I decided to buy a PC FCN200 for 200+ something on amazon, rental place wanted 60 a day, figured buy it new, use it and sell it on ebay, after the job. I also dont like being on a clock, things always pop up on jobs. I still own the nailer, figure I will put a few more floors down in my lifetime, but have already gotten my moneys worth.

  5. Jim says:

    I am a fan of buying quality. I have two home projects that involve ~260 sq ft of 3/4″ Oak hardwood. I had done all the hardwood in my house using a rental unit and this was my 1st consideration. But, my biggest challenge was compressing the instalation window. Two rooms, including a hallway with six doorways/ transaitions and a laundrt room, and a guest room with furniture to relocated. Then, three coats of finish and 72 hours afterwards before replacing the furniture. So, renting quickly became a costly option. Next, eBay. Buy a Bostitch, use it over the cost of a month, then resell it on eBay. A serious and cost effective choice. Then, I found and research a nailer/stapler from Harbor Freight, $99. An absolute bargain. I finished the hallway. It performed flawlessly…..absolutely flawlessly. 110 sq ft down, 150 to go. If I have to throw it away, it paid for itself. You ‘could’ sell on eBay for $50 (it will look like new) and it is probably less than the difference from buying and selling a Bostitch unit. I’ll keep mine. It uses both staple and cleat (cleats are more secure). Consider it, it is a wise option. JIM

  6. Sean Pratz says:

    Amazon’s description reads “flooring nailer,” yet their picture (and hence your picture) is of a flooring stapler. Which one will you get when you order?

    When renting tools, sometimes a better option is to go to a hardware store that also sells the same product. If something breaks in use (or is poorly maintained by the guy behind the counter), sometimes they will pull a new one off the shelf to replace the broken one so you can get back to work.

    Disclosure: I work at RONA, where we sell/rent this exact same tool.

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