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Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler

The Porta Nailer Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler is designed for professional-level installation of high-quality wood flooring. It is designed to minimize damage to the floor during installation and uses 18-Gauge staple that fastens neatly without splitting the wood. An adjustable shoe enables exact staple placement and the compact, 3-1/2 lb. size allows for use close to the wall. This adjustable nailer is easy to service and comes with a carry case, safety goggles, oil and accessories.
Overall rating:
4.429 / 5
4.4
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100%of customersrecommend this product7 of 7reviews
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
4.4 out of 5.0
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100%of customersrecommend this product7 of 7reviews
Customer reviews for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
Review 1 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
from New York, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Awesome gun

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
Overall rating 
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5 out of 5
I am a flooring professional with 26 years of experience.
I own three of these guns and have installed thousands of square feet of engineered hardwood with the 461-a.
These guns are great and the fasteners are inexpensive .
I have another gun that uses smaller fasteners ( 20 gague )
and the fasteners are about $35.00 for 5000 staples.
I can get duo fast brand staples for the Porta Nails gun for about $13.00 for 5000 staples
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Accurate, Long-Lasting, easy to adjust
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+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Best product for 3/8" flooring

PostedOctober 7, 2014
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
My only complaint is that the shoe did wobble a bit, but after some use you will get the hang of it. After a few rows the shoe loosened up and it tended to overshoot, so when you notice this you will have to tighten it up to get it back to optimal performance. Other than that, it was a very handy tool!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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Review 3 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
from Carrikktibm TX

Great Power Tool

PostedJanuary 14, 2011
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5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
I used this stapler to install an engineered hardwood floor. This was my first experience at putting down a hardwood floor and this stapler worked great. I have installed approximately 450 sq. ft. and once I got used to using this stapler things went very fast and smooth. I would highly recommed this to anyone.
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
from Iowa
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

The right floor stapler for 5/8" engineered bamboo

PostedJanuary 31, 2012
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4 out of 5
Not many floor staplers meet the requirements for 5/8" enginneered bamboo. Staplers or nails for the thicker hardwoods seem to use 16 gauge or larger staples/cleats. My bamboo flooring manufacturerer required 18 guage staples or smaller, but the typical 18 gauge stapler is setup for a thinner flooring. The 461A adjusted perfectly.
So far, I've installed about 200 sq ft of flooring without any issues with the stapler at all. I do end up sitting on the floor to set the wood pieces and operate the stapler, so it may not be appropriate for a professional installer. (absolute speed is less of an issue for the DIYer.)
As with most pneumatic tools, the 461A requires an air compressor with pressure regulator. (Read the instructions and be safe.)
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
from Bartlett, Il

Great Deal for the Money

PostedMay 29, 2010
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4 out of 5
I had a neighbor give me 2800sqft of bamboo flooring a couple of years ago, I stuck it in my garage, and there it sat. My wife decided it was time to re-do my office and suggested we pull the carpeting and install the bamboo. This tool worked GREAT! I had never installed any hardwood or engineered flooring before, but it went in beautifully -- my office is now a show piece -- next, I'm moving into the hall and then her office. When finished, about 3/4 of my house will have bamboo flooring -- It will go down without a snag using this stapler.
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4out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler
from California, USA

Husband liked very much (bought for gift) Have ordered another for him.

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Since it is a gift don't know however when I give my huband his ; will let you know
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Review 7 for Portamatic Elevator 18-Gauge Adjustable Floor Stapler

Overall great product.

PostedMay 22, 2012
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4 out of 5
I have used every brand of engineered wood floor stapler and this one keeps up with all of them. I have put down 1200 sq ft of 1/2" flooring so far with it and it has not jammed, Mis-fired, or had a single problem.
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2out of 5found this review helpful.