I purchased this tool to install Shaw Epic 3/8 inch thick engineered hardwood flooring. Unlike most flooring that is installed by stapling through the top of the tongue, this particular flooring requires stapling through the lower groove. This means that the guide needs to sit just about 1/8 inch off the floor to drive the staple in the correct position. Unfortunately, there are very few tools fit this specification, and the ones that do cost $*** and up. The less expensive adjustable staplers (including this one) seem to have a minimum setting of 1/2 inch. Given the great price of this tool, I decided to take a chance to see if I could adapt it to work. I was easily able to modify the guide by grinding about an 1/8 inch off the metal part of it, and then I extended the adjustment slots in the plastic part. Once I did this, the guide shoe fit perfectly onto the lower section of the groove in the flooring planks and the staples were driven correctly. The exhaust cap on top of the tool is metal, so I am able to use a rubber mallet to give a gentle tap there for seating the planks, then a pull of the trigger drives a staple. I've laid a few hundred square feet of flooring so far, and the tool has performed flawlessly. I am very happy with this tool, especially given the great price. Note that it also comes with a standard guide head, so when not needed for flooring, it can be used as a regular pneumatic stapler.
This was the perfect thing to lay down 150 sq. ft. of 1/2" engineered wood. For larger jobs I recommend getting a second nail gun for face nailing since switching back and forth was time consuming. Other than that it was perfect.
I bought this one to replace one that was stolen. I am a non professional home handyman that bought a fixer upper. This completes my air tool collection. Good quality. Stands up to medium use.
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