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Model#: BSTNEHF1838K
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Bostitch EHF1838K 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

  • Bostitch EHF1838K 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler
New $219.99
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Details

Features:
  • Designed for the varying dimensions of bamboo, exotic hardwoods and engineered flooring
  • Adjustable precision knobs for a wider range of thicknesses adjustment
  • Drives 18-Gauge staples for solid hardwood flooring 5/16 in. to 7/16 in. and engineered hardwood flooring 1/2 in. to 5/8 in. thick
  • Features include non-marring, easy-sight tongue guide
  • Oil-free design
  • Operating pressures between 70 and 120 PSI
Includes:
  • 18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K
  • Carrying Case
  • No-Mar Tips
  • Installation Block

Specifications

Length: 10.13 in.
Width: 3 in.
Height: 10 in.
Weight: 3.47 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Base Type: Non-Marring
Depth of Drive: Foot Plate
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Capacity: 100
Fastener Collation: Adhesive
Fastener Gauge: 18
Fastener Type: Flooring Staples
Firing Modes: Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: Open Nose
Lubrication: Oil-Free
Magazine Angle: Angled Flooring
Magazine Type: Front Loading
Max. Fastener Length: 1-1/2 in.
Min. Fastener Length: 1 in.
Operating Pressure (PSI): 70 - 120

Recommendations

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
26 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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Would you recommend?
Yes (23)
No (3)
Pros
Powerful (17)
Lightweight (15)
Easy To Use (6)
Best Uses
Home Repair (2)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Excellent Product [...]
[...] Second, the product is excellent. Although various write-ups left me confused about its use with solid hardwood flooring, it works just fine - at least with 5/16" hardwood. I laid about 600 sq-ft of oak flooring without a single jam. The unit requires accurate placement before the safety feature will let the gun fire; I worked hard to fire it incorrectly, just to see if I could. The unit is lightweight, easy to use and load. The dry-fire lockout feature is great, but it only works if you lift the unit from its firing position between trigger-pulls. If you slide the gun along the wood tongue, you can dry fire all day long. The staples are visible in the chamber though, so you can easily see when you are getting down to the last 10 staples or so. There are two minor improvements I could suggest. First, a pressure/depth dial would be nice, so the depth wasn't set by the compressor's regulator. Second, it would be very nice if the flooring adaptor could be completely removed so the gun could be used as a stand-alone stapler. While you can remove the 45-degree attachment (and need to in order to reverse it for use with different thickness flooring)it leaves a wide plate that limits how close you can get the staple to the edge of a board. You couldn't get within 2 inches of a corner if you try to install crown molding, for example. The kit comes with extra rubber tips, which is good because they wear out if you slide the gun along the wood tongue to avoid lifting it between firings. The kit also comes with 1000 2" staples to get started, and a heavy block of UHD material which turns out to be extremely helpful for banging pieces of flooring together for a tight fit before stapling. I wish I'd had it when I installed the snap-and-lock flooring in my sister's house!Overall, great product, great company!
July 3, 2010
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Great!
worked great!!
April 24, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Great tool, no major complaints.
4 1/2 stars rounded up to 5.
I used this gun to install about 450 sq ft of engineered hardwood, i fired 1500 staples, the gun jammed twice, the staple didnt cause the jam but something inside the firing mechanism. I think both times it was because of user error. I had my six year old son helping me pull the trigger, he thought it was a blast and was trying to fire as fast as possible, i think something happened when the trigger was partially pulled and then released too quickly, which caused the firing pin thingy to jam. (can you tell I am a DIYer, i dont know the part names!) 2 jams in 1500 is good enough for me considering the price I paid for the tool. The head is very easy to adjust to your specific wood size. rubberized handle and rubber pads stratigically placed on the gun did a good job protecting the floor, even with little hands helping... and dropping things!
Some reviews said the tips kept falling off, mine never did.
The safety button is a bit too touchy for me, being lesft handed, my natural grip on the gun was right on the safety button so i kept pressing it by accident. i guess that is my punishment for being left handed.
It would be nice if the head could be removed and have the gun usable as a regular stapler, which would allow me to keep and use it forever, as it is, it is not of much worth to me now, I knew this ahead of time, and i planned to resale it after my floor was completed.
Over all very satisfied.
March 12, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Great tool for the job
Installed 1000sqft of engineered flooring with this stapler with very few issues Great tool.
August 17, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
No Problems, NO Drama
Right out of the box, I found the tool was not heavy at all, but well constructed. I found the swivel air connection to be helpful with keeping the air hose out of my work area, which also help with tool management. I was laying an engineered floor and found the adjustable foot pad easy to use. I put down a 400 SFT Cherry hardwood floor and didn't have any problems with the foot pad going out of adjustment, or any stapler jams. It also had a great feature that my old stapler didn't, in which the tool would lock up and not engage the floor if it was empty. This was the right tool for the job, and help me finish my project DRAMA FREE !!
August 24, 2010
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Exactly as advertised
Excellent stapler
April 25, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Great Floor Stapler for engineered wood
Great floor stapler. Very fast production rate and extremely reliable. We love using this tool. And the case makes it convenient. I am very pleased about this tool and about 25,000 sq/ft plus later still works like the day I got it. Just perfect.
August 26, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Great Tool, way better than glue!
this unit works great. would recommend to anyone doing exotic hardwood.
September 26, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Lightweight
Great Value
Over 2,000 staples so far without a hitch. This tool makes floor installation something anyone can do. Buy the reconditioned model and don't bother renting.
October 25, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Great stapler
I own a wide variety of pneumatic tools and this one is great. Met all of my needs as I installed over 800 sq ft of hardwood. I shot over 12,000 staples and never had a jamb.
November 2, 2011

Questions & Answers

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Does this stapler shoot into the groove or tounge?
todd on Jan 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It uses tongue engagement.
what type of staples do I use
Len on Feb 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This stapler will use 18 gauge 1 to 1 1/2-in flooring staples.
will this gun work for 1/4 engineered flooring.I have used the spot nailer-floor monster for over 10 years on 1/4.
Mike on Apr 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The stapler has adjustable knobs to allow tool-free adjustment from 5/16" - 7/16" for solid hardwood and 1/2" - 5/8" for engineered hardwood and engineered bamboo.
Do (or can) these shoot standard 1/4" 18 ga. narrow crown staples that are available everywhere or are they specifically "flooring" staples that will be harder to find? Thanks!
Chris on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This stapler requires "flooring staples"
I'm having issues with one leg of staple penetrating and other leg curling up. Is this a gun issue or something else? I'm putting down bamboo engineered 3/8".
Darrel on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This stapler should not have any problems driving a 3/8 staple into bamboo, the unit may be defective or your psi might need to be adjusted.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K,
Carrying Case,
No-Mar Tips,
Installation Block
18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K-R,
Carrying Case,
No-Mar Tips,
Installation Block
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 7 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $219.99 $169.99
You Save: N/A $50.00 (23%)

Warranty

Warranties

Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P. 7 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year for Reconditioned Products) - U.S. and Canada Only  

Effective December 1, 2005 Bostitch, L.P. warrants to the original retail purchaser that the product purchased is free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace, at Bostitch's option, any defective Bostitch branded pneumatic stapler or nailer for a period of seven (7) years from date of purchase (one (1) year from the date of purchase for reconditioned pneumatic staplers or nailers and for new and reconditioned compressors and tools used in production applications). Warranty is not transferable. Proof of purchase date required. This warranty covers only damage resulting from defects in material or workmanship; it does not cover conditions or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, neglect, abuse, accident or repairs attempted or made by other than our national repair center or authorized warranty service centers. Driver blades, bumpers, o-rings, pistons and piston rings are considered normally wearing parts. For optimal performance of your Bostitch tool always use genuine Bostitch fasteners and replacement parts.

This warranty IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND with respect to compressors and tools used in production applications, limits to a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase all implied warranties INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BOSTITCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Some states and countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and country to country.

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