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

Model#: BSTNEHF1838K
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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

Reviews

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Bostitch18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to load (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Very safe (9)
  • Easy to store (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (12)
    • Professional (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (10), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    1.0

    Piece of JUNK! Used it maybe 1/2 hr ,

    By the Jack Hammer

    from S.W. Kansas

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Locks Up Every Other Shot
    • Safe Doesn't Shoot

    Cons

    • Doesn't work

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler:

    Piece of JUNK! Burrs on the sliding mechanism that contacts the trigger, Jambs every other shot , Locks up when connecting air to gun. Have to send off for warranty work. Just got to love quality control nowadays. Have lots of air tools as a contractor for 30 years. Just NOT impressed!

     
    5.0

    Great tool, no major complaints.

    By DIY Steve

    from Kaysville UT

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Doesnt Damage Wood
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Storage Case
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Sturdy Tapping Block
    • Very Safe

    Cons

    • Hard To Free After Jam
    • Safety Button Too Touchy

    Best Uses

    • Home Use
    • Professional

    Comments about 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler:

    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.

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By woodchuck

    from rochester new york

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Load
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Very Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use
      • Professional

      Comments about 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler:

      Very easy to use read the directions for your floor set height make sure the stapler base is sitting on the subfloor and go

       
      5.0

      CPO Great to do business.

      By Jim the doer

      from Illinois cold midwest

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Does The Job As Required
      • Easy To Load
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • no cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler:

      Purchase for do it yourself home use. Wouldn't complete the job without it.
      Very easy to use & light weight. No problems, would purchase other items from CPO. Fast shipping at a good price

       
      1.0

      Buy two. One to have at the repair shop

      By Dan the Floor Man

      from Great Falls, Mt

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Load
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler:

        I purchased this tool to use for installing 9/16" engineered hardwood floors. My past experience with Bostitch staplers has been good. I have 4 other Bostitch hardwood staplers. This gun has been to the repair shop two times and has to go back. (shot 5 boxes of staples) The safety / lockout system continues lock up. So very disappointed because it fails right in the middle of a job with a customers house tore up. Not sure if I received a lemon or if this is typical for this tool. Called Bostitch cust. service line and just told to take to service center. Save your money and buy a different brand of stapler if you are going to use this as a pro.

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        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          will this gun work for 1/4 engineered flooring.I have used the spot nailer-floor monster for over 10 years on 1/4.
          Asked on 4/10/2014 by mike from home

          1 answer

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            A:

            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.

            Answered on 4/10/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          Will this gun work on 3/4 if I need to nail a few boards in tight areas and don't want to face nail.
          Asked on 10/29/2012 by Bryan

          1 answer

          • A:

            The Bostitch 18 Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler 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.

            Answered on 10/29/2012 by Community Answer from None
        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          How do I find out what staples fit this gun? Wouldn't it make sense for this information to be on the webpage for the item?
          Asked on 10/3/2012 by Joe

          1 answer

          • A:

            The website specifies that this stapler uses 18 gauge floor staples.

            Answered on 10/3/2012 by Community Answer from None
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        New Vs. 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.).
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          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: Out of Stock Out of Stock
        Warranty: 7 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

        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.

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