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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
Retail:
$239.99
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$219.99
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$199.99
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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 Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to load (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Very safe (9)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    Great Product

    By Todd

    from Columbia S.C

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Handles Large Volumes
    • Strong Staple power

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Volumes
      • Smaller Volumes

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

      Only jammed once during use. Tried it first on some test pieces to adjust proper air pressure. Had no problems installing engineered wood floor approximately 200 Sq ft. Plan one doing another 400 on later products.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      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

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        Questions & Answers

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        5 Questions | 8 Answers
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        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          Unit out of box wont load staples that came with it. Cant push staple sleeve in past half way.
          Asked on 4/25/2015 by dreinbold from hubertus wi

          0 answers

        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          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".
          Asked on 4/10/2015 by Darrel from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            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.

            Answered on 4/15/2015 by Taylor from Atlanta,GA
        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          what type of staples do I use
          Asked on 2/12/2015 by Len from seattle, wa

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This stapler will use 18 gauge 1 to 1 1/2-in flooring staples.

            Answered on 2/18/2015 by Sonny from Lawrencville, GA
          • A:

            It uses 18ga staples.

            Answered on 2/12/2015 by Community Answer from None
        • 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

          Q:

          Does this stapler shoot into the groove or tounge?
          Asked on 1/14/2015 by Todd from United States s.c

          3 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It uses tongue engagement.

            Answered on 1/20/2015 by RS from Atlanta
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It uses tongue engagement.

            Answered on 1/20/2015 by Dennis from Atl
          • A:

            It uses tongue engagement.

            Answered on 1/14/2015 by Community Answer from None
        • 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

          2 answers

          • A:

            No the 1/4 is not suitable for this.

            Answered on 4/24/2014 by Community Answer from None
          • Staff Reviewer

            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
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        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.