Interested in saving money by laying your own wood floor? Many hours of research led us to the Bostitch MIIIFS 1 1/2 inch – 2 inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler, which provides a simple method for putting in tight hard wood floors even for inexperienced floor layers. With the new living room area, we’ve laid about 2000-2500 sq. feet of Brazillian Teak, which is double the thickness of oak. We were apprehensive at first as to whether or not the stapler would have the power to deal with the hardness of the wood, but the Bostitch MIIIFS Pneumatic Floor Stapler packs quite a punch and is great value considering it is cheaper than it’s overrated yet solid competitors.
Because the stapler uses air efficiently, you will not need a large compressor. If anything you will want to watch the PSI so that output is set to 70-85 PSI. Many users make the mistake of using too much pressure and in turn may split tongues. Experiment with the wood you are using to find the ideal PSI so that the staples just go in solidly so as to not split the floor tongues – you will be surprised that it does not require a lot of pressure for the MIIIFS to make this happen.
Working in the corners of the room can be difficult with little room to smack the mallet. Despite the lack of space, learn to swing as firmly as you can to keep the side units equal to the rest of the floor. The MIIIFS will do it’s part to the very last staple in the magazine.
Amazon has the Bostitch MIIIFS Floor Stapler at 46$ off and free shipping (449$). At any rate this efficient Pneumatic Floor Stapler is priced at stores for 500$ so pick it up through Amazon for the discounted rate.