Crown Stapler for underlayment

I just finished taking out the floors in my kitchen/dining and living areas. I want to lay 5.2mm lauan over the subfloor before I install the new floor over it. My question is would this stapler ... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber@072 using 1 5/8" staples be adequate enough to install the lauan? The price is great, I need it to put down around 20 sheets of lauan. Thanks in advance. Mike
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I wouldn't use it. You want ring shank underlayment nails. The staples could loosen and squeak.
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Jim in NC



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Personally I'd use screws. They go down fast and don't come oose like nails can.
On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 13:00:16 GMT, "Michael Sajdak"

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Lawrence A. Ramsey wrote:

Use 1 1/2" underlayment nails. Apply them with a hammer. If you use screws, take a second mortgage and plan to be screwing for a long, long time. Hank
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Good advice. Take care of your prostate and it will take care of you.
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On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 13:00:16 GMT, "Michael Sajdak"

Wouldn't those go all the way through the subfloor, leaving points all over the underside of your house (while blowing large holes out of the subfloor if it's MDF)?
I'd use much shorter staples and acrylic cement to keep things sane and creak-free. I love that stuff: it doesn't stink and tacks in 15 minutes. I just used some to lay pad and carpeting (commercial) in my bathroom a couple weeks ago.
That's an excellent price on the stapler. Hmmm, I need to get to Medford this week, anyway.
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