What is the better floor nailer for hardwood tongue and groove floor
installations? Staple type or cleat type? I have been warned that
the staple type will loosen over time and cause squeaky floors, but
not the cleat type - anyone experience this? With the cleat type, are
they hard to remove if a mistake was made?
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Last I heard, a study had been done that showed the staples have superior
holding power initially, but the *good* cleats hold better long term.
Some of the cheaper asian-made cleats have very little shank ridging, which
is what gives it its holding power, like a ring shank nail. The best, last
time I looked was in the balck and white box(I cant think of the name right
now) The Canadian nailer company was not as good. Sorry, the names are not
coming out. you may not have much choice if you are using rental nailers,
they are often the T-style and there are few manufactureres.
Cleats can be pulled after a good initial jolt. An apprentices best friend
is a pair of dikes(sharp crimping toll).
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