I'm going to be installing a 3/4" hickory solid hardwood floor over
the next couple of days. The room isn't huge; probably about 10x11.
My question, should I attempt to rent the stapler from Home Depot, buy
the one from HD for ~500 bucks, or get a cheap one from Harbor Freight
for 99 bucks. The one from HF can be found here...
It's model number 99640-9VGA. I couldn't really find anything about
it on the web, and I'm a little leery about the quality of it, like
everything else from HF.
The other question, about how much is it to rent a floor stapler from
Thanks in advanced!
I can't speak for their floor stapler but I have two or three brad nailers
and staplers from Harbor Freight and I think they are every bit as good as
the Bostitch nailers that I have. I can get a new brad nailer from HF for
about the same price as a new seal to fix a Bostitch. Bostitch can't even
identify my 25-year-old guns which makes getting parts rather difficult.
They lost my business.
I second the motion. You can buy the crappy one for about the same
price as renting a good one, but unless you intend to lay a lot of
floors, owning the device makes no sense.
Check the installation instructions for your flooring. They may not
cover the warranty if you use staples. I can assure you that staples
will loosen up faster than nails.
Thank you all for the advice. I still have a few days before I get
started, but I am going to take your advice and just rent one for a
day. I called HD, and they rent the MIIIFS for 30 bucks a day. Now,
all I have to find is the nailer version. :)
BTW, can anybody recommend a good place to rent these on the southwest
side of Chicago?
Think about buying a used one on an auction site and sell it when you
are done. It's nice to have the tool for a while so you don't need to
I bought one from amazon and I'll list it when my brother gives it
back to me (someday).. :)
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