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18G Floor Nailer

Norge  18G Floor Nailer

18G Floor Nailer
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18G Floor Nailer

Be a pro when it comes to installing your hardwood floors! The 18 gauge cleat nailer is designed for use with Bamboo and other dense floors. Nailer comes with:
- Fiber glass mallet 
- Air connector (pre-attached)
- Anti-dust cap (pre-attached)     
- Adjustment tools  
- Lubrication oil
- Three plates:  3/4", 9/16"-5/8", and 3/8"-1/2"
- Instruction manual

Quick Highlights:
- Compatible with generic brands 18 ga. L cleats 
- Ergonomically engineered body
- Lightweight and easy to use  
- No-mar design, provides increased protection from marring when working with a finished flooring surface      
- Anodized aluminum magazine for long lasting durability
- Lightweight, high-strength aluminum body with heat treated steel parts
- Air filter keeps interior components debris free, extending tool life
- Fiber glass mallet with rubber head included 



Specs:
- Operation Pressure: 70-115psd
- Magazine Capacity: 120 pcs
- Tool Weight: 9.68 lbs
- Air Inlet: 1/4" NPT
- Fasteners: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"
 
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.4

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (31)

      Reviewed by 45 customers

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      3.0

      Care needed

      By owner builder

      from Black River Falls, WI

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Does Not Align Well
      • Must Have Solid Hit

      Best Uses

        Even with the yellow alignment arrows you must use extreme caution to align the nailer correctly. Nailer must be completely level or it will not stop against the shoe but continually slips to a much more postive stop against the foot plate that will put a nail thru your floor instead on the tounge.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        The floor nailer does the job

        By buffalobrian

        from Beaverton, OR

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • It does a good job

        Cons

        • Takes Time To Learn It

        Best Uses

          Practice with it before you start using it on the real floor, it only took 51#'s pressure on my compressor, it splintered the tongue at 98.
          Practice how hard you hit with it, the harder I hit the deeper it went, lighter it wouldn't go all the way in.
          Once I got the hang of it, it did a great job!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          must have for bamboo install.

          By Farmhouse builders

          from Pittstown,NJ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Must Have For Bamboo Inst

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Bamboo

          Very easy to use ,and its a must have with its recommended nails as well if you installing: Morning Star 9/16" x 5-1/8" Antique Strand Handscraped Bamboo. This nailer will help you accomplish a final beautiful result.This is my first time for floor install. and it was easier then I originally thought.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Does The Job

          By Murphy

          from Green Bay, WI

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                This a real nice product. I used it to install 400 sq/ft of carbonised bamboo. The job went very well, but pay close attention to your air pressure. Too much air pressure will cause the tongue to split. Also be extra careful with the 5/8" pad installed on the nailer, make sure you are nailing with the correct stop bumped against the board(look at the arrows on the side of the nailer) or you will be sending a nail into the middle of your board. Not much you can do except pull it up and discard it after that. With that in mind, I would recomend with no problem.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Favorite Air Tool

                By james

                from marietta, ga

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Ease of Use
                • Quick Load

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hardwood

                  My only real complaint is that they could have worked the design to ensure the nailer lines up to proper location.

                  This tool made installed 3/4" hardwood a breeze. Once we had our first few rows in it would take less than a few minutes to nail the rows with this air nailer.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  18G Flooring Nailer

                  By 43203

                  from Denver, IA

                  Pros

                  • Only Jammed Once In 1000

                  Cons

                  • I Beleive It Was Used Bef
                  • Nailer Had Nails In It
                  • No Tool Oil In The Box

                  Best Uses

                    There wasn't any tool oil in the box. The nailer had nails in it. I believe it was used before. Only jammed once in 1000 nails. Appears to be a good product.

                     
                    5.0

                    worked perfect

                    By steve

                    from md

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          worked very well

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Better Nailers for less

                          By DIYER

                          from MD

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Handle is good quality

                          Cons

                          • Broke in half
                          • Difficult To Unjam
                          • Jammed Often

                          Best Uses

                            Used for 7 rooms of hardwood, on 8th the nailer baseplate snapped in half. On every room would jam multiple times. Very difficult to un-jam. After unjamming, would have to re-adjust set-up.

                            Best part, if it breaks, you have to buy a new one, can not gets parts to fix.

                            As a note, the other flooring nailers are reinforced in the same place this one broke.

                            Shortest warranty of any nail gun.

                            Bottom line, this is a very, very low end gun. You can get much better guns for less. And can get parts if needed.

                            If you have one room to do, it will work, but why not get something better for less money.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            What a great product!

                            By Remodeler

                            from Mobile, AL

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  This is an efficient nailer with a great design. When it is lined up correctly on the board, it helps keeps the boards tight as they are nailed. With the 3/8" adapter for 3/8" flooring, there is only a small ridge to align the nailer before hitting the nailer. If I got in a hurry, I would get it aligned improperly and top-nail my boards. I found it best to place my left foot on the gun firmly before hitting it so that the nailer did not jump and scar the board.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  did the job

                                  By joe

                                  from muskegon,mi.

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        easy to use

                                        Service and delivery comments:

                                        good service

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        49 Questions | 49 Answers
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                                        • Q:

                                          We're having issues with dimpling with our bamboo flooring installation. We are using a 18G Norge Nailer with 1' 1/4 cleats, 3/4 plywood, 90 PSI and its dimpling our floors. I've gone through this FAQ section and you keep telling everyone to call tech support. Can you actually help us and if not then what's the point in having an FAQ section?
                                          Asked on 4/4/2015 by Orki from Lancaster, NH

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            The nailer you use should have either shims or pads included in the kit which when installed will give the nail/staple a slight angle in either the front or back. If installed in the back this will give you an angle that will shoot the staple slightly behind the tongue. This avoids splitting and breaking of the tongue. When installed in the front it will shoot more directly in the tongue to avoid dimpling. The pads sometimes are just simply to raise the entire length of the nailer up to back up the depth of the staple itself. This will sometimes resolve the issue but it also can not give you enough strength to go through the tongue. Its sometimes simply a process of elimination. Installers will usually take a board in the middle of the floor prior to starting the installation to see how they will need to set up before actually laying out the first of the flooring. In addition to these techniques, adjust the PSI down then up if needed.

                                            Answered on 4/4/2015 by Tech & Install
                                        • Q:

                                          I am planning on putting down 3/4" Oak flooring. I have the Norge 18ga. nailer I bought from Lumber Liquidators last year. The floor I am applying over is 1/2" sub-floor with 5/8" particleboard over it. Will the 1 3/4" cleat hold down the floor?
                                          Thanks,
                                          Ron
                                          Asked on 3/7/2015 by Ron

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            No and this is not recommended.


                                            SUBFLOOR PREPARATION
                                            Wood subfloors
                                            Shorter floor boards also need to be properly fasten therefore do not install flooring directly over floor joist without proper subflooring.
                                            • All structural subfloor panels must be installed sealed-side down, and provide minimum ¾” perimeter spacing. Square-edged or non tongue and grooved panels used as a subfloor will require a minimum 1/8˝ (3 mm) expansion space placed between all plywood seams. Panels must meet minimum CDX grade Exposure 1 and US Voluntary Product Standard PS1-95, PS2-04 or Canadian performance standard CAN/CSA 0325-0-92 for construction sheathing. Check panel for codes.
                                            • Solid planks used for subflooring should be ¾” x 5 1/2” (1” x 6” nominal), Group 1 dense softwoods, No. 2 Common, kiln-dried to less than 12% percent moisture content.
                                            • Particleboard, Luan or Masonite: is not recommended, remove or cover with 3/8” plywood.
                                            • Minimum of 3/8˝CDX panel thickness is recommended when used as an underlayment over an existing subfloor.
                                            • Avoid pressure treated plywood for interior use. These can have elevated moisture or latent with rot resistant chemicals.
                                            Note that joist spacing determines minimum subfloor thickness.
                                            • Joist spacing 16” on center (OC)
                                            Plywood: Minimum of (5/8˝) Oriented Strand Board (OSB): Minimum (3/4˝, 23/32”) Advantech Minimum (3/4˝, 23/32”)
                                            • Joist spacing 16” up to 19.2” (OC)
                                            Plywood: Minimum of (3/4˝, 23/32”) Oriented Strand Board (OSB): Minimum of (3/4˝, 23/32”)
                                            • Joist spacing over 19.2”up to maximum 24” (OC)
                                            Plywood: Minimum of (7/8”) Oriented Strand Board (OSB): Minimum of (1”)
                                            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the installation tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.
                                            Thank you for writing in.

                                            Answered on 3/9/2015 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          I am trying to install 7/16 bamboo flooring and i noticed this 18g norge nailer doesn't come with a plate for it, will it still work if i use the 1/2 inch?

                                          thanks
                                          Asked on 3/5/2015 by FrankB from Earth

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            You will need to test to make sure the fastener goes into the crotch (inside corner) accurately, sometimes a thin shim such as a layer or two of tar-paper or similar can be used to "fine tune the fit".
                                            Thank you for writing in!

                                            Answered on 3/9/2015 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          I am trying to install 7/16 bamboo flooring and i noticed this 18g norge nailer doesn't come with a plate for it, will it still work if i use the 1/2 inch?

                                          thanks
                                          Asked on 3/5/2015 by FrankB from Earth

                                          0 answers

                                        • Q:

                                          Where I can buy plate 3/4 inch for norge cleat flooring nailer 18 gage
                                          Asked on 2/23/2015 by jurek

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 and provide shipping info to set up shipment.
                                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Answered on 2/24/2015 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          Tried our new Norge Floor Nailer (for L Cleats). Unfortunately, it is frequently misfiring and leaving marks on our finished flooring. Any suggestions or adjustments we can make.
                                          Asked on 2/21/2015 by Nancy from Kitchener, ON

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Answered on 2/23/2015 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          The Norge 18 guage nailer is very slow to recoil. Added oil and seems to get worse. What are the cleaning procedures and where do we look to see what could be wrong. It takes about 15 seconds to get ready to fire another nail. The compressor pressure seems to be ok.
                                          Asked on 12/20/2014 by JayD from United States

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Sounds like it may be too much oil & is gummed up.
                                            You can find the complete tool manual on the web site through the Flooring 101 web pages for more information,
                                            TOOL COLLECTION
                                            Manuals, Norge 18 Gauge cleat nailer manual.
                                            Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Answered on 12/22/2014 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          What plate and gauge nails should I use when installing 7/16" strand bamboo flooring?
                                          Asked on 12/3/2014 by Bill from Massachusetts

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            This nailer uses 18 Gauge cleats recommended for strand bamboo flooring.
                                            I am sending a separate email regarding the plate shim.
                                            Thank you for your recent purchase and contacting the Tech & Installation Department.

                                            Answered on 12/3/2014 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          Where can I get replacement plates for my 18 gauge floor nailer
                                          3/4 plate
                                          Asked on 9/5/2014 by sparkie from Delaware county Pa

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Please call our Customer Service Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for help with this question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Answered on 9/8/2014 by cc-2
                                        • Q:

                                          what length cleat do you recommend for bamboo on OSB with underlayment
                                          Asked on 8/4/2014 by Dave from Youngsville NC

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Answered on 8/5/2014 by cc-3
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