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September 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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How to Repair and Replace 3/4-inch Wood Flooring

How to Repair and Replace Wood Flooring

If you’ve ever lived in an old house—a really old house—then you know the problem of termites. They can wreak havoc on old wood floors. If you have access to replacement wood (in our case, heart pine boards taken from the attic), you can get those floors looking good as new in virtually no time […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Flooring Stapler Review

DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Flooring Stapler Unleashed

A new wood floor brings remarkable beauty to a room but the installation can be literally back-breaking. It’s tough on the knees, too. Traditional flooring fastening tools don’t have a reputation for making the job easy. Most flooring nailers and staplers tether the installer to a hose and operate with a mallet and bumper. Other pneumatic […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Bostitch EHF1838K flooring nailer

Bostitch EHF1838K 18 ga Flooring Stapler Review

Bostitch EHF1838K 18 Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler Kit Bostitch is no newcomer to the fastener market.  They introduced their first Model AO desk stapler in 1914, and they released the first Coil Nailer back in 1965, the model N2.  When it comes to fastening 3/8” engineered hardwood over a wood subfloor, you can’t just reach […]

Senco SHFS200

Senco SHFS200 Flooring Stapler First Look

The Senco SHFS200 flooring stapler is designed to make your hardwood flooring installation much easier as a professional or serious DIYer. This is a mallet actuated system that features best in class power (547 inch pounds at 100 PSI). It utilizes 15.5 gauge, 1/2″ crown staples that are 1″ – 2″ in length. What I […]

How to Install Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

How to Install Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

No other flooring material offers the warmth, beauty, and value of real wood. Wood flooring provides a timeless beauty that can enhance the décor of just about any room. Many of today’s wood floors are affordable and durable with nearly no limit on styles, colors and species of wood available, Installing a prefinished hardwood floor in your home can be one of the best ways to upgrade your home. While there are many products that look like hardwood flooring on the market, it is difficulty to really replicate the feeling of real wood under your feet. Doing the prep and installation of a hardwood floor can be daunting, but the fact that you don’t have to sand and finish a prefinished floor makes it a compelling choice. Normally the finish coatings on prefinished flooring is many times more durable than traditional flooring finishes. If you have the time and a helper, laying your own hardwood floor is probably one of the most rewording DIY projects you can tackle.