Take the Stress Out of Flooring Installation: Learn How to Use a Pneumatic Flooring Nailer
Using a pneumatic flooring nailer is a great way to quickly and securely attach flooring material to subfloors with minimal effort. With proper setup and operation of the device, it is possible to install flooring material in efficient, neat manner.
Before commencing installation with a pneumatic flooring nailer, it is important to properly check the device, including loading the nailer magazine, lubricating the air fitting, connecting the hose to the air compressor, and testing the trigger. Afterwards, the installer should map out the area in which the flooring material will be laid and practice the application on an inconspicuous location first.
The nailer should be held firmly against the surface of the material with the nose pointed at a 90-degree angle and the trigger pulled to drive the nail. After nailing, it is important to inspect the nail. If the nail head is not flush with the board, the installer should adjust dial on the nose of the device.
If this does not correct the issue, the pressure from the air compressor should be inspected. The pressure setting should match the device’s pressure capacity, usually around 80 to 100 PSI. If the compressor pressure is too low, it may be caused by air leaks and these must be repaired before continuing.
Once ready to begin, it is important to note that nails need to be evenly spaced and 1-inch away from the edges of the material. This will ensure effective and secure installation of the flooring material. The device should always be used with proper caution to avoid misfires and accidents. After each use, it is important to clean and inspect the device for any damage or wear and tear.
To summarize, here is a step-by-step guide to using a pneumatic flooring nailer:
1. Load nailer magazine
2. Lubricate air fitting
3. Connect air hose to compressor
4. Turn on compressor and set pressure
5. Test trigger
6. Map out installation space
7. Test on inconspicuous location
8. Hold device firmly and at a 90-degree angle
9. Pull the trigger to drive the nail
10. Inspect the nail
11. Adjust dial on the nose (if necessary)
12. Check compressor pressure (if necessary)
13. Space nails evenly 1-inch away from edges.
14. Clean and inspect device after each use.