The BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler is a stapler that is particularly designed for stapling into the floor – just in case the name didn’t give it away!
This is ideal for stapling down hardwood flooring and in the right scenario can save you a lot of time and effort that you would otherwise have to spend on your hands and knees. In fact, working with flooring can be particularly gruelling when it means crawling around on the floor and this is why it’s such a good idea to get a powerful and reliable tool that can make the job quicker and easier for you.
This is just such a tool and it features some very high-end construction and performance. If you’re a professional and you often work with flooring, then it might just make a very worthy addition to your arsenal.
As ever, we’ve been using the BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler for a while now in order to put it through its paces and see if it really performs as well as you could hope it to. In this review, we’ll report on our findings…
Product Description: Power and Precision
To look at, the BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler is nothing special. It is an orange tool that doesn’t have much to it in terms of parts and that has a long and oddly shaped handle. If you haven’t used a floor stapler before, then you may not be used to the appearance. It’s heavier than it looks though at 11.2 pounds and that’s thanks to the very solid construction. The BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler is made using aircraft grade aluminium, so you know that it isn’t going to get damaged over time. But if you’re worrying about the hard material against your lovely wooden floors, then rest easy. This has a nice soft rubber tipped foot to prevent scratching.
In terms of the specs, this delivers some serious horsepower as its weight and construction suggests. It can produce up to 420 inch/lbs of driving power and uses a high speed mallet-actuated operation to get the job done. It is designed for working with ½” to ¾” finished or unfinished hardwood flooring and in that context it performs incredibly well.
Pros and Cons: Serious Power for Professionals
If you’re a homeowner or a hobbyist, then you won’t need this kind of high powered specialist machine. If you like flipping houses or you work in wooden flooring though, then it will be a life saver.
The pros of this machine are its power, its relative speed and the surprisingly comfortable design. It’s also great just how durable the tool is thanks to the great high quality materials that have been used. And that durability means that the BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler is able to come with an impressive 7 year warranty. So if you rely on this tool for your living, then it won’t let you down.
Another plus is that you get some extra parts in the box – a floor guard, graphite mallet, adapter and two base plates.
We had zero complaints during our time with it but one Amazon review mentions that a screw started to come loose after a while and that it was quite hard to access to repair. This is likely a one-off though.
The only other con is the price – but this is a professional piece of equipment, so that shouldn’t be an issue for most looking at it.
Conclusion: We’re Floored
Overall, the BOSTITCH MIIIFS 1-½-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler is an excellent tool that is going to be a real must for flooring professionals. Other than the slightly high price, there’s not much negative to say about this machine. This will only real appeal to professionals in certain industries but if you find yourself doing this kind of work, you can’t go wrong with this powerful, reliable and well-made tool.