If you are looking for a very inexpensive floor nailer the Ramsond Floor Nailer could be a good option for you. Overall the reviews of the Ramsond Floor Nailer are good. If you are just doing a room or two, this will probably do the job.
However, for a little bit more, you could get a better nailer. If you are installing hardwood flooring for a living though, you will need a higher quality model.
Ramsond Floor Nailer Product Features:
2 in 1 Magazine
Easy to load for nails or staples in the magazine style loading system. The magazine holds 100 nails or staples at a time. To put that in perspective, you will generally be nailing every 6-8 inches. At 8 inches you will get roughly 60 feet of nailing or about 5 rows for a 12 ft room.
Air Powered Operation
This is a pneumatic nailer which will save a great deal of effort. The Ramsond floor nailer operates at 60 – 120 PSI. The inlet for the air hose is located on the front of nailer. This may seem minor but when the air hose is located on the side it gets in the way when you are close to the wall. By having it located on the front you will be able to get closer to the wall which will help you avoid manually driving some of the nails.
Non-Marring Base System
The Ramsond comes with a non-marring base just like pretty much all floor nailers. It is adjustable to allow you to use different size nails or staples for varying hardwood flooring. You can use the nailer to install ½ inch, 5/8 inch, ¾ inch, and 25/32 inch flooring. Just install the base plate that fits for your flooring.
What’s in the Box:
- Floor Nailer
- Bottle of oil
- Four Allen wenches
- O-ring Kit
- Two Nylon Base Plates
- Carrying Case
What others are saying:
- 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
- Common complaint is that it leaks air. Make sure you tighten the bolts before each use. For most this seemed to fix the air leaks. There were a few people that reported that it continued to leak air. Many reports of having to replace the gaskets. Afterwards it works.
- Several people mentioned that you have to hit the plunger quite hard to activate it.
- It will drive nails or staples which is a nice feature
- The manual is disappointing
You can pick up a Ramsond RMM4 at Amazon for $148. At that price, if you only have a room or two this might get the job done for you. Considering renting a nailer will cost you $35 a day or so this will pay for itself in 4-5 days of use. If you are a contractor or are planning on installing a good deal of hardwood flooring, I would probably look at another nailer.