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Old 10-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Bamboo Stapling?

Hi again everyone. Much thanks for all the help so far. Finally put my first row of 5/8" bamboo down today, face nailing with a 16 gauge nailer and then blind nailer the tounge with it. Worked great.

Before I started the second row, using the big flooring nailer (Mastercraft 3-in-1 flooring nailer), I tried a board testing it elsewhere on the floor. I first tried with L cleats (16Gauge) 2" and it really made a mess of the tounge to the point you couldnt put another board on.

I then tried the 15.5 Guage 2" staples and played with the pressure a little bit, after three full boards of testing I got the following results. Does this seem ok? It still seems to crack the tounge slightly, but I can put the next board on and tap it in with the tapping block.

Also have a couple more questions:

1.) With the size of these boards being 3ft long, and the manufactures sheet saying to space staples/nails 10-12 inchs apart and 4-6 inches from the end. I'm only going to get 2-3 staples a board, does that seem right?

2.) If I have a staple that doesnt fully go in, what can I do to avoid having to tear it out?

Thanks guys, slowly getting this done, enjoying learning it as I go.


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