Do you have a flooring project that needs to get done? Are you looking for a powerful staple gun that can help you complete it quickly without compromising the quality of your work? Then what we found with the Freeman PFBC940 4-in-1 flooring stapler and nailer is going to take you by surprise. Using 18 gauge nails or staplers, this tool will help you complete your household chores like never before.
The Best Features of the Freeman PFBC940
Many staple guns come with a rear exhaust. It’s an effective design, especially with pneumatic staple guns like this one, because you’re not placing your hands near the exhaust port in the first place. The only trouble is that this sometimes creates a burden at the job site because you must account for exhaust placement. The Freeman PFBC940 offers a 360 degree exhaust system that is completely adjustable so you don’t have to worry about blowing debris into where you’re working every again.
We also loved the depth adjustment feature included with this flooring stapler. Many staple guns of this type require you to use a hex key in order to adjust the depth of your fastener placement. That’s fine until you lose the hex key, right? The knob to adjust depth is well placed and easy to access when using this machine so you don’t have to worry about over or under placing each staple.
This pneumatic staple gun is also surprisingly lightweight. This is due the anodized aluminum magazine and cylinder. In return, you have a tool that is easy to use and easy to convert into any of the four different options that you receive.
Using the Freeman PFBC940
If you’ve ever used a pneumatic staple gun before, the experience is very typical of what you’d expect. It is designed to work with decking or flooring that is 0.5 inches thick or smaller, however, so some job sites will find that the staples that are used aren’t quite long enough to meet your needs. It also doesn’t take cleats, so some carpeting and flooring jobs may not be suitable for this machine.
As for the fastener placement, we had no issues in using the Freeman PFBC940. When installing an engineered laminate floor with this tool, we placed over 2,500 staples and there wasn’t any problems with jamming, misfiring, or other common staple gun issues. We kept our pressure our 90psi while working and the only issue we had was a couple of cracked tongues because we pressed too hard during the early steps of the installation project.
The one thing we didn’t like about this staple gun was how to change the nailing base. The various components that are being swapped out are quite small and can be easy to misplace. It’s going to take you a few minutes to switch to one of the 4 different options you’ve got with the stapler, especially when you first begin to use it.
For the value that you receive with a staple gun below $80, the Freeman PFBC940 could be a tremendous investment to make for your next project. We’d definitely use it again and that’s why we have no problem recommending it to you.