Model#: BSTREHF1838K-R

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Factory Reconditioned Bostitch EHF1838K-R 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler

  • Factory Reconditioned Bostitch EHF1838K-R 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler
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Recon $179.99
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18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Flooring Stapler (Reconditioned)
  • Designed for the varying dimensions of bamboo, exotic hardwoods and engineered flooring
  • Adjustable precision knobs for a wider range of thicknesses adjustment
  • Drives 18-Gauge staples for solid hardwood flooring 5/16 in. to 7/16 in. and engineered hardwood flooring 1/2 in. to 5/8 in. thick
  • Features include non-marring, easy-sight tongue guide
  • Oil-free design
  • Operating pressures between 70 and 120 PSI
  • 18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K-R
  • Carrying Case
  • No-Mar Tips
  • Installation Block
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Length: 10.13 in.
Width: 3 in.
Height: 10 in.
Weight: 3.47 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4
Crown Size: 1 in
Depth of Drive: Tool-Free
Dry Fire Lockout: No
Fastener Capacity: 100
Fastener Collation: Adhesive Collation
Fastener Length (Max.): 1-1/2 in
Fastener Length (Min.): 1 in
Fastener Type: Flooring Nails
Firing Modes: Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: Open Nose
Lubrication: Oil-Free
Magazine Angle: Angled
Magazine Type: Front Loading
Nail Gauge: 18
Operating Pressure (PSI): 70-120
Powered Tool Power Source: Pneumatic
Tip Style: No-Mar Tip



4.2 / 5.0
30 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (26)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (4)
Powerful (19)
Lightweight (17)
Easy To Use (9)
Value (3)
Not Durable (1)
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (2)
Large Projects (2)
Small Projects (2)
Home Repair (2)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Works absolutely perfect great product great delivery time thank you guys
October 29, 2018
11 months ago
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Not Durable
Uncomfortable to Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
Not Worth it Cheap design. Flimsey
Let me start with saying CPO Outlets always gets 5 STARS. That being said, Bostich makes a great line of pneumatic tools as well. THIS floor stapler is the exception. This tool is nothing more than 7/32 narrow crown stapler with some piece of added plastic head, attempting to facilitate the application of engineered (ply type) hardwood flooring that is less than 1/2 inch in thickness. Bostich failed at this! The added attachment is flimsy and does not stay in place. It is difficult to set properly, and the thumb screws become loose after 15 or 20 shots. I have gotten to were I can eyeball the shot without resetting the screws. This does add time to the job, but makes it right! You really have to pay attention to the placement of the stapler or you will overshoot the board, that is, the staple will wind up on top of the finished floor rather than on the tongue. A small LED light beneath the mag well would be good. It's hard to see if the safety bars are on the tongue or elsewhere. It does have "little yellow" tabs to assist in placement on either side but, you have to get pretty close to visualize them. Even at the price I paid, I expected better from Bostich. This could be a decent tool if Bostich "Re- engineered" it. If you are a DIY'r, consider renting a better tool like the Powermatic. Or, go with 3/8 inch, or thicker, floor and rent a MIII Bostitch 1/2 inch floor stapler with a mallet. Some Home Depot's carry and rent them. They are the Boss. Had mine 15 years. Not first rebuild yet. Works every time I pull it out. In closing, I will remove this Bostitch EHF1838K-R 18-Gauge Oil-Free Engineered Floor Stapler, from my inventory after I close out this job. I will look for a better one. Porter Cable, if you're reading this, its time to step it up and make a better-engineered flooring stapler than this one!!!
August 23, 2018
1 year ago
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Can this be used on 3/8" engineered floorings?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Each floor manufacturer has specific guidelines for installation. I would go thru the distributor and or manufacturer for specific. On my Mannington floor I used my botich MkIII 15 ga.floor stapler. The one your asking about (18ga narrow) was specifically recommended for my Novellas flooring. Again, go to the manufacturer's website and look for the installation information. Most give specific brands and models of nailers and or staplers that works best for their product.
what width staples does it use.the specs only gave lenth
Preacher on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It WILL accept a more standard 1/4" crown 18g staple as well. This size staple is much cheaper as well....typically.
can use this on 3/8 inch engerned hard wood flooring
Roderick on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this unit drives 18-Gauge staples for solid hardwood flooring 5/16 in. to 7/16 in. and engineered hardwood flooring 1/2 in. to 5/8 in. thick.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K,
Carrying Case,
No-Mar Tips,
Installation Block
18-Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler - EHF1838K-R,
Carrying Case,
No-Mar Tips,
Installation Block
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 7 Year 1 Year



Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P. 7 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year for Reconditioned Products) - U.S. and Canada Only  

Effective December 1, 2005 Bostitch, L.P. warrants to the original retail purchaser that the product purchased is free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace, at Bostitch's option, any defective Bostitch branded pneumatic stapler or nailer for a period of seven (7) years from date of purchase (one (1) year from the date of purchase for reconditioned pneumatic staplers or nailers and for new and reconditioned compressors and tools used in production applications). Warranty is not transferable. Proof of purchase date required. This warranty covers only damage resulting from defects in material or workmanship; it does not cover conditions or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, neglect, abuse, accident or repairs attempted or made by other than our national repair center or authorized warranty service centers. Driver blades, bumpers, o-rings, pistons and piston rings are considered normally wearing parts. For optimal performance of your Bostitch tool always use genuine Bostitch fasteners and replacement parts.

This warranty IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND with respect to compressors and tools used in production applications, limits to a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase all implied warranties INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BOSTITCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Some states and countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and country to country.