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What size cleat/staple do I use for 3/4 hardwood flooring?

I just purchased a MFN200 and it did not have a manual.

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FLN-150 is 38mm staple and FLN-200 is a 50mm staple. you can buy them online in boxes of 1000. I would say choosing between the two depends on the thicknes of flooring you are using.

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http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/MFN-201

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Make sure you have enough Air pressure running to the stapler,
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Hi,
Read the warranty for Woven Strand Bamboo floors. I think you find this is the wrong tool. You`ll probably find that you need an 18ga 1/4" crown, so it don`t split!
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From what I can see at StanleyBostitch.com there is not a repair kit for this tool. Given the age I would take in for warranty service.

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