Your One-Source Hardwood
 Floor Installation Station
Hardwood Flooring Done Easy
    Professional-Grade Made, for Speed, Dependability and Versatility!




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Service Department                                        Contents
Maximizes ROI
We know how important it is for these too...
Original & New Porta-Nailers
    You Can Look for A Better Design – But Since You’ve Already Found It…




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The originator and innovator of wood flooring installation,
                            The originator and innovator of wo...
Portamatic Hammerhead 2
    Pneumatic Version



          Rapid Cycling
          at 90 psi!




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Professional-Grade Built!
                           The originator and innovator of wood flooring installation,
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Portamatic Hammerhead
    TL and S Models




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One Stop – More Choices –
                                                             The Best In Flooring Installation
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Powerful Portamatic
     Twin Trigger 20
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Porta-Nails Pneumatic
   Model 461 Flooring Stapler
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Pneumatic Specialty
     Nailers and Staplers
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Pneumatic Tools Features,
       Applications & Accessories



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PortaPRO-AIR
     Compressor
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Value-Adding
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Pneumatic tools are designed to make your life easier when install...
PortaJACK-PRO


              PNI’s PortaJACK PRO delivers more than a
              ton of force to hold flooring strips ...
Nails &
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PNI’s The ARC and
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  1. 1. Your One-Source Hardwood Floor Installation Station
  2. 2. Hardwood Flooring Done Easy Professional-Grade Made, for Speed, Dependability and Versatility! For the ultimate in quality wood floor installation, Porta-Nails is the only name you need to know. No one else in the world offers the original “preferred-seating” system of PNI’s famous Porta-Nailer ® Hammerhead ®. PNI is also your one-source for our line of pneumatic Porta-Nailer Hammerheads. The pneumatic Portamatic ® Hammerhead® 2 makes short order of the big jobs. And for even more diversity, the new Hammerhead TL and S systems allow you the ability to use T and L nails - even staples! Our exclusive serrated “shark-teeth” nails grab and hold like no other. We also offer all the T and L tongue and groove wood flooring nails (or staples) you need for any job – large or small. Porta-Nails is the only place you need to go for all you superior quality hardwood flooring installations and other fastening Richard Wheeler, National Sales Manager 800-634-9281, Ext. 106 applications. All made PROFESSIONAL-GRADE for the ultimate in rwheeler@porta-nails.com speed, dependability and versatility! Your Original, One Source Innovator A mid-sized company with huge ideas, Porta-Nails, Inc. (PNI) continues to set the standard for superior floor installation. Headquartered in Wilmington, NC, PNI products are distributed throughout the world. While we continue our leadership position as the manufacturer of the internationally acclaimed Porta-Nailer wood flooring installation system, we also produce a diverse line of exceptional woodworking tools. This line includes Hardwood floor fastening tools, private label specialty tools and specialty woodworking tools for the US, plus markets throughout the world. We proudly serve the wood flooring, home construction, home refurbish, woodworking and DIY industries, and will continue to do so with a commitment to innovation we feel is second to none. 2
  3. 3. Service Department Contents Maximizes ROI We know how important it is for these tools to Hardwood Floor Nailers always remain in top service condition so that they Porta-Nailer Hammerhead . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 continue to maximize your return on investment! Portamatic Hammerhead 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PNI is pleased to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art Service Department located at its Portamatic Hammerhead TL & S Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 factory in Currie, North Carolina. This new facility is equipped to provide our customers with a complete Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 . . . . . . . . . . 10 range of tool warranty and service repair options Model 461 Pneumatic and is committed to expediting your specific needs. (Engineered) Flooring Stapler . . . . . . . . 11 Services available include: A General Repair Service – fixes what needs fixing. Conventional Nailers Model 460 Pneumatic T-Nailer . . . . . . . . 12 B Rebuild Service – replaces all worn Model 461 Pneumatic internal components. (Underlayment) Stapler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 C Complete Remanufacture Service – brings tools Model 462 Pneumatic 16 Gauge to like new condition; includes new warranty, Finish Nailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 repainting, packaging etc. (ideal for retailers) Conventional Nailer Accessories . . . . . . 13 D Warranty Program – Services tools that are PortaAIR-PRO Compressor . . . . . . . . . . . 14 covered under PNI’s Limited 1-Year Warranty. Pneumatic Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 PortaJACK-PRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Please call us today at 800-634-9281 or email us at info@porta-nails.com for more information on Nails / Staples, Etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 servicing your Porta-Nail product. The ARC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Hammer Tacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 PNI Authorized Service Center – Please contact PNI at 800-634-9281 for information on becoming a PNI General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Authorized Service Center. Membership / Associations . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3
  4. 4. Original & New Porta-Nailers You Can Look for A Better Design – But Since You’ve Already Found It… The Original Porta-Nailer Hammerhead – the ultimate hammer-actuated hardwood floor installation system. Maximizes flooring tightness! From the Best Selling Original, to its New and Improved Design – the Porta-Nailer Hammerhead has been Nailing Wood Flooring for 40 Years and Continues To Nail Tighter Than Ever! PNI is your one-stop resource for their premier professional-grade products, the Porta-Nailer and Portamatic tongue and groove flooring nailers. World-renowned by professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike, PNI Hammerheads are unmatched for their tight “PREFERRED SEATING” system – the ultimate in speed, dependability and versatility! One Tool Does It All! PNI’s Hammerhead - Another Great Choice – PNI’s “Preferred-Seating” System Even Easier, Faster, More Durable and Versatile than Ever! Model 403 Kit (carry case not shown) The Porta-Nailer Hammerhead has evolved making it the ONE TOOL that will do it all (blind nail 3/8" - 33/32" and face nail T&G flooring using interchangeable shoe attachments)! PNI offers a variety of tool packages to accommodate your specific installation needs. PNI’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001- 2000 Registered, so you can count on these products to be backed by the highest standards in the industry. The ultimate source for these products is right here. So call or go on line now – and discover the only place you need for the industry-preferred way to install wood flooring. 4
  5. 5. The originator and innovator of wood flooring installation, The originator and innovator of wood flooring installation, Porta-Nails again reaches the peak of its “Preferred Seating” Porta-Nails again reaches the peak of its “Preferred Seating” flooring installation system with its “one tool does it all” design. flooring installation system with its “one tool does it all” design. Features Product Offerings: • Ratcheting ram allows for single or multi-hit guaranteeing nails are properly set every time • Multi-hit minimizes installer fatigue and provides greater impact and floor tightness • Porta-Nailer comes ready to nail 5/8", 3/4" and 33/32" domestic flooring.* Accessory shoes available for nailing 3/8" - 9/16", 15mm to 17mm bamboo as well as face nailing (sold separately). • Lightweight, durable construction • Combines high-strength aluminum with precision machined, heat-treated steel parts • No need to hit tool hard. Multiple blows allow for easy, relaxed installation. Model 403 Porta-Nailer Hammerhead • Versatile applications including: tongue and groove flooring, Includes 402 Porta-Nailer, extension tongue and groove decorative paneling and ceiling, sub handle, mallet, accessory shoe for face flooring, sheathing and roofing nailing, accessory shoe for nailing 3/8" - 9/16" flooring, nail set, instructional • A variety of packages are available to address differing DVD, wrenches, rugged carry case. customer needs • Custom designed rugged carry case to keep tool and Model 402 Porta-Nailer Hammerhead accessories together Includes extension handle, mallet, • Limited 1 Year Warranty against defect in materials wrenches, instructional DVD and rugged and workmanship carry case. Nails 5/8", 3/4" and 33/32" domestic T&G flooring. Accessory shoes • Lifetime guarantee on pusher and extension handle for face nailing and blind nailing 3/8" - • Free instructional DVD included 9/16" flooring and 15mm to 17mm • On-line and toll free customer technical support bamboo flooring sold separately. • Like all Porta-Nail products, PNI’s Porta-Nailer® Hammerhead Model 404 Face Nailer Hammerhead is built to the highest quality standards – in fact, PNI Quality Complete with mallet, instructional DVD, System is ISO 9001-2000 Registered. wrenches and rugged carry case. Model 406 Combo Package Accessories Includes 402 Porta-Nailer, mallet, • #40253 Rugged carry case (accommodates 401, 402, 403, 404) extension handle, face nail shoe, (note: carry case is included with all Porta-Nailer package instructional DVD and rugged configurations) carry case. • #40230 3/8" - 9/16" flooring accessory shoe (402 Porta-Nailer) • #40225 Face nail accessory shoe (402 Porta-Nailer) • #42626 Angled shoe base for nailing 3/4" flooring over3/4" plywood over concrete when shorter nails are not available • #42620 Nail Set for “T” or “L” Porta Nails • #40248 15-17mm bamboo flooring shoe (402 Porta-Nailer) *Imported 5/8" bamboo flooring is usually a metric milled floor and requires our #40248 15-17mm accessory shoe. 5
  6. 6. Portamatic Hammerhead 2 Pneumatic Version Rapid Cycling at 90 psi! PNI Hammerhead 2 - perfect for those users who demand even more versatility from their PNI Hammerhead system. Where Else are You Going to Find it in a Pneumatic Version This Good? Again, Porta-Nails is your one source for the ingenious Portamatic Hammerhead 2! Naturally, it employs the “Preferred-Seating” system as the famous Porta-Nailer – BUT IN A POWERFUL PNEUMATIC VERSION! It’s versatility is unmatched in the industry! The Hammerhead 2 both angle and face nails and can nail (9/16", 3/4" and 33/32" thick flooring as well as 15-17mm bamboo flooring) with available accessory shoes. So now you can take on the biggest flooring jobs faster, easier, and more accurately for the tightest wood flooring surface under your feet. Porta-Nails quality management system is ISO 9001-2000 Registered, so like the original Porta-Nailer Hammerhead, you can be assured this USA made product is backed by the highest standards in the industry. Model 421 Kit (carry case not shown) 6
  7. 7. Professional-Grade Built! The originator and innovator of wood flooring installation, Porta-Nails again reaches the peak Count“Preferred Accuracy of its on Speed, Seating” flooring installation system with its “one tool and Dependability. does it all” design. Features Product Offerings: • Preferred Seating System using “Air Actuation Technology”. A light tap with the mallet is all that is required to fire the tool. • Pneumatic Version of PNI’s Original Hammerhead • Designed for nailing 3/4" flooring. Accessory shoe bases and pads are available for nailing 9/16" and 33/32" flooring (sold separately). • Can be easily converted to a Face Nailer by simply changing the shoe (Face Nail Accessory Shoe included in the 421 package). • Mallet activated to ensure the tightest floor possible • Air Chamber provides for rapid cycling with 90-100 psi. Refer to owner’s manual for proper compressor configuration and set-up. Model 421 Portamatic Hammerhead 2 • Holds up to 175 2", 1-1/2" or 1-3/16" Porta-Nails 16 Gauge Contents include Portamatic pneumatic T-Nails nailer, mallet, face nail shoe, instructional • Both angle and face nails (face nail shoe included with the DVD, wrenches, safety glasses and 421 package) rugged carry case. • Oil-less design for longer life of O Rings and prevention of Model 422 Portamatic Hammerhead 2 oil stains on wood floor Portamatic pneumatic nailer and mallet • Positions in front of flooring for perfect balance and (case and face nail shoe sold separately). protection of top flooring edge • Precisely drives (2", 1 1⁄2" and 1 3/16") Porta-Nails “T” at a Air Specifications 45 degree angle thru flooring tongue • 4.6 cfm @ 90 psi for optimum performance • Easy access nose to quickly and easily clear jams that may occur • Use 3/8” Air Hose and fittings for • Safety integrated to prevent accidental firing optimal performance • 421 package includes rugged carry case • PNI #50525 PortaPRO-Air Compressor • Free instructional DVD included is the perfect companion for the Model • One Year Limited warranty 421 Portamatic • Like all Porta-Nail products, PNI’s Portamatic® Hammerhead 2 is built to the highest quality standards – in fact, PNI Quality System is ISO 9001-2000 Registered. Accessories • #50525 PortaPRO-Air Compressor • #50202 Portamatic shoe base for 33/32" flooring • #50200 Portamatic shoe base for 9/16" flooring • #42620 Nail Set for “T” or “L” Porta-Nails • #50458 Portamatic mallet • #50230 15-17mm bamboo flooring shoe (fits Portamatic 421 and 422) • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and Kits on page 15 7
  8. 8. Portamatic Hammerhead TL and S Models New TL and S models allow even more diversity to the Hammerhead System plus pneumatic accuracy second to none. Model 470 Portamatic TL uses PNI “T” or “L” Porta-Nails Model 472 Portamatic S uses PNI 15 gauge 1/2" crown staples Single Source • More Choices Porta-Nails New Portamatic Hammerhead TL and S models are the perfect solution for those users who demand even more versatility from their “Preferred-Seating” Hammerhead system. Backed by PNI’s stringent ISO 9001-2000 Registered standards, these durable, user-friendly, simple-to- operate models represent a commitment to providing every quality tool the installer requires for the ultimate in wood flooring installation quality. 8
  9. 9. One Stop – More Choices – The Best In Flooring Installation Is All Right Here! Hammerhead TL and S Features: Product Offerings: • “Preferred Seating” Pneumatic Flooring Nailer System • Designed for nailing/stapling 1/2" and 3/4" thick tongue and groove flooring • Model 470 Hammerhead TL holds up to 150 – 16 Gauge “T” or “L” shaped Porta-Nails in 2", 1-1/2", and 1-3/16" lengths • Model 472 Hammerhead S holds up to 150 - 15 Gauge 1/2" Crown Staples in 2" and 1-1/2" lengths • Integrated safety prevents accidental firing • Includes rugged carry case • Mallet activated to ensure the tightest floor possible Model 470 Portamatic Hammerhead TL • Comes ready to blind nail through the tongue of Package comes with the Portamatic the floor Hammerhead TL pneumatic nailer, • Wide profile shoe available to position Portamatic TL mallet, wrenches, pneumatic lubricant and S in front of tongue to provide balance and and accessory shoe pad for nailing protection for pre-finished flooring applications 1/2" flooring. (sold separately) Model 472 Portamatic Hammerhead S • Free instructional DVD included Package comes with the Portamatic • One-year Limited Warranty Hammerhead S pneumatic stapler, • Like all Porta-Nails products, the Hammerhead TL and mallet, wrenches, pneumatic lubricant S are built to the highest quality standards – in fact, and accessory shoe pad for nailing PNI Quality System is ISO 9001-2000 Registered 1/2" flooring. Air Specifications • 4.2 cfm @ 90 psi for optimum performance • Use 3/8" Air Hose and fittings for optimal performance • PNI #50525 PortaPRO-Air Compressor is the perfect #47090 9/16" - 3/4" Pre-Finished companion for the Model 470 and 472 Portamatic (wide profile) Flooring Shoe • Fits 470 Portamatic TL & 472 Portamatic S • Fits other popular brand tools (Eagle, Hammerhead TL and S Accessories HighPro, Grip Rite, and Target) • #40326 Porta-Pro Metal Carry Case • Helps to protect prefinished edges • #50525 PortaPRO-Air Compressor • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and Kits on page 15 9
  10. 10. Powerful Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 Product Offerings: Model 475 Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 Kit includes 20 Gauge Stapler, safety glasses, wrench, lubrication oil, owners manual and rugged carry case. Model 475 Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 offers a Secondary Trigger dual trigger for optimum comfort and precision. Twice the Precision, Double the Comfort One of PNI’s latest innovations for the installation of 1/4" - 7/16" engineered tongue and groove flooring, the Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 will change the way you fasten. This pro-grade 20 gauge narrow crown flooring stapler offers a dual trigger for optimum comfort and precision. For positioning behind the tool use it’s conventional trigger. When positioning in front of the tool use the secondary trigger located at the rear of the tool. Both triggers provide the optimum positioning for your trigger finger and ensures the proper firing position for the ultimate in precision, comfort and firing accuracy. The Portamatic Twin Trigger 20 also offers a tool-free adjustable shoe which prevents damage to the flooring. Features • For 1/4" - 7/16" (also adapts to metric dimensions) • Integrated contact safety prevents accidental firing engineered tongue and groove flooring • Operating pressure 70-100 psi • Dual Trigger Technology (patent pending) • Magazine capacity 125 staples • Tool-free adjustable shoe Applications • Nailing of 1/4" - 7/16" thick flooring (including metric configurations) Accessories • #47590 PNI Staple – 1" 20 gauge 3/16" crown (10 pks of 5000/case) • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and Kits on page 15 10
  11. 11. Porta-Nails Pneumatic Model 461 Flooring Stapler Product Offerings: Model 461 18 Gauge Flooring Stapler Kit includes 18 Gauge Stapler, shoe for 3/8"- 1/2" flooring, front nose attach- ment converts for conventional staple applications, wrenches, safety glasses, pneumatic oil, and rugged carry case. PNI’s Pneumatic Model 461 Flooring Stapler gives you the power to get the job done fast! Consistent Quality – All from One Company The Porta-Nail Model 461 Pneumatic Flooring Stapler comes configured with a flooring shoe and conventional nose plate to give you a multipurpose workhorse. With it's unique shoe application, the 461 works to staple floors down tight. A perfect solution, especially with the development and growing popularity of pre-finished engineered wood flooring products. Features • Versatile hardwood flooring tongue and Accessories groove stapler • #46186 PNI Staple – 1" 18 gauge • Precise – drives staples at 45 degree angle 1/4"crown (10 pks of 5000/case) every time • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and • Lightweight, easy to handle Kits on page 15 • 1/4" crown 1" - 1-1/4" 18 gauge galvanized staples Applications • Nailing of 3/8" - 1/2" hardwood and engineered flooring 11
  12. 12. Pneumatic Specialty Nailers and Staplers Product Offerings: Model 462 16 Gauge Finish Nailer Model 461 18 Gauge Underlayment Stapler Model 462 16 Gauge Finish Nailer Kit includes 16 Gauge Finish Nailer, safety glasses, pneumatic oil, wrenches, and rugged carry case. Model 460 Wood to Concrete / Steel T-Nailer Consistent Quality – All from One Company These preferred choices for both the Professional and Model 461 18 Gauge Stapler Do-It-Yourselfer alike, comprise the very finest in quality Kit includes 18 Gauge Stapler, shoe for 3/8" - 1/2" flooring, front nose attach- components. Durable, hardworking, and simple to use, each ment converts for conventional staple one of these models provides everything you need to do applications, wrenches, safety glasses, the job right, from start to finish! These top guns are also pneumatic oil, and rugged carry case. designed ergonomically for comfortable, easier handling on a wide range of applications. Get a feel for these exceptional fasteners, and you won’t want to go anywhere else for the very best in quality, durability and convenience. Model 460 Wood To Concrete/ Steel T-Nailer Kit includes Powerful T Nailer, safety glasses, wrenches, pneumatic oil, and rugged carry case. 12
  13. 13. Pneumatic Tools Features, Applications & Accessories Model 460 Wood to Model 462 Model 461 Concrete/Steel T-Nailer 16 Gauge Finish Nailer 18 Gauge Stapler Features Features Features • Lightweight, powerful design • Lightweight, powerful design • Includes 45° angle shoe for • Low air consumption • Quick release nose for easy clear of 3/8" - 1/2" floors • Fastener range 5/8" - 2-1/8" hardened jammed nails • Easily converts to conventional and galvanized .097" nails • Fastener range 1" - 2-1/2", 16 gauge stapler with Front Nose Accessory • 2-1/2" fastener – galvanized only for galvanized • Lightweight, easy to handle wood-to-wood applications • Rubber no-mar tip for safety and • 1/4" crown 1" - 1-1/4" 18 gauge • Single fire or bump fire trigger protects surface finish galvanized staples Applications • Adjustable depth of drive allows for Applications • Wood to concrete & masonry furring flush drive or precision • Picture frames • Plywood to concrete nailing countersinking at lower air pressure • Carpet • Light gauge steel drywall track to • Easy-loading nails concrete • Underlayment • Single fire trigger • Wire lath to masonry • Upholstery • One year Limited Warranty • Steel banding to wood • Trim carpentry • Wood to light gauge steel (up to 3/16") Applications • Furniture repair • Decking • Face nailing of hardwood flooring • Engineered flooring • Fencing • Base molding, chair rail • Subflooring • Molding & decorative trim Accessories • General construction • #46167 Front nose accessory • Furniture assembly (converts Cat # 461 to a Accessories • Finish construction conventional stapler) • #46080 T-Nail 1" x .097" (10 pks of • Door & window casings • #46186 PNI Staple - 1" 18 gauge 2000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel • Cabinet face frames 1/4" crown (10 pks of 5000/case) • #46089 T-Nail 3/4" x .097" (10 pks of • Picture frame assembly • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and 2000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel • Upholstered trim panels Kits on page 15 • #46081 T-Nail 5/8" x .097" (10 pks of • Nailable plastic parts 2000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel • Paneling • #46082 T-Nail 1-1/4" x .097" (10 pks of 1000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel Accessories • #46083 T-Nail 1-3/8" x .097" (10 pks of • #46287 PNI Finish Nail 16 gauge 1000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel 1-1/4" (12 pks of 2500/case) • #46084 T-Nail 2-1/8" x .097" (10 pks of • #46288 PNI Finish Nail 16 gauge 2" 1000/case) Wood to Concrete/Steel (12 pks of 2500/case) • #46085 T-Nail 2-1/2" x .097" (10 pks of • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and 1000/case) Wood to Wood only Kits on page 15 • #46086 T-Nails Variety Pack • Refer to Air Hose Accessories and Kits on page 15 13
  14. 14. PortaPRO-AIR Compressor Specifications: Air Displacement 8.0CFM Air Delivery 4.6CFM @ 100 psi/ Max pressure 135 psi Pressure Switch Starts @ 110 psi/ Stops @ 135 psi Motor 2hp electric Tank Capacity 4 gallons Shipping Weight 72 lbs. Net Weight 66 lbs. Dimensions 19L x 14.6W x 16.3D Low Amp Draw 13.0 PortaPRO-AIR Compressor from PNI delivers the required air volume for your pneumatic nailer(s) – Recovery Time 12 seconds and with a low current draw. (Model #50525) Regulator & Gauge Supplied Twice the Precision, RPM 1725 Double the Performance Decibel Rating 75db The PortaPRO-AIR is the perfect companion to PNI’s powerful Flooring Guns 1-2 pneumatic nailers and staplers. With its high-quality fittings, gauges and other components, the PortaPRO-AIR ensures you a Framing Guns 3-4 long, service-free life for your toughest jobs. Even while powering Finish Guns 5-6 your job hungry pneumatic tools, the PortaPRO-AIR is electrically friendly. Its low-current draw will not blow standard 15 AMP house circuits plus extension cords can be used wherever you need one. Furthermore, this little powerhouse is permanently lubricated, meaning that the Pro Series starts quickly, even in the coldest of weather. And with PNI’s patented Life-Guard Dirt Deflector, your compressor always stays dust, dirt, grit and grime free. To maximize the performance of your tools, put the PortaPRO-Air compressor on your team. Features • High quality components • Electrically friendly • Permanently Lubricated • Life-Guard Dirt Deflector (patented) 14
  15. 15. Value-Adding Pneumatic Accessories Pneumatic tools are designed to make your life easier when installing a wood floor. If you treat it well by providing the recommended care, it will take care of you by providing longer, better service at a lower cost of ownership. PNI’s value-adding pneumatic accessories are designed to maximize the performance of your pneumatic tools, so that they not only make your life easier but also more profitable. #50231 Air Hose Kit #50232 Air Dryer Kit • Excellent alternative to • Disposable in-line bulkier rubber and plastic desiccant air dryers hoses collect smallest moisture • Lightweight and tough, mists and filter out large ideal for outdoor contractor particu-lates to provide or indoor industrial use protection from moisture and particulates • Retains flexibility even in cold • Beads change color from blue to pink to indicate • Reinforced construction eliminates separation absorbing capacity due to expansion and contraction during pulsating operations • Polyurethane pig tail acts as a shock absorber and extends life of the desiccant dryer • Comes with reusable strain relief and quick- disconnect fittings plus fittings necessary • A flexible pig tail eliminates possibility of to connect to your Portamatic and to your fracture due to tugging. air compressor #50234 Air Hose • All fittings engineered to interchange with & Dryer Combo the Industrial interchange designs of all • #50231 Air manufacturers Hose Kit #50233 Filter/Regulator Kit • #50232 Air • Combines a regulator, 0 - Dryer Kit 160 psi Gauge, 40 Micron Filter Element, 3.8 oz. #50235 Air polycarbonate bowl & Hose & Filter/ guard, easy element Regulator Combo replacement and automatic drain in one space saving design • #50231 Air Hose Kit • This coalescing filter removes 99.97% of solids and fluids down to .3 microns and includes and • #50233 Filter/ automatic drain, 3.8 oz. bowl volume, plus easy Regulator Kit hands only filter element replacement #50238 Air Dryer Desiccant Replacement Filters • 2 replacement cartridges for #50232 15
  16. 16. PortaJACK-PRO PNI’s PortaJACK PRO delivers more than a ton of force to hold flooring strips tight so you can nail it right! (Model #47100) Removable shoe for positioning away from wall in the field of flooring The END to the BEND – And STRAIGHT to the POINT! The PortaJACK-PRO floor tightening jack is designed to hold flooring strips tight and keep in place for nailing. It even straightens crooked or bowed flooring strips and holds them in the nailing position. It’s powerful construction will deliver a ton of force and provide the hold necessary to free the installer’s hands for nailing. You save time and money while eliminating waste! It’s also the one tool designed to both push or pull the flooring strips tight. With its removable shoe you can efficiently position the jack on the floor or in the field of flooring without damage to the flooring, enabling hands-free operation for nailing. Constructed of the best material available and designed with the professional installer in mind, this precision-built tool will ensure you years of quality service. Features • Tightens and holds flooring strips in • Rated for 1.5 tons of force place for nailing • Removable shoe (patented) for placement • Straightens crooked or bowed flooring anywhere in field of flooring strips and holds in place for nailing • Quick release knobs included • Ergonomic design • Wide shoe profile prevents damage to • Non-marring Teflon base pad to flooring tongue protect flooring surface • Saves time – eliminates waste 16
  17. 17. Nails & Staples Nails and Staples in Every Size, Discover the most highly Design and for Every Application evolved nail in the industry! Wide head and “shark-like” serrated Whether it is with a manual or pneumatic nailer, using a T-shaped Nail, tooth design together provide the L-shaped Nail or Staple, PNI now offers it all. One source for tools and greatest impact and the famous serrated “shark-like” nails that keep floors put! “One-Stop holding power. Shopping” for all your nailer and fastener needs. From the world famous Porta-Nailer Hammerhead system to the innovative 2" serrated nails that keep your floors put, Porta-Nails is the only maker that 11⁄2" makes it right the first time. Go on line now or call today, and do it the 13⁄16" right way – every time! More Selections, Sizes and Applications. Both PNI systems use the exclusive Introducing the new shorter nails from Porta-Nails. Absolutely “shark-like” serrated tooth nail design providing a tighter biting, longer hold perfect for thinner, subfloor applications, yet with the same incredible for your hardwood floor. Now choose tighter-biting holding power Porta-Nails is famous for. from three sizes, including the new shorter-sized Porta-Nail. Nails that Never Let Go – No Matter How Harsh the Elements Your One And Only Source For PNI’s New Stainless Steel The all-stainless 2" and 1-1/2" flooring nails and staples join the PNI family of quality products! Adding to PNI’s commitment to NAIL SUPERIORITY in the floor and decking realm, this stainless steel nail’s wide head and grapple barb now allow the installer to apply superior holding power in any outside project where corrosion or rust is a concern. Use on ACQ treated materials as well as composite decking, boat building, hardwood flooring in coastal areas or any applications that require a non-corrosive fastener. These nails and staples meet the specific needs of ACQ Nailing applications. Call 800-634-9281 today for more information – and put a hold on the corrode! 17
  18. 18. Nails & Staples 2" 11⁄ 2" 13⁄16" 2" 11⁄2" 2" 11⁄2" 1" 21⁄2" 21⁄8" 13⁄8" 11⁄4" 1" 5⁄8" 2" 11⁄4" 18 Gauge 1⁄ 4" Crown Staple & 20 Gauge 3⁄ 16" Crown Staple “T”Porta-Nails “L” Porta-Nails 15 Gauge 16 Gauge 16 Gauge 16 Gauge 1⁄ 2" Crown Staples “T” Nails – .097" Finish Nails Flooring Nails & Staples Wood to Concrete/ Steel Applications “T” Porta-Nails 16 Gauge 15 Gauge 1/2" Crown Staples #42623 Master carton consisting of 10 #47261 Pack of 1000 2" 15 Gauge “T” Nails - .097" packs of 1000 2" Porta-Nails T-Nails. 1/2" Crown Flooring Staples (order in #46081 10 Packs of 2000/case PNI T-Nail Nails approx. 2000 sq.ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. multiples of 10). Secures approx. 200 sq. ft. 5/8" x .097" Wood to Concrete/Steel of 2-1/4" T&G wood flooring. #42629 Pack of 1000 2" Porta-Nails Hardened, Galvanized. T-Nails (order in multiples of 10). #4722 Pack of 5000 2" 15 Gauge #46089 10 Packs of 2000/case PNI T-Nail Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4” strip flooring. 1/2" Crown Flooring Staples. 3/4" x .097" Wood to Concrete/Steel Secures approx. 1000 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" Hardened, Galvanized. #42660 Pack of 1000 2" Stainless Steel T&G wood flooring. Porta-Nails T-Nails. #46080 10 Packs of 2000/case PNI T-Nail 1" #47281 Pack of 1000 2" 15 Gauge 1/2" x .097" Wood to Concrete/Steel Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. Crown Stainless Steel Flooring Staples. Hardened, Galvanized. Secures approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" #42640 Pack of 1000 1-1/2" Porta-Nails #46082 10 Packs of 1000/case PNI T-Nail 1- T&G wood flooring. T-Nails (order in multiples of 5). 1/4" x .097" Wood to Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. #4725 Pack of 5000 2" 15 Gauge 1/2" Concrete/SteelHardened, Galvanized. Crown Stainless Steel Flooring Staples. #42646 Pack of 1000 1-3/16" Porta-Nails Secures approx. 1000 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" #46083 10 Packs of 1000/case PNI T-Nail 1- T-Nails (order in multiples of 5). T&G wood flooring. 3/8" x .097" Wood to Concrete/Steel Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. Hardened, Galvanized. #47271 Pack of 1000 1-1/2" 15 Gauge 1/2" Crown Flooring Staples (order in multiples #46084 10 Packs of 1000/case PNI T-Nail 2- “L” Porta-Nails 16 Gauge of 10). Secures approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" 1/8" x .097" Wood to Concrete/Steel T&G wood flooring. Hardened, Galvanized. #4702 Pack of 1000 2" Porta-Nails #4724 Pack of 7500 1-1/2" 15 Gauge 1/2" #46085 10 Packs of 1000/case PNI T-Nail 2- L-Nails (order in multiples of 10). Crown Flooring Staples. Secures approx. 1/2" x .097" Wood to Wood Galvanized. Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. 1500 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" T&G wood flooring. #46086 PNI T-Nail Variety Pack Wood #47080 Pack of 1000 2" Stainless Steel to Concrete/Steel Hardened, Porta-Nails L-Nails. 18 Gauge 1/4" Crown Staples Galvanized. Pack includes 2 Packs ea. 5/8", Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 2-1/8". #46186 10 Packs of 5000/case 1" #4704 Pack of 1000 1-1/2" Porta-Nails 18 Gauge 1/4" Crown Flooring Staples. L-Nails (order in multiples of 5). Secures approx. 1000 sq. ft. of Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. T&G laminate/engineered flooring. Finish Nails #47085 Pack of 1000 1-1/2" Stainless 16 Gauge Finish Nails Steel Porta-Nails L-Nails. 20 Gauge 3/16" Crown Staples Nails approx. 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4" strip flooring. #46287 12 Packs of 2500/case PNI 16 #47590 10 Packs of 5000/case 1" Gauge 1-1/4" Finish Nails 20 Gauge 3/16" Crown Flooring Staples. Secures approx. 1000 sq. ft. of T&G #46288 12 Packs of 2500/case PNI 16 engineered flooring. Gauge 2" Finish Nails 18
  19. 19. Nails Applications T&G Flooring Fastener Appication Nailer Model Fastener Type Thickness 401, 402, 421* Porta-Nail T Angle nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment over joist 470 Porta-Nail T & L construction. 3/8", 9/16", 472 PNI Staple 1/2" Crn 2 1/2", 5/8", inch 3/4", 33/32" Surface (face) nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment 402, 501, 421* Porta-Nail T over joist construction Angle nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" 401, 402, 421* Porta-Nail T underlayment over concrete 3/4", 33/32" 470 Porta-Nail T & L slab or hydronic in-floor heating systems 472 PNI Staple 1/2" Crn 1-1/2 inch Surface (face) nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment 33/32" 402, 501, 421** Porta-Nail T over concrete slab or hydronic in-floor heating systems Angle nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment over concrete 9/16", 1/2", 401, 402, 421* Porta-Nail T slab or hydronic in-floor 5/8" heating systems 1-3/16 inch Surface (face) nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment over 3/4" 401, 501, 421** Porta-Nail T concrete slab or hydronic in- floor heating systems PNI 18ga. 1/4" Crn Angle nail onto 5/8" - 3/4" 3/8", 1/2" 461 Staple underlayment over joist construction. PNI 20ga. 3/16" Crn 1/4", 7/16" 475 1 Staple inch Surface (face) nail onto 461** 5/8" - 3/4" underlayment over 3/8", 1/2" joist, concrete slab or hydronic in-floor heating systems 462 PNI 16ga. Brad * Shoe accessories may be required to accommodate various flooring thicknesses other than 3/4" and 33/32". ** Models 402, 421, and 461 can be converted for surface (face) nailing – shoe accessories required (sold separately or as packages). 19
  20. 20. Industrial Strength Carry Cases & Tool Bags The Case for Higher Quality – Better Protection Protect your tools and accessories fast and conveniently with PNI’s new Porta-Pro Metal Carry Case. This tough, foam lined beauty is universal in nature – so it accommodates your manual and pneumatic flooring installation systems with ease. Added space allows for the safe storage of multiple tools, accessories, nails and other essentials. The heavy-duty industrial latch ensures the fact that when this case is closed – It’s Closed! Features Porta-Pro Universal • Metal construction Metal Carry Case • Industrial latches (Catalog #40326) • Will accommodate multiple tools and accessories • Foam insert to protect contents • Made in the USA PNI Pro-Tool Ballistic Bag (Catalog #50526) Rugged Protection – Is In the Bag Designed with the floor installer pro in mind, the tough, handsome new PNI Pro-Tool Bag packs a wallop of quality design features. Built rugged for long lasting durability, this PNI Pro holds multiple tools including manual Porta-Nailer Hammerheads, pneumatic Portamatic Hammerheads or both. There’s also plenty of room for other tools and essentials such as mallets and nails. And wait until you get a hold of all these other convenience-added features. Constructed of Genuine 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon Plus More Ways To Keep It All Together! • Rubber-reinforced corner stress points • 12 inside pockets for maximum toughness • Tool holder straps • Beefy No. 10 nylon zippers • Plastic-backed nail punch/knife holder • Cell phone/pager holder • Safety glasses holder • Water bottle holder • Outside mesh cargo pocket and ID window • Molded handles • Padded ergo-curved shoulder strap with • 9 outside pockets non-slip surface 20
  21. 21. PNI’s The ARC and Hammer Tacker The ARC A precision router jig for cutting precise radius length circles and arcs in wood and other materials in diameter from 9-1/2" to 50" (146" diameter using 48" extension). The ARC is compact in size yet extremely rigid because of the sliding dovetail and solid 6061 T-6 aluminum construction. The aluminum base has been brushed for appearance, the dovetail hard coat anodized for long wear resistance and the universal mounting plate black anodized. An indexing system has been added for repetitive cuts and hairline adjustments. (Router not included.) The ARC, the perfect tool for installing medallions of all sizes. Hammer Tacker PNI's professional-quality Hammer Tacker automatically drives T-50 and A-11 type 1/2" crown staples. Each blow delivers preferred seating of the staples as you fasten a wide range of materials, including roofing felt, builders felt, insulation, plastic sheathing, upholstery and more. This durable tacker includes a comfort handle grip, a jam proof design, a large 2 stick capacity of 1/2" crown staples, all in a heavy duty metal frame. Plus this little Hammerhead shoots a range of T-50 and A-11 type staples including 5/32", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16". The Website: www.porta-nails.com is an invaluable resource that allows you the ability to scan our products, make contact with us, place orders, learn how to use our products better, take advantage of tips and more. PNI Video: Our recently produced video gives you step-by-step flooring installation instructions, tips and suggestions on how to use and care for your Porta-Nailer Hammerheads. Ask for yours by calling us today or get it via our website www.porta-nails.com. Now available in VHS and DVD formats! 21
  22. 22. General Information Instruction Manuals For your safety and best optimum tool performance, be sure 12. NEVER DISENGAGE OR RENDER THE SAFETY INOPERABLE. to read, understand, and follow all the safety and operating procedures listed in the instruction manual before operating 13. NEVER TRANSPORT TOOL WHILE DEPRESSING THE TRIGGER MECHANISM. the tool. An instruction manual is furnished with every Porta- Nail tool. If yours is lost you should contact us for a 14. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM AIR SUPPLY - When moving replacement. the tool to a new location, performing any maintenance or repair, clearing a jam or tool is unattended. Disclaimer Porta-Nails Inc. reserves the right to make changes or im- 15. NEVER SERVICE WHILE ATTACHED TO AIR SUPPLY - provements on its products without incurring any additional Always disconnect the tool from the power supply when obligations to make corresponding changes or improvements servicing or replacing parts. to products previously manufactured or sold. Porta-Nails Inc. 16. DO NOT USE TOOL IF OPERATING CONTROLS ARE reserves the right to discontinue products at any time without INOPERABLE - Do not remove, tamper with, or otherwise notice. cause the tool operating controls to become inoperable. All illustrations and photographs displayed in this catalog are 17. DO NOT OPERATE TOOL WITH SAFETY FEATURES NOT property of Porta-nails, Inc. and shall not be duplicated or WORKING PROPERLY - Disconnect tool from power source reproduced without expressed written consent of Porta- if safety trigger or operating controls are not working Nails, Inc. properly. Safety Precautions and Warranty 18. USE ONLY PORTA-NAIL FASTENERS - Use only fasteners Read, understand and follow all instructions and warnings in recommended by the manufacturer. Use of other the instruction manual as well as those provided with fasteners may cause serious injury, jamming of tool or recommended accessories. improper operation. 1. KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL - Read the owner’s manual 19. USE ONLY PRESSURE - REGULATED POWER SOURCE – Use carefully. Learn its applications and limitations as well as only clean, dry compressed air from a pressure regulated the potential hazards specific for the tool. source. The pressure regulator should never be set to exceed a maximum of 125 psi. For safety, the source must 2. THE OPERATOR AND ALL OTHER PERSONNEL MUST WEAR have a safety relief valve set at 135 psi maximum. Always PROPER EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IN THE WORK AREA - follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Wear safety goggles at all times (must comply with ANSI Z87.1). Every day eyeglasses must have impact resistant 20. THE TOOL SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED AT THE lenses only. Also, wear ear protectors (plugs, muffs) MAXIMUM AIR PRESSURE - The tool air-line should be during extended period of operation connected to the power source through an air-line pressure regulator and air-line filter. The air-line 3. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN - Cluttered areas and benches regulator should never be set higher than 110 psi as invite accidents. Floor must not be slippery due to marked on the tool. Lower pressures may be used as sawdust. recommended by the manufacturer. 4. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - All visitors should be kept a safe 21. HAZARDOUS POWER SOURCES SHALL NOT BE USED - distance from the work area. Hazardous power sources including, but not limited to, 5. WEAR PROPER APPAREL - Do not wear loose clothing, oxygen, combustible gases, sources whose pressure can gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings, wristwatches) that exceed 200 psi if the pressure regulator fails, bottled could get caught in moving parts. Wear non-slip gases, including air should never be used. footwear. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. Roll long sleeves above the elbow. Limited One Year Warranty 6. SECURE WORK - be sure tongue and groove of the Porta-Nails, Inc. warrants its products that it manufactures flooring strips are properly interlocked and secured into to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for place before nailing. a period of one year from the date of purchase to the original end user. In the unlikely event that a problem 7. STAY ALERT - Watch what you are doing. Use common occurs, return the product to our factory or authorized sense. Do not operate tool when you are tired or while service center freight prepaid and allowed, so that a under the influence of medication, alcohol, or drugs. determination of the fault can be made. If the fault is determined to be defective materials or workmanship, 8. ALWAYS INSPECT TOOL BEFORE OPERATING - Tool must a no-charge replacement or repair will be made, at our be inspected prior to use to insure proper use of power discretion. The product will be returned to you freight supply. Tool must be inspected to insure proper working prepaid and allowed. FOR THE 421 and 422 PORTAMATIC order. An improperly functioning tool must not be used. TOOL; Damage caused by use of oil in the tool will not 9. KEEP HANDS, FEET AND OTHER BODY PARTS AWAY be covered under warranty. This warranty does not cover FROM NAIL EJECTION AREA - Serious injury could occur if accidents, abuse or misuse and in no case will PNI be body parts are not kept away from nail ejection area. liable for incidental or consequential damages. No other warranty written or verbal is authorized. 10. ALWAYS ASSUME THE TOOL CONTAINS FASTENERS - Do not activate the tool unless it is placed firmly against the Please call 800-634-9281 to obtain an RMA #, ship to location work piece. and instructions prior to returning any tool 11. NO HORSEPLAY - Do not point the tool toward yourself for warranty or service. or anyone whether it contains fasteners or not. 22
  23. 23. Membership in Good Standing To stay cutting-edge in our industries, Porta-Nails maintains top standing memberships in many of the finest associations. These trade associations include: General Information & Symbols Listed: Porta-Nail products bear the ETL listed of Intertek and therefore have met the minimum requirement for prescribed product safety standards. The ETL Listed Mark is the legal equivalent of the UL Listed and CSA Listed marks throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Porta-Nails pneumatic products bear the CE mark which indicates the products conformity to the European health, safety and environmental protection legislations as indicated in the CE Marking Directive 93/98/EEC and the European standard EN 292-2: 1991. Porta-Nails' quality management system is ISO9001-2000 Registered signifying compliance to the International Quality System Standard. The International Organization for Standardization is an agency that consists of 100 member countries working to promote the development of quality standards, testing and certification throughout the world. Your Hardwood Floor Fastening Hammerhead- Quarters And Other Products You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
  24. 24. An American Company Porta-Nails, Inc. (PNI) is a leading manufacturer of hardwood floor fastening tools, private label specialty tools and specialty woodworking tools and accessories for markets worldwide. PNI’s premier products, the Porta-Nailer and Portamatic tongue and groove flooring nailers are the preferred choice by professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. Dealer Information PO Box 1257, Wilmington, NC 28402, USA 910-283-9791 • 1-800-634-9281 • FAX: 910-283-6264 E-mail: info@porta-nails.com www.porta-nails.com © 2008 Porta-Nails, Inc.

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