Freeman PFL618C Pneumatic 3-in-1 15.5-Gauge and 16-Gauge 2″ Flooring Nailer and Stapler Review

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In today’s article we will be reviewing the Freeman PFL618C Pneumatic 3-in-1 15.5-Gauge and 16-Gauge 2" Flooring Nailer and Stapler.

It’s been popular on the market ever since it was launched and so we decided to take a closer look at it for you. Here we go:

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $$$

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  • Easy to use
  • Cuts job time in half
  • Better than renting
  • All-around great tool to own


  • Heavy weight
  • Not good for plaster

The Freeman PNA6C is a flooring nailer that can nail up to three different types of fasteners depending on the job at hand. The PNA6C has the ability to staple, nail, and cleat. However, because of the top piece of the nailer, you can only use T-cleats and L-cleats. The rest will just jam up the nailer and make it unusable.

The good thing about the Freeman PNA6C is that the handle is swivel-able. What it means is that you can roll it away from your body and it won't jam up in the position you leave it at. The front cap and handle all come off so that you can clean the nailer and keep it in tip-top shape.

When you use the Freeman PNA6C, you can feel that this is a well-built tool. There isn't anything flimsy about the unit, and it has a very weighty feeling to it. You can tell right away it is a high-quality piece of equipment. The Force to Drive is great for fastening large boards and very thick pieces of wood. You can push down on the magazine and it will deliver all the power you need.

The pluses of this unit are that it is lightweight, has a nice design, has a high quality magazine, and is capable of 3 different fastener types. On the flip side, the only way to pull off the L-cleats and T-cleats is to remove the magazine from the nailer and stapler. This can be inconvenient, especially if you don't have the 10 minutes to clean it off or have to take the unit off your deck.

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