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    Hardwood Flooring Jack

    Would love some recommendations. I put in two floors so far and wish I had one of these. I want one that can push and pull. Also, thoughts on proper use appreciated.

    Mike

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    I've used them, they work well. My use was always on stair landing were there may not be a sill plate framed into the wall, so often pushing on sheetrock, which doesn't work. Times I didn't have it with me I would use a set of wedges. Cut off flooring could build the wedges out pretty far.
    Richard

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    The jacks are a must. I do wood floors for a living. Gotta have

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    I would never push against drywall. I'd put 1x4 (long) there. Anyways, looking for brand recommendations (push pull type)

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    I've put in around 1,000 sq ft of pre-finished hardwood floor (mixture of oak and hickory). Most of the time the flooring has been straight enough the nailer pulled it in. But when the gap is too great, I drive a large screwdriver into the sub floor and use that to pry against the flooring. Pretty crude but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Dwight View Post
    I've put in around 1,000 sq ft of pre-finished hardwood floor (mixture of oak and hickory). Most of the time the flooring has been straight enough the nailer pulled it in. But when the gap is too great, I drive a large screwdriver into the sub floor and use that to pry against the flooring. Pretty crude but it works.
    How about the Primatech Jack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike OMelia View Post
    How about the Primatech Jack?
    This is weird. Usually when I ask for recommendations, I get a bunch. Do most people not use these?

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    Primatech is what I use. Great tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Beagle View Post
    Primatech is what I use. Great tools
    Hey Sam, thanks, have u used that jack? Never mind, I see where u said u use them
    Last edited by Mike OMelia; 01-29-2019 at 7:50 PM.

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