Until 1946, hardwood flooring was hand nailed to plywood using cut nails. It was very labor intensive and difficult to make sure that the nails were inserted properly giving the flooring consistent stability. That is when Carl and Ed Anstett founded Powernail and developed the first Model 45 nailer which allowed installers to “drive” a serrated cleat into the flooring’s tongue the exact same way, each and every time. They revolutionized the hardwood flooring industry. As recognition of their pioneering accomplishment, Carl and Edgar were inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 2007. Powernail continues to develop and introduce new and exciting products. These products include a palm nailer for getting into tight spaces and pneumatic nailers for engineered wood flooring. Visit one of Derr Flooring Co.’s, fully stocked warehouses to see a demonstration or to pick up your Powernail nailer, cleats, staples or parts. Don’t have time to do your own repairs. Let our trained service center staff get your Powernail nailer working like new.