Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 47
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert worst
I used the correct staples. I loaded them without problem. The gun fired no staple. reloaded. fired. no staple. I read everything, double checked the staples. reloaded. fired. no staple. over and over.
I was as if there was nothing pushing the staples.
A waste of time and money.
April 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quinn Broke within five staples
Received this as a gift for Christmas. Finally had the opportunity to use this product to attach plastic corner bead to a simple drywall corner. Read instructions, installed staples, staples barely fired. Re-read instructions, re-installed staples, nothing fired. The few staples used, which were 3/8", were not even able to penetrate to be flush with the drywall. Would love to have this replaced by the manufacturer. I see these complaints over and over - jamming or failing to fire.
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wings51 Dang good product.
Staple gun is easy to operate with effective penetration. Loading staples slightly difficult. Low cost. Good for construction as well as craft projects.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Creedeco Best of the bunch...
I just finished stapling poly-encapsulated insulation to fifty-year-old Douglas Fir studs (Which were dove-tailed into the top and bottom plate... can you imagine?) throughout an older home I'm remodeling - and I used another make stapler for ninety-percent of the job, with a hammer handy to complete driving-in the 1/4" staples. The hammer saw plenty of use, and I just figured it was par for the course. When the switch or solenoid or whatever failed on that stapler I resolved to buy another brand, and selected this Arrow. To my surprise, it was more than happy to drive those short staples into those old studs! Now whether it would drive 1/2" or 9/16" staples into really hard wood is anybody's guess (I haven't tried), but I sure wish I'd begun my task with this little red Arrow - rather than just finishing with it! It costs a little more than the others, but for all the frustration and hammer-time you'll save... it's well worth it!
March 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eah51 Works well in most cases
I needed a staple gun that was less stressful on my hands to operate. The manual ones are hard for me to use for long periods of time. The electric one was a better option than a battery powered model for a couple of reasons. The cost was much less for the electric one and there are more sizes of staples available as well. The only complaint I have about it is the bulky size of the gun makes it hard to get into tight spaces. So I kept the manual stapler handy for those circumstances. A bonus feature of this staple gun is that it uses the standard sizes of staples that work in my other hand staplers.
March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ksa56 The stapler constantly jams
Today is the only the second time I have used the stapler and it constantly jammed as it did the first time I used it. I purchased this stapler to make repairs easier not to clear jams. I was simply trying to reattach a vapor barrier that was partially removed to create access to electrical wiring. I'm 2 hours into the project and I have not accomplished anything. I finally took a closer look at the stapler and found the tension spring was stretched. Not sure if this is the problem or if the spring was stretched because of another issue. For the price I expected much better but this stapler is a piece of junk and I would not recommend to an enemy.
April 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frustr8ted Piece of junk
I bought this stapler after my 10 year old one quit. I had an inspector coming the next morning and was under the GUN to get the vapor barrier completed. What a disappointment. The thing didn't last long enough to drive what was left of a box of staples. The slide mechanism that holds the staples in came flying out the back and left me looking for the spring, roller, and all the hardware that feeds the staples. Looks like the spot weld on the end gave up. Needless to say, it is going back. Not to mention, the LED is Joke and the safety at the nose is annoying. I hated this thing from the minute I tried to drive the first staple, or tried to. I don't feel bad about taking this back when it showed it rue colors.
November 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jp1979 worst design ever
Bought this piece of junk because my old standby stapler was cramping my arthritic hands. Thought I'd save time and my hands. But I was wrong.
Let me list the awful design features...
1. LED light only turns on once the staple has been fired. Not sure why this component was needed. After the fact visualization that the stapler didn't work?
2. LED light mounted above staple gun, so you need about 3" clearance to what your firing into. Don't bother trying to reach a corner here.
3. Staples won't penetrate 2x lumber consistently, even at highest power. Be prepared to follow around with a hammer wherever you use this stapler.
Massive FAIL on all design criteria for this thing. Not worth the money.
March 4, 2012