Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 81
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shepins Piece of Junk X2
Had one for a few years. Only used it a few times. pulled it out for a project. Finished attaching molding to the first door. As I started the second it started shooting brads without being touched. Shot off about 5 before I unplugged it. Found that part of the guide had detached and popped out. Had the staples and brads for it and was in the middle of a project so ran out and bought another. What was I thinking. This one left indents in the wood the shape of a staple when I was using a brad. After putting in 3 staples it started shooting 2 brads at a time, only going into the wood halfway. Lasted less than 10 brads now does not work at all.
June 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vacayday Best return I ever made!
This product worked great for the entire first strip of nails used, then it went straight to hades. I loved the compact, sturdy and comfortable feeling it had. Too bad it failed miserably in performance. It would often shoot no nails, but most times it would shoot two nails at once. It also jammed. I'm glad I returned it within the return period. Home Depot didn't disappoint in the returns department. They refunded my full purchase price, and I bought the manually operated DeWalt instead. Home Depot should quit stocking this nailer. I mean, just look at the reviews.
March 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Constantly Jams
I wanted an electric stapler to use for securing insulation. There were two to choose from at the local HD store - this one and the Stanley 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer. They were about the same price (within a couple dollars) but the Arrow (this model) had a plastic case which was the deciding factor for me. Big mistake. This unit constantly jammed. I tried different staple lengths (1/4" and 5/16") but it didn't make any difference. To compound the problem, this unit has no safety interlock. It will launch a staple anytime the trigger is pulled regardless of whether or not the gun is being pressed against a surface. So for safety you really need to unplug the unit any time there is a jam. So every 5 or 6 successful staples, it would jam, I'd unplug, dig out the jammed staple and proceed. After about an hour of that I gave up and took it back to the HD store and purchased the Stanley. What a difference. I completed the job (about 6 complete re-loads of the stapler) with only one jam with the Stanley. And the Stanley does have the safety interlock. No comparison. Buy the Stanley.
February 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by suzf Call it "The Jammer"
The instrution booklet to load nails is very unclear. I loaded exactly as the booklet said and the gun immediately jammed. Took it back to see if I could get help, that's how we figured out the instructions were wrong and we got it loaded, fired a couple nails to test and it worked fine. Got it home, got one nail fired and the jamming started. I had to take it completely apart to get the nails out to reload. After that load, got a couple more nails, then jammed again.After the 3rd time, I took it back, got my money back and bought a pack of nails for $1.30, went home and finished my project manually.
December 11, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jlock Stopped working first day
Purchased today. Would not push staple through 5mm ply. Stopped working after about an hours use. We will be returning it tomorrow.
February 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tiredoldman Lack of Brads,but okay stapler.
Works ok for the lightweight stapler that it is.
It does not even "Set' the staples it recommends to use.Try THAT up on a ladder !!
Really have to press VERY HARD on it for the staples to go in all the way. I only bought it to install plastic screen material on window frames. Had to follow up with a hammer to "Set' the staples.
Not very many places carry the brads for it,and most places do carry the staples.
This is fine for the hobbiest,not reccomended for any kind of heavy work.
Will just trash the thing when it quits.
I will never recommend it to anyone.
Save your money and buy a different unit or a air powered unit.
June 4, 2008
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Edgil Purchase a different brand or model
I purchased this just last night and couldn't wait to try it out. It came in it's own carrying case and seemed solid even though it is a plastic body. I liked the sliding metal staple guide and it was very easy to load. The reason why this gun will return to the store is that it often puts 2 staples into the work instead of 1. The second staple is often crooked or it just lays on the work next to the other staple that is in the board. I was using the T50 staples. This was a consistant problem. Over half of the trigger pulls had 2 staples coming out instead of 1. There is not an adjustment to fix this.
December 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!
If I could give this staple gun a "0", I would. It doesn't staple through even the flimsiest of fabric. Don't waste your time. You will be returning this product almost as soon as you get it home.
November 14, 2014