Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 99
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim99 Out of about 1500 staples this past weekend putting up the vapor barrier in my garage ONLY twice did it jam, and I believe it was my fault for not applying equal pressure to it, and it didn't even misfire. Very good product, it does what it's suppose to do. Very easy on the hand also, no need to apply alot of pressure when squeezing. I'm glad I kept it when I bought it at Home Depot on a whim and returned the Arrow Elite I got onsale at another reputable store. Solid build quality, Dewalt is a name you can trust and it has a permanent spot in my toolbox!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SBToronto Reason for staple Jams likely and preventable
I bought this Stapler a week ago and it did not fire the first staple. Then I figured out by READING the INSTRUCTIONS that I Ioaded it wrong. I thought this like a conventinal stapler that loads staples on the top track. It does not and will not fire any staples from the top track. IT IS A BOTTOM LOADING DROP IN STAPLE SLOT TYPE that REQUIRES STAPLES TO DROP IN THE BOTTOM SLOT/GROVE. This stapler worked perfect then. Very powerful however only fired 9/16" T-50 staple 80% into hardwood Maple. I'm sure if I used Pine or Spruce it would have went in 102% as it has a very strong spring and is fairly easy to squeeze with a firm grip. I am somewhat weary of over filling the stapler slot as it leaves the spring always fully tensed and maybe that's why some people later get problems with staples not firing once the staples get near the end of a batch. Any over stretched spring may develop lessened ability to supply the last few staples to the firing end so I always store my stapler only half full when storing it. I bought this because my old Arrow failed after 30 years and I like the change as this one feels a lot more sturdy and powerful and looks much cooler. I also think it might last longer than my last Arrow as I was disappointed that one didn't last forever.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nick123 very good
November 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sgsgsgsgsgsg Haven't been this excited by a tool for a long time
I know this is just a stapler, but man, this is not just a stapler. I needed one for a chair upholstery project and the one I got from the upholstery store didn't work too well. 1 in 10 staples would go straight down into the wood. So, I went and got this one to try out. One staple in and I was hooked. Tried more staples, and they all went in perfectly. Seems very, very powerful, and does not need electricity or compressed air. I now want to staple something even though there is nothing that needs stapling around the house right now. Construction of this stapler is very solid.
September 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AaBe Better than Arrow brand staplers
For years I have used the large chrome Arrow brand hand staplers and yellow slap hammmer staplers, shooting the T-50 staples. I am in the construction trades, so my tools get heavy use. The Arrows' staplers consistantly get jammed up, the cotter pins and holding circlips eventually loosen up and fall out, and the spring loaded staple pusher can bounce out of your hands and off the scaffold into the bushes. Well, the dewalt gun has none of these problems, so it's a great step in the right direction. It feels heavy duty, you can't lose the staple spring loader, and it consistantly fires. And the price is comparable. My Arrow staple guns just went to metal recylcing.
June 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KRN Jams Jams Jams
For a higher end stapler, this thing jammed or misfired on nearly every other staple. I returned it as soon as I could!
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by willie POOR QUALITY - BAD TOOL
After trying to use this staple gun for two days, I wasted more staples than I used. The gun continuously misfired and jammed. When it did shoot a staple, it didn't go in very well. I finally had to resort to my broken Arrow stapler to finish the job. Don't waste your time and money on this gun.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyA36 Great Investment
I got this tackler, because I have been working with half inch backboards for cabinets & several wood projects (doll houses, cubby storage furniture). Got tired of nailing with a hammer, so I decided to give this tool a try, because of the steel brands option. I had used a stapler before & liked it, but I had not seen one that used steel brands. Well, I love this tool. I have used both staples & the steel brands equally on cabinet finishes & shelves. This tool has worked wonders for me. I wished that I hadn’t waited so long on getting it.
I wished that it could accept longer brands beside the 1/2 & 5/8 that are allowable, but not a big deal. I also like its sturdy design. Everyone should have one of these in their tool arsenal.
September 30, 2011