Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by acm difficult to operate when it works
The unit fires sporadically and wastes a lot of staples. I guess the front plate has to be depressed to fire. I am wondering if some WD40 would make the trigger mechanism work better. If this doesn't do it, Its going back to the store along with the unused staples
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rudy Waste of time
Followed instructions using gb white staples. First staple jammed. Cleared jam with screwdriver. Tried on stud. Next three staples didn't penetrate wood. Fourth staple jammed.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by keysneck Works great
Its a good product. I used the 3/8 white staples to tack led strip lights outside a friend's house for the holidays.it does take a little force to get it to shoot but thats just the way it has to be. Otherwise the staples would not penetrate into harder woods. Also you have to hold it steady on the surface. If you do not the stapler will not fully fire ,which is a good thing. Its less of a chance of nicking your cable .
November 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Unreliable
Takes lots of effort to squeeze. Misfires frequently, as other reviewers have noted.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HalTheHandyman Nothing Tacky About This Stapler
The Cable Boss is a great tool for old-work electrical projects where you usually end up working in cramped spaces, too cramped to steady a staple and swing a hammer. The Cable Boss is ideal in these situations. It sets an insulated staple firmly in wood surfaces. Keep in mind, this tool enables you to work with a variety of staple sizes to secure a range of flat and round cables in wood of varying density, so, with all these variables, don't expect a perfectly set staple each and every time. You may want to tap a staple or two to achieve the desired grip, and that is easily accomplished using the flat of your side cutters. Other than that, the tool performs flawlessly.
December 13, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by djsmith TOO MUCH EFFORT TO USE!!!!!!!
I took a gamble on this with the reviews being split. But the bad reviews where spot on! I had the same issues. Required way too much effort to squeeze the handle and half the time when fully squeezed it didn't put a staple in and jammed. When I thought it was jammed I pointed to the ground and squeezed and it worked. What a pain. I purposely bought this to make my Ethernet wire routings easier. Instead I got so frustrated with the use of it and forced myself to keep using it that I ended up nicking a wire and now I have to re-run that one.
October 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by customer21345 Awful Stapler! Do NOT Buy!
I bought this cable stapler at Home Depot, to use for stapling ethernet, phone, and video camera wires. I am a very strong "man's man", but this stapler takes 2 guerrillas and an elephant to press down. This is only for stapling data wires, so it should not be so hard to press down! I own other big staplers for insulation and such that take the T-50 metal staples, and they are no where near as hard as this thing. Oh, and the other thing, this GB stapler has so much stuff around the head, you can not staple anything in a straight line, it is impossible to line up. I dare you to staple 2 staples that are lined up. I am going to look for another brand of cable wire style stapler, that hopefully will work better than this GB stapler. Stay away, stay FAR away from this one!
January 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt60000 Jams way too much to be useful
I bought this staple gun in the hopes of making my 12-2 and 14-2 NM cable tack-downs that much easier. Unfortunately, after loading it up and getting started I found it positively loves to jam when actually up against wood, to the point that 3/4 attempts at tacking down a cable would result in my having to use a pair of needle-nose plyers to unjam it.
June 22, 2012