Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DYITNT Great little stapler
I bought this to redo the leather on my dining room chairs. I was afraid at first that we couldn't
Find the staples for it , but then I read reviews and saw that you can use the T-50 staples that are easy to find. They worked fine and the stapler worked great.
September 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Luige Nice Stapler
Easy to use. Time and money Saver. I have purchased about 3 staplers and this is the best so far.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frozone great!
Used this to make sound-absorbing panels for my home theater. I am not a veteran and had a hard time finding compatible staples because of how Home Depot stocks the staples in a different aisle (near the spring staple guns). I use the Arrow T50 staples. Cheap and never misfire. Use earplugs! Loud and powerful. I think the bad reviews are misleading since they seem to think this is lame nail gun. Its a stapler!
September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tman It uses Arrow T50 staples!!
First off: I don't know why anybody had problems getting the staples at Homedepot. Porter Cable mentions only a weird type in the manual, but this is the same as the very common Arrow T50 staples or the Stanley equivalent.
Pros: The stapler works well and is light. Even my wife with her tiny hands can use it overhead (stapling vapor barrier).
Cons: No belt clip! Not the fastest! I've mounted fabric on frames for trade shows. for that you don't want a safety trigger (not a big problem) and a faster stapler. It's still fast enough for upholstery, vapor barriers etc.
October 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Breidi Can not find staples!!
I JUST got the combo kit for my birthday today! Very excited to start with the staple gun, but the staples were NOT in the package. I've gone to Lowes - no staples that fit. I went to Home Depot and showed the clerk the exact package I got and we still COULD NOT FIND THE STAPLES! ugh. I will call the call company. If they do right by me I will correct this review or write another one.
The quality and value seem to be great! However I have not used the other guns bec I was going to start with a project needing the staples. So they quality could be better once I give them a whirl.
A con I found was the directions were pretty limited. Just a bunch of warnings and hardly any directions.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fred1 Best 3/8 crown stapler ever.
The Porter Cable TS056 stapler is a superior tool, very well built and performing. The fact that it will use staples other than Porter Cable ( such as T50 or Stanley Heavy Duty 3/8 crown ) , which can be found easily at Home Depot make it a NO-BRAINER choice.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judge Excellent value
Took it out of the box and was using it in 60 seconds. Load Arrow T-50 staples, set pressure to 90 psi and go.
Used it for a couple hours and went through several hundred staples without a jam. The magazine will only hold a full strip of staples so you have to run them all out before re-loading. The nice part is that it drives the last staple the same as the first!
The only con, if it is one, is that staples do not set the same when you staple into a knot. Increasing air pressure would help, but a knot is a challenge for ANY fastener, best to avoid them if possible.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ProHandyman Excellent pneumatic stapler
I started reupholstering the seats on 6 dining room chairs and did the first one with a PowerShot electric stapler that at best, could drive the staples only 2/3 of the way home. My old reliable manual Arrow staple gun - the real big boy, not the junior models or tacker - did a bit better and drove them about 4/5ths of the way in. I had to hammer all of the staples in to finish that first seat. It took way too much time and too much effort considering that the wood in the seat is ordinary plywood.
So, having seen this new model in both the Porter Cable and Bostitch (both are B&D-owned companies) iterations, I went to HD that afternoon and purchased this pneumatic stapler on an in-store promo for only $40.
The next day, I used 1/4" T50 staples for most of the fabric and then switched over to 3/8" for reinforcing the material folds at the corners. I powered the stapler with a tiny, ultra-quiet Senco compressor regulated down to 90 PSI. This stapler worked like a champ on the next three seats. No hammering required, even with the longer staples. And, it is exceptionally frugal with air, driving close to 50 staples before kicking in the compressor. It loads very easily and the second safety trigger is a good feature. The fact that it's oil-free is very important since there's no risk of oil spray, something that invariable happens with nailers and the first few dozen fasteners shot through.
This stapler is far more effective than the electric one I mentioned and a whole lot easier on the hands than the old manual full-size staple gun. Excellent value and performance.
May 26, 2014