Model # 5900

Internet # 202097439

5900 Insulated Cable and Wire Tacker

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$8.54 /each



Model # 5900

Internet # 202097439

The Powershot 5900 is a light duty plastic wire and cable tacker. The Powershot 5900 shoots easy to load plastic insulated fasteners. The stapler can be used for a variety of applications such as Christmas/Holiday lights, garland or other holiday decorations. It can also be used for installing low voltage wiring for home applications such as computer, telephone, intercom, alarm, security, doorbell, thermostat, and speaker wires.

  • Manual stapler for Use without a power source
  • Works with powershot 97-559 staples
  • 4 in. long handle
  • Weighs just 1.2 lb. for easy carrying
  • Easy rear loading magazine
  • Secures low voltage wire ¼ in. diameter round or 5/32 in. x 5/16 in. flat wire


Assembled Depth (in.) 
2 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
10.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
8.5 in 
Handle Length (in.) 
Hand Tool Type 
Maximum staple size (in.) 
Staple type 
Tools Product Type 
Hand Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Got it on clearance. But after using it, I would pay MORE than retail to replace it! Didn't know I needed this, now I wish I had one years ago. I bought this while I was in Home Depot buying lumber to make my nephew a bed. When the bed was done, his little room looked great! Well, except for the hundreds of feet of Video Game system, TV, Media Box, i-this & i-that, cables & wires running everywhere. I'd even teched up his headboard by building in a digital picture frame. I was duct taping cords behind the bed when I remembered that I had grabbed this handy item. I retrieved it from my car and went to work! I'd purchased it & an extra pack of staples w/ insulated wire/cable fasteners on clearance. I have several staplers, but for the specific task of securing cables, this one can't be beat. I think you can buy the special wire/ decoration staples for one of the other units I own, but I always have trouble when i use specialty staples or nails with it. This comes with these staples that are designed to staple to wall, trim etc. without crushing cables or wires, so it's handy even without the insulated fasteners. The price of the special staples are cheaper than most items sold in hardware stores for keeping cables off the floor or running wires around doors & windows so you can use as many staples as you need (instead of making an 6 pack of fasteners last for 40 feet of TV cable) & you don't have to try to hammer little tack nails or tiny screws. You just center the wire under the front of the stapler, depress the handle and it has enough force to drive the staple in but doesn't compress or damage cables & wires. Much safer than other methods if using it for Holiday decorating. A staple cutting through a light strand can be a fire hazard, there's no worrying about that with this stapler & special staples. If you need a single tool to do lots&lots of things skip this, but if you want the RIGHT tool for these specific tasks, THIS IS THE ONE. After those cables are out of the way & the Holiday lights are up, you'll probably reach for this instead for your regular stapler for lots of tasks. These staples are easier to remove so a better choice for any temporary tack jobs. Truthfully, I wouldn't have noticed this item if it hadn't been on the clearance rack. But after using it, I would pay more than retail to replace it if it ever vanishes from my tool box. Lisa May 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by accurate Quick action, perfect for small cables such as telephone lines. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy with it I purchased this a few years ago when I started hanging Christmas lights on my house. This works well with trim but no so much on hardy board. Mine has jammed a few times but it's a easy fix. Make sure you buy a box or two of the staples, I would hate to run out and they not make this anymore. All in all, for the price, a great product. December 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 5900 staple gun review I see some bad review on this product. It depends on the type surface you want to staple to. Works very well on sheet rock. Also on pine wood OK. Sometime it will jam on pine wood. Now and then a staple may get jammed in the gun. Just need a pair of needle nose to pull the jammed staples out than it works fine. This gun is designed for light duty diy weekend projects not anything heavy duty like hard woods. It meets my needs very well. November 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stapler for holiday lights The stapler works great and you don't have to be concerned with piercing your wires. October 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't be lured by low cost Complete pile of junk. Not a single staple does anything but bend and jam the gun. February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use Bought this to reattach some coax cable in my home Worked great and was easy to use Only negative is the staple is a bit bulky Replacement staples should be carried in store for ease of purchase July 29, 2014
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