Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chinas1234 Perfect for every job!
I purchased the electric Stanley Stapler/Brad Nailer so that I could repair and build things around the house without having to ask help from my husband. I just LOVE it! I have really bad arthritis in my hands and since it is light weight and has a easy to load feature, it makes everything that I'm working on a breeze! I no longer have to struggle to find different types of tools to fix something. I just pull out my Stanley. It is very easy to operate and accommodates a wide range of staples and brads. I just love the dial that increases or decreases the depth of the staples or brads. That makes it extremely convenient when I'm working on furniture or building things that are different thicknesses.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaheer Simple to use
Easy and simple to use and speeds up your project price is the cheapest at Home Depot compared to Lowes, Sears and Menards
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Works Great!
I wanted an electric stapler to use for securing insulation. There were two to choose from at the local HD store - this Stanley unit and the Arrow Pro Stapler. They were about the same price (within a couple dollars) but the Arrow had a plastic case which was the deciding factor for me. Big mistake. The Arrow unit constantly jammed. I tried different staple lengths (1/4" and 5/16") but it didn't make any difference. To compound the problem, the Arrow 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 this 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Richierich03 Works great with proper use and maintenance.
Have read many of the reviews and I want to not only post my review but to give users some tips. First if all when you staple make sure you hold the stapler tight against what you are stapling. If it is not tight it will not push the staples all the way in. Remember this is an electric stapler NOT a powerful nail gun. Found best results with 3/8" staples. It will staple easily into softer woods but some very dense hardwoods I would not use it in or be prepared to hammer in the staples. If it won't shoot out staples use some WD 40 on the moving parts which work. Have shot in over 5,000 staples with fairly good success.
April 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Riachelle Just a tip
Some people complained that the sharpshooter stopped working for them. If your sharpshooter stops working altogether (before you trash it) open the stapler up and look at the area where the small black plate pushes out the staple. if you can see the plate, then it needs to be pushed back in where it is no longer visible. If it continues to hang up, a drop of WD-40 will get it sliding again. :) This happened to me and I thought the stapler was completely dead at first.
I deducted a star because I have to tap in the staples a bit when stapling a very hard wood. But for thirty bucks, it is a good stapler for household projects.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shampbell Not for hard wood
In the middle of stapling new upholstery fabric to dining room chairs, my manual stapler broke. I purchased this one thinking that electric should work better. NOT! Most staples went in half way. I tried to hammer them the rest of the way. I had to remove many staples and retry. It took twice as long as my old stapler. The photo on the package shows that you need to hold the stapler with both hands. If I'm pulling fabric into place, I need three hands! I ended up using my shoulder to put pressure on the stapler where the photo showed the second hand.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MattPSU used to install attic baffles
For the money, this is a good gun. It has a force adjustment, which is nice for an electric gun. It reliably fed the T50 staples from Arrow, their competitor. I used it to install foam baffles, which are soft and would be obliterated if the force was too high.
My one complaint with this tool is that the safety is too fussy. I was attaching EPS foam baffles, which are soft. The safety kept piercing the baffle, and the gun repeatedly would not fire. VERY annoying. I want to say that I'm a manufacturing engineer, and we buy many pneumatic staplers. It is important to have a safety, and please don't listen to the people on here who described how to defeat the safety. I just think that the safety is too fussy and should be re-evaluated.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYMom1 Great safety features and versatility
I used the brad nailing function for the first time on some really narrow trim and it worked great! I didn't want to drag in my huge compressor and nail gun, so I used the electric stapler/brad nailer instead. It had enough pressure to drive the brads all the way through the narrow trim moulding without splitting it. I was very happy with the results. I also liked that you could adjust the pressure with the turn of the dial to + or -.
May 21, 2014