Electric staple guns (vs handheld)


Old 12-04-03, 12:00 AM
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Electric staple guns (vs handheld)

Hi folks,

I was looking at one of the new forward-clicking staple guns, such as this:


But then at the store tonight, I saw this electric staple gun:


It's only $10 more, so I don't really care about the price difference. But I'm wondering about how well electric staple guns work (as opposed to the big air compressor deals). I have no specific projects in mind for the staple gun, just the regular kind of household jobs that come up from time to time.

Does anyone have any experience with these types of electric staple guns? Stronger than the manual ones? Weaker? Opinions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-04-03, 08:16 AM
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Location: Taylors, SC
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I have used electric staple guns off and on for many years. They perform well, will drive the longest of their staples flush in oak. They save your hands and wrists in big projects. For a few staples over a fair period of time that won't beat up your hands, the manuals do fine. I highly recommend an electric.

I have an air compressor and many air driven tools. For major, intensive construction projects, construction grade tools like crown staplers cannot be beat, but the electric stapler has a place and holds it well.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-06-03, 09:05 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
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I don't know what i would do without my electric staple gun! I'm installing insulation now and my hands/wrists are thanking me. Do yourself a favor and get the electric gun.

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