Best Staple Guns

Last update December 30, 2016
When it comes to upholstery or tacking sheet materials, a staple gun is far ahead of other tools. We have examined top 5 staple guns so that you can choose one of them for household or professional use! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type and power
Gauge
Magazine capacity
Staple length
Warranty
Conveniences
Weight
Staple width
 
PROS
The hardened tip and heat-treated drive hammer provide a long service life of the tool.
CONS
The gun is quite heavy.
OUR VERDICT
Roberts 10-600 is excellent for professional use in large construction projects, though the tool can be a nice choice for beginners too.
detailed parameters
Type and power
15A electric staple gun
Gauge
20 GA
Magazine capacity
85 staples
Staple length
3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 9/16"
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Conveniences
Non-slip handle with rubber grip, 12" power cord, Hardened nose, Extra hard drive hammer, Low profile head, Molded-plastic carrying case
Weight
7.6 lbs
Staple width
3/16"
PROS
The gun can drive 10 or more staples per second for faster job completion.
CONS
No hook included.
OUR VERDICT
Thanks to decent power, this pneumatic staple gun can show excellent performance when being used for upholstering and vinyl siding.
detailed parameters
Type and power
70-120 psi pneumatic staple gun
Gauge
16 GA
Magazine capacity
120 staples
Staple length
1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2"
Warranty
7-year limited warranty
Conveniences
Comfortable handgrip, Drive depth adjustment, Anti-jam magazine, Quick-release nosepiece for clearing stuck staples
Weight
4.3 lbs
Staple width
7/16"
PROS
Apart from staples, the tool can drive nails, serving you as a brad nailer.
CONS
The gun might become rather hot in case of heavy-duty use.
OUR VERDICT
It's a great electric staple gun that will be proper for medium projects such as carpeting, installation of insulation, picture framing, or fastening Christmas decorations.
detailed parameters
Type and power
15A electric staple gun
Gauge
Staples - 24 GA, Nails - 18 GA
Magazine capacity
85 staples
Staple length
Staples: 1/4'', 5/16'', 3/8'', 1/2'', 9/16", Nails: 1/2", 5/8"
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Conveniences
Power lever, Contoured grip for extra comfort, Flush nose design for tight places, Anti-jam mechanism, 8" power cord, On/Off switch to prevent accidental shooting
Weight
2.4 lbs
Staple width
27/64"
PROS
Star Protection Computer Controls™ monitors performance of the tool and prevents its overheating, overloading, and over-discharging.
CONS
The tool makes quite a lot of noise.
OUR VERDICT
Makita XTS01Z is an elaborated staple gun suitable for small and larger tasks such as plasterboarding, roofing, furniture covering, upholstery, etc.
detailed parameters
Type and power
18V cordless staple gun
Gauge
16 GA
Magazine capacity
98 staples
Staple length
1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8"
Warranty
3-year warranty
Conveniences
Rubberized soft grip handle, Convenient window on magazine to show remaining staples, Spring-loaded driving mechanism, Easy-to-use depth control, Jam-proof mechanism
Weight
5.3 lbs
Staple width
3/8"
PROS
The gun shoots only when the trigger is pulled and the push lever is pressed against the workpiece, so it's truly safe.
CONS
You may need some time to master the stapling depth adjustment, changing the pressure.
OUR VERDICT
This pneumatic staple gun can be really helpful in many household tasks thanks to its adjustment features and firing modes.
detailed parameters
Type and power
70-120 psi pneumatic staple gun
Gauge
18 GA
Magazine capacity
100 staples
Staple length
1/2", 1'', 1-1/4", 1-1/2"
Warranty
5-year warranty
Conveniences
Elastomer grip, Magazine with a clear view of staples, Stapling depth adjuster, Two fire modes, 360° adjustable exhaust, Easy-to-clear nose
Weight
2.3 lbs
Staple width
1/4"

What Is It

In the recent decades, lots of tools have been created for construction purposes and they make our lives a lot easier. Thanks to all kinds of construction equipment, people can cope with their tasks faster, better, and more accurately. Staple guns are among such must-have tools. The staple gun can easily tack a film, cloth, panels, a window screen mesh, and a lot more with conventional staples.

We also advise you to consider our review of the best brad nailers for tougher fastening jobs, as well as jig saws to shape wooden pieces to be further stapled or nailed.

What To Look For

Type

If you wish to find an appropriate staple gun for your needs, you should know the specs and features of these tools. For a start, learn the types of staple guns.

  • Manual staple guns. These tools are considered to be the simplest in use. Manual guns are designed for small tasks and are not efficient for tough materials due to their design peculiarities. A manual staple gun is suitable for occasional use. If there’s a lot of work to do, you can get dead tired using the manual staple gun.
  • Electric staple guns. Electric guns are either corded or battery-powered. Electric staple guns can be used for upholstering, paneling, fastening sheet materials in any projects. Electric staple guns shoot much faster than manual ones. So, electric models are used successfully for tough projects like large-scale repairs and construction.
  • Pneumatic staple guns. These guns also find application in large jobs that need high performance. Pneumatic guns employ the force of a compressed air to work. Like electric tools, they don’t need much effort for usage and some models are capable of driving both staples and brad. Though, a staple gun can’t fully replace a brad nailer. Generally, pneumatic staple guns fit best for large scopes of work and fastening tough pieces.

Specifications

Next, pay attention to the size of staples the gun can drive. Staples come in a wide variety of sizes and the more sizes the gun can handle, the better. After all, various staples are used for completion of various jobs. Staples usually vary in height, length, and gauge. Also, staple guns can handle different materials, and these are commonly specified in user's manuals.

Conveniences

Finally, pay attention to the features that make the staple gun easy and comfortable to use. It’s nice when the staple gun has a capacious magazine comprising a lot of staples. This feature will save you the time for recharging the gun. Staple guns’ magazines often have windows that allow monitoring the number of staples remained. Also, an ergonomic non-skid handgrip will make using the staple gun more comfortable.

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Review of Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler

Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler

Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler

Tool for Any Job

This Roberts staple gun is considered to be a professional tool that can be used for a wide range of tasks. This gun is really helpful for those striving to do the job easier, faster, and better. This Roberts tool brilliantly copes with upholstering as well as other finishing works. We'd like to add that the gun is suitable for tacking carpets. Most staple guns come with large heads that make unrolling carpets and fixing their corners fairly inconvenient. However, the Roberts 10-600 has a low-profile head that will do this job perfectly.

Review of Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler

Carefully Designed

Naturally, this stapler features various parts that make its use comfortable. We liked the design of the gun's magazine. Firstly, it is pretty big, and secondly, staples are very easy to load. We should note that the Roberts gun works only with 9/16" Duo-Fast staples. Let's also highlight a wonderful slip-resistant handle as one of the greatest conveniences of this stapler. This handle makes the gun easy to control and reduces stress on your hand. The stapler comes with the 12" power cord and it's longer than the cords of most other staplers. The stapler has a hardened nose and a heat-treated hammer mechanism for longer life and durability. Additionally, this electric staple gun comes with a convenient plastic case for carrying. This case is large enough to hold not just the staple gun but also a pack of staples and other accessories.

Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler in the use

About Roberts

The Roberts company was founded in 1938 and is the leader in manufacturing and distribution of parquet installation tools. The company invented and improved a multitude of tools for flooring materials and continues designing innovative products for today's demand. So, it's no wonder that the Roberts 10-600 electric staple gun is so brilliantly designed and performs so well.

Detailed review of Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler

More Products to Consider

We recommend you to buy a remover for extracting misdriven or damaged staples.

Additional Info

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Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler
Roberts Model 10-600 Professional Electric Stapler
 
Review of BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler

BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler

BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler

Which Gun Can Fire So Fast?

BOSTITCH tools earned the trust of millions of customers long ago. This 651S5 pneumatic staple gun also boasts recognition among professionals. And it's a well-grounded reputation as the tool is designed with an eye for detail. The tool fits hand amazingly and has unique functions. Let's go step by step. The gun has a handgrip covered with rubber which ensures a convenient and firm grip. The gun is quite light, weighing just 4.3 lbs. We should note that the gun can be successively used with one hand. Yet, you can hold the tool with both hands for greater control. As for the functions, this stapler features adjustable driving depth like most professional staple guns. Thus, you'll be able to set the right amount of driving power and protect tender surfaces from damage. Apart from that, the gun features a rapid fire mode that excited us the most. This is a truly useful feature allowing you to shoot mindblowing 10 staples per second. Also, the staple has the anti-jam magazine that minimizes failed shots and sticking. Even if a staple is jammed, a quick-release nosepiece will let you remove it easily. Like any pneumatic tool, the BOSTITCH 651S5 should be used and maintained properly. It's important to set the adequate pressure in your air compressor before shooting staples. If the pressure is too low, the gun may get stuck with a staple and conk out. Handle the gun with care, and it will serve you for many years.

Review of BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler

Experts in Staple Guns

BOSTITCH was founded at the beginning of the 20th century in Boston. The company acquired such a ridiculous name because of the abbreviation of Boston Stitcher. Despite the company's prominent achievements in producing stitching machines, BOSTITCH initially manufactured staplers, and, principally, staples as the most profitable items. Later, the production shifted to stitching machines and powerful staple guns.

BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler in the use

More Products to Consider

Consider buying a swivel plug to connect your staple gun to an air compressor, as well as premium class oil to grease your gun and keep it working smoothly.

Detailed review of BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler

Additional Info

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BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler
BOSTITCH 651S5 Stapler
 
Review of Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

Not Just a Stapler

The next product on our shortlist is an electric staple gun from Stanley. This tool is cool for its low price, outstanding performance, and some extra features. We were instantly attracted by the power adjustability of this gun. The adjustment is carried out with a lever that allows setting the power depending on the material being handled. We should also note that the gun's nose is flush, so the tool can drive staples where most other guns can't. As the manufacturer claims, the gun has the mechanism that minimizes jamming during the work. When it comes to the design and structure, Stanley TRE550 staple gun brings nice feelings. The tool looks solid and sits in hand perfectly. The versatility is, probably, the most exciting thing about this gun. Apart from shooting staples, Stanley can drive 1/2" and 5/8" brads. We need to say that such an outstanding and useful function can't be found in many other rival staple guns. So, if you need to arrange insulation, nail ceiling panels or staple a carpet, don't waste your time on hesitations and choose the Stanley TRE550.

Review of Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

The Stapler's Story

Desktop staplers, ancestors of staple guns, have been used by people for a long time. The first pattern of a contemporary stapler was made by the order of King Louis XV in the 18th century. Each staple for that stapler was marked with a royal court emblem. Since then, staplers have become more and more demanded as the paperwork was growing. At the end of the 19th century, George McGill patented the fastener that could clamp brass paper. Later, he patented another stapler for fastening paper. It could drive only one staple, though. The word "stapler" appeared several years later. Before 1909, staplers were called after manufacturing companies, for example, “Hotchkiss”, or just "fastener".

Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun in the use

More Products to Consider

What else will be useful for your fastening tasks is a pack of heavy-duty staples and brads. 

Detailed review of Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

Additional Info

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Stanley Electric Staple/Nail Gun (TRE550)
Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
 
Review of Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler

Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler

Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler

Makita Style

The Makita XTS01Z cordless staple gun is a splendid assistant for fastening. This is a pretty handy tool with useful features and solutions typical of all Makita tools. We would like to say that the gun has an amazing power thanks to its patented motor. It allows the gun to drive staples into any material. If you staple some fragile material and strive to keep it safe, you can easily set the required driving depth with a special knob. Everyone knows that a staple gun may jam staples from time to time. So, this model is equipped with the jam-proof mechanism to avoid such troubles. We should point that the entire tool is designed thoroughly. The gun's magazine is made of aluminum and provides a fuss-free loading. One more thing: the magazine has a small window that shows how many staples are left. This feature helps you arrange your fastening workflow and cut the job time.

Review of Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler

Astonishing Performance

Makita took care to make their staple gun pleasurable to use. The tool feels nice in hand thanks to its soft rubber-coated grip. Also, the spring-loaded mechanism makes the tool lighter and smaller. This feature allows you to work longer without breaks. Of course, the tool should work continuously to provide a stable performance for time-consuming tasks. Makita engineers have even provided the tool with the cutting-edge STAR Protection Computer Controls technology which monitors the tool's components and protects it from overloading, over-discharging, and overheating.

Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler in the use

More Products to Consider

To outfit your staple gun and make the job faster and more efficient, you may also need to get a battery and a charger from the same brand.

Detailed review of Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler

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Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler
Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler
 
Review of Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler

Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler

Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler

The Tool That Simplifies Your Life

Hitachi is one of few companies that has its own philosophy and follows it for years. Hitachi's production philosophy lies in the introduction of innovations and cutting-edge technologies. Adherence to that policy allows us to enjoy high-quality Hitachi tools. The Hitachi N3804АB3 pneumatic staple gun can facilitate your work and save time for other things. Reviewing this staple gun, we'd like to highlight its lightness. The tool's weight is just 2.3 lbs and it's, probably, one of the lightest staple guns. We should note that this gun needs no power supply and this is its major advantage. You just have to set the right pressure on the air compressor, connect it to the gun, and start working. The magazine is large enough for quick stapling without frequent reloads. Also, Hitachi is convenient for its sequential and bump firing mode. These modes help you adjust gun's performance to any specific material. You can select the mode with a switching device located on the left side of the tool. Also, we can mention the nose cap as one of the greatest conveniences of this staple gun. This cap leaves no dents and nicks even on a soft material. What is more, we like the vent for removing compressed air from the tool. This port revolves 360 degrees, so you can easily direct the air away from you. Finally, we should acclaim the safety of this staple gun. The shooting occurs only when you pull the gun's trigger and depress the push lever against the work surface. Taking into account the above-mentioned features, we can conclude that working with the Hitachi N3804AB3 brings a great pleasure.

Review of Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler

How Staplers Appeared in the USA

It's interesting that desk staples found their users in the USA not so long ago. Staplers appeared in American offices in 1914, yet they didn't spread rapidly. In those days, the ratio of employees to staplers was just 500:1. The reason laid in the staplers' inconvenience. A stapler could handle one staple only and its reloading was fairly troublesome. The situation changed in 1923 when Boston Wire Stitcher Co. produced the first stapler that could be reloaded with a strip of staples. This stapler didn't have analogs in terms of usability and immediately conquered the market. Finally, Swingline manufactured the first prototype of modern office staplers in the late 1930s. That stapler was easy to reload by just opening its top cover.

Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler in the use

More Product to Consider

We recommend you to load your staple gun with galvanized finish staples as must-have consumables for your fastening jobs.

Detailed review of Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler

Additional Info

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Hitachi N3804AB3 1 1/2-Inch 18-Gauge Narrow Crown Finish Stapler - Real User Review
Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler
Hitachi N3804AB3 Narrow Crown Stapler
 
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