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New favourite tool!

Postby Justintime » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:55 pm

Arrow T50DCD cordless stapler from tools top.co.uk.
Tested it, seems to do the work without pain or fuss.
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Re: New favourite tool!

Postby Foggi777 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Justintime wrote:Arrow T50DCD cordless stapler from tools top.co.uk.
Tested it, seems to do the work without pain or fuss.

When I saw this, I thought "Great, now I don't have to drag along an extension cord for an electric stapler" This stapler is horrible. It barely drives in a staple and it takes 2 seconds per staple. Press the gun against the surface, hold for 2 seconds while the stapler drives the staple and then take a hammer to fully drive in the staple. And this is into pine which is a very soft wood. My manual stapler does a better job and you don't have to wait 2 seconds. Save your money and buy one that uses replaceable battery packs.
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Re: New favourite tool!

Postby Justintime » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 pm

Wow!
No point holding back!!
That's not how mine works, otherwise I wouldn't be recommending it...
If the staples aren't driving all the way in, then perhaps you should try using shorter staples, as the manufacturer suggests.
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Re: New favourite tool!

Postby Fruitini » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Our previous two corded arrow electric staplers both failed after a little over a year of moderate use for canvas stretching. I contacted arrow to complain and they supplied this model free of charge, no questions asked. The first couple of months impression is it’s a great upgrade on previous corded models, although it’s lifespan is still up for question. We have no issues with it driving fully home, like the OP states a stock of different sized staples is suggested. A full charge is about 500 fires which is ample for our needs. Highly recommended.
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