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Posted: 12/14/2013 9:14:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 9:17:46 AM EST by gunguyG19]
Need a new staple gun for the range and home. Just hanging targets mostly, but maybe wires, maybe. They both are Stanley made, but does the bostitch brand makes it more reliable?



Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:18:29 AM EST
I sure like the Arrow T-55, kinda the 1911 of staplers. Takes T-50 staples, found anywhere, everywhere.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:19:41 AM EST
Okay, glad I'm not the only one who fixated on this. For the range, the biggest issue is you always run empty half way through. For this reason, I finally learned to stay clear of the larger models. They take large staples and capacity is too low. my favorite is the light weight orange one at walmart, in the gun section for this very purpose. While small, it has very high capacity.

Fine for most around the house projects too, and small wiring work. Obviously no good for roofing or house wireing work.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:21:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lazyengineer:
Okay, glad I'm not the only one who fixated on this. For the range, the biggest issue is you always run empty half way through. For this reason, I finally learned to stay clear of the larger models. They take large staples and capacity is too low. my favorite is the light weight orange one at walmart, in the gun section for this very purpose. While small, it has very high capacity.

Fine for most around the house projects too, and small wiring work. Obviously no good for roofing or house wireing work.
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High Capacity Stapler?

Oh Noes!

Get one before the ban...
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:21:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By twolazytwo:
I sure like the Arrow T-55, kinda the 1911 of staplers. Takes T-50 staples, found anywhere, everywhere.
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I have a couple of these no fancy ergonomic bs or color just a heavy duty stapler.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:28:43 AM EST
Heckler & Koch P7.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:28:53 AM EST
The one with the shoulder thingy that goes up and down
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:30:29 AM EST
What length staples are y'all running? Is the 3/8 over flung it for paper targets. Maybe go through card board to attach to wood.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:31:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lazyengineer:
Okay, glad I'm not the only one who fixated on this. For the range, the biggest issue is you always run empty half way through. For this reason, I finally learned to stay clear of the larger models. They take large staples and capacity is too low. my favorite is the light weight orange one at walmart, in the gun section for this very purpose. While small, it has very high capacity.

Fine for most around the house projects too, and small wiring work. Obviously no good for roofing or house wireing work.
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Does it use regular staples?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:37:35 AM EST
DuoFast mucho nicer
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:41:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By twolazytwo:
I sure like the Arrow T-55, kinda the 1911 of staplers. Takes T-50 staples, found anywhere, everywhere.
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Arrow is the best. I have one that is over 25 years old. Still works great.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:44:06 AM EST
I thought arrow was a off brand? So I didn't even give them a look. I did notice my Walmart had all the t50 stakes sold out.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:52:09 AM EST
The arrow type are not good for taking to the shooting range. If you throw it in a bag there's a good chance the slide/spring thing that holds the staples will pop out and completely disappear. I had this happen to me one day so I had to buy a whole new stapler. About a year later I found the spring thing in the trunk of my car and now I have two working but crappy staplers that always come apart.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:12:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wwace:
DuoFast mucho nicer
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The rest belong in the sammich makers tool drawer.

Duo-fast is the professional tool, at a Stanley price. Adjustable seating force.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:15:14 AM EST
Get the one that's New Jersey police union approved. They know quality.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:23:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By twolazytwo:
I sure like the Arrow T-55, kinda the 1911 of staplers. Takes T-50 staples, found anywhere, everywhere.
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What vintage is yours? My dad has three all probably older than I am and flawless, so I bought one 4 or 5 years ago, unreliable P.O.S. Staple, misfire, smack on something hard, staple, especially if it's on a busy range.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:45:03 AM EST
red swingline
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:14:54 AM EST
My T-55 is decades old, very reliable. Might be the newer ones are not as good, imagine that.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:43:47 AM EST
Stop being a pussy and get this

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:02:47 PM EST
Bostich Is owned by Stanley.....

Difference? Color
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:50:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 1:52:03 PM EST by lazyengineer]
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Originally Posted By gunguyG19:


Does it use regular staples?
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Originally Posted By lazyengineer:
Okay, glad I'm not the only one who fixated on this. For the range, the biggest issue is you always run empty half way through. For this reason, I finally learned to stay clear of the larger models. They take large staples and capacity is too low. my favorite is the light weight orange one at walmart, in the gun section for this very purpose. While small, it has very high capacity.

Fine for most around the house projects too, and small wiring work. Obviously no good for roofing or house wireing work.


Does it use regular staples?

No, I tried buying a staple gun that did, since those are so thin you'd almost never run out - but it never worked. Either couldn't find one in a staple gun configuration that would take them, or the one I could find was plastic POS and was destroyed after a couple months.

My current favorite is this one:

Uses JT21 staples, and limited to only taking the 1/4". Works great. Cheap, and light - which is good because I haul a lot of crap to the range.

I tried this one. It broke, and since takes the standard large staple-gun sized staples, damn thing always runs empty, at exactly 100 yards away from a refill. Sometimes 200 yards. It eventually broke.


You can go cheap on staple guns, and pick one up at Aldi's/BigLots/Harbor Freight. I've learned the hard way those suck, and end up breaking on you. Either the bottom falls out, or the rivets pop off.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:55:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 19suburban96:
Stop being a pussy and get this

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/19suburban96/media/stapler.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/19suburban96/stapler.jpg</a>
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And how would this perform on card board hanging on wire?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:13:09 PM EST
Preferably the one that will not cause permanent and total disability if you were to staple yourself in the finger.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:13:45 PM EST
One that works and doesn't fucking jam
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:16:05 PM EST
Get a G19. Trigger not quite as nice as the Stanley, but easier to find a holster for.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:22:09 PM EST
That grey Stanley is a great gun.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:24:07 PM EST
Whichever one needs a permit to own in NYC.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:40:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 4:44:57 PM EST by tangeant]
New staple guns are crap and cheesy rear loaders always dump staples and make a mess .

Go to pawnshop and look for a Old Swingline 101 Tacker or a Swingline 800 Heavy Duty Tacker you should be able to get either for < $10.

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