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Arrow Fastener Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Staple Gun
on January 5, 2014
This is a decent tool. The fit and finish are good, and the included case is great to keep it protected and clean when not in use. The included oil is a bonus, and the nozzle is innovative as it stores inside the bottle upside down avoiding an oily mess. A drop of oil before use, always. Loading staples is easy, adjusting the exhaust nozzle is too.
This thing had no problem shooting the 3/8" staples into softwood of all types, even into their knots. They sat just below the surface, perfect. Even in softer hardwoods like poplar and cherry. In maple the staple was flush. In harder tropical woods this thing had trouble sinking the staples. Often they would scrunch up. In the end grain it was better, but not tangential or radial grain. Air pressure was set to 90psi.
I had more than a couple misfires, as in, no staple came out after shooting. I didn't have any jams, where I had to dig out a staple from the tool. This happened in the soft and hard woods. What I wish this tool had was a little window in the magazine. The Surebonder stapler I have, that is very similar to this one, has that and performs better. The fit and finish isn't as good though.
The best thing about this tool is its ability to use T50 type staples. This is a great tool for a homeowner type and would be very useful for upholstery, crafts, and things of that nature. I'm not sure where it's made, but if I had to guess I'd say China or possibly Taiwan. Overall, a good tool and useful for a DIY homeowner.