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Duo Fast CS5000 - 20 Gauge 1/2-Inch Crown Compression Stapler

4.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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  • Professional Industrial Strenth Tool
  • Fully adjustable power setting, more staple driving power than other tools
  • Quick jam clearning - no tool required
  • All steel construction
  • Drives Duo-Fast 5000 Series Staples - 20 gauge - 1/2 inch crown staples from 1/4 to 5/16 inch in leg length
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Product Description

Product Description

This professional grade compression tool fastens ceiling tiles; insulation; weather stripping; window screens; house wrap; shipping tags; etc. It has quick; clear; and depth of drive adjustment features.

Features:
Industrial grade quality; very reliable high performance tool
Compact design allowing access in tight applications
Easy rear loading
Built in; no tool required jam clear mechanism

Specifications:
Height: 6-11/16"
Length: 7-3/8"

Fastener Range: 5/32" to 9/16"
Wire Gauge: 20
Wire Size: .05"
Crown Width: 1/2"
Load Capacity: 84

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CS5000 - 20g 1/2" Crown Compression Stapler that drives Duo-Fast Staples from 1/4 to 9/16 inch in leg length

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Technical Details

Part Number 1011916
Item Weight 2.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 9 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Item model number 1011916
Power Source manual
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features repairable
Included Components bare-tool

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ASIN B000YSF80K
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4.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #34,934 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#2 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Nailers & Staplers > Staplers > Construction Staplers
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available December 20, 2006

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I have tried the Stanley T250, the Arrow T50 and T50 R.E.D. The Duo Fast CS5000 is by far the best.

*The Stanley T250 is nice in the hands but lacks the power to drive 9/16" staples fully into hard pine.

*The Arrow T50 is not as nice as the Stanley and lacks power. It also jams a lot.

*The Arrow T50 R.E.D. is the biggest dissapointment. While is has plenty of power to sink all staples into hard pine it is very poorly made. I tried two of them and both jammmed and miss-fired frequently. I think the spring is too weak to keep good pressure on the staples and they do not advance properly. Also, the handle comes apart very often, which is a real pain. It is also large and cumbersome to use.

*The Duo Fast CS5000 is by far the best of all. It has great power to sink all staples. It feels great in the hand. Has great anti-jam clearing, and is the best made of all of these. It costs about $10 more that the R.E.D. but is well worth the price. I returned all the others and have two of the Duo Fasts now.

Great Buy!
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I bought this to replace an Arrow T50 stapler that I finally lost patience with. I should have made this switch years ago. The Duo-Fast is FAR more reliable than the Arrow in putting staples through tar paper and deep into plywood. I've lost count of the number of jammed staples I've had to dismantle my Arrow stapler to fix.

There are a couple of niggling little things that I would like to see improved on the Duo-Fast (and I admit they are pretty small...):

1) The spring loader that you remove to insert staples and then re-insert to hold the staples is VERY hard to latch back into place. It takes a lot of putzing to fully insert it that last 1/4 inch so that it will lock in place.

2) The handle that you squeeze to fire the staple must be fully opened in order to load the next staple. And it's a wide opening because the handle is so long. I have to make an extra effort to open the handle more than what is comfortable for me, probably because I don't have big hands.

But I have no regrets buying this Duo-Fast. My old, problem-plaqued, untrusted Arrow is now in the recycle bin.
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By paul on November 27, 2012
I bought my duo-fast stapler 30 years ago at the lumber yard.
Today was the first day it wouldn't work. not sure what the problem is,
but after 30years its ok. glad to see it still out there to be purchased.

I'll buy a new one and look in to the problem with mine this weekend.

Only issues Ive had with it, is that other contractors seem to have the arrow brand staplers
and when you need staples in a pinch they're not there.

Go to salco at stapleheadquarter dot com
They sell staples for a buck or two a box for 5000.
they also are one of the few places for a good variety of sizes
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I got tired of carrying 5 different types of staples for all my staplers both in my primary residence and lake home. I had this stapler at my lake home and found it to be the absolute BEST. So I scrapped all other staplers and staples. I ordered another one of these for my primary residence and now only have to stock one type of staple. The industry MUST standardize some day soon. I have!!!
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I've just tried both staplers head to head, and the Duo Fast definitely has more power to drive longer staples, and the variable power setting is nicer compared to the "low" and "high" settings on the Stanley TR250.

As a matter of fact, the first Stanley unit that I had drove staples to the same depth no matter which power setting I had selected. This unit was from a newer batch, and the lever and the top of the stapler had hard plastic surfaces. I returned this unit and selected one that was an older build date and did have the rubberized lever and top. With the second Stanley unit, I was able to discern a difference in power between the "low" and "high" settings.

I like the wire guide option on the Stanley; there is no such feature on the Duo Fast. However, the Duo Fast CS5000 easily out-powered the Stanley TR250 in several different materials, using a variety of staple lengths. The Duo Fast has only a 90 day warranty vs. lifetime for the Stanley, but the stapler seems to be well-built and should last a long time.
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It's a sad day today as I am purchasing a replacement stapler. My old Duofast model CT-859A finally quit working. The spring that returns the handle to the up position snapped so I decided to purchase a couple of new ones to replace this workhorse after at least 15 years in service. 15 years of heavy usage as a stapler, a general basher and a tool that gets used and abused. I could not recommend another manual stapler higher than the Duofast line. All of my air powered staplers take the same staple (5000 series) so matching it to a manual is a must.

I'll keep the old one a find a spring to replace the broken one as I can't let it go just yet. Purchase one of these if you plan on having a tool that works for a very long time.
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Most of the other wide (1/2") crown manual staple guns are no longer being sold (Craftsman, Swingline, Arrow, etc.) so you don't have much choice here. There was one staple gun I saw that could use both narrow crown and wide crown staples but I didn't trust it to work without jamming.

This stapler seems to be made pretty well. The spring mechanism in the loader puts a lot of pressure on the staples so they advance properly, which was the problem with my old wide crown Craftsman staple gun.
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