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PowerShot 5700KB Forward-Action Heavy-Duty Staple and Nail Gun Kit


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  • Forward Action works with the staple for more control and easier firing
  • Fires 9/16-inch brad nails in addition to a full range of staple sizes
  • Drop-in staple chamber makes loading easy
  • Non-slip rubber handle for extra comfort
  • Window for an easy view of remaining staples
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Technical Details
Part Number 5700K
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Product Dimensions16.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
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Item model number5700KB
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Item Package Quantity1
  
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Additional Information
ASINB00004T17K
Best Sellers Rank #292,727 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableApril 13, 2000
  
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Product Description

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Customers have great things to say about the PowerShot stapler, so we decided to take one for a test spin and see what the hubbub's about. The PowerShot calls itself a stapler and a "nail gun," which is a bit of a stretch. It's certainly a stapler, and a fine and innovative one at that. The forward-action design seems a little awkward at first, but it actually makes the act of stapling more natural and accurate, placing the weight of the user over, rather than behind, the staple. Fill it with 9/16-inch brad nails and it functions as a light-duty nailer. One customer points out that the PowerShot's padded handle is cold-weather friendly. All-metal staplers can be real heat suckers, but PowerShot's padded handle stays warm--and it's ergonomically correct. We applaud this inventive tool. --Mark McDonald

Product Description

Squeezing trigger puts pressure on the front of the gun to ensure staples are driven flush to surface. Does not kick up like traditional staple guns. Requires less force to staple. Quick load staple chamber slides away for easy loading and hassle free jam clearance. Uses 1 4'' to 9 16'' Powershot or Arrow T50 staples, also shoots 9 16'' brad nails. Kit includes: Powershot staple and nail gun (model
No. 5700) wire attachment and convenient plastic storage box. Promotional item. Limited availability.

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Customer Reviews

The forward action requires much UNtraining.
Anonymous
And so my only 1-star review to date... Based on my experience, I advise against this product full heartedly.
A. Franke
I put one into my hand the first time I cleared a jammed staple.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By BRADLEY KELLER on October 15, 2000
This is a real solid tool.With a wide range of staples available it should fit just about everyone.I bought mine when powershot was making them for black and decker.(exact same tool)I havent fired any brads with it butI have gone through some staples.It hasent jammed yet. Mine didnt come with the adapter or the cool little case and I paid a lot more.This one is a real winner.It is well worth the money.You wont be sorry
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2000
this stapler is the best one on the market for mult-purpose use around the house. i have used it for x-mas lights, running phone wire behind base board, and tacking up signs. the forward staple action makes it easier to use. the kit box is great for storage. this product is a winner.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Chung on June 6, 2000
There are a lot of great things about this product. First and foremost is the ergonomic considerations of getting the mechanical advantage from your hand to the trigger. Eventhough the form looks backwards the first time you use it - you won't have problems after you feel the difference between this new design and the archaic old stainless steel bricks. Second and just as important - when you're using a staple gun in the cold winter - the old steel ones sucked the heat right out of your hands. This baby has a wonderful non-slip, slightly malleable plastic palm. It's just a joy to pound staples in.
The textured metal body has a nice heft and finish. The staple magazine has a great quality sound that provides positive feedback to know you're locked and loaded! And the included wire guide is key for around the house chores - it allows you to wire manage your phone/coaxial/etc cords without putting a staple through it. Just watch out for the sizes of staples you buy and the dropping it on hard surfaces in cold weather. Some internal parts are plastic - and they don't react too well in those conditions.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Franke on November 27, 2005
I've never given a 1-star review before, but I'm so completely disappointed in this product that I just had to this time.

This stapler make a lot of sense to me -- the downward force when stapling is smack dab on top of where the staple (or brad) fires. This virtually eliminates kick-back and lands the staple solidly on target. It's pretty straightforward and only mildly awkward once you get used to the idea (which happens pretty quickly) - you just have to keep in mind that you're using a stapler that fires from "the other end". (Side note: Personally I don't try to operate any tool without understanding its basic operation, including what's sharp, what moves, and how the tool might react when used. This is especially true for those tools that that fire _projectiles_, so follow this advice and you probably won't wind up with a staple in your hand... or worse.)

I say "mildly awkward," by the way, because I think when we (people in general) put force into a push, we're accustomed to using the heels of our palms - right in line with the forearm. That's more in line with how the traditional staple guns work. With this one, though, you kind of have to rock your wrist forward when you squeeze. It's as if you're pushing from the area between your thumb and first finger, which feels a bit unnatural.

Anyway, I bought this stapler, a package of brad nails (same brand) and a package of staples (again, same brand). The staples fired about 80% of the time; the brads about 70%. I shot about 50 of each before the first jam (on a staple). I managed to get it cleared and shot about 15 more staples before it jammed again... then again, and again. Between misfires and jams, this product was really slowing me down. Finally "something gave" inside and the handle went limp.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David Lindamood on February 4, 2002
The forward action of this hand stapler is by far the best that I have ever used.!! I use to put off the wiring jobs and other chores that would require using the typical staple gun, or worse, hammering those itty-bitty staples/brads. But with this staple gun, very little forward pressure is needed to trigger the shot, AND there is very little recoil, which is my main complaint of the "normal" staple gun.
Great for laying wire and installing fiberglass insulation, the forward action will firmly seat the staple into the wood. The 9/16" brads are NOT seated entirely into the wood, but in my case, that is what I want. I use the brad stapler for preperation of thin wood for "stack cutting" scroll saw projects. The hand held PowerShot makes the prep time for the thin wood a breeze, and easy, AND it doesn't tire the hand.
Easily fires staples flush, easy on the hand, HIGHLY recommend the PowerShot 5700KB Forward Action
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Gary R. Lownsdale on November 3, 2004
This product is dangerous! It does not deserve even a one star rating. Two days ago, I was using the PowerShot 5700 staple gun when it jammed on the first staple attempt. As soon as I moved the staple gun to what I thought was a safer position to unjam the gun, it released the staple without warning and without my hand action. It shot the staple completely through the center of my ring finger. It had enough force to send the staple through the bone and out the other side. I spent the afternoon in the emergency room, while the emergency room doctors attempted to safely remove the staple from the bone.

This staple gun jams excessively, releases under power without provocation, and provides a level of danger that is not on a level with a consumer product's expectations. I am a degreed mechanical engineer with a great deal of experience in using tools for automotive restoration. I consider myself knowledgeable and careful in the use of tools. I have never had an injury similar to this in over 35 years of working with tools.

I would be interested in having anyone with a similar experience contact me directly.

Gary Lownsdale

(real name)
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