It is lightweight and small enough for me to use easily (I am a somewhat small senior female), but it really gets the job done. I just used it to reupholster some slip-seat dining chairs. It sent staples through the somewhat heavy material and into the wood beautifully, just as it should (and just as my last, larger staple gun did not do). And it came with 1000 staples, so that I could use it immediately. Plus a zipper case, very reasonable price, and quick shipping. A definite five-star purchase from Amazon. If you are in the market, don't hesitate to order this item!