|Item Weight||2.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 22 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||136400|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Stinger Cap Staple Hammer, 3/8" by National Nail
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Specifications: Capacity: 168 caps / 168 staples; Cap Type: Full 1" plastic cap; Fastener Type: A11 3/8" staples; Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Top Customer Reviews
Loading the Stinger: The staples load as they would in any hammer tacker/stapler. But the plastic cap strip loads separately, and it's hard to guess how. The only instructions provided are three small black and white photographs with brief captions. I had to resort to the manufacturer's website. There's a great video showing how to load the staples and caps into the Stinger (I guess they realized the need for instructions only after their rush to market). Of course, the video probably won't help you at the jobsite.
Ergonomics: I'm an average-sized man, and I found it very difficult to get a grip on the Stinger that allowed me to swing it effectively. The large plastic cap magazine is in the way. Normal hammer tacker/staplers have narrow handles that you can grip in many different positions--like a hammer. If you've used a hammer tacker, or any hammer, you know how important a good grip and swing is to effective driving. The bulky cap magazine should have been mounted elsewhere to allow for a normal grip. The lack of a good grip added greatly to the other problems I experienced.
Making the Cut: Like another reviewer, I had repeated problems with the stapler not cutting the link between caps when swung.Read more ›
Needless to say, the Stinger is a very, very, poor quality unit. I have never had a hammer tacker fail. This model failed 2 different times under soft use. I an now a builder as I lost my manufacturing job due to units like this that were made in China, rather then in the USA. Almost everything I buy now is made in China and almost always is defective in some way.
Here is a more important observation about this tool--the unit we bought was the last one and the packaging was very dusty as it had sat for a long time in the lumber yard. The point is, very poor market research was done on this tool in regards to who the end user would be. Carpenters are used to doing things the way they have always done them and this was a strike against this tool. Builders are always going to disregards what Tyvek says and will just use a hammer tacker without protective plastic cap nails. Also, the staples for this unit are very, very expensive compared to a $2.00 - $3.00 box of staples.Read more ›
Though you can't see it in pictures, there is a trigger you must pull to forward the next green disk. When you pull the trigger, it forwards the green disk all the way, sometimes when you release it, it pulls the green disk back out of alignment. So if you just take the 1/2 second necessary before each "whack", to insure it's in the right place, it will work perfectly almost every time. You can shift the disk back and forth a little bit easily, however once a disk is out too far, you have to forward to the next (you can't go back). The only other problem I encountered is that sometimes it doesn't cut it off cleanly as the gap between the cutting blade is slightly too wide, this for me happened perhaps 1 in 10 times, it was easily remedied just by twisting the Stinger and the thin connecting pieces of plastic will break. It is for this reason I am giving it 4 stars.
The bottom line is if you understand these "tricks" about the disk alignment and the cutting blade, this is a very useful tool, the plastic disk covers the holes made by the staple in the Tyvek to keep the water out and helps keep the holes from enlarging if the Tyvek gets pulled a bit.
I would buy it again and I would recommend it to anyone. You will lose a few green disks as the blade doesn't cut as well as it should, but it's no big deal, given both the convenience, speed, and added protection the tool buys you. It's not perfect but it's far better than just a stapler or nail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its really the only cap hammer on the market that's any bit decent but its not without its problems. The construction is rather flimsy plastic and I'm sure to break it before long. Read morePublished 1 month ago by One_Winged_Rook
I purchased one and it worked great for 20 minutes, it jambed and I could not find an easy way to unjamb it. I bought a second one and it lasted about five minutes.Published 3 months ago by ben1970
Works great. Several workers on the job site want one.
Eats a lot of buttons if your not careful when advancing the spool.
product has broke several times i ordered Two just to keep me going Will throw in the trash when my roof is donePublished 5 months ago by chris
This tool should be caller the "jammer", not the stinger.. I have been in construction for over 20 years and had high expectations for this tool. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bruce VanBuskirk
We bought this and it works pretty well, as long as you understand what it's designed to do--to attach house wrap to wooden sheathing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kirk Banner
Loved this tool. Worked great on synthetic underlayment. Make sure you master the hammer technique to ensure it cuts the tab from the spool, otherwise you'll pull out several tabs.Published 17 months ago by emanon
you are constantly adjusting this thing. Some times is works okay then it will take 3 or four caps with it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by William A Lehne JR