The versatile Stanley 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer operates as a staple gun for use with materials such as ceiling tile and carpet padding and as a brad nailer for use with picture frames and moulding. The high/low power feature helps you match the output force for the material, while the anti-jam feature helps prevent jammed staples. The soft-grip handle and trigger offer comfort during operation.
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67%of customersrecommend this product37 of 55reviews
Rating Breakdown56 reviews
67%of customersrecommend this product37 of 55reviews
I purchased the electric Stanley Stapler/Brad Nailer so that I could repair and build things around the house without having to ask help from my husband. I just LOVE it! I have really bad arthritis in my hands and since it is light weight and has a easy to load feature, it makes everything that I'm working on a breeze! I no longer have to struggle to find different types of tools to fix something. I just pull out my Stanley. It is very easy to operate and accommodates a wide range of staples and brads. I just love the dial that increases or decreases the depth of the staples or brads. That makes it extremely convenient when I'm working on furniture or building things that are different thicknesses.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, Convenient
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I was working on building some blocking for a table!
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17out of17found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
Some people complained that the sharpshooter stopped working for them. If your sharpshooter stops working altogether (before you trash it) open the stapler up and look at the area where the small black plate pushes out the staple. if you can see the plate, then it needs to be pushed back in where it is no longer visible. If it continues to hang up, a drop of WD-40 will get it sliding again. :) This happened to me and I thought the stapler was completely dead at first.
I deducted a star because I have to tap in the staples a bit when stapling a very hard wood. But for thirty bucks, it is a good stapler for household projects.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Cons: not flush on hard woods
19out of19found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
For the money, this is a good gun. It has a force adjustment, which is nice for an electric gun. It reliably fed the T50 staples from Arrow, their competitor. I used it to install foam baffles, which are soft and would be obliterated if the force was too high.
My one complaint with this tool is that the safety is too fussy. I was attaching EPS foam baffles, which are soft. The safety kept piercing the baffle, and the gun repeatedly would not fire. VERY annoying. I want to say that I'm a manufacturing engineer, and we buy many pneumatic staplers. It is important to have a safety, and please don't listen to the people on here who described how to defeat the safety. I just think that the safety is too fussy and should be re-evaluated.
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
I used the brad nailing function for the first time on some really narrow trim and it worked great! I didn't want to drag in my huge compressor and nail gun, so I used the electric stapler/brad nailer instead. It had enough pressure to drive the brads all the way through the narrow trim moulding without splitting it. I was very happy with the results. I also liked that you could adjust the pressure with the turn of the dial to + or -.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
For $30, I was a bit skeptical about this nailer doing what I needed. I was simply stapling a screen like mesh across 45ft of our balcony railing to discourage our dogs from trying to squeeze through the bars. I thought the stapler might either jam or not push the nails deep enough. Thankfully I was wrong on both accounts and this stapler worked flawlessly. At times where I even expected to run out of staples, this thing just kept chugging away. I would recommend this stapler for odd jobs around the house though I'm not sure how it would hold up otherwise.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, helps avoid hand/arm fatigue
17out of18found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
I've only used this once, but can tell it will be a great workhorse in my toolbox. You need to apply pressure (to hold down the gun) as the force driving the staple will also act to *push* the gun away from the board, but I guess that's to be expected. I haven't used it to drive nails, but have little doubt that it can do that job just as well.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable
Cons: no instuction on how to add the staples
2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
This is a nice low-end electric stapler. It isn't so powerful as one costing twice the price, but Home Despot sells HAMMERS cheap. If you find that this doesn't send the staples home, just use it to put the staples where you can then bang them in with a hammer. If you intend to use brads for a lot of work, and you require that they set fully, then you should buy a more powerful stapler. Hammer works fine when using only on a few.
Safety feature of a black tongue which sticks out forward of the staple dispensing slot must be FULLY DEPRESSED before the gun will fire. If the gun is slightly canted, it won't fire a staple Remedy is to disassemble the gun, TAPE the tongue in the retracted position, and re-assemble the gun. It looks too complicated to disasssemble it to where you can disconnect the interrupter switch and solder a shunt across the leads; duct tape will do the trick with less bother. Of course, they have used Torx bolts with posts in the middle, so you must get a set of those tamper-proof defeating Torx bits to disassemble the gun. [A few dollars at your friendly auto parts store.]
I've used it to put plastic sheeting up on the window over the aircons for the winter, as well as for setting felt weatherstrip on outside doorways. Haven't had any problems with it so far, using T-50 staples. Haven't tried any brads yet.
I like it. It's worth the money, and you get a tool which performs as to be expected for that price.
Pros: you get what you paid for.
Cons: stupid safety makes it hard to use., tamper proof torx just to annoy you.
0out of0found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
I picked this up to hang some insulation in an addition I'm working on. I don't know how other people are using this stapler, but it works great for what I'm doing. As long as you don't limp wrist it while working it will drive a 1/2" staple into whatever wood you need. This isn't a nail gun, you need to use it according. My only gripe is it only holds one stick of staples, but oh well. I have shot a good 5000 staples through it without any jams.
13out of13found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
It's not a bad stapler, but even on the "strong" setting it's not strong enough to drive my 1/2" staples all the way into my canvas stretcher bars. And loading more staples is definitely not intuitive - you have to just drop the staples into the bottom of the gun. You'd think you could slide staples in along the channel that releases from the base but that doesn't work. Must have been designed by a committee.
Cons: Limited Features, Difficult to Use, needs more umph
9out of10found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
This electric staple brad nailer is a wonderful tool. It has dual settings for power so you can determine the amount of force that is applied to the staple. The only problem I have with the stapler/nailer is I can't seem to find any nails for the blasted thing. Otherwise I would give it a 5 stars.
19out of20found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
I wanted to use it for some flooring underlay and to put up some wire raceways. I was never able to make the nails or the staples sink in all the way consistently. I will need another more powerful nailer for finishing the baseboards of my new wooden floor.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: inconsistent depth of nails and clips
5out of6found this review helpful.
Review 18 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer
I managed to get it to shoot short staples to finish the seat recovering job (shooting through thin leather into a fairly soft wood backing). Next similar job it quit altogether. Dead. All said, this unit shot about 150 staples, give or take 50, and then found its final resting place in my trash can. Stay away from this product.
Cons: Not Durable, junk
7out of9found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 2-in-1 Electric Stapler and Strip Brad Nailer