The Dewalt Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker is a versatile stapler that accommodates Arrow T50 & Stanley 700 series HD staples in a variety of sizes. This highly portable stapler features a surface guard that helps prevent underlayment tearing and wind damage. Its magazine is durably constructed from steel to help ensure positive feeding. This stapler conveniently loads from the bottom for easier access.
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64%of customersrecommend this product9 of 14reviews
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64%of customersrecommend this product9 of 14reviews
Customer reviews for Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker / Stapler
Review 1 for Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker / Stapler
from Michigan, on a ladder
going to throw this thing...
PostedOctober 14, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I have worked in the trades for a few years through collage. We built houses from a hole in the ground to finish with a 3-4 guy crew and have used a few versions of hammer staplers. Arrow Ht50, Bostitch, ect. Non have been perfect. When I was redoing my siding I decided to buy this Dewalt. It loads easy, drives well, and has nice weight balance. The problem is the release is on the bottom of the handle and sticks out past the handle so when it is hanging in your belt it can be bumped open by just kneeling down, climbing a ladder, or leaning up against a wall. The catch releases and all the staples fall to the ground. After a few times at the top of a ladder with the catch opening, rendering this useless you will want to throw it too. A simple design change or addition would fix this issue.
Originally bought one of the cheaper Hammer Tackers that loads staples through the handle. Jammed internally on third insulation bat. Could not clear the internal jam even after removing every screw on the tool. Returned that disaster to HD and picked up this Hammer Tacker.
This product loads from the bottom and the entire mechanism can be accessed to clear jams. Nice thing is the tool never failed unless I missed the two by. Did entire job well and look forward to using it again.
Save yourself some grief. Get a bottom loading tool. And Dewalt has never let me down.
This tacker is heavy and doesn't drive staples all that well. To make matters worse some of the screws inside come loose and it stops working. I've taken it apart and put it back together multiple times but no one should have to do that. Buy a "Rapid" brand hammer tacker instead. They are made in Sweden with a lot less parts to come undone. They also drive staples better and cost about the same as this junky one.
It cost a little more then the other brands but it has a lifetime warranty. I use a my stapler quite a bit installing insulation, house wrap or putting up dust barriers during home remodeling, and I need a dependable tool for the job. It weighs a little more than my old stapler but this seems to be built to last. The handle has a good feel and the overall balance is good.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Bought this stapler to insulate my son's house and it works like a charm. Looks like I'll be using to insulate my new house in the spring. Easy to load and to use. It holds two rows of staples which is a nice feature too.
I purchased this tacker almost exactly a year ago to hang felt paper during a residing project on my house. I spent a good 15 minutes online comparing this model to its competition, but decided it was worth the extra money for DeWalt "quality". What a mistake that was!!
Straight out of the packaging, I immediately noticed what a problem it was for the handle to be flush with the head of the tacker. You are forced to drive staples at an angle onto the felt paper, which often results in a tear on the paper. If you try to drive the staples flush into the paper, you'll find that your knuckles will slam into the wall before the stapler does.
Even if you do manage to hit the wall with the tacker before your knuckles, you'll find that there's a 40% chance that the staple will be driven flush, a 45% chance that the staple will stick out a bit and/or crimple, and a 5% chance that the staple will become jammed in the tacker and require you to go and find some pliers to pull it out.
I also want to point out another reviewer's comment about the latch position at the bottom of the handle. If you try wearing this on your tool belt as it is advertised, you'll find yourself hitting the latch button with your leg and spilled stapes all over the place. It's especially fun when you're up on a ladder or scaffolding trying to secure 12ft of tar paper in the wind. Trust me.
Long story short: avoid this tacker at all costs.There are other tackers available with better features at half the price.
Cons: Not Durable, Difficult to Use, busted knuckles
The overall quality of the tacker is ok with the exception of the operation of the magazine lock. Just touching or brushing the end of the tacker causes the magazine lock to release all of the staples out the bottom due to poor design. I was tacking Tyvek onto an addition and the magazine opened up every few minutes dropping the staples due to lightly touching the end. There does not appear to be a way protect the magazine lock short of putting duct tape around the end of the tacker. This product makes you wonder if Dewalt tests their products before they release them for sale. I was up and down the ladder 20 times picking up staples of the ground. I have already purchased a competitors product and it works fine.
THE STRAIGHT HANDLE DESIGN DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A LEVEL BLOW WITH THE STAPLER. THE ANGLE YOU NEED TO HOLD IT AT TO KEEP FROM BEATING UP YOUR FINGERS WHILE HAMMERING RESULTS IN VARIABLE STAPLE DEPLOYMENT.
Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Cons: Difficult to Use
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