As a builder and stage set maker I used for many years an absolutely brilliant Black and Decker Stapler. However, when the staples for this became unobtainable I looked in vain for a replacement stapler which was equal to my old one. After throwing numerous staplers away in disgust I was sceptical about the Stanley one. In the event it has proved itself time and time again and it is at least as good as my original one. It's easy to load and, provided you hold it firmly against the wood, it staples perfectly. Good advice about this stapler was in the reviews I read, buy your staples from Homebase - they are the proper Stanley ones and cheap too.