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4.0 out of 5 stars Light Duty..., 25 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Stanley Heavy Duty Staple/ Gun 0-TR250 (DIY & Tools)
Stanley TR-250,Substantially constructed piece of kit, light enough to operate single-handedly, not deafeningly loud when operated, staples/nails load easily, cool looking aluminium body, lockable mechanism for safe storage &...... to cut short- A very rugged & nifty little gadget for a number of jobs;

However,

Its meant for light duty usage,(or light to medium for some) good on soft wood but not very promising on hard surfaces, esp. the staples are almost useless there & a hammer will still be needed at hand, the brads on other hand, perform well on different surfaces. I haven't tried U shaped staples yet:

My experience;(just finished my library)

Usage____________Brads_____________Staples

laminate flooring.......7/10 ......................4/10
carpet laying ..........9/10 ......................7/10
card board.............10/10.......................7/10
paper(Argos cat.).....8/10.......................5/10
bare wood normal.....9/10.......................7/10
hard wood...............6/10.......................3/10
wall board...............7/10.......................6/10
canvas frame..........9/10........................7/10
carpet on carpet.....10/10.......................7/10

Hence recommended for light, everyday tasks around the house or office, very useful to have one in the tool box & definitely better than its competitors (according to most reviews) but NOT heavy duty stuff at all.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2011 08:30:18 BDT
Excellent review. Thank you

Posted on 8 Sep 2013 21:40:28 BDT
Blessed says:
Totally agree... heavy duty is extremely misleading... did you end up using the u shape staples? are they compatible. could you please let me know which size and type plz. I have never tried them and would like to as the normal staples are useless on wood.
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