Top positive review
Great Stapler, reliable and doesn't jam
28 August 2016
I bought the Tacwise stapler after spending a lot of time trying to staple manually, or using another inferior stapler. I had a project to re-upholster a set of six dining room chairs. I used the Tacwise Heavy Duty 140 10mm staples for the job. These staples were longer than the ones I was digging out and replacing, however they did the job very nicely indeed.
The previous electric stapler I had required a lot of pressure to be placed on the surface before a staple could be ejected, part of the safety mechanism, however, I found this to be a really hard thing to use, particularly single handed in awkward positions. This stapler however has the safety lock within the top button, to stop render the device safe when you are not using it - TIP: the trigger is sensitive and easily pressed, be sure to turn the safety on when you are not using it, a few times I shot staples across the room, luckily nobody around to hit! Be careful. Personally I much prefer how the Tacwise works, makes it easy to staple everything accurately with the minimum of fuss.
The stapler very rarely jammed, it only jammed when I tried to staple on top of something extra hard, ie. screws, old staples etc, however, I found it quite easy to fix using a pair of pliers to pull out the jammed staple. Sometimes you have to keep pressing the button to slowly hit the jammed staple so that it shows a little more of the edge, to enable the pliers to get a grip.
Overall a great product for the price.
One pitfall was that the length of cable supplied is only 5ft / 1.5mt - so I had to use a light cable extension in order to freely move around my work. Even working at head height will require more length which adds weight and therefore fatigue when in use doing a lot of stapling.