The best staple gun should be able to fire staples powerfully and accurately into a host of household materials. Some staple guns can double up and fire brad nails as well.
The best staple guns are electric staplers – these run off a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and USB charger and remove the need to apply any hand power, great if you have jobs that require driving many staples in a row. They are more expensive than the traditional manual stapler though.
Manual staplers reply on hand power to compress a spring that when released fires a staple or brad nail from the nose of the stapler.
Not all staplers fire the same staples and it is important to check for compatibility – the most common types are T50 or T53. If the staple gun fires brad nails too, they are usually 18 gauge. Staple length is also important – staples can range in length from 4-14mm and brad nails from 10-15mm.
Other features to look for include a jam release mechanism and a low-capacity indicator or window.
Most staple guns come with a box of at least 1,000 pieces and staple remover to get you going too.
Whether you’re looking for a tool that can fire a range of staples and nails, or an electric stapler to give your hands a rest, I’ve done the hard work for you. I’ve put together the best staple guns on the market right now. Here’s what I found out…