What To Look For in a Staple Gun
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 – they 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 – 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 – this can range 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.
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…