Best staple gun for DIY & Upholstery projects

Monday, August 17, 2020
best gun stapler for repair projects

Best gun stapler for DIY home projects

As a kid, a staple gun was a brilliant tool.

You could use it to put up Star Wars posters and you could also use it to 'fire' staples at your little brothers.

As a mature man (!) and father of two kids, I still regard staple guns as being one of the best tools one can have. I still use them to put up the kid's posters and now maybe instead of trying to blind people like we all did in high school, I use them to staple in insulation.

That's what adults do anyway...

I recently converted my shed into an office and man, did that stapler prove a life saver when trying to keep the insulation in the ceiling before I added the plasterboard.

I found the 'karrthank /// kaarrrthuunkk!!' of the staples going into the insulation and wood framing quite satisfying.

What's not satisfying is accidentally leaving one's stapler behind the shed and months later discovering it rusted up, inside and out...

And so here we are looking at the number one selling staple gun on Amazon:
best gun stapler

  • A manual staple gun, it's made of thick carbon steel which means it's built for long-lasting durability.
  • Features the Quick-Jam-Clear - When the nail of the staple gun is stuck, you can pull down the binding switch and remove the stuck nails to ensure the nail gun works properly.
  • Power Adjustment - Use the knob of the power staple gun to adjust the pressure to fit the thickness of the material you are using, which will make your decoration work easier - this means you can use it on 'lighter' items.
  • 3-Way Staples - D-type, U-type, T-type 3-in-1 manual staples are ideal for repair, decoration and fastening to meet your different DIY renovation needs.
  • It's yellow, so you know it works really well.

But can you trust the claims of a manufacturer?

The proof of the pudding is in the reviews of actual users who've bought the gun on Amazon:

"I bought this to finish a chair repair/ re-upholsterey project. I was mid-project when the staple gun I was using died, so I bought this one. This new one is a big improvement over my old one and the last half of my project went much quicker and easier.

I love that it can use different types of staples for different types of projects. I used this staple gun to repair some damage to the wood of the chair and I also used it for the upholstery. It was easy to use & worked very well. I’ll be using this on several upcoming projects I have around the house."

"This does what it says on the tin. I have got quite staple happy with it, if it is not fixed down I am tempted to staple it, loving the power within my grip!

Highly recommend for all odd jobs I primarily used it for upholstery but have since used to tack garden mesh, and fix a reed panel to a board"

"Before I made this purchase, I tried to be fancy and get a compressed-air staple gun that would shoot both brads and staples and make my small reupholstery jobs easier for my small hands. When the fancy staple gun arrived, I realized it was way too much power and too many parts for little jobs that a manual gun could do with ease. 

Enter, this purchase. The staple gun was easy to load, even without instructions and more importantly perfect for my small hands and weaker grip strength. I’m beyond pleased and glad I opted for this straightforward, no frills staple gun. It comes with staples, too!"

If I've found one complaint about this stapler it's that it doesn't come with instructions on how to load staples. To my mind, if you can't figure out how to put staples in a stapler, perhaps you might just want to sit this one out... or check out a Youtube video."

Gauge that how you will.

But if you think you have a grip strong enough to handle this heavy-duty tool, check out the price on Amazon:

It's a free world and we believe in freedom of choice. So if you don't want steel but prefer plastic, then the Bostitch Upholstrey stapler could be on the cards for you.

The key feature is that it has a pretty handy squeeze mechanism so you can get those staples in without work out:
upholstery  staple gun with easy grip mechanism

The Bostich boasts a lightweight diecast aluminum design. The steel handle has an over-molded rubber grip for easy grip and comfort. It as a convenient bottom loading for quick and easy reloading of staples.

stanley light duty best stapler gun

If you are looking for a simple yet faithful light-duty staple duty then the Stanley is a classic around the home or office unit. Though made of chrome, it's lightweight which means it is perfect for simple office jobs like putting up signs or posters.

How do you fix a jammed staple gun?

Nothing much worse when you are trying to get a job done quickly and the stapler jams up. If you are lucky you will be able to pull it out with your finger with a bit of manipulation.

If however that staple is jammed well and truly, then you might want to use a pair of long-nosed pliers to clear the jam. Before you do that, it's often easiest to slide out the pusher rod so you have slightly more room to manoeuvre.

You don't necessarily need pliers... some times a flat head screwdriver will do the job and in a real pinch, you can use a nail clipper - just don't apply so much pressure that you cut the staple...

The real issue is that not all staplers are made the same so you'll need to adjust or remove any screws accordingly.


If you're into woodworking, you might find the need to do some planning and in that case, let me introduce you to the Cowryman Router Plane, a fine quality handheld tool or may you are looking for a replacement fire blower part?
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