Staple guns are way useful to have around the home and garage because of how versatile they are. They can be used with everything from insulation, wiring and upholstery to hanging holiday decorations. I like to think of staple guns as an essential part of every toolbox, right alongside a hammer and a good socket set. Staple guns have a bit of infamy for being hard to use (in terms of the amount of strength it takes to pull the trigger and shoot a staple). Repeatedly using a staple gun can cause some serious hand fatigue. To help cut back on hand fatigue, every staple gun I have included below is very easy to use either by having an easy squeeze feature or eliminating a squeeze trigger. Furthermore, because staple guns are so versatile and can be used for so many different jobs, they need to be able to use a wide variety of different kinds of staples. For this reason, every staple gun I have included on this list can be used with a range of differently sized staples. Finally, staple guns come in electric, pneumatic and manual varieties. For the purposes of this list (and to keep costs down) I will be focusing on manual ones. This makes them easy to use and as cheap as possible.
The DeWalt DWHTTR350 Heavy Duty Staple and Brad Tacker is the best staple gun because it can be used with brads in addition to staples. It also has an anti-jam feature and is super light thanks to its aluminum construction. It even comes with a warranty. Read Full Review
The DeWalt DWHTTR350 Heavy Duty Staple and Brad Tacker is the top staple gun because it can use both staples and brads. This makes it more versatile in terms of what you can fasten with it. Also, it has an anti-jam feature. This stops whatever staples or brads youre using from accidentally jamming, which saves you time when youre working. Furthermore, the gun is very lightweight (only two pounds), while still being strong, because its made from aluminum. Finally, it comes with a lifetime warranty, which makes your purchase a lot easier.
The Stanley Hand Tools TR250 - SharpShooter Plus Heavy Duty Staple/Brad Nail Gun is one of the best staple guns because it can shoot brads and staples. Its also lightweight thanks to aluminum construction. It even has a power lever and a window that allows you to see what staples are being used without removing them from the gun. Read Full Review
The Stanley Hand Tools TR250 - SharpShooter Plus Heavy Duty Staple/Brad Nail Gun is on this list because like the DeWalt gun, it too can shoot brads in addition to staples. It also is made from aluminum, which keeps it both strong and light. This gun also has a hi/lo power lever that optimizes the gun for use with hard or soft materials. This makes it more useful because you can better customize it to whatever job youre working on. I also love that the nose of the gun is flush, which means its incredibly easy to use in corners. My favorite feature of the gun though, is the quick view window near the nose. This allows you to tell what staples youre working with (say if youve just pulled your gun out of storage) without removing them from the tool, which is very useful.
The Arrow Fastener T59 Insulated Staple Wire Tacker is a top staple gun because its strong and durable thanks to its steel construction. It also has a jam resistant feature and a chrome finish that helps to protect it against corrosion. Finally, it can work on low voltage wire thanks to insulated fasteners. Read Full Review
The Arrow Fastener T59 Insulated Staple Wire Tacker is a great staple gun because it features all steel construction. This makes it very strong and durable. Like the DeWalt gun, this tool also features a jam resistant mechanism. As I stated above, this helps to protect against accidental jamming in the middle of a job. Another thing I love about this gun is that it has a chrome finish. This protects your tool from corrosion, which extends its life, and makes it easy to clean because spills just wipe right off. Finally, this tool is great because it has insulated fasteners that can work on low voltage wires without crimping them.
The Stanley Bostitch PC2K - PowerSlam PowerCrown Hammer Tacker is a staple gun worth buying because the slap feature makes it easy as can be to shoot staples. It also has a high capacity, quick loading magazine. Finally, it has a jam free mechanism and a non-slip grip. Read Full Review
I have included the Stanley Bostitch PC2K - PowerSlam PowerCrown Hammer Tacker on this list because for one, the slap design of hammer style staple guns makes them very easy to use. You just have to slap the tool in order to shoot off the staple. I also love the fact that it has a high capacity. The quick loading magazine can hold two entire sticks of staples at the same time. This saves you time because you dont have to reload as much. It also features a jam free mechanism, which is good for reasons I mentioned above. Finally, its a great gun because it has a non-slip, long reach grip that makes the gun safer and easier to use.
The Arrow Fastener Arrow T55 Easy Squeeze Staple Gun wraps this list up because its very cheap without giving up any durability. It also has a chrome finish, which helps to ward off corrosion and makes clean up easy. It also has a safety handle lock. Read Full Review
The Arrow Fastener Arrow T55 Easy Squeeze Staple Gun is the final product on this list of best staple guns because its the perfect budget option. Its super cheap while still being heavy duty. Furthermore, it has a chrome finish, which is good because it both helps to protect against rust and makes the gun easy to clean up, like some of the other tools mentioned above. I also love that it has a safety handle lock, which of course makes it safer and easier to use.