Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
AiryWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
ADA 06372.6 lbs.yes140 staples60-95 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
This tool's light, compact, and comfortable. Its top-loading magazine lets you see how many staples are left, which helps cut down on dry-fires. The bump/ sequential fire switch integrated into its trigger is tricky to use. The jam-clearing mechanism is stiff.
Price
$109

Contact
888-835-2479
www.airy.com
CraftsmanWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
184353.8 lbs.yes160 staples70-110 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
We liked this tool. It's a little larger than the others, but it's a top-loader, has a rear-mounted safety, adjustable depth control and exhaust, a bump/sequential fire switch, and a smart lock setting. One drawback is the little plastic handle over the cocking handle. This tool could use a case.
Price
$100

Contact
800-377-7414
www.sears.com/craftsman
Fasco F26CWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
90-40 SS (CT)3.1 lbs.yes130 staples60-100 psi3/4-in. to 1 9/16 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
The only extra feature on this no-frills tool is a bump/sequential firing switch. This is the only tool that doesn't come with an air fitting. Normally that would require a trip to the toolbox; however, we had to go the hardware store to buy a bushing for the fitting. This tool lacks a carrying case.
Price
$249

Contact
800-239-8665
www.fascoamerica.com
GrizzlyWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
G60433.2 lbs.yes100 staples60-110 psi3/8-in. to 1 1/2 in.
No Image AvailableTester Comments
This is a very comfortable, basic, but affordable tool with a streamlined design. It's got a 180-degree exhaust port. This one loads from the bottom and has a front-mounted safety. It comes with a case, adjustment tools, and lubricating oil.
Price
$100

Contact
800-523-4777
www.grizzly.com
InterchangeWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
ICB-SF9040B3.1 lbs.yes130 staples60-100 psi3/4-in. to 1 9/16 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
The only extra feature on this no-frills tool is a bump/sequential firing switch. This is the only tool that doesn't come with an air fitting. Normally that would require a trip to the toolbox; however, we had to go the hardware store to buy a bushing for the fitting. This tool lacks a carrying case.
Price
$249

Contact
800-239-8665
www.fascoamerica.com
ISMWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
18NC1502.7 lbs.yes140 staples55-90 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
This tool is light, compact, and comfortable. A top-loader, it has a tricky bump/sequential switch and a stiff jam-clearing mechanism. It's very similar to the Airy model.
Price
$190

Contact
800-378-3430
www.ismsys.com
JamercoWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
JTS061838A3 lbs.no100 staples70-100 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
With excellent jam clearing and a rear-mounted safety to get into tight spots, this tool is very easy to operate. It's also got a push-button bump/single-fire adjustment and a tool-less exhaust. It's a top-loader, so you can see how many staples you've got left. This is one of the few tools with a depth adjustment.
Price
$130

Contact
800-526-5020
www.jamerco.com
MakitaWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
AT6383.2 lbs.yes100 staples60-115 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
I like the counter window in this tool's bottom-loading magazine. I also like the convenient belt hook that comes already attached to this bump-fire only stapler. The exhaust is tool-less. If you get a jam, you'll need an allen wrench to clear it.
Price
$169

Contact
800-462-5482
www.makitatools.com
PaslodeWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
2125-N182.8 lbs.no120 staples70-100 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/4 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
8
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
This bump-fire only tool has a large trigger for big fingers. The spring mounted externally on the front for the safety return looks kind of flimsy, but we liked the exhaust ports located at the bottom of the handle, which make this stapler really nice to use in a dusty space. Jam clearing requires an allen wrench. There's no carrying case.
Price
$269

Contact
800-682-3428
www.paslode.com
Porter-CableWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
NS150A2.5 lbs.yes100 staples70-120 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
9
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
The manufacturer really thought this tool out. Its convenient size, easy loading, directional exhaust port, sleek, rear-mounted safety, and superior, side-access jam-clearing mechanism make it our clear winner. And it's got the easiest depth-control adjustment.
Price
$140

Contact
800-487-8665
www.porter-cable.com
SencoWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
SLS 252.7 lbs.no168 staples70-120 psi3/8-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
10
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
Senco has produced another high-quality tool. Its foam grip is definitely the most comfortable of all the tools we tested, but we wonder how long it will last. This tool has a soft plastic cover on its rear-mounted safety but lacks a rotating exhaust port. Its top-loading magazine exposes the fasteners so you can keep track of them. You can order a part to change this bump-fire tool to sequential fire.
Price
$299

Contact
800-543-4596
www.senco.com
Stanley BostitchWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
SB-150SX2.6 lbs.yes100 staples70-100 psi1/2-in. to 1 1/2 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
11
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
This is a very comfortable, well-balanced single-fire tool. One of the few staplers with a depth adjustment, this one loads from the bottom. You need tools to clear jams but not to turn the exhaust deflector. This durable-looking tool comes in a nice carrying case that doesn't include any wrenches.
Price
$129

Contact
800-782-6539
www.stanleyworks.com
UNIWeightTool-less AdjustmentsMagazine CapacityOperating Air PressureFastener Range
LU-9040LAC3 lbs.yes100 staples62-115 psi5/16-in. to 1 9/16 in.
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StoryID
501028
ToolNumber
12
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626610
Tester Comments
This is a very small, comfortable, tough-looking bump-fire stapler. I like its magazine even though it's an enclosed bottom-loader. The jam-clearing mechanism requires tools but the exhaust adjustment doesn't. This tool comes with lubricating oil, wrenches, safety glasses, and a spare piston. We found that odd because you need a driver more often than a piston.
Price
$129

Contact
888-658-5872
www.ultranails.com