PowerShot® Stapler (5700)

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  • Zinc plated steel
  • Forward firing design
  • Low effort
  • Soft rubber handle
  • Staple viewing window
  • Quick loading
  • Easy jam clearing
  • Uses Arrow brand T-50 staples and 9/16" brad nails Ace No. 2073583


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PORTER-CABLEPowerShot® Stapler (5700)
 
2.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (16)

27%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

  • Lacks power (8)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (13)
  • Minor projects (7)
  • Contract jobs (4)
  • In the yard (4)
  • Paper weight (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Over 5 years old and going strong

I have used the same unit for over 5 years for both home and work. I have used product to repair semi-trailer doors and to do other light to medium duty work in the...Read complete review

I have used the same unit for over 5 years for both home and work. I have used product to repair semi-trailer doors and to do other light to medium duty work in the truck; more often temp repair until full repairs could be affected at a shop. At home I have tacked down peeling linoleum flooring in the laundry room, secure thin electronic component wires to baseboards, tack down stencils for paint applications on wooden furniture as well as drywall.

Being able to put my own weight behind the staple allows this to remain lightweight w/o having to sacrifice power. I provide the power, it provides the expulsion. It also, in my mind, allows for greater control and precision in placing the staple precisely where I want it. The guide that allows for raised applications made securing wire easy w/o fear of stapling through to the bare wire and ruining the wires.

I seldom use the brad nail option because I seldom have need of them. However, when the need arises, it is nice to have it available and not have to pound 2-3 dozen brads by hand.

My only ding is the overwhelming size. It is difficult if not impossible at times to use in tight spaces or stapling from odd positions where I cannot get leverage on the unit, in which case the traditional format is better suited.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Model 8000 is junk...

Used it three times ... out of the box, it would staple only with difficulty; today, it quit working entirely. I squeeze the handle completely without any stapling ... I release...Read complete review

Used it three times ... out of the box, it would staple only with difficulty; today, it quit working entirely. I squeeze the handle completely without any stapling ... I release the handle and the staple falls out like the bullet out of a cartoon gun. I end up cursing like Yosemite Sam and slammed it to the concrete floor of my garage with all my might ... picture is included below. It is sturdy, no doubt; too bad it won't staple. I'll never own another one...
The Model 8000 was not a gift, and I have not been compensated for writing this review...

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1.0

junk

By Tiffany

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Staple

    Best Uses

      Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

      We used this for a small project and initially it seemed to be working fine. Like other reviews (wish I read them before buying this item) it just stopped stapling. We tried everything and it just will not staple again. I'm very annoyed to have to go buy another one in the middle of a project. ACE should not be selling such a shoddy product.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This is an unfortunate piece of junk.

      By Erik

      from Oak Creek, WI

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Doesn't Staple
        • Sticks

        Best Uses

          Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

          I've had this stapler for years and I've finally had it. The design has so much potential, but the engineering falls short in the little things that would just make this stapler work. The handle return has a shroud between it and the stapler body that repeatedly goes just a bit askew when the handle is fully extended and gets hung up on the body right when you're trying to compress it. It's infuriating. Secondly, the staples don't advance reliably, so you'll just have something lined up to staple and boom, no staple comes out. Fully loaded, ready to go, but no joy. Like I said, I've had it for years and finally threw the piece of junk in frustration while trying to put up some Christmas lights. It's a stapler, and if it can't staple, well... it's in the garbage.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Frustrating!

          By Danielle

          from North Bay Ontario Canada

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                I had been looking forward to trying this product. In the middle of my first project, it broke. Returned it to place of purchase with no problems and got a new one. That one broke before I could use 200 staples. I'm passing this information on to save future buyers the frustration I'm feeling with this product.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                1.0

                piece of junk

                By Duane O'D

                from Chico, CA

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Automatic Return Jams
                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  Automatic return doesn't work. After each staple, you have to use both hands to poll the handle back into position

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  save your money on another brand or mode

                  By trappertohunt

                  from goddard, ks

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Grip

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Lacks Power

                  Best Uses

                  • Minor Projects

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  the staple gun looks attractive however, the staples do not lay flat on the surface.. Tried several different sizes, even the ace hardware employee helped me... Sorry, I would not buy this item

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  1.0

                  Model 8000 is junk...

                  By Earl_J

                  from Fort Bragg, NC

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • poor quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Paper weight

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  Used it three times ... out of the box, it would staple only with difficulty; today, it quit working entirely. I squeeze the handle completely without any stapling ... I release the handle and the staple falls out like the bullet out of a cartoon gun. I end up cursing like Yosemite Sam and slammed it to the concrete floor of my garage with all my might ... picture is included below. It is sturdy, no doubt; too bad it won't staple. I'll never own another one...
                  The Model 8000 was not a gift, and I have not been compensated for writing this review...

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Over 5 years old and going strong

                  By Scanner

                  from Centennial, CO

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use off-handed
                  • Ergonomic
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Problematic storage size

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • In The Yard
                  • Minor Projects
                  • Vehicle Maintenance

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  I have used the same unit for over 5 years for both home and work. I have used product to repair semi-trailer doors and to do other light to medium duty work in the truck; more often temp repair until full repairs could be affected at a shop. At home I have tacked down peeling linoleum flooring in the laundry room, secure thin electronic component wires to baseboards, tack down stencils for paint applications on wooden furniture as well as drywall.

                  Being able to put my own weight behind the staple allows this to remain lightweight w/o having to sacrifice power. I provide the power, it provides the expulsion. It also, in my mind, allows for greater control and precision in placing the staple precisely where I want it. The guide that allows for raised applications made securing wire easy w/o fear of stapling through to the bare wire and ruining the wires.

                  I seldom use the brad nail option because I seldom have need of them. However, when the need arises, it is nice to have it available and not have to pound 2-3 dozen brads by hand.

                  My only ding is the overwhelming size. It is difficult if not impossible at times to use in tight spaces or stapling from odd positions where I cannot get leverage on the unit, in which case the traditional format is better suited.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  1.0

                  Power Shot 5700

                  By Helland

                  from Des Moines, Iowa

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Non

                  Cons

                  • Locked up

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Minor Projects

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  Malfuntions quickly.
                  Became unuseable after very little use

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  1.0

                  not good

                  By M&M services

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Lacks Power

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Contract Jobs

                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                  I bought power shot for putting targets up at the gun range. I also bought recommended staples and it jammed constantly, returned it to ace and got a new one no hassles A+++ to ace and new one did the same thing. Later tried a demo at a big box store and it jammed constantly. I wondered why no one copied the design but now I know. It seemed like a great design and it is easy to use but if you buy this buy some good needle nose pliers to go with it. Mine is in the trash and I know have traditional tried and true design and am much happier.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Product

                  By Barb

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                    Will work perfectly if you only use the T type staples as per the directions. All other types and brands of staples will jam the stapler. Reupholstered an entire chair with it, no problems. Also, buy only chiseled edge staples.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Stapler

                    By TP

                    from Anacortes WA

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Grip
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Contract Jobs
                      • Gifts
                      • In The Yard
                      • Minor Projects

                      Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                      Great stapler, other reviews don't do it justice. This stapler is light, powerful and vary durable. Places the pressure over the staple instead of at the back and drives the staples well with little force and virtually no recoil.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      Many use the wrong brand staples.

                      By George the carpenter

                      from boston

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Power

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Contract Jobs
                      • In The Yard

                      Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                      guys, it is a great tool, even for professional use, when you need more than 2-3 tools for 2-3 hands to work.
                      Great value-price! are you all sure you use the JT-21 staples..

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      This is junk!

                      By Art

                      from Sparks NV

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Power

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                          It will not drive a 3/8 T50 staple into press wood. Save yourself the greif and buy a good one.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          1.0

                          Disappointing in the end

                          By John

                          from Washington, Iowa

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Good Grip
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home

                          Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                          I had one before the 5700M that lasted for years, then the pressure spring broke. The 5700M didn't even finish the job I bought it for before breaking. Based on what I am seeing among other reviews as well I wish I'd looked before I bought. Hopefully you are. I love the grip though the lack of recoil is wonderful. Too bad it isn't more durable.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          I love my powershot!!!

                          By Donna

                          from Wheeling

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Grip
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • Crafts

                            Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                            This staple gun is easier to use than most others. The design puts the pressure over the staple head rather than at the back like many others. It has it's own staples that are made for it, don't use ones that aren't made for it and it'll work great. Also has brads that you can use in it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            1.0

                            Its JUNK !!!!!!!

                            By steve

                            from Brookville,pa

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                            • JUNK

                            Cons

                            • I will not hold up

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home

                            Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                            I bought this garbage at Ace and first time useing it jammed oh by the way I use Arrow staples 3/8 it jams after one use waste of cash

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            a waste of perfectly good steel

                            By GLENN

                            from I WOULD NOT RECOMEND TO AN EMEMY

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Good Grip

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Power

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home

                            Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                            i have owned this power slapper over one year and used it very little and now the thing will not shoot a staple out it has not had over 500 staples through it (NEVER AGAIN)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            4.0

                            Works well most of the time

                            By Susanna

                            from Parkland, WA

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Grip
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Heavy
                            • Lacks Power

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • In The Yard
                            • Minor Projects

                            Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                            I've used this stapler to put up insulation in an attic, it worked well to start with but if you dont put a lot of presure on the handle the staples won't go in all the way.
                            Otherwise a great product.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            1.0

                            Great Idea, Keep trying

                            By Oh Well!

                            from Weston, WI

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Good Grip

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Power

                            Best Uses

                            • Minor Projects

                            Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                            I was sold hard by the store sales people that this stapler is the best and so easy to use. Like another writter mentioned, the staples do not become flush with wood. It is a waste of my time to have to finish every staple. Great design concept, but it just needs more power.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            le crappo

                            By B D

                            from Los Alamos, NM

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Good Grip

                            Cons

                            • Permanent jam

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                              Don't bother with this staple gun. It will jam and when it does, good luck fixing it. Normal staple guns can be opened and cleaned out -> not this one. Its going in the bin (right in the middle of this project).

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Junk

                              By Curtis d

                              from River Falls WI

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Good Grip

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Power
                              • Mine has no power

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                                Any time I use it on any wood(even soft pine), I have to finish the staple in with a hammer. Ive never seen a stapler with such a problem. Junk Junk Junk

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                 
                                1.0

                                Double piece of JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                By 72 C-10

                                from Cape Girardeau, MO

                                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                Pros

                                • None

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Paper weight

                                Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                                Have Two of these things (slow learner), both JUNK. Don't buy this piece of JUNK.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Sorry Bob...

                                By Coastal Carpenter

                                from Cape Cod, MA

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Grip
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Contract Jobs

                                  Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                                  Had to write a review as I own two PowerShots which have held up for years over many projects. I've used them mostly for stapling Tyvec or tar paper before shingling houses. I've found them sturdy, easy to use and easy to reload. The loop design provides an easy grip when up a ladder. Maybe the other reviewer was using the wrong brand staples.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Piece of Junk!

                                  By BOB

                                  from Hephzibah, GA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction
                                    • Hard to use
                                    • Not durable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Paper weight

                                    Comments about PORTER-CABLE PowerShot® Stapler (5700):

                                    Asbestos contractor with experience with staplers. This would not penatrate most wood surfaces. Akward handle position. Flimsy construction. Slide catch broke off after 2nd use. Good for paperweight.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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