PowerShot® Stapler (5700)

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  • Sub Brand: Heavy Duty
  • Product Type: Staple and Brad Nail Gun
  • Minimum Fastener Size: 1/4 in.
  • Electric: No
  • Color Family: Silver
  • Crown Type: Flat
  • Handle Length: 5 in.
  • Staple Series: T50
  • Maximum Fastener Size: 9/16 in.


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PORTER-CABLEPowerShot® Stapler (5700)
 
3.6

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • General repairs (60)
  • Upholstery (42)
  • Crafting (37)
  • Insulation (25)
  • Good grip (13)

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 (12), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20), Business (7)

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...

Reviewed by 133 customers

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5.0

This product does a nice job!

By Queen

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Crafting
  • General Repairs
  • insulation
  • Upholstery

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I have used a couple of Arrow models before. This is the best model. I am very pleased with my results. I enjoy the safety features, too. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

       
      4.0

      Easy to use

      By BobbyG

      from Orange County CA

      Pros

      • framing picture
      • General Repairs

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          My first power stapler. Good product. Easy to use. Instructions legible. Nice performance. Could possibly use a bit more power, but good enough for most jobs.

           
          1.0

          Useless tool

          By rippedoff

          from Burlington, WA 98233, USA

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

          Constantly jams. Whether it is 5/16, 1/2" or 9/16" staples. I got 4 shots off and jammed. four more, then jammed. 2 more than jammed. Last two times one shot and jammed. Also lacks power. Will not fully set a 9/16"into soft wood. And yes I am using arrow brand T50 staples.

           
          1.0

          Junk

          By Peaches

          from MB

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

          It has never worked, I thought maybe I had the wrong Staples, nope, it's just junk. Looked for way to contact Power shot, can't find.

           
          1.0

          Complete tool failure after 1 month

          By JoeSmith771

          from Saint John N.B Canada

          Pros

          • General Repairs
          • Roofing

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This was the most expensive stapler I have ever purchused and it lasted the shortest peroid of time.Maybe i got a "lemon" but at this price point there should be nothing but top quality rolling off the line. I figured i was buying a premium quality stapler when i bought the "Powershot Pro" I was very wrong. Last arrow product I will buy. * a schematic of your products available on your website would be super helpful so that I can try and fix my powershot .

               
              5.0

              Solid unit

              By SeldomSeenTony

              from Golden, CO, USA

              Pros

              • General Repairs

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Well packaged. Instructions are clear. Charger is very compact and I like the light which is red when charging then turns green when the unit is ready to go. The loading is a bit fiddly at first but not a big issue. Operation is reliable and easy. It does the job. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                   
                  3.0

                  Jams up

                  By BELLE

                  from Zebulon, NC

                  Pros

                  • Crafting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I love the stapler for 1 yr. The stapler has had jams issues even using a fresh row of the correct size staple. After the 1st yr. The stapler has jammed for good. There are no staples in it and I can't push the handle all of the way down. It will go 1/2 way and STOP. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                       
                      1.0

                      Had 2 - Both Jammed

                      By MC2348

                      from Plano, TX, USA

                      Pros

                      • insulation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Needed a stapler for insulation. Bought the 5700M. Half-way through the project tool jambs. Took it back and it was replaced. Second one jammed again. Do not buy this tool!

                           
                          4.0

                          Power Shot Heavy Duty Staple Gun - Good Value

                          By MissionCrew

                          from Burleson, TX, USA

                          Pros

                          • insulation

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Overall, this is a good tool and is a value for the price. We bought two of these to take on a church mission trip to hang insulation. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                               
                              5.0

                              This model has made my home projects so much easier

                              By Rossman

                              from New Milford, CT, USA

                              Pros

                              • General Repairs

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  When I saw this product in the store - I knew that this would be helpful. It was only after I started using it that I realized how really useful it was and how it made my work so much easier [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Easy use

                                  By Blondie604

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Flooring

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      When looking for a staple gun, the first thing I looked for was "easy-of-use" on the trigger. This was one of the easiest ones to use, and I like how the packaging allowed you to get a feel for the strength needed to use the stapler. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Very unsatisfied

                                      By Bob

                                      from Kennebunkport, Maine

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Clumsy to use
                                        • Often Jams
                                        • Poor Grip

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          I found this product to be cheaply made, and badly designed. It looks pretty cool but functions poorly. Don't waste your money.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                           
                                          1.0

                                          TERRIBLE PRODUCT JAMS CONSTANTLY BUYER BEWARE!

                                          By vhristine

                                          from Atlanta, GA, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Crafting
                                          • Flooring
                                          • General Repairs
                                          • Hanging Targets
                                          • insulation
                                          • Roofing
                                          • Upholstery
                                          • Wiring

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I have been doing home improvement projects for over 30 years. Indoors and Outdoors. You name it I've done it. This is by far the MOST HORRENDOUS tool that I have EVER had the misfortune of owning. It jammed 25 times. 7 of those time I had to take the entire unit apart. If yoy enjoy pain by all means buy this.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              easy to use great product

                                              By boondoggle

                                              from Loveland, OH, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • General Repairs
                                              • insulation
                                              • Wiring

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  the power shot heavy duty staple and brad nail gun is one of the better fasteners out there. I recommend it for anyone that has large or small job to do.In my line of work time is money and you don't want to deal with things jamming you up like Your tools.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  this product does not work well

                                                  By Joe27

                                                  from Undisclosed

                                                  Pros

                                                  • General Repairs
                                                  • Upholstery

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      the powershot stapler does not drive the staples consistantly most times it skips and does not eject the staples into the project. when I squeeze the handle it skips. I only purchased about a year ago.

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      best stapler improvement

                                                      By Ziggy69

                                                      from Rose City, MI 48654, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Flooring
                                                      • General Repairs
                                                      • insulation

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          the new design is so much easier for me to use and seems to staple tighter with the new style. Highly recommend this over the silver original t50 stapler for it ease of use.

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          This product was a great help.

                                                          By BonnieR1

                                                          from Union Grove, WI

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Crafting
                                                          • General Repairs
                                                          • Upholstery

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              My husband bought this for me when I was redoing the cushions on our kitchen chairs. I would never have gotten the staples in the pressed board base of the cushion without this power stapler. The soft grip is very comfortable and it is simple to use.

                                                               
                                                              4.0

                                                              liked the features

                                                              By Gran

                                                              from Denham Springs, LA, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Upholstery

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  easy to use. Liked the light on the product. Couple of times had problems with staples, but overall really liked it.

                                                                   
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  nice try

                                                                  By jf60

                                                                  from 50 miles north of nyc

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • General Repairs
                                                                  • insulation
                                                                  • tyvek

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                      jams if I put other than one chunk of staples in...and even then periodically jams. I love the forward design but it finally broke...if you're curious write and ask...too hard to explain...suffice it to say it is not fixable unless arrow were to send me at least one new internal part.

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Would differently recommend this tool

                                                                      By Eileenv

                                                                      from New Jersey, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Upholstery

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                          Very easy to handle and does a great job. Upholstered 8 chairs without a problem.

                                                                           
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          The PowerShot Heavy Duty Staple has a good design that easier for my arthritic thumbs to use.

                                                                          By anna27

                                                                          from Gloucester, MA, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Crafting
                                                                          • Upholstery

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                              This PowerShot Heavy Duty Staple has a good design that easier for my arthritic thumbs to use.

                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              This product is easy to use

                                                                              By Debi

                                                                              from Clyde, NC 28721, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Crafting
                                                                              • Upholstery

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                                  Good product design and easy to use. I would recommend it to a friend.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  Easy to use

                                                                                  By Gma40

                                                                                  from Lebanon, OR

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • General Repairs

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                                      This stapler is great for older people who do not have the strength in their hands to operate manual staplers. Tried it on different materials and it has the power to drive the staples fully.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      So Many uses for this tool

                                                                                      By Moosewell43

                                                                                      from Gaylord MI

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Crafting
                                                                                      • felting boat hoist
                                                                                      • General Repairs
                                                                                      • Upholstery

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                                          This is a super easy tool to use and gives a very strong push when stapling. I recently used Stainless steel staples to repair a boat hoist felt. It worked so well my neighbors on both sides borrowed it to redo their project. One went out and purchased one of their own the following week. My wife uses it for her projects covering cornice boards. Highly recommend this stapler.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          works well!

                                                                                          By wolfdawg59

                                                                                          from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Upholstery

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                                              I just bought this electric stapler and used it to reupholster two chairs- had no problems and it stapled through several layers of fabric very well.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              Excellent stapler.

                                                                                              By mason89097

                                                                                              from Little Rock, AR, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • Wiring

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                                                  This product is the ideal stapler for using during long job.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Great price for the features and quality

                                                                                                  By TXRedPatch

                                                                                                  from Hutto, TX 78634, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • General Repairs
                                                                                                  • Upholstery

                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                                                      This is a great tool for DIY and larger projects. The design is easy on the hands. Staplers I've used in the past made me fee like is was manually driving the staples. It's easy to load and I love that it takes both staples and brads!

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      an unexpected purchase but glad we made it

                                                                                                      By Skip57

                                                                                                      from Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

                                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                                      • Flooring

                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                                                          We were at the end of a project and needed to install carpet on wooden stairs. Although we only needed this for 13 stairs, we needed the correct tool for the last part of this project, so after a few minutes of discussion, we decided to purchase this tool. It made the project easy and our hands and shoulders did not ache from trying to push carpet staples into the wooden stairs. Very handy and I'm sure we will use it again.

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          Great Tool

                                                                                                          By Butler08

                                                                                                          from Alda, NE

                                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                                          • Crafting
                                                                                                          • General Repairs
                                                                                                          • Upholstery

                                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                                                              This handy tool is amazing and easy to use. Would highly recommend this product to anyone.

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              Problems after using it a few times

                                                                                                              By Liliane

                                                                                                              from Dallas, GA

                                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                                              • Crafting
                                                                                                              • General Repairs

                                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                                                                  I had one of these for many years and was very happy with it. It finally gave out and I bought a new one. I dont use it very often but when I do, the handle does not snap back and I have to pull it out for every staple. Must be made cheaper than before, I would not recommend anymore

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