PowerShot® Stapler (5700)

Item no: 2008662 | 028874057005
$24.99
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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)
 
2.2

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

31%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Upholstery (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 (11), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20), Business (6)

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.

VS

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

what a piece o' junk!

By jim

from western new york

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        worked for a short while, then CONSTANT JAMMING, regardless of light or heavy duty. I can rebuild most anything, but this useless scrap metal is unworkable. please take off market before anyone else gets scammed.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        1.0

        Very Disappointed

        By Largemelonhead

        from Georgia, USA

        Pros

        • Upholstery

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I bought this stapler to recover the seats on my golf cart. Worked great for that. I put it away and when I went to use it a 2nd time about a month later, it would intermittently work for about 10 staples until finally it would not shoot a staples at all. It was stored in a clean, dry tool box in my garage. Very disappointed in the quality.

             
            3.0

            it is ok

            By rice22

            from Fort Payne, AL, USA

            Pros

            • Crafting
            • Upholstery

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                do not expect this to be used for tough jobs. easy jobs will do it.

                 
                1.0

                JUNK

                By stayaway

                from Cleveland, OH, USA

                Pros

                • Hanging Targets

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    One 1/4" staple is all we got. Never worked again.

                     
                    3.0

                    Shoots 9/16" brads but not 5/8" brads

                    By Arndthur

                    from Wisconsin, USA

                    Pros

                    • General Repairs

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I returned the 1st one I bought because it wouldn't load or shoot 5/8" brads. The 2nd won't either, but will work with 9/16" ones. Yes, I am using brads by Surebonder that are labeled for use in PowerShot. I checked this website for other brands to use, but there are none listed. Only reason that I gave this tool 3 star's and would recommend it, is because it does fine on the shorter length brads. I will be searching for a different brand to try.

                         
                        1.0

                        Does not appear to be a quality product.

                        By Cheryl

                        from Tulsa OK

                        Pros

                        • Upholstery

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            The handle on this nail gun broke the first time I used it.

                             
                            1.0

                            Great idea BUT Bad Performance

                            By Lorraine the Upholsterer

                            from Kalispell MT

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  A forward action stapler is much better than rear action because there's no kick-back. But this stapler jams up CONSTANTLY. The old ones were good but they seem to get worse & worse every year. DONT buy this unless you want nothing but trouble.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This product is super easy to use.

                                  By Sgarai

                                  from Tampa, florida

                                  Pros

                                  • Crafting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      This product is super easy to use. First staple gun I ever needed. Attached a liner to a bin, item worked perfectly. Would definitely recommend to a friend. 4213

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Jams often

                                      By traildog1

                                      from PA

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

                                      The Powershot is easy to use when it works but it jams often. I'm lucky if I can staple up one bat of insulation without a jam. Went back to my trusty 40 year old T50.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      would recommend

                                      By Martin

                                      from Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

                                      Pros

                                      • General Repairs

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          I found the stapler to be easy to use and easy to load

                                           
                                          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
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Finally, someone marked the stapler on where to load the staples....

                                              By CayceFriend

                                              from Medina, OH 44256, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Crafting
                                              • General Repairs

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  I have purchased multiple staple guns over the years. I worked as a Display Artist at Mare Island in the l970's and we used them constantly. I have a problem remembering how to load the staples...from below, above, points up, points down, but some genius at ARROW actually thought of the folks like me...and put little messages inside the channel, saying "staples here, points up".... Brilliant. I am so grateful. As I use this item rarely now, but still need it from time to time....and am a Sr. Citizen...its really a good thing this is included. THANK YOU!

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Product worked great for reupholstering chairs

                                                  By Beaker55

                                                  from Trenton, mi

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Upholstery

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      I punched this product to reupholster 4 dining chairs. It worked great and is now a new member to my tool box. Thanks for making such a great tool

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      two staples come out at a time

                                                      By love

                                                      from Cleveland, OH, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Upholstery

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          two staples come out at once each use.i have to redoe each time.

                                                          (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

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