Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED)

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  • Jam resistant mechanism
  • Ergonomic soft rubber grip
  • Hi/low power setting
  • Quick load magazine


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ARROW FASTENERArrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED)
 
2.5

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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • General repairs (14)
  • Crafting (13)
  • Upholstery (11)
  • Insulation (6)
  • Trim/molding (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      T50 RED

      I work for a HVAC company with over 200 employees in it and the stapler of we use and is given to us free by my company is the T50. I as well as...Read complete review

      I work for a HVAC company with over 200 employees in it and the stapler of we use and is given to us free by my company is the T50. I as well as everyone in the company have had many issues with this stapler. The T50 will work ok for a month or so and then starts jamming up and looses power. i went through five or six t50 this tear alone. So I went out and got a T50 RED and I am very happy with this product right out of the box tried all size staples and brad nails and the t50 RED has more power, jams less and saves lots of time loading staples. I have only had this stapler for a little while but so far very happy with it. the only thing a noticed is u have to be very careful when loading staples and make sure the outer sleeve of the ram slides over the staples and not into them or it will jam and not fire. So take a second to watch the other sleeve and u will not have any problems with it. I will recommend this product to everyone in my company and maybe even try to get my company to switch to this product. And if so that will be a few hundred purchases every few months for the t50 RED. And with the ten year limited warranty and three year replacement I believe they will defiantly switch to this stapler. that being said all stapler guns are not dependable and jam up and fail so finding a good one that works every time u use it is impossible I have tried many different brands and they al work for a few months and fail. so this is a coomon problem with all brands not just arrow. the t50 is the choice of professionals. but the t50 RED with a few mods can easly take its place.

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      i give up

      I am going to try to keep this short. I use staple guns a lot for work-- for stretching canvas over wood frames. Normally I use a pneumatic or electric, but sometimes...Read complete review

      I am going to try to keep this short. I use staple guns a lot for work-- for stretching canvas over wood frames. Normally I use a pneumatic or electric, but sometimes I am away from power and need a standard gun. I used a Power shot for a long time and it worked great, thousands of staples were fired and it barely ever jammed. When it finally did break I purchased another because I was so happy with it. That one didn't work. I purchased another. It didn't work. Three or four Power shots purchased in late 2012- early 2013, none worked. The internal parts were bad on all of them-- they didn't even have a chance to jam. They would fire a few staples and the handle would just go limp. Haven't checked out the reviews on those but I am guessing they are just as bad as these. My expectations were so low when I bought the RED this past summer that I didn't even care how awful it worked. At least every time you pushed the handle it clicked and attempted to fire a staple-- I am assuming there is something inside deeming it "dependable" that the Power shot is lacking. But it really is a pretty bad staple gun. Around half of every pack of staples is wasted trying to unjam it. Staples get stuck in the front metal strip and come out in tiny shards after I rip them out with jeweler's pliers-- which doesn't seem very safe. I haven't had to crack it open yet because the internal parts have stopped working, that is literally the only nice thing I have to say about the RED. When I forgot my "trusty" RED one weekend, I went to the hardware store and purchased a replacement. This one also jams every three or four staples, cuts the staples that get stuck into little shards, and as a fun bonus, you can't touch whatever you're stapling or it won't work, you have to hover the gun around 1/8" over the top. Neither provide enough force to drive 1/4" staples all the way through one layer of canvas and a soft pine frame. I have to double back and hammer each one in. So now I own two RED guns that are both really poor performers. I don't know what happened, Arrow. You must be taking short cuts on parts in the last couple years. I can't speak for the regular T50 because I fire so many staples that it hurts my hands, I try not to use it unless I everything is broken. You have a monopoly on the market, particularly in stores. I have literally shed tears over your staple guns. I just want to buy just one that works as good a Power shot I purchased in 2010. Where do you sell one of those?!

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      5.0

      I love this stapler!

      By Mara

      from Wisconsin, USA

      Pros

      • Crafting
      • General Repairs
      • Upholstery

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

          This stapler is great. I am using it to upholster some chairs and it is working wonderful.

           
          5.0

          this product is the best

          By tommy48

          from mississippi

          Pros

          • Crafting
          • General Repairs
          • Hanging Targets
          • Upholstery
          • Wiring

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

              the use of this stapler is great for all kind of home projects

               
              5.0

              Works perfect

              By Albert

              from Orlando, FL, USA

              Pros

              • General Repairs

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                  Used it to staple wire mesh in the attic. Easily reloaded and strong penetration.

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Nice Product

                  By Nate12345

                  from Louisville, KY, USA

                  Pros

                  • General Repairs
                  • Hanging Targets

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                      * Very Versatile * Easy to Use * Heavy Duty Has worked flawless for me so far.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Very disappointing...

                      By Rojeffjr

                      from Detroit, MI

                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                      The T50RED was well constructed, and so I bought it instead of a brand that I knew to be reliable. From day one, I had trouble with it, and I should have returned it instead of throwing it up against a concrete wall. The spring system used to PULL the staples toward the ejection mechanism is poorly designed. The spring does not pull with enough force to feed the staples into the ejector properly -- not for long, anyway. The spring wears out very quickly because of the PULLING action. I have gone back to the old style staple gun with a back-loaded spring that PUSHES the staples into the ejection mechanism. Also, it may be true that this gun is fine for use on crafts and light projects, but for use on wood projects like stapling chicken wire to four by fours, its a little weak. I had to go back and hammer in all the staples that I applied with this tool. It looks good, but performs terribly. I wouldn't recommend that anyone buy the T50RED, or any other ARROW model that has the spring design flaw.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      simple crafting gun

                      By speddec2000

                      from Elsmere, KY, USA

                      Pros

                      • Crafting
                      • Upholstery

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                          I purchased this gun to help me redo my bedroom. Being a female and having smaller hands this gun was the perfect size to work with. I did not need to use both hands to squeeze the handle and I was able to pull my fabric taught. I would recommend this for all women.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very easy to use.

                          By Jeanette

                          from Vacaville, CA, USA

                          Pros

                          • General Repairs

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                              I like the different types of staples and brad nails this will accommodate.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Works when the loaded staples are perfect

                              By CallPaul

                              from Charlotte, NC, USA

                              Pros

                              • Crafting
                              • Insulation
                              • Upholstery

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                  I have used this as a stapler for installing insulation and for small light weight wood projects with the 1" brads. I noticed during the insulation project that if there is any drag on the staples when you load them you end up with jams. I was using the Arrow brand of staples and noticed the inconsistencies of the inside clearance of the staples. It is pretty easy to spot once you have fired several sleeves and paid attention to when it jams. It also does not consistently work well if you add more staples when there are some left. I was able to get better performance after spraying the inside with a low residue Teflon lubricant. Most staples set alright but there are times where they do not want to get any penetration. Are the staples not uniformly sharp enough?

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very good

                                  By Cloggergranny

                                  from Greenwood, IN

                                  Pros

                                  • making cornice boards

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                      Being a woman past 70, my hands are not as strong as they once were so I needed something that fit my hand and was not too hard to squeeze the handle but drove the staples all the way in. This product worked great for me and I got my drapes attached to the cornice boards in no time!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Stapler crimps staples and jams

                                      By TomH54

                                      from Norfolk, CT

                                      Pros

                                      • Crafting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                          I bought one of these staplers and it was horrible to work with. It kept crimping the staples (T60 3/8"). I'm stapling into artist stretcher bars to stretch my canvases. Should be an easy job. But I have to pull out at least twice as many staples as I can leave in place. The stapler also jammed a number of times. I thought it was a stapler defect so I returned it and got a replacement. Have the same problem with the second one. I waste more staples than I can leave in place. I used my old (silver) one for years and years with no problem until it just wore out. The one positive thing is it is very comfortable to use. I just wish it worked.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Twice the. Stapler. Than. The chrome. T-50

                                          By Sunny

                                          from Dallas. Texas

                                          Pros

                                          • Insulation

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                              The. T-50 r.e.d. Is. Easy. To. Load. And from the. First. To. The. Last staplle. Had. No. Misfires. Drove 5/16. Staples into SPF 2/4. On. The light. Setting. With. Ease.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Easy to Use

                                              By pamivy2013

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • Upholstery

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                  I got this to re upholster our dining room chairs because my husband is making us a new table. The other staple guns I tried in the store were really hard for me to work seeing as i'm not the strongest person ever. This staple gun was easy for me to use and just all around worked great!

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Great product!!

                                                  By rgensel

                                                  from Rockford, IL, USA

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                      The ability to use multiple staple sizes as well as up to 1 inch brad nails makes this perfect for almost any project.

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      good product

                                                      By Dave420

                                                      from Levittown, NY, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Insulation
                                                      • Roofing
                                                      • Wiring

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                          Arrow t50 staple gun. i used this for intalling insulation in the attic

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Improvement over standard T50

                                                          By MrChawfty

                                                          from Ridgeway, VA 24148, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Crafting
                                                          • General Repairs
                                                          • Insulation
                                                          • Upholstery

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                              I have used Bostitch and Arrow staplers for years. The T50 R.E.D. is much easier to use as far as hand pressure. This is especially important when using the tool in close or awkward situations where it is hard to get a normal grip on the trigger. The extra power and ability to shoot brads are welcome as well.

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              Never Could Get It to Work

                                                              By Grant29

                                                              from Guelph, ON, Canada

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Crafting
                                                              • Flooring
                                                              • General Repairs

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                  Got it as a gift. Tried it for the first time and it wouldn't work. It can't advance the staples. Poor mechanism. You would think that the Quality Control Department would have checked them before releasing a new product and check the quality periodically.

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Couldn't fire a single staple

                                                                  By Cajundent90

                                                                  from Metairie, LA, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Crafting

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                      I received this staple gun today as a Christmas gift from my mother. It failed to fire staples after several reloads and careful attempts. I then checked the internet and saw how many awful reviews the product has. Unfortunately, my mother does not use the internet, so she didn't know to avoid this terrible product. I can't believe that there are so many people who have the same problem as myself: the product NEVER works properly after unpackaging it. I'm hoping that she has the receipt so that I can return it, and I can assure you that I'll never buy another product from the company that continues to produce such garbage just to turn a profit.

                                                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      T50 staple gun

                                                                      By JD54

                                                                      from Bellevue, WA, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • General Repairs
                                                                      • Wiring

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                          Love it. The handle design is great for easy use. Easy to use. Does the job perfect!

                                                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          i give up

                                                                          By Missmoss

                                                                          from SE Michigan

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Crafting

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                              I am going to try to keep this short. I use staple guns a lot for work-- for stretching canvas over wood frames. Normally I use a pneumatic or electric, but sometimes I am away from power and need a standard gun. I used a Power shot for a long time and it worked great, thousands of staples were fired and it barely ever jammed. When it finally did break I purchased another because I was so happy with it. That one didn't work. I purchased another. It didn't work. Three or four Power shots purchased in late 2012- early 2013, none worked. The internal parts were bad on all of them-- they didn't even have a chance to jam. They would fire a few staples and the handle would just go limp. Haven't checked out the reviews on those but I am guessing they are just as bad as these. My expectations were so low when I bought the RED this past summer that I didn't even care how awful it worked. At least every time you pushed the handle it clicked and attempted to fire a staple-- I am assuming there is something inside deeming it "dependable" that the Power shot is lacking. But it really is a pretty bad staple gun. Around half of every pack of staples is wasted trying to unjam it. Staples get stuck in the front metal strip and come out in tiny shards after I rip them out with jeweler's pliers-- which doesn't seem very safe. I haven't had to crack it open yet because the internal parts have stopped working, that is literally the only nice thing I have to say about the RED. When I forgot my "trusty" RED one weekend, I went to the hardware store and purchased a replacement. This one also jams every three or four staples, cuts the staples that get stuck into little shards, and as a fun bonus, you can't touch whatever you're stapling or it won't work, you have to hover the gun around 1/8" over the top. Neither provide enough force to drive 1/4" staples all the way through one layer of canvas and a soft pine frame. I have to double back and hammer each one in. So now I own two RED guns that are both really poor performers. I don't know what happened, Arrow. You must be taking short cuts on parts in the last couple years. I can't speak for the regular T50 because I fire so many staples that it hurts my hands, I try not to use it unless I everything is broken. You have a monopoly on the market, particularly in stores. I have literally shed tears over your staple guns. I just want to buy just one that works as good a Power shot I purchased in 2010. Where do you sell one of those?!

                                                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                               
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              This product has problems

                                                                              By Jimmy22

                                                                              from Madison, WI, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Insulation

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                  I had problems with this staple gun from the moment I unpackaged it. To start, it is very big, very bulky, and does not conform to my hand well. Although the handle is relatively easy to actuate, the staples do not fully seat into the material. I ended up hammering in almost every staple I shot. The tool dropped from atop a ladder at about 6' and the back slide release broke.. At that point the tool was useless.

                                                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                   
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  Too much money for so little use

                                                                                  By ruhunting

                                                                                  from Lancaster, Pa

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Trim/molding
                                                                                  • Upholstery
                                                                                  • Wiring projects

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                      I purchased this stapler after getting frustrated with the poor impact of other staple guns, as well as the ease of use in squeezing the handle. I happened to be able to complete several projects this past year with the gun with no problems. Just started a new project and the gun stopped working. Probably have the equivalent total man hours on this equipment of about 2 mos. but owned for over a year. Guess when the warranty expired? Not happy about the money spent for so little return. On my way to hardware store to buy another model.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      Got very little use before breakage

                                                                                      By Mike61

                                                                                      from TX

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Paper Weight

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                          Its functional once you figure out how it wants to be held and how it wants to be squeezed. I built 1-3'X4' birdcage and recarpeted 1/2 the runner boards on a boat trailer before it quit working. I still have the better 1/2 a box of 9/16" staples left.

                                                                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                           
                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          not so good

                                                                                          By Dude

                                                                                          from MO

                                                                                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Lightweight

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                          • Not Effective

                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                            Doesn't drive brad nails. 5/8" almost makes it, 1" doesn't even get close.

                                                                                            • Primary use:
                                                                                            • Personal

                                                                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                             
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            T50 RED

                                                                                            By crumster2

                                                                                            from Dillsburg, PA 17019, USA

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • General Repairs
                                                                                            • Trim/molding
                                                                                            • Upholstery
                                                                                            • Wiring projects

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                I work for a HVAC company with over 200 employees in it and the stapler of we use and is given to us free by my company is the T50. I as well as everyone in the company have had many issues with this stapler. The T50 will work ok for a month or so and then starts jamming up and looses power. i went through five or six t50 this tear alone. So I went out and got a T50 RED and I am very happy with this product right out of the box tried all size staples and brad nails and the t50 RED has more power, jams less and saves lots of time loading staples. I have only had this stapler for a little while but so far very happy with it. the only thing a noticed is u have to be very careful when loading staples and make sure the outer sleeve of the ram slides over the staples and not into them or it will jam and not fire. So take a second to watch the other sleeve and u will not have any problems with it. I will recommend this product to everyone in my company and maybe even try to get my company to switch to this product. And if so that will be a few hundred purchases every few months for the t50 RED. And with the ten year limited warranty and three year replacement I believe they will defiantly switch to this stapler. that being said all stapler guns are not dependable and jam up and fail so finding a good one that works every time u use it is impossible I have tried many different brands and they al work for a few months and fail. so this is a coomon problem with all brands not just arrow. the t50 is the choice of professionals. but the t50 RED with a few mods can easly take its place.

                                                                                                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                not a good tool

                                                                                                By buddyd

                                                                                                from Hammond, LA, USA

                                                                                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                The worst staple gun I've ever owned!! I have a 20 yr. old craftsman that is 10 times better. I crushed it so I would not try to use it again!!

                                                                                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                Junk.. lasted less then year with limited use..

                                                                                                By Anonymous

                                                                                                from Florida

                                                                                                Pros

                                                                                                • Crafting
                                                                                                • General Repairs
                                                                                                • Wiring projects

                                                                                                Cons

                                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                    paid more for what should have been a nicer quality gun.. worked ok for first few months, then slowly got worse with jamming staples.. Then today it finally got so bad it would do one good staple then jam up and cut the staples in half.. noticed lower chrome part that is spot welded to the staple tension bar was broken at all the spot welds. I got so angry i threw it on the ground and it broke into 5 pieces. the steel chrome plated ones that cost less would never have busted that easily .. with they would stand behind this obvious lemon of a model.. majority of reviews are the same.

                                                                                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    Stapler was defective right out of the box

                                                                                                    By George59

                                                                                                    from San Diego, CA, USA

                                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                                    • Crafting
                                                                                                    • General Repairs
                                                                                                    • Upholstery

                                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                        I purchased this tool for my wife because it seemed to be well engineered and the firing mechanism did not require a great amount of strength to operate. Unfortunately, the stapler did not function right out of the box. The staples will not feed properly, possibly because of a defective tensioning spring or the tolerances are too tight to allow a proper feed. We did use genuine Arrow t-50 staples.

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        Poor Overall Design

                                                                                                        By Mjp63

                                                                                                        from Cleveland, OH, USA

                                                                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                        Product did not work the first time out of its package. I Tried some 1" brads and they would not load easily. Then they would not "fire" although the mechanism "fired". After several attempts, I switched to staples into pine board. The staples worked but did not sit flush at all. I tried the + symbol expecting more force. It didn't change anything. The instructions are a joke. They dont even mention the +/- symbols. I am a mechanical engineer that has owned a succesful manufacturing company for the last ten years. If I ever put out a product this bad, i would have gone out of business years ago. I am amazed with all the negative feedback that Arrow has not taken this product off the market. Mine is being returned in the morning, about 13 hours after purchase. I plan to buy a competitor's product.

                                                                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        Feels great but works terrible...

                                                                                                        By COweather813

                                                                                                        from Greeley, CO

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                                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                            The T50 RED worked for about 6 staples then jammed the staples and continues to get fouled about every 4-6 shots. Wasted time and lots of staples (1/2" heavy duty T50 out of box). It seems like the slide is larger than the inside width of the staple and jambs as it runs down the strip. Also it could be the chrome plating on the side of the slide is thick and binds on the staple points. Looking at the other reviews, it amazes me that Arrow would let this product out the door without having fired 10,000 or more staples in quality control on every 5th tool off the line. Bad addition to the tool line and an image buster for the company.

                                                                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            Seems to work but staples do not fire

                                                                                                            By Ralph

                                                                                                            from Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

                                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow T50 R.E.D. Series Manual Staple And Brad Nail Gun (T50RED):

                                                                                                            Gee, I spent extra money on the T150 R.E.D. because the packaging stated it had extra power and could fire more types of staples and nails. However, right off the bat, nothing would come out. Then, after re-loading many times, I got it to fire a few dozen 1/4" staples, Then, it stopped firing again, and no amount of looking for jams and re-loading of staples would get it to fire again. I see my problem is repeated over and over again in the preceding reviews. I too, shall return the product and look at other brands.

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