Craftsman Stapler and Nail Gun(00968514)

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  • Product Type: Stapler and Nail Gun
  • Color Family: Gray
  • Electric: Yes
  • Crown Type: Narrow

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Craftsman Easy Fire Forward Action Stapler & Nail Gun (00968514)

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Love Love Love this Stapler

By Woodworking Mom

from Ohio


  • Attractive Design


    Best Uses

      Comments about Craftsman Easy Fire Forward Action Stapler & Nail Gun (00968514):

      This stapler is awesome mainly because it is easy to operate on a long term basis. Easy on the hand and elbow. Lightweight and easy pull trigger. Consistent firing. Read instructions on how to load, it is different than most staplers.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      I'm attached to mine

      By Reap

      from San Jose CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer


      • Lightweight
      • Strong
      • Versatile
      • Works Effectively


        Best Uses

        • Home Repair
        • Large Projects
        • Small Projects

        Comments about Craftsman Easy Fire Forward Action Stapler & Nail Gun (00968514):

        After reading a negative review on this stapler I felt another opinion was needed.
        I've owned a Model 968514 Craftsman Staple Gun for years and I have been very happy with it's performance.
        A previous review mentioned they had weak hands which made it difficult to load the staple gun. That is hardly a design flaw. The 96514 is no harder to load than any other Staple Gun I've used.
        I worked as Facility Manager for one of the largest indoor entertainment centers in Northern CA for 20 years and used this staple gun on countless projects and repairs and it has never let me down or been difficult to use, quite the opposite. It has good power with minimal effort which helps prevent fatigue when doing larger jobs. The versatility comes in handy when you would rather use nails and the wire guide has been incredibly helpful. You must be intelligent enough to know what projects this gun can be useful for and what will require a more powerful tool.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


        Not happy

        By Handy lady

        from Central Florida

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Craftsman Easy Fire Forward Action Stapler & Nail Gun (00968514):

        I use the staple gun for screen onto wood and hardware cloth for soffits and animal pens.
        The slide is VERY difficult to open. My hands are not weak, but I usually have to find an edge of something for one side while I press with all my might on the other side. I figured it would get easier as it broke in, but that is not the is as bad now--two years of use--as it was when brand new.

        It wastes staples madly. They jam up, don't feed neatly, and I end up having to fight to open it to fix the problem after around 15 shots. It will not handle small rows of less than twenty or so staples, meaning any row that comes apart gets mostly wasted. Every row that gets put in the gun comes apart. I am writing this review now because I happened to be on the Ace site looking for a new staple gun. This one is going in the trash TODAY! I am sick of it. I can not recommend the Craftsman staple gun even for casual use. Save yourself a lot of frustration and buy something else.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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