Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL)

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  • Product Type: Hammer Tacker
  • Staple Series: T55
  • Electric: No
  • Maximum Fastener Size: 3/8 in.
  • Handle Length: 6 in.
  • Crown Type: Narrow
  • Color Family: Silver
  • Minimum Fastener Size: 1/4 in.


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Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL)
 
4.2

(based on 200 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Insulation (110)
  • General repairs (79)
  • Roofing (55)
  • Flooring (45)
  • Hanging targets (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Typical Stapler

The HT55 caught my eye with the simple design and functional look. I hate staplers because they are inherently temperamental and flimsily constructed. Usually too many weak parts or complicated workings. This one...Read complete review

The HT55 caught my eye with the simple design and functional look. I hate staplers because they are inherently temperamental and flimsily constructed. Usually too many weak parts or complicated workings. This one has none of that, it is easy to breakdown and work on. I needed a hammer-stapler to tack plastic (4 mil.) and roofing paper. Since I had been through a variety of hammer-staplers, mechanical staplers and electric staplers I expected problems from the onset. Not surprised, it jammed after a few uses, but due to its simple design I was able to easily break it down and fix the problem. In my case the slot where the plunger slides through became tight (probably bent from a drop). I used a flat screwdriver to lightly pry the slot open at the end that it seemed to be binding at. I then added a drop of 3-in-1 oil and took it back to stapling. It is working fine, but as with most staplers I expect to fix a jam or repeat this process in the future. I would recommend this to anyone that intends to use 1/4" staples on light material like tar-paper, plastic or materials like that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Constant jamming!

Purchased two HT55's to install house wrap. Using genuine Arrow T50, 5/16" staples. We made it 20 feet before both units were completely jammed in the closed position. There...Read complete review

Purchased two HT55's to install house wrap. Using genuine Arrow T50, 5/16" staples. We made it 20 feet before both units were completely jammed in the closed position. There is no documentation on how to clear the jam, nor is the youtube video useful. I ended up removing both bolts on the back, and pulling the release pin to let the magazine up enough to pry it back into the open position. I then had to use two electronics screwdrivers to pry the jammed staple out. Every 10-20 feet we either had a jam or the staple pin got pushed back in the full open position, and we'd need a screwdriver to push it back. Terrible design! Waste more time fixing it then actually working. I'm going back to a conventional staple gun.

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1.0

don't waste your money

By pete1752

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • General Repairs
  • Hanging Targets

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

      I bought this stapler to hang no hunting signs. after the third sign the unit jammed and had to take it completely apart to clear it. put it back together and after hanging one more sign i noticed the rod that holds the staples in fell out somewhere and could not find it. went online and could not find any replacement parts. Just a waste of money!!!!

       
      1.0

      Staple Magazine jammed inside unit first time I used it

      By shirker

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • General Repairs

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

          I purchased the Arrow T55 on 8/27/17 for household use. I used it for the first time a week ago. I was stapling 6mm plastic on 2 x 4's. I was able to staple approximately 30 staples when the magazine jammed up inside the gray metal top. I can not get the magazine unjammed. Very disappointed as it performed very poorly and broke upon the first use. Will not purchase this brand again.

           
          4.0

          Great design!!

          By bax3545

          from Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • General Repairs
          • Hanging Targets
          • insulation
          • Roofing
          • vapor barrier

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

              This product is easy to use and made our projects easier to complete! Will be using this for many years to come!

               
              2.0

              Staples not flush

              By Bruce21

              from Oak Harbor, WA 98277, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • insulation
              • Roofing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                  I bought this item to help around the house. I used it to attach Tyvek home wrap, then had to go around and hammer in all the staples. When using this product to install insulation, I have staples sticking out and several smashed fingers from trying to get a decent angle and flush-set staple. Right now my stapler is stuck in the dispense position, and although I have watched the how-to-clear-a-jam video, I cannot get the head to release to get to the jam.

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy to use

                  By horseygirl

                  from cadillac, mi

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • General Repairs
                  • Hanging Targets

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                      As a 5' tall female, I found this hammer tacker to be easy to use. My project was quickly and easily completed.

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy to use

                      By horseygirl

                      from cadillac, mi

                      Pros

                      • General Repairs
                      • Hanging Targets

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                          As a 5' tall female, I found this hammer tacker to be easy to use. My project was quickly and easily completed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                           
                          1.0

                          Broke after clearing one jam

                          By tbayfinn

                          from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

                          Pros

                          • General Repairs

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                              I bought this because I thought Arrow would be a good name, since they manufacture the staples. It jammed after less than 20 staples. After clearing the jam, the black striker broke. Very frustrating!

                               
                              2.0

                              Don't waste your money

                              By AnnieD

                              from Blackstone, MA 01504, USA

                              Pros

                              • insulation
                              • Roofing

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                  Purchased the HT55 for insulation, roofing, and housewrap. This stapler will not set a single staple flush and continuously gets jammed. I am extremely disappointed in this Arrow product and will not purchase another.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Hammer Tacker that is junk

                                  By BertDawg

                                  from Stacy, MN 55079, USA

                                  Pros

                                  • insulation

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                      I purchased this hammer tacker for putting up faced batt insulation and poly. Wanted something light, dependable and good at setting the staples. Arrow - that is a name brand in this market. The first one I purchased, did not set the staples flush like you would expect and it jammed often and broke before burning through 1000 staples. Returned and got another unit. Same results. This thing can NOT take working for a living. Don't bother with this unit!! I have more money and time in buying and returning the units and the half used boxes of staples then they are worth! Ended up going back to my old reliable unit the "TANK" my Duro-Fast hammer tacker. It is a tank in that it is big for this application but it work like a tank.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Stapling tyvek

                                      By RichardZ

                                      from Gardiner, MT 59030, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • tyvek

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                          I used it staple tyvek and it worked well. I intend to use it for applying felt paper to the roof and also doing upholstery work. Code 1024

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          This product is easy to use.

                                          By cookiejo

                                          from Stevens Point, WI, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Roofing

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                              Kept everything even and in place. It was easy to use for both female and male parties. It got the job done and came in handy for a few other of our home projects.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Very lightweight easy to use

                                              By Rick87

                                              from Lewiston Maine

                                              Pros

                                              • Flooring
                                              • insulation
                                              • Roofing

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                  This was purchased in order to install insolation and typar and has been very reliable

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Very good product, almost 5 stars but I rarely give those

                                                  By mixinmaster

                                                  from WV

                                                  Pros

                                                  • insulation
                                                  • Upholstery

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                      I know, 5 stars should be given more, but 5 stars means perfect and rarely is a product perfect.......... The only thing I can say is I wish I could rate on a point scale to better reflect my feeling, this is a 9 (out of 10)........ The only thing I can say is that it did jam once on me and requires a little more force than I wish to have to apply to eject a staple........BUT the jam was minor and the force thing is equally determined by the size staple you use PLUS the fact that it is a manual hammer tool meaning it depends on your force to drive the staple. So the mention of the force really might not be fair............ OK, I am going back an making it 5 stars I guess, so the point I was conveying is now mute......but I am leaving it anyway because I don't want to rewrite it........ Fair enough, real good product at an excellent price......

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Light, maneuverable hammer hammer tacker HT55BL

                                                      By 1OrdinaryJoe

                                                      from San Francisco Bay Area

                                                      Pros

                                                      • General Repairs
                                                      • insulation
                                                      • Roofing
                                                      • Wiring

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                          I needed a maneuverable hammer tacker for use in tight spaces and at full arm extension, and this tacker is ideal, functioning cleanly and crisply every time. In limited swing distance, the light weight allows a higher velocity impact, tacking securely. I used Arrow staples only and had excellent results.

                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          Good product for the price

                                                          By Pam98

                                                          from Greensboro, NC, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • housewrap

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                              I needed a tacker for installing house wrap and it was perfect for the job.

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              Terrible design

                                                              By Sander18

                                                              from Brookfield, WI, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • insulation
                                                              • Roofing

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                  I was using this stapler to put plastic up over insulation on a job and it kept jamming I spent more time taking staples out of it than stapling with it, after about an two hours it just came apart, most of the pieces in it fell out, two springs and I think the hammer, a black flat piece of metal landed on the floor, I was able to find all the pieces and figure out how to put it back together but it's too cheaply made to make it worthwhile, nothing is screwed or bolted together it's just held together with a spring, I'm looking for a different brand now.

                                                                   
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  Quality product online review code 1024

                                                                  By David99

                                                                  from Kentucky, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • General Repairs

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                      I purchased a hammer stapler. Was very pleased. Thanks. Online review code 1024

                                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      2.0

                                                                      Great stapler........If it lasted more than a month.

                                                                      By Dp81

                                                                      from Seattle

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • tyvek

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                          This tacker is excellent if it didn't jam to the point of no return. I like how the staples load from the top, it's light, Fits in my bags nicely, and don't have to worry about losing the spring like the bottom loaders. It would be the best stapler in my opinion if it didn't jam. I'm a carpenter who does weather proofing and windows and siding on a large scale, I know my staplers. It was a unfixable jam. So in the trash it went and on to find the best compact tacker.

                                                                           
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          Quality Stapler

                                                                          By FrankieBz

                                                                          from Tacoma, WA, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Flooring
                                                                          • insulation
                                                                          • Roofing

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                              Durable and easy to use tacker hammer. I highly recommend this tool for any construction project.

                                                                               
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              comfortable and simple

                                                                              By NearNorth11

                                                                              from Minnesota, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • house wrap
                                                                              • Roofing

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                  Comfortable, light weight, simple. Tacker is easy to use to keep stapling until the job is done.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  love this product

                                                                                  By inks

                                                                                  from Dixon, IL 61021, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • General Repairs
                                                                                  • insulation
                                                                                  • Upholstery

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                      is easy to use, very proficient staples great. Wish I would of bought it years ago.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      This tool is the same as it has been for 25 years simple and reliable

                                                                                      By KD123

                                                                                      from San Jose, CA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • building paper
                                                                                      • General Repairs
                                                                                      • insulation
                                                                                      • Roofing

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                          We use to call this a wacker tacker back in the day. My old one quit working a while ago and recently I had a need for a new one. I did not go for the pro heavy duty model. I went with the one that looked the same as my old one. Perfect!! Work exactly the same and I'll probably get twenty years or so out of this one just like the last one. Great tool. KD San Jose, CA

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          This product did it's job

                                                                                          By Steve8407

                                                                                          from Undisclosed

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • vapor barrier

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                              The product was inexpensive yet was able to successfully install vapor barrier in basement. I am satisfied with the product.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              This product worked well for insulation

                                                                                              By Slick64

                                                                                              from Faribault, MN 55021, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • insulation

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                  Used to hang insulation in ceiling and it worked well

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Great Tool!

                                                                                                  By King87

                                                                                                  from Highmore, SD 57345, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • General Repairs
                                                                                                  • insulation
                                                                                                  • Wiring

                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                      Just purchased this hammer tacker to start major renovations in my garage. Love it!

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      Great tool

                                                                                                      By ChickenChick89

                                                                                                      from Warren, OH, USA

                                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                                      • Crafting
                                                                                                      • Flooring
                                                                                                      • General Repairs

                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                          This tool was a great buy. Easy to load the staples and easy to use. We bought it to put up chicken wire. Also great for flooring!

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          Good but not top of the line

                                                                                                          By AaronGIT

                                                                                                          from Nebraska, USA

                                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                                          • Hanging Targets
                                                                                                          • insulation

                                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                                              Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                              Overall a good economical value. It sometimes fails to drive staples all the way in but overall good.

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              Easy to carry, easy to load.

                                                                                                              By Randall68

                                                                                                              from Lebanon, OH, USA

                                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                                              • silt fence installation.

                                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                                  Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                                  I bought this for making repairs on silt fence and after buying many trigger staplers i decided to go with the Hammer and i wish i had bought one a lot earlier. 1024

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  Great Product

                                                                                                                  By Sherman0617

                                                                                                                  from Newport tn

                                                                                                                  Pros

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

                                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                                                      Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                                      I would recommend this product for anyone doing any kind of work from construction to just fixing something around the house!!!

                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      Great Product

                                                                                                                      By Charity0617

                                                                                                                      from Newport, TN 37821, USA

                                                                                                                      Pros

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

                                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                                                          Comments about Arrow Fastener Slim Professional Hammer Tacker (HT55BL):

                                                                                                                          This is a great product used it many times. Would recommend this tool!!

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