Product Type: Blackspur Hand Tool
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A budget priced staple gun from Blackspur
Blackspur Heavy Duty Staple Gun
Member Name: SoadFan
Blackspur Heavy Duty Staple Gun
Advantages: Cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Hard on the hands
~A budget priced staple gun from Blackspur~
I bought one of these so called heavy duty staple guns from the Blackspur range from a well known store when wanting something to use to help keep the liners of some large garden planters in place. I bought the staple gun as it appeared to be just what I was looking for, as it was well priced and came pre packed with a number of staples making it ready for immediate use. The outer packing that the staple gun came in is quite durable as I still store the staple gun in the packing and have found it useful to keep as I feel it has helped to protect the staple gun from damage and keep it from rusting.
This staple gun can be used for all kinds of home DIY jobs and I have found it works reasonably well with it having been used for a number of small DIY jobs. When I used this to help keep my garden planter liners in place I found the staple gun was able to pierce the wooden frames of the planters fairly easily, as I had no problems attaching the liners to the frames other than having to hammer in the odd misplaced staple from time to time. I found that the stapler worked as it was meant to most of the time, as long as I made sure to position the stapler correctly before pressing down to release a staple.
I found that the staples provided with the stapler were more than enough to complete the first task I completed which I was pleased about. I have since used the same stapler to attach fabric to frames in order to make fabric style pictures and found the stapler again worked quite well. The shape and style of the stapler makes it easy to position it correctly in order to give a good fixing once a staple has been set in place in my opinion, although you do sometimes need to make adjustments. The size of the stapler is such that it can be held with one or both hands so as to allow the staples to pierce through thicker materials such as wood or chip board without having to exert too much pressure.
The downside of this stapler is that there is no padding to the hand grip area where you have to hold on to the stapler in order to use it. This does mean you can end up with really tired hands after using this staple gun for any length of time which really can be rather limiting in my opinion. Had I bought this as something to use on a regular basis I would have most certainly opted for a product that had a soft grip area on the handle, as I feel repeated use of the stapler does hurt your hands more than it ought to.
~Price and product rating~
I found that most of the time each staple went where it was directed without having to hammer it in further, although in some instances I did need to use a hammer to help ease the staple into the correct place so as to give the best fixing. At times the staples can end up staying in the staple gun even after pressure has been applied to release a staple and I found that when this happened it could be time consuming to free up the system and get rid of the damaged staple. As mentioned this staple gun could have done with a soft grip cover to ease hand strain. Other than that I would say that this basic product does what it should at a fair price (£3 to £4 maximum) which is why I feel it is worthy of a 3 star product rating.
Summary: A reasonable product
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