My wife called me at work yesterday and asked me where our staple gun was and I told her and asked her what she was working on. She decided it was time to change the seat cushion in our breakfast area and she was going to change all six chairs with a new fabric. I have an old, standard stapler that, while I'm sure would survive the task, would only serve to make her hands hurt long before she ever completed her task so, I sent her to Sears.
She got home, read the instructions and proceed to make short work of the eight chairs she had to work on! She had told me that of all the tasks she had to perform to complete the project, the one she dreaded most was stapling the material to the seats. When she was finished she changed her mind and said that cutting the material to fit was now the part she dreaded most! Thanks Craftsman and Sears!
I bought this item for the simple task of replacing a jet ski seat cover. It worked for about 5 minutes, then it started to misfire. It would sometimes fire and sometimes not. A few minutes later it wouldn't fire at all, and less than 20% of the task was complete. Took it back but didn't have the receipt, despite the fact that they entered my email address to send me the receipt. They couldn't find any record of me buying the item at that store, and it was only 9 days prior. They made me take an in-store credit on a gift card instead of a refund. So I had to go buy a stapler at another store, because they did not stock the pneumatic stapler I needed. Losing my faith in the great store I grew up in. And in Craftsman.
The stapler worked great while building some cabinets and frames. I don't always want to pull out my air driven staplers and nail guns. This one's easy and quick to get use.
It feels solid and appears to be well constructed. It's not a light flemsy stapler.
I've been working with wood for many years and can usually tell if the product is poorly designed.
Really awesome product that is made and meets my needs. I expect this item to last for many years.
Bought the gun today, bought 2,000 staples, too. Why couldn't I find anywhere in the product description that only narrow crown staples work with it? Why didn't the sales associate share this minor detail?
Now, I have a pretty new staple gun and won't be using it until I can get the proper staples for it.
Come on, Sears. Get back to the basics of being about the customer! Want to fix broken? Get back to being customer focused, not fluff and failure.
The item worked when I had staples. The problem is finding staples. SEARS DON"T MAKE THEM. It took me years trying in state and out at sears. No success. When I was about to junk it, a carpenter/handyman sent me to Gotham staples and nails and also ****** and low and behold staples. Shame on you sears for not making staples or at least telling your LONG TIME customers how to get the staples. I hope others that have this problem sees this. The gun is good but won't recommend it because sears don't give out proper information so the customers can get refills. Use to be bought at sears replacements at sears.