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10 Best Electric Staple Guns of 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

using VonHaus 9100100 Cordless Nail Gun on wood

Electric staple guns are great tools to have, especially if you have a lot of stapling to do because you’re laying carpet or putting in the baseboard. However, there are several models to choose from, and not all of them are up to the task.

We’ve chosen 10 different electric staple guns to review for you so you can see how they compare to each other and to what you have in mind. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each brand and tell you a little about our experience using them. We’ve also included a short buyer’s guide where we look at the important aspects of electric staple guns and what you should look for while shopping.

Join us while we look at electric staple guns and discuss weight, strength, durability, safety features, and more to help you make an educated purchase.

A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler
  • Easy to use depth control
  • Remaining staples window
  • Spring-loaded driving mechanism
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun
  • Flush nose design
  • Contoured grip
  • Low reserve indicator
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Paslode Duo-Fast Electric Stapler Paslode Duo-Fast Electric Stapler
  • Low tool height
  • 2 pounds
  • Includes storage box
  • Roberts 10-600 Electric Staple Gun Roberts 10-600 Electric Staple Gun
  • Ergonomic, non-slip handle with rubber grip
  • Heat-treated hammer mechanism
  • Low profile head
  • VonHaus 9100100 Cordless Nail Gun VonHaus 9100100 Cordless Nail Gun
  • Anti-jam mechanism
  • Fires 20 nails per minute
  • Includes battery and charger
  • The 10 Best Electric Staple Guns – Reviews 2020

    1. Makita 18V LXT Crown Stapler – Best Overall

    Makita XTS01Z Crown Electric Staple Gun

    The Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler is our pick for the best overall electric staple gun. It features an easy to use depth control that allows you to set that using an easy to reach adjustment knob. The spring-loaded driving mechanism allows the tool to be more compact and lightweight. With the battery, this tool weighs only 5.1 pounds, and its compact, ergonomic design is well balanced and easy to hold long term. The rubberized handle helps provide a better grip and reduces the shock transmitted to your arm. A durable machined aluminum housing is sure to last many years, and the convenient window allows you to see how many staples are left.

    We really enjoyed using the and felt it performed well our only complaints Forgot it doesn’t come with a battery or charger, and it only works with T50 staples, which are better for fabrics and light duty.

    Pros
    • Easy to use depth control
    • Remaining staples window
    • Spring-loaded driving mechanism
    • Durable machined aluminum
    • Compact, ergonomic design
    • 1 pounds with battery
    Cons
    • Only works with T50 staples
    • Doesn’t come with a battery or charger

    2. Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun – Best Value

    Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun

    The Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun is our pick for the best electric staple gun for the money. This Stanley is a 2-in-1 tool can drive staples as well as nail brad nails. It has high and low power settings for driving nails and staples into different types of wood. The flash knows design makes it easier to get into tight spaces, and the contoured grip is easy to hold. It’s extremely lightweight at less than 2 ounces – the lightest on this list, by far – and features a low reserve indicator to tell you how many staples or brad nails remain. It has an 8-foot power cord that’s enough for most jobs, and it easily connects to an extension cord.

    The primary downside of the Stanley TRE550Z is that it has a very flimsy plastic housing. One drop from even a moderate height will shatter this tool.

    Pros
    • Works with staples or brad nails
    • Hi/low power settings
    • 8-foot power cord
    • Flush nose design
    • Contoured grip
    • Low reserve indicator
    • Weighs less than two ounces
    Cons
    • Flimsy housing

    3. Paslode Duo-Fast Electric Stapler – Premium Choice

    Paslode Duo-Fast Electric Stapler

    The Paslode Duo-Fast Electric Stapler is our premium choice electric staple gun. It’s a corded model that’s fairly lightweight at 4.2 pounds. It has a low tool height that’s easy to get into tight spots, especially when laying carpet on stairs, and a nose extension helps with staple placement. We found it had plenty of power to drive any size staples we put in it, and it comes with a convenient storage box.

    The Paslode Duo-Fast is a professional grade electric stapler without a lot of bells and whistles. It gets the job done with more than enough power, and our only problem with it was that it would occasionally jam.

    Pros
    • Nose extension
    • Low tool height
    • 2 pounds
    • Includes storage box
    • Powerful
    Cons
    • Occasionally jams

    4. Roberts 10-600 Electric Staple Gun

    ROBERTS 10-600 Electric Stapler Gun

    The Roberts 10-600 Electric Staple Gun features an ergonomic, non-slip handle with a rubber grip for maximum comfort on long jobs. It has an 85-staple capacity, and it drives the staples with a heat-treated hammer mechanism. The low-profile head makes it easier to fit in tight spaces, and the 12-foot cord gives you plenty of range. It also includes a carrying case for properly storing your tool.

    We liked the Roberts 10-600, but it was a little heavy at 6 pounds and isn’t very durable. We had two models, and both broke down or started driving multiple staples at a time after about a year of occasional use.

    Pros
    • 85-staple capacity
    • Ergonomic, non-slip handle with rubber grip
    • Heat-treated hammer mechanism
    • Low profile head
    • Includes carrying case
    • 12-foot cord
    Cons
    • 6 lbs.
    • Not durable

    5. VonHaus Cordless Nail Gun

    VonHaus 9100100 Cordless Nail Gun

    The VonHaus 9100100 Cordless Nail Gun is a two in one cordless tool that fires brad nails as well as staples. It includes the battery and charger as well as several accessories, including 500 ¾-inch staples and 500 1-inch brad nails so you can get started immediately. It has an ergonomic soft-grip handle and features an anti-jam mechanism that helps keep your workflow uninterrupted. It uses an 18-volt lithium-ion battery and features a contact switch the eliminates the risk of accidental firing. You can adjust the firing strength, and it will fire up to 20 nails or staples per minute.

    The VonHaus 9100100 Is quite bulky and weighs almost 8 pounds, and it tends to leave the staples and nails sticking out a little, so we needed to hammer most of ours in. The safety trigger in the nose is also difficult to press and can cause marks on the wood.

    Pros
    • Drives brad nails and staples
    • Soft grip
    • Includes plenty of accessories
    • Anti-jam mechanism
    • Fires 20 nails per minute
    • Includes battery and charger
    Cons
    • Almost 8 pounds
    • Need to press hard on the nose
    • Not very powerful

    6. Arrow Fastener Corded Electric Staple Gun

    Arrow Fastener T50ACD Corded Electric Staple Gun

    The Arrow Fastener T50ACD Corded Electric Staple Gun Has a few unique features, including a bottom loading magazine for easy refills and a quick-release mechanism makes it easy to access the magazine. The comfortable soft-grip handle is easy to hold, and it’s lightweight at only 3 pounds. It features a contact safety switch that prevents accidental firing, and the trigger fire is the staple with a gentle squeeze.

    The downside of the Arrow Fastener T50ACD is that it’s not very strong and had extreme difficultly driving staples into the wood. Especially for a corded model, we expected more power and needed to remove many of the staples we put in. It would also jam occasionally, adding to the time required to finish the job.

    Pros
    • Quick-release mechanism
    • Bottom loading magazine
    • Comfortable grip
    • Contact safety switch
    Cons
    • Doesn’t work on wood
    • Not very strong
    • Occasionally jams

    7. NEU MASTER N6013 Staple Gun

    NEU MASTER N6013 Staple Gun

    The NEU MASTER N6013 Staple Gun There’s another two in one staple gun on our list that fires both staples and brad nails. It features a contact safety switch to avoid accidental firing, and adjustable power lets you adjust hammer strength for different types of material. A quick-release mechanism makes refills a breeze, and it’s lightweight at just a little over 3 pounds. It also includes 336 staples and 200 brad nails to get you started.

    Unfortunately, the NEU MASTER N6013 was not quite powerful enough for most jobs and frequently left staples and nails sticking out. It also frequently jams, and it has a bit of a higher profile making it difficult to get in the tighter spots.

    Pros
    • Staple and nail gun
    • Contact safety switch
    • Adjustable power
    • Quick-release mechanism
    • A little over 3 lbs.
    • Includes 336 staples and 200 nails
    Cons
    • Not powerful enough
    • Frequently jams
    • Hard to use in small areas

    8. KeLDE Electric Staple Gun

    KeLDE Electric Staple Gun

    KeLDE Electric Staple Gun is a corded model that features sequential and single fire modes, which can help when doing a long string of staples or nails by reducing finger fatigue caused by squeezing the trigger.  A patented cool running design helps keep the machine cool when driving nails, and the triple lock mechanism helps prevent accidental firing and adds extra protection for environments with children. The ergonomic handle is easy to hold, and the gun only weighs a little over 3 pounds. It also comes with one of the most robust accessory packs and includes 1,500 staples of different sizes and 500 brad nails.

    The downside of the KeLDE is that it frequently jams, and we spent quite a bit of time freeing it up. In sequential mode, we couldn’t get more than two or three staples off without a jam occurring, And despite its cool-running design, the gun would get hot after an hour or so even if unused, so you need to be careful you don’t leave it plugged in.

    Pros
    • Sequential or single firing mode
    • Cool running design
    • Triple lock mechanism
    • Ergonomic handle
    • Includes 1,500 staples and 500 brad nails
    • 29 lbs.
    Cons
    • Frequently jams
    • The sequential mode doesn’t work very well
    • Gets hot if you leave it plugged in

    9. WORKPRO 6 in 1 Cordless Staple Gun

    WORKPRO 6 in 1 Cordless Staple Gun

    The WORKPRO 6 in 1 Cordless Staple Gun is The Swiss army knife of electric staple guns and features the ability to drive four different types of staples and two kinds of brad nails. This model allows you to push T50, JT21, T20, and T25 staples along with BN18 and Pin brad nails. A double security system prevents accidental firing and requires you to press a contact safety switch along with an on-off switch. It can fire up to 60 staples per minute and 1,100 staples before needing a re-charge, and a battery warning light warns you when the charge is getting low. It’s easy to use, weighs less than 3 pounds, and includes an astonishing 5,000 staples and 2,500 brad nails. Enough to keep you busy for a long time.

    Unfortunately, the WORKPRO is not without its problems. It has a very weak drive motor that rarely gets the staples all the way into the surface. Its flimsy housing has many small plastic parts that can break easily, and you can’t remove the battery from the tool, so you’ll need to stop and re-charge the tool when the battery dies, and if there’s a problem with it, you’ll need to purchase a whole new tool.

    Pros
    • Fires 60 staples per minute
    • Fires 1,100 staples per charge
    • Battery warning light
    • Includes 5,000 staples and 2,500 brad nails
    Cons
    • Not very strong
    • Flimsy construction
    • Battery permanently installed

    10. BHTOP Cordless Staple Gun

    BHTOP Cordless Staple Gun

    The BHTOP Cordless Staple Gun has some nice features, including an easy to access bottom load magazine which makes refills fast and easy. It works with staples and brad nails, and the magazine window keeps you informed of how many remain. A triple-lock safety mechanism helps prevent accidental misfires, and a LED level indicator helps ensure the tool is straight for a better chance of flush staples and nails. It can fire up to 30 staples per minute and 1,000 staples before needing a re-charge. It’s also easy to manage and weighs less than 2 pounds.

    The downside to this compact tool is that it’s only for light-duty and is best for fabrics and papers. It wouldn’t drive staples or brad nails into the wood very well and only really functions correctly when at full charge. You can notice the charge is depleting after only a few staples.

    Pros
    • Easy access bottom load magazine
    • Magazine window
    • LED level indicator
    • Triple lock mechanism
    • Fires 30 staples per minute
    • Works with Brad nails and staples
    • 1,000 staples per charge
    • Includes 500 staples and 500 Brad nails
    • Weighs 1.95lbs
    Cons
    • Only for light duty
    • Only works well with a full charge

    Buyer’s Guide

    Here are some things to consider before you purchase your next electric staple gun.

    Electric vs Cordless

    The first thing you’ll need to decide when choosing an electric staplegun is whether you will use a battery or cord.

    Corded Electric Staple Guns

    Corded electric staple guns are usually lighter in weight and less expensive. They typically provide more power, and the power remains consistent because it’s plugged into the wall. The downside to corded electric staple guns is that it limits your range from the outlet. You’ll need to worry about how long the cord is and will often need to use extension cords to provide a longer reach. It can come disconnected from the gun while you’re using it, and it can make it difficult to maneuver the gun into place properly. The cord adds drag and can add significant weight to the tool.

    Pros
    • Powerful
    • Consistent power
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    Cons
    • Limited reach
    • Clumsy cable
    • May require an additional cord

    Battery Powered Staple Guns

    Battery power tools are becoming more popular with the advance of the lithium-ion battery. Modern battery power tools are often just as powerful as their corded counterparts, and they’re more portable. Their compact design also makes it easier to maneuver them in tight spaces. The downside to battery power is that the tools rarely come with a battery and charger, so you need to purchase it separately, which can be expensive. The battery can also add a considerable amount of weight to the tool, and you’ll need to keep it charged. A Battery low on power may not produce enough force to drive the staple or nail.

    Pros
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Easy to maneuver
    Cons
    • Heavy
    • Inconsistent power
    • Expensive
    • Requires charging

    Weight

    Because you often must hold the staple gun at an exact position for a length of time, the weight of the tool can become an important part of what makes it good or bad. If you struggle with heavy tools, you might find a corded model a better choice, though most of the models on our list are fairly lightweight, and we pointed out the few that weren’t.

    using Arrow Fastener T50ACD Corded Electric Staple Gun

    Two-in-One

    Many electric staple guns on our list also have the capability of using brad nails. If you don’t know, brad nails are for putting up paneling and molding, and the ability to use them is a nice feature to have because you never know if you’ll need it. However, we wouldn’t recommend using this as a reason to choose one brand over another.

    Comfortable Handle

    Even electric staple guns can wear out your hand and fingers when doing a big job like installing carpet. We recommend looking for a staple gun that provides an ergonomic shape with a comfortable rubber-coated handle

    Safety Features

    It’s important to look for safety features like the contact pressure safety switch when purchasing an electric staple gun because this tool is responsible for many injuries each year. A contact pressure safety switch requires you to press the gun firmly against the surface to dispense a staple, preventing accidental misfires.

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    Conclusion

    The Makita XTS01Z 18V LXT Crown Stapler is a great choice for most people. It is a powerful, battery-driven hammer that easily drives staples into the surface. Its compact design is perfect for small spaces, and it has a durable body with a comfortable grip. The Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple Gun is our best value and is perfect for those looking for something lightweight and don’t mind fussing with a power cord. This model weighs less than two ounces and fires brad nails and staples at a budget price.

    We hope you have enjoyed reading over our reviews and have chosen a model that’s right for you. If you have learned something new from our buyer’s guide, please share these ten best electric staple guns on Facebook and Twitter.

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