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Old 10-14-2006, 12:48 AM   #16
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Stanley Powershot design is kind of stupid....dangerous actually.


I should go out and buy one of these so the next guy who takes my tools without asking ends up with a staple in his hand.


My first question is what are you doing with your hand under the stapler? I've put tens of thousands of staples in with old guns, new guns, electric guns, and hammers (which I use whenever possible). Not once have I put my hand under a staple gun while stapleing.

My second question is if you are unfamiliar with a tool what are you doing useing it? If it's somthing you've never seen before take a secont and look at how it works before you start useing it.


They're not going to stop makeing guns like this. And no one is going to win any lawsuits because they got confused as to which way was the front of the gun. They still make the older style, if you don't like the new ones buy the old ones.

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:33 PM   #17
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At Home Depot I loaded some 16ft deck boards onto my truck and needed to staple on a red flag..they handed me the Stanley Powershot staple gun from behind the counter...it's a bassackwards gun for sure...I was in a hurry...I even gave the bottom a quick glance to see which end was the business end...WRONG !!!! ...I shot a staple ALLL the way into my pinkie finger...thankfully into the fatty part on the palm side, where one might wear a pinkie ring...In 30 years of construction I've never impaled or shot myself with anything....Stanley Power Shot is giving many people a nasty surprise.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #18
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I should add that I spoke to a guy at their Pro Desk...he said he shot a staple into his hand too...with that very gun.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #19
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hmmm i have the powershot, a craftsman the same style and 2 arrow chrome old style. never had a problem with any of them as long as you use the right staples. cheapie made in china junk i've used i did not like. they jammed every other staple and wouldn't staple balsa wood.
never stapled myself though... that's unusual.

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Old 03-27-2009, 09:22 PM   #20
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I will admit that I have had this same staple gun for years, and while I have never hurt myself with it, i use it so infrequently that I ALWAYS pick it up backwards at the start of a task, and have to "remind" myself how to use this tool properly. Once you begin using it properly, it really is a joy to use compared to the old style, but I have shot a lot of staples with the old style gun, and this one just looks and feels too much like those.

I would compare this to coming from living in the US all your life, and going on vacation and renting a standard shift car in a country where they drive on the right. when i did this I went home with bruised knuckles on my right hand from punching the door everytime i needed to shift because the stick shift was on the left there....
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #21
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I've had the same one for years too
Never a problem
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #22
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I have one too. I think it's great.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #23
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i had a friend pick up mine and he shot himself in his palm too,we laffed about it but now i see others have done so too,i dont use it anymore it seems to bind up unless its pushed down perfectly straight
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:58 PM   #24
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I have the same one bought it when they first came out,I can't see how you could shoot yourself why in the world would you need to put your hand under the gun to fire it..
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I have one and had, not one, but two different friends shoot a staple in their hands on the same project. The one guy I can understand as he is a Union Iron Worker and said he takes pride in being able mess up a steel ball bearing (AKA a bigger hammer type of guy). The other guy a sheet metal worker that I thought had more sense.

As far as the stapler is concerned I have not had a problem with it.
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why in the world would you need to put your hand under the gun to fire it..
MY thoughts too from the BEGINNING of this thread! i've never put my hand under either style to use it.... you hold it flat to the surface!

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I had a similar problem with a hammer! I would hold the nail and steady it with my thumb over the head to ensure that it would go in straight, and 9 out of 10 times the hammer would impale my thumb with such force that after the 32nd try I thought I might pass out! What a bloody mess... and NO warning on the hammer or nails what-so-ever!
OK, so a bit sarcastic, but come on... when do we start taking responsibility for our own stupidity? We all make stupid mistakes from time to time, but more often than not, it is ourself to blame. I always laugh when ever I see all the warnings that are required to be put on a ladder becuase of the result of some lawsuit in the past.
Anytime someone picks up a tool that they are not familiar with, they should either read the instructions, ask questions of those who ARE familiar with the tool, or just use common sense.
I believe my table saw does not have a warning on the top stating that I should not have my fingers near the blade when I turn it on, yet something deep inside me compels me to not do so when I hit that power button.
I also have had a powershot from when they were first introduced, and even though I rarely use it, just like any other tool I infrequently use, I re-familiarize myself with it before putting it to use.
And as you said in your initial post, it is easier to use, and maybe someday in the future, the others will go by the wayside and there will be no confusion.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #28
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I too purchased one of these My experience using it was great then I set it on the shelf for about a year loaded the gun put it up to a wall to test fire it and POW looked at the wall only to see no staple WHY you ask because I shot it into the palm of my hand a 3/4 inch heavy duty staple the good thing there was no pain it shot with so much power it went straight in all 3/4 inches so like a dummy i pulled it out bandaged it and continued my work shift for 8 more hours went home tried to sleep and ended up going to the dr in the am.......Please do yourself a favor if you or anyone in your house ever used a heavy duty stapler stay away from this if your a first time user and dont let people borrow your tools its prob safe to own on it does do a great job even when used on HUMAN FLESH OUCH!!!!

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I stopped by my father's office yesterday afternoon that he is renovating. I picked up the stapler he had on the counter to look at it - Stanley Power shot. This one




Now, after looking at it for a few minutes I realized that I was holding it backwards. The Staples come out where that arrow is. I know that's obviously why its there, but you don't generally look all around a tool that you are familiar with for little signs and arrows. Anyway, I commented to my father how stupid I thought it was and he said "Yeah, I came really close to putting a staple through my palm". We talked/joked about it for a while, I couldn't get over how stupid it was, it was more comfortable to the hand backwards and easier to use. It just seems natural that the larger part of the trigger went to the back of your hand.

Well, all the jokes were not funny anymore after last night. My brother's 100 lb girlfriend picked up the stapler and attempted to shoot a staple into a piece of loose insulation hanging and fired the staple right into the middle of her palm - backwards again. At the hospital, they told her she nicked a ligament which she is incredibly lucky she didn't hit. Just thought I'd share this and ask if anyone else had any experience w/ this thing.

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