Awesome piece of kit – i just keep finding new jobs were i can use it. Takes a little bit of practice to get the nail just where you want it. As it also takes staples it has a 4-5mm slot so it can vary by a small amount. Need to hold the top of the gun or the nail doesn’t go all the way in. But a quick tap with a hammer can finish the job if you forget. Also you have to hold the gun straight; you can’t put a nail in at an angle – it’ll just fly off somewhere (wear goggles). Probably put in a thousand nails now and not one jam. Not sure what other people are doing with it. This loses one star because it didn’t come with a case. I only found out afterwards that you can also buy it with the case (could have cried).
This is more a review of the company than the product although, i have had this tacwise nailer/stapler for just over 12 months and have found it to be a very useful addition to my tool box ,both myself and my wife have had occasion to use it for different diy and craft jobs ,and have found the range of staple and nails it takes very handy,that is until one day last month it suddenly stopped working and instead of firing staples it just made a sad whining noise,this is where the companies review comes in. I contacted tacwise to see if there was a local repair agent where i might be able to get the stapler repaired as it was ,as is usually the case, just out of warranty. The lady i spoke to on their help desk suggested i return the stapler and they would see if it could be repaired , which i did and low and behold less than 10 days later it was returned, fully operational and at no cost to myself. Now i don’t suggest that items out of warranty should be repaired f. C , but tacwise have done just that and as a result i will certainly be using their products in the future. Great customer service , keep it up and many thanks.
My older rapesco one (5+ years old) gave up the ghost after some heavy sessions fixing bamboo screening. This replacement came quickly and soon finished the job.
- Excellent customer service.
- The screws fall out and the sprung-front plate falls off after a day or two
- awesome piece of kit – make sure you get a case
I bought this for fixing wire to my aviary. I have only tried a few 25mm staples but from what i see of these it will be perfect for the job. I also believe it will be ideal for making my nest boxes as the nails will be perfect for the 1/2′ ply that i use.
Great tool, have used it to build planters and for upholstery. Easy to use and a great tool.
Features of Tacwise 0326 191EL Nailer/Stapler 230V
- UK’s best selling corded electric nail gun
- Fires 91 Type staples 15-30mm (also available in stainless stee
- Also fires 180 type nails 10-35mm (also available in stainless steel)
- Starter Quantity of 500 Nails and 500 Staples included
Made the upholstering of my chair so much easier and quicker to.
A bit on the heavy side and it’s difficult for a woman to appliey the pressure.
Very happy with my new tacwise nailer as it does exactly the job i required it for. The only downside is that the lead could be much longer by at least another meter.
Yes very happy with this an fast delivery thank you.
It does the job i want it to do. My previous one was a bosch on which you could dial up the strength of strike but it was temperamental and eventually gave up the ghost after 20 years of use. This one is not variable and you have to hold it very firmly against the object which you are stapling or nailing or you will get double or trebkle firing due to recoil. If held firmly it does the business with a minimum of fuss and feels durable.
This is the only nailer that i own so can’t compare it to other models but it does have its faults. The nails rarely go into the wood all the way, so i always end up using a hammer to finish the work. I suppose the tool is just not very powerful. If i push very hard on the back of the gun, the nails sometimes go all the way in, but it is not guaranteed. Also the power cord could be a lot longer. I would have bought a paslode but could not afford it at the time, big mistake on my part. Definitely a case of you get what you pay for.
I have used this staple gun in a upholstery project of a winged armchair. It is easy to use, can access corners and cramped areas where the combination of a nail and hammer would have done damage to the fabric and it fasten the staples properly without making it impossible to remove them if the aim was off. The only negative i have to say is that it require quite a lot of force to keep ‘down’ while it staples. I am not the strongest of persons and had to use both my hands to keep the staple gun in place so the staple stuck and didn’t ‘loosen with the recoil’.
Very good quality for the price.
This tacwise gun is quite good after trying it out a few times. A few times i had to use the hammer to finish it off. Ok for small diy projects but not really heavy duty enough. The gun is sturdy n well built. Don’t know how long it will last. You need a bigger gun if you wanna build a wardrobe or something.
The gun has a lot of punch, which is what one needs in a staple-gun, and it does a good job with no complaint. . Except the front nose comes apart after using the gun for a short while (one day in my case) and that is a big flunk. Presumably because of the vibration when using it, the three screws just work their way free and the spring-loaded plate separates from the unit. Unless you spot the screws coming out — they quickly get lost in the carpet/underfelt/debris — that’s the end of the staplegun, as the screws are very unusual and not ones you can find replacements for. It is a shame as the gun is otherwise a good item. If you have one of these guns or are buying one, the tip is to apply some sellotape over the top of those three screws as soon as you take it out of the box. That way, when the screws vibrate themselves out, you at least still have them and can screw them back into place. You just need to keep an eye on this and screw them back in every day or two so as to keep on using the staplegun.
Works well and uses the same staples as my old gun (which i had a few thousand left) rubber nozzle thng keeps falling off but no great issue.
Not a bad nail gun great for the price and alternative to air powered.
Does the job however i have had to knock quite a few nails home with a hammer. I’m on my second as the first jammed and stopped working. Customer services are excellent and a replacement was dispatched as soon as i returned the broken one i didn’t even have to pay to return.
Trying to nail down plywood to floorboards with short brads kept jamming and the so called release clip on the from of the gun was useless as nails jammed between striking mechanism and side of gun waste of money.
Leave the pin heads poking out and still have to get a hammer to know them in fully.