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Porter-Cable NS100A 18 Gauge 1/2-Inch to 1-Inch Narrow Crown Stapler

Porter-Cable NS100A 18 Gauge 1/2-Inch to 1-Inch Narrow Crown Stapler Hot

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Porter-Cable NS100A 18 Gauge 1/2-Inch to 1-Inch Narrow Crown Stapler
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Model #
Porter-Cable NS100A
MSRP
167.00
Includes:
Includes case, 1,000 staples, 1/4-inch male quick coupler plug with dust cap, oil, Allen wrenches

Uses standard Ga., 1/4" crown staples from 1/2" to 1" long Special hardened driver blade Tool-free jam release mechanism designed not to block line of sight Sequential fire trigger Strong and light weight die-cast aluminum body Contact safety located behind driver guide for stapling in tight spaces Tool-free depth adjustment for exact setting of staple Removable rubber nose cushion protects delicate work Tool-free directional exhaust port Standard Equipment: Stapler, 1/4" male quick plug with dust cover, carrying case with provision to store 5,000 staples, box of 1,000 staples, oil, wrenches, and operating manual

A handy little project stapler, this 1/4-inch crown stapler has as many features as larger, more expensive units. Several features protect the project from accidental damage. First, a built-in depth-of-drive adjustment allows precise countersinking of staples to match the application. Also, the safety contact is behind the nose, allowing better visibility in low clearance situations so staples are accurately placed. A removable rubber tip prevents damage to delicate materials. Finally, a restrictive-fire trigger allows only one staple to fire, eliminating "double" firing. The adjustable exhaust port also protects the operator by allowing the exhausted air to be deflected away when a close look at the work is required. With a fastener range of 1/2- to 1-inch, this stapler is great for a variety of tasks including assembling drawer boxes, fastening cabinet backs and paneling. In the event of a jammed staple, the quick-release nosepiece allows easy clearing and reduced down time. Includes stapler, carrying case, pack of 1,000 staples, 1/4-inch male quick coupler plug with dust cap, oil, Allen wrenches, and operator's manual. NOTE: This nailer comes with a restrictive-fire trigger standard. A bump-fire trigger, which allows holding the trigger down and bumping the safety contact to fire, is available free-of-charge from the manufacturer. Please provide the model number and serial number of each nailer requiring a trigger. For identification purposes, the bump-fire trigger is black and the restrictive-fire trigger is red.

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A little Limited for my tastes

This has served as my back up stapler, so I don't really have many staples through it. I've used mine mainly to attach canvas to theatrical stage type frames. I don't really care for this stapler that much. Being limited to staples under an inch does not really cover a lot of situations that I come across, and having to change triggers for bump firing is a pain. It does function perfectly for what it does. If you can live with it's limitations you should be happy with it,

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Light weight, comfortable to use
Cons
No selectionable fire.
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PC Crown Stapler

The narrow crown stapler is pretty useful little tool, seems like I am always finding a new use for this little device, and would be a good addition to anyone’s air tool collection. Primarily I have used the PC crown Stapler for putting screen doors together, fastening chicken wire, holding cedar shakes in place when leveling floors, repairing cabinetry/countertops, attaching ply backing, and metal lathe for stone work. I’ve used this tool for many tasks and for countless hours, and only had jams when using the tool overhead, Jams are easily cleared with the tool less jam release lever. The issue can be somewhat remedied by using a 1 inch fastener for applications overhead, that’s what work for me, overall it's a minor issue.
The PC NS100 is very lightweight and well balanced; it is comfortable and features a nice molded non-slip grip. Loading is pretty straight forward, just pull back the lever and drop the staples in from the top. Firing is standard single shot,bump is available, but requires a phone call to PC and they will send it free of charge. The stapler also features a non marring nose tip that comes in handy when doing finishing work that needs to be protected. Like many PC air tools, this stapler also features a directional exhaust port.
Overall I am extremely please with this tool and would recommend it to anyone, it requires very little maintenance, it is reliable and extremely useful for all sorts of projects. The great thing is, it can be found pretty cheaply for 30 bucks as a reconditioned product.

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Well balanced, lightweight, toolless jam release
Cons
slight issue when using overhead
Made in
Taiwan
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