Arrow Fastener T50AC Professional Electric Staple Gun Review
Editor Rating: 3.5/5
Arrow Fastener T50AC Professional Electric Staple Gun
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Published on: June 14, 2017
Last modified: June 14, 2017
Every devoted DIY enthusiast should own at least one electric staple gun. These tools come in handy on many occasions, especially if you like to fix things around the house by yourself. However, finding a model that meets your needs isn’t always an easy task. The market is flooded with low-quality units that may look aesthetically appealing, but the elements under the hood are underwhelming, to say the least.
We have covered some of the most popular models on the market so that you don’t have to do it on your own. As we all know, conducting a thorough research requires time, effort, and most importantly – nerves. Luckily, we’ve done the hard part; it’s on you to check our detailed review out and see if this electric stapler meets your requirements.
- Dimensions – 8.2 x 2.4 x 8.5 inches
- Weight- 4.2 pounds
- Required supplies – T50 staples (all sizes)
- Easy-access magazine
- LED work light
- Magazine indicator light
- Material – Plastic, Aluminum, mixed
Arrow Fastener T50AC – The Basics
When you look at this particular model, the first thing you notice is the peculiar design. Unlike other models on the market, this one looks somewhat futuristic and modern. Apart from the good looks, it has a ton of useful features to offer. The power output is also quite good. As you can see, this gun is capable of coping with a project of any size without too many issues.
The thing people don’t see right away is the patented pending motor drive. In simpler words, instead of having a solenoid motor, this model uses patented technology. Needless to say, it’s far better than the obsolete solenoid technology.
As we said, the design looks great. The engineers in charge decided to change it a bit, and they’ve hit the jackpot. Apart from looking great, it’s also ergonomic, slip-free, and durable. As you may assume, durability is a pretty important element and thanks to some innovative engineering and special materials, this particular model can be considered extremely durable.
One would expect a lengthy cord, but it’s not the case with the Arrow Fastener T50AC. However, thanks to the patented pending motor drive, the unit won’t lose any power even on a 50-feet extension cord. Therefore, if you seek for mobility, this model might be a good solution.
The fact that you can use this staple gun for any project that comes to your mind makes it quite versatile. Furthermore, it can use both nails and staples meaning you can do anything from upholstery to laminate installing without worrying much about the supplies. One thing that’s great about the supplies is the fact that they can be found in many hardware stores easily. Some other models use specific supplies which are often hard to get. Luckily, this one doesn’t.
Convenience never ends with this stapler. Reloading the supplies is often a burden for many people due to the poor magazine design. However, it’s not the case with the Arrow Fastener T50AC. Putting a new stick of staples (or nails) has never been easier. All you have to do is use the quick-release mechanism, put the supplies in, and close it back. Everything is controlled by a spring which alleviates the hassle by a lot.
There is also an indicator light located near the magazine responsible for notifying you when it’s time for reloading.
Things we liked about it
The sheer power and modern design are what makes this model so desirable. Apart from the aesthetics, it also offers a pretty neat performance. As far as we are concerned, it’s a worthy investment. Speaking of investing, you don’t have to worry about damaging your budget. It’s a pretty affordable unit, especially if you take its flawless performance into consideration.
The best things are always in the little details. The LED work light and the low-count indicator are a great addition to an already versatile device.
Things we didn’t like
Sadly, inconsistency is a pretty frequent occurrence with this model. While it does perform well, it’s not always like that. Sometimes it misfires and jams, but that’s not a big deal. Thanks to the quick-release magazine you can solve the jamming issue within seconds. However, the problem with inconsistency isn’t easily solvable. In fact, you can’t do much about it.
One other thing we would like to see is a better trigger. This particular one seems overly-sensitive, and many people reported a problem with unintentional “clicks.” In simpler words, it’s possible that you squeeze the trigger even if you don’t want to. Consequently, it may lead to some serious injuries. Speaking of injuries, even though the safety aspect of this model is at a high level, never use it without safety equipment such as gloves and goggles.
General user impressions
Most people who purchased the Arrow Fastener T50AC like their new tool. As far as we are concerned, you won’t make a mistake if you opt for this particular staple gun. It offers a ton of features, and it performs as advertised. One cannot say it doesn’t come with a few disadvantages, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome within a day or two.
Whether you’re looking to tackle a massive DIY project or even use it professionally, the Arrow Fastener T50AC will do the job. It’s a pretty light unit meaning you don’t have to worry about getting tired after a few hours. Instead, you can devote more time to the project by eliminating breaks. The price is more than acceptable, especially if you consider the overall quality of this model. Therefore, don’t worry about your budget; you won’t damage it too much.
Before you decide whether to buy a stapler, make sure it meets your needs. A lot of people make a common mistake and purchase a tool with a ton of features until they realize most of those features are redundant. To avoid such scenario, take a good look at the specifications and features before buying.