Chicago Electric Power Tools 3-In-1 Stapler Review
Editor Rating: 3.6/5
Chicago Electric Power Tools 3-In-1 Stapler
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Published on: June 23, 2017
High-quality tools are pretty hard to find, especially if you’re on a limited budget. There are plenty of models available on the market, but most of them have some kind of a flaw. Some don’t offer enough power, while others have tendencies to jam often. Overall, if you don’t have any experience with these tools, you have a high chance of choosing the wrong one for yourself.
However, we are here to help you with the matter. We’ve covered some of the most popular electric staplers on the market, and it’s up to you to choose which one suits your needs the most. We offer a good amount of detailed information so that you don’t have to conduct research on your own. Instead, take a look and read about the capabilities of a particular model, you might find it interesting enough to invest a bit of money in it.
- Dimensions – 11.1 x 2.9 x 1.8 inches
- Weight – 2.3 pounds
- Required supplies – 18 gauge
- Trigger lock safety
- Easy reload
- Material – Metal and PVC
Chicago Electric Power Tools 3-in-1 Stapler – The Basics
As you can see, this is a 3-in-1 model. It means that it can use staples, pin nails, and brad nails. Therefore, it’s safe to say that this model is a pretty versatile one. Whether you’re looking to remodel your fence or even install laminate, this device is your safest bet. It can cope with any material as long as you follow a set of simple rules written in the user manual. Also, make sure to maintain it in good condition, and it should work for years without any major issues.
It is a simple device capable of coping with the toughest DIY projects. It’s also an affordable unit meaning it’s accessible even for people who are on a strict budget.
As far as the design goes, it’s pretty standard. There aren’t any impressive parts, but it’s still a pretty sturdy and durable unit. Some people don’t like the fact that there is a lot of PVC included in the design. The ergonomic shape allows it to fit perfectly in your hands meaning you won’t experience any troubles while holding the stapler. The trigger has a safety mechanism which is quite convenient. However, they could have made the trigger a bit stiffer, but it’s a matter of personal preference.
The rubberized handle ensures a firm grip which is especially useful for people who tend to get sweaty hands while working. As you know, safety is the crucial element of every electric tool, and it’s safe to say that this particular one meets the safety standards.
Trigger safety system
While it’s not a particularly impressive feature, it’s worth mentioning it. Whenever you finish using the stapler, all you have to do is switch the safety ON, and that’s it. It’s a useful feature, especially if you have children around. However, always keep your children away from electric tools, regardless of the safety levels.
Most of these electric guns have issues when it comes to reloading the supplies. While some jam often, others have complex spring systems that tend to malfunction quite frequently. However, thanks to some engineering and innovation, this particular model features an excellent reloading system. All you have to do is unhook the chamber, insert the supplies, and continue to work. As you can assume, it only takes a couple of seconds.
Things we liked about it
The versatility has got to be the best feature of this particular model. Because it’s a 3-in-1 device, it covers more tasks than any other. For example, you can work with staples for a minute, and immediately switch to brad nails without much hassle.
It wouldn’t be as impressive as it is if it wasn’t for the affordable price. There is no success in buying a super-expensive tool with a large variety of features because it’s an expected thing. However, finding a tool with the same features as some professional ones, but a few times cheaper, is a pretty big accomplishment.
When thinking about versatility, you cannot skip mentioning the Chicago Electric Power Tools 3-in-1 stapler.
Things we didn’t like
The unit lacks power, straight and simple. It works fine with smaller staples, but when it comes to nails, it’s pretty underwhelming. Therefore, if you’re planning on penetrating dense wood, you might want to skip this model. It doesn’t mean it’s not worth investing in, but it’s simply not designed for massive heavy duty projects.
As we already mentioned, it feels like it’s entirely made of plastic. Even though we know it has a lot of metal parts, the plastic feel cannot be ignored. However, it’s a matter of personal preferences, so it’s not really a major downside.
General user impressions
Most people seem pretty pleased with this product. There were a couple of buyers who got faulty products which didn’t work right out of the box. While it may seem irrelevant, it’s a worrying thing. The reason is pretty simple – it indicates a lack of quality control. Although you have the right to return it back and ask for a refund (or a new unit), nobody wants to go through all of that. Apart from those small issues, buyers didn’t mention any other major problems.
If you’re a devoted DIY enthusiast, this might be the right model for you. It isn’t a professional unit per se, but it offers more than enough features for occasional repairs and projects. As we said, power output isn’t its strongest point, but if you don’t plan to process particularly dense wood, it shouldn’t be an issue.
The supplies are accessible and easy to find in any hardware store. It’s an important fact because many other models use specific staples which are hard to get a hold of. The price is acceptable, especially if you consider the amount of versatility. In the end, it’s all up to you and your budget. As far as we are concerned, you won’t make a mistake if you choose to invest in it.