Hitachi N5008AC2 7/16″ Standard Crown Stapler Review

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Today we'll be reviewing the Hitachi N5008AC2 7/16" Standard Crown Stapler.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $$$

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  • Reversible function
  • Lightweight and handheld
  • Durable construction
  • Great for long hours of use
  • Little pressure is required to use it
  • Only weighs around 1 pound

This is the first standard crown stapler from Hitachi. It is very easy to use and has self-propelled mechanisms so that staple loading and unloading is much quicker than with the common manual staple guns that are used today. Bulk staples are easily loaded through the front with the supplied loader. Once loaded, the staple staplers automatically advances and staples are installed "in one quick motion." The magazine reloads in a matter of seconds so that you can keep going with an almost endless supply.
With the stapler, you will have the ability to install in a variety of different materials with ease. It will install in wood, drywall, metal, aluminum, dry rubber, and copper, among other materials in any thickness. The stapler is extraordinarily versatile, allowing for customization by the user.
The stapler also has a depth adjuster so that you can set the depth of the staple to a number that you want. This is important for those who need to install staples in a series of different thickness. In addition to the depth adjuster, there is a built-in counter sink adjustment. The depth counter adjuster is important if you want the staple to completely "flush" out of the material. For purposes such as this, a standard crown stapler may not be adequate, but the Hitachi has that ability.
The standard crown stapler also has a built-in self-cleaning feature that helps preserve staples and the staple gun mechanism. This is done by making it reach out and grab the staple, flip it over so that the staple faces up, then pulls it back into the channel and stores it in the mechanism. This way, it helps keep the mechanism clean and less likely to jam up.
The Hitachi stapler is excellent to use. It is simply the best standard crown stapler out there. The Hitachi N5008AC2 has been thoroughly designed and tested to provide the best manual staple-staples for the plastic, wood, and aluminum materials. It is mechanics are designed and tested to work perfectly on the most common measurements of type staples. This standard compressor stapler has been tested on over 30,000 staples to ensure that it is a staple that you will enjoy using.

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