Reviews and Problems with Arrow Etfx50 Staple & Nail Gun
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7 February 2012
Summary: Note to manufacturers & retailers. Don't label something "heavy duty" if it really isn't. Don't tell me it's suitable for upholstery if it really isn't. This stupid thing couldn't put even one 5/16" staple into the plywood of the chair seats I was recovering, half the staple was still sticking out. VERY frustrated as I now have to waste my time to go back to Lowes to return it and spend more money on a pneumatic to do this job. NOT HAPPY.
Summary: I purchased this staple gun at my local Lowes. Arrow has been around for a long long time. I thought I couldn't go wrong with that name. Wrong. For every 8 or 10 good shots it would jam. Worse, there is no EASY way to clear the jam. I understand it can be taken apart but not quickly or easily. But you shouldn't have to.
Summary: I bought the first one to put up ceiling tile. Worked great for about a dozen tiles. Then it just quit working. It wasn't jammed or unplugged. It just quit working. Went back to Lowes. They couldn't have been greater about the return for a replacement. Again worked great for about 20 tiles and the second one stopped working. I took it back and got my money back. Bought the cheaper model and finished the room. There must be a flaw in this model.
Summary: I bought this just to do 1 project, I wanted to put some molding around my ceiling. I took it apart 11 time to get 5 nails in it. And each time I had to take the 2 screws off and pull off the mechanism. I still didn't finish the project I was that mad at the lack of quality of the nailer. I can't even believe they would sell such tools...
Pros: thougt i was, going to get, some work done!
Cons: Low quality, Not durable, waste of time, unbelivievable, junk
Summary: Bought one and used only it for less than one hour and an internal cast steel piece snapped in half. Was just only getting started on the project that day and purchased a second one and really tried to baby it and the same part broke shortly there after. Talk about a waist of my day. By the way, just used as home owner use only.
Summary: Ok it's cheap, yes it was cheap, I got it for forty bucks. I insulated my shop and never had a problem. Sure beat a manual stapler. If your complaining about it not working, you probably complain at mcdonalds cuz your burger wasn't up to snuff. As with everything ya get what ya pay for, it's not for a professional, i didn't expect it to last forever. It still works fine though.
Summary: i'm not a carpenter, don't do anything that resembles construction, so i thought this item would be perfect for reupholstering a chair i owned. the fabric was tapestry, admittedly a little on the thick side, but upholstery material, not boat sails or anything. the chair seat that the staples were being put into was a medium hardness wood. a chair, that's all. a chair. the stapler jammed about every third staple.
Summary: I purchased this item for back up about 7 month ago. I went to use the arrow electric staple and nail gun for the first time, it fired one time and it jamed. I spent about one hour to unjame it but had no luck! what a waste of time ?
Summary: Very frustrating to bring my tools, ladder, etc out to start a project get nowhere. Bought this just over one year ago and it stopped working for no reason. I used it for one project last year, wanted to do another & thought my electric outlet was not working, but it was the stapler...no sign of life. Disassembled the unit, checked wires, the switch, circuit board, everything looks new. Put it back together, it fires one or two times then stops.