In the true sense of the words "if in doubt build it stout" I have never looked at any other staple gun other than the T50 heavy duty. And so i own one already.
On Sat when i needed to put back the foam and material cover and secure it on the "box spring contraption" I did not have mine with me, since i was not expecting to do a major job on a new item.
Well off to the depot thinking urg i hate consciously buying a duplicate of a tool i already have. Well i had to buy a heavier hammer but hey you can never have enough hammers right.
Well i found this stapler over where they hang the T50 its the light duty version of the same basic kind of manual stapler. The JT27 light duty stapler perfectly suited to upholstery staples and nice easy going operation not too heavy on the hands. I hemmed and hawed about whether it was going to get the staples to penetrate the pallet type wood which while looking like pine was not pine it was tough hard stuff. It takes the JT21 staples and they fit from below once you open the tray..(.found out after i tried it and it did not work and then read the instructions )
But what a pleasure and a savior. Easy on the hands so much so that i thought got to let you guys know about it in case like me you have previously had a go doing upholstery type job using the T50.
I have a pneumatic upholstery gun but frankly this one was such a pleasure to use and easy on the hands i am not sure the pneumatic one would see the light of day after this given no attachments.
Bonus was it was light on the pocket too $12.97 so more appropriate for my need at the time money wise.
On a side i picked up a bundle of claw hammers two for $6 bucks and left the son with a new hammer for future use. Have since ferreted out a few tools which i will "pass down" to him on the next visit for him to have around should he need them. His care of those will determine what happens to the balance of mine when i pass one day.
Also had a 2x4 cut into 5 inch pieces to replace the tree branch pieces i referred to in my weekend post.