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  1. #1
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    Default Hitachi Air Stapler

    Hey all just thought I would write a review on the Hitachi Air Stapler model N3804AB3. It was 90 bucks and well worth it.

    It's made well I have ran nearly 5000 staples thru it in the last 3 days. No jams no fuss.

    It has a exhaust that you can rotate which is nice. (Since I am right handed I face it right)

    Can fire at a trigger pull or be adjusted to fire every time it hits wood.

    It also has a adjuster for stapler depth that works well.

    Handles 18 gauge 1/4in crown staples a 1/2in to 1 1/2in. long

    It also has a design that allows for fast and easy jam removal (haven't used it yet)

    It does require a couple drops of oil everytime you use it. (big deal)

    Very straight forward and a pleasure to use.

    Will post more info on how it continues to work. I have 3000 frames left to do and 750 boxes, tops, and bottoms to finish prior to spring.

    That should break her in real good.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Hitachi is a good durable gun. I use them quite a bit as I am a residential/commercial builder. I have one roofing gun in particular that has probably 300 roofs under it's belt and still works fine.
    This spring I will be replacing my framers and finish nailers to Hitachi as well.
    Lightweight, durable and IF it needs repair, you can repair it yourself.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    I've slowly replaced all my air tools with Hitachi. I've used the stapler for maybe 10 years without a hitch.
    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Thanks for your good reviews......I bought one on your recommendations but have not used it yet.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    That is the same stapler I use on all my operations.

    Great tool. Never had a problem with it. I know it says to oil daily, but I don't oil everyday and still never had a problem.

    And, by the way, it will also shoot a 3/8 staple. I use 3/8 for attaching screen in several operations. ( screen bottom boards, entrance closures, moving screens in place of inner cover, etc.) It says 1/2 to 1 1/2 but it shoots 3/8 just fine. Again, never had a problem. Fine tool. Only the price will drive some people away. A lot of people like the Harbor Freight for about 1/4th the price, I just never tried it.

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    I have a hitachi 18 volt drill driver. the spare battery charges quicker than I can kill one with self drilling screws in metal. no other brand will do this. these are the less expensive ni-cad batteries. hitachi Is really worth the extra cost. some co-workers have retired their snap-on and gone to hitachi.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    I use an air stapler that I bough from Harbor freight, for $12.00 been using it for 6 years, maybe 200 hive bodies, and a bunch of pedestal bases. at that price I can get 7 of them for $90.00 and still have enough left for a beer on the way home.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    This company has rebuilt Hitachi tools at really great prices. I have never used them, but I will give them a try on my next purchase. http://bigskytool.com/
    Jeffro

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Thanks Jeffro, I saved the link. My Hitachi stapler works fine.
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Hitachi stapler here as well. 5 years one jam. Great gun.
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    ya thanks for the link Jeff.

    been really pleased with my tool. I tried out the jam pull out latch thing and it opens it wide open. I haven't had to use it but I am already in love with that feature. Looks like a cinch to get a staple out if jammed.

    A good tool is hard to beat and worth the price to me.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Oh I timed myself with it. 10 deep frames (grooved bottom bar) and I glued them in 12min and 39seconds.

    Have I mentioned I like this tool?

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Wow, I am so tempted now to get one. Here is a couple on that website Jeffro posted. The reconditioned equipment gets great reviews too.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    If I would have know I would have got a reconditioned one myself. This tool has a real basic design so once it was fixed I'd think it would be just as good as a new one.

    Ya, I wish Hogback I would have gotten one years ago.

    After using it for the first time I nearly hit the floor weeping thinking of all the hours I could have saved. haha

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    I have the same model. Great little stapler. I had one jam when I hit a hard knot, otherwise flawless. I also picked up an hitachi pin nailer that was a discontinued floor model on clearance for 50%. Both are great.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Hey! Thanks for the recommendation, and the website for the reconditioned equipment. My reconditioned stapler should be here in a few days, $55.00! I'm a real happy camper!

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Awesome! It will pay for itself very fast.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Great! That is what this forum is about, helping each other!
    Jeffro

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    I bought one from Lowes a few years ago and it was a nightmare....skipping and jamming up a storm. I took it right back and asked for another one and it has been a dream. Not a single jam or skip yet! So so glad I did not mail order it so the exchange was easy.

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    Default Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    It's all relative Ryan. I live about an hour and forty five minutes from the nearest Home Depot or Lowes, about 20 minutes from the post office. And, a lot of times, buying on line, there is no tax and free shipping, so for me it's cheaper than the gas :-]

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