Great product that is american made. I love this stapler, with one exception. I would like to see a padded handle and shorten the squeeze distance. Other than that I would not trade this one for anything else when out in the field. I have only owned two of these. The first one purchased in 1991, the second one Dec. 2015. The first would still be around if not for a house fire.
Helpful tool. This is a quality tool I purchased after returning a cheaper stapler from another company. It is sturdy and well built. I had to go back to the store to figure out how to release the staple holder tray. It is not obvious from the instructions. I used it to successfully upholster the wooden arms of my good office chair. This was my first such project and it turned out good. The only problem was: while working in a tight area at an angle, I was squeezing the stapler and it pinched and bruised my left thumb. I think the instructions need to say to work in a wide open roomy area and keep fingers away from the moving parts which squeeze down.