Hitachi N3804AB3 1 1/2-Inch 18-Gauge Narrow Crown Finish Stapler Review
The Hitachi N3804AB3 1 1/2-Inch 18-Gauge Narrow Crown Finish Stapler is a top quality stapler when it comes to air-powered devices. Long gone are the days of manually powered staples that ended up being a menace if you were not strong enough to power them. With a pneumatic gun like this one, you can just pull the trigger and shoot the staple in a blink of an eye, without worrying about whether or not your hand will get sore in half an hour. On top of that, you should not have to worry about the grip, either, because the handle is sturdy and rubber-coated, so the gun with stay firmly in your hands without slipping. You have room for your other hand as well, so you can easily control the stapler if you are not strong enough to control it with a single hand.
The Hitachi N3804AB3 might be one of the lightest staple guns available out there, weighing in a mere 2.3 pounds. This is half of the usual weight when we talk about air-powered staplers and much less than electric-powered ones, which are sometimes a pain to work with because of their weight. Another benefit is that you don’t have to worry about electric outlets and batteries with this gun. All you have to do is check the pressure in your air compressor, to make sure you have the right pressure setting from the get-go. If you set it to the correct pressure setting on the first use, you won’t waste staples that go either too fast into the material or go too slow and don’t even make it in.
Starting with the 1/2” staples and going to the 1 1/2“ staples, you can use 18 gauge narrow crown models in order to do what you need to accomplish with this staple gun. You don’t have to worry too much about the material you are using, because these staples are designed to be compatible with just about everything that can be penetrated. Just don’t try going and shooting a staple into concrete.
The magazine on this staple gun is quite large, allowing you to load up to 130 staples at once. This is convenient because it makes it so you won’t have to constantly stop and refill it when you are working. Moreover, you can adjust the depth of the penetration in a matter of seconds and you don’t need an additional tool to do this. Regarding the shooting process, you can either go with the classic sequential fire mode, which requires you to pull the trigger when you want to fire a staple, or you can choose the bump fire. The bump fire requires you to constantly have the trigger pressed and then bump the tool into the material you want to put staples in. This can be great for quick application of staples on a job site or other use where you need to shoot staples fast.
Dust and debris are sometimes an issue when it comes to air-powered staple guns, but the Hitachi N3804AB3 doesn’t face any of these problems. The solution is simple with this gun. You have access to a 360-degree, easily adjustable exhaust, so you can direct the air away from yourself. The tip of the nose is a no-mar one, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the material you work with, especially if it is some kind of soft wood or casing. Finally, if you happen to get a jammed staple in the tool’s firing mechanism, you can easily get to it thanks to the easy-clear nose design. All in all, you can do a great job with this Hitachi staple gun and the occasional issues it has won’t be something that would disrupt you for more than a couple of minutes over an entire work day.