|Milwaukee M12 Crown Stapler plastic, steel and electronic components|
Perhaps the Milwaukee M12 Crown Stapler belongs more on a tool blog rather than here, but I feel it has a place. I have owned a great many manual staple guns and used them for stretching canvases and household projects. Three years ago I assisted in the installation of a twenty-eight foot high painting from Mexico. In order to transport it, the canvas had to be removed from its stretcher, rolled and re-stretched upon arrival for display. This experience proved the value of a good electric or pneumatic stapler but I could not quite justify acquiring an example of the industrial electric staplers lent to us by the textile conservation department. Yet when I saw Milwaukee introduced a portable electric stapler, I bought one.
It is a much less strenuous experience than using the Arrow T50 stapler of my college years although it conveniently uses the same staples. The action cycle does not allow for rapid repetition of stapling but also does not have the problem of double-stapling I have with the sensitive trigger of my pneumatic crown stapler. It's not often when so many of my interests overlap so completely in one object that is useful, practical, aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to use.
Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, May 27, 2020.