Advantages of Using a Pneumatic Stapler


Advantages of Using a Pneumatic Stapler

Different projects call for different tools. Staplers fasten everything from paper to flooring and cartons to roofing. Staplers come in manual, electric, and pneumatic versions. Each has its merits, but for some jobs, the advantages of using a pneumatic stapler are plain.

Unlike electric staplers, which are powered by—you guessed it—electricity, pneumatic staplers are powered by compressed air. When the user pulls the trigger, a burst of compressed air creates the force that drives a fastener (nail, cleat, or staple) into a surface.


Pneumatic staple guns are fast and accurate. An experienced operator can get a big job done quickly with a pneumatic staple gun tool. These tools are fairly simple in design, using a trigger and a cartridge. Pneumatic staple guns attach to a source of compressed air, so the tool is tethered to a hose that is attached to a compressor. The compressor provides the second great advantage of pneumatic staple guns.


The compressed air that powers a pneumatic tool creates a powerful driving force to use in construction that electric staplers simply can’t match. Therefore, carpenters, roofers, and flooring installers will usually choose pneumatic staplers. Pneumatic upholstery staplers speed up furniture manufacturing. Pneumatic staple guns provide sufficient power to drive fasteners into wood and even masonry.

Ease of Repair

Pneumatic staplers are simpler in design than electric staplers and have fewer parts. That makes them easier to maintain and repair. Fewer parts mean greater durability as well. Pneumatic staplers are worth the investment for pros who use power fasteners daily.

While the advantages of pneumatic staplers are clear, it’s important to remember that these are powerful, dangerous tools. Users should always be well-trained and wear protective gear including safety goggles for eye protection. Pneumatic staplers are noisy, too, from the roar of the compressor to the explosive sound when firing a fastener—therefore, users should always wear ear protection. Follow all the manufacturer’s instructions, especially the safety precautions, when using a pneumatic staple gun.