Max TA551A/16-11 7/16" Medium Crown Stapler
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- quality tool Review by Rich
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The above review is that of a non professional. It is clear that either there was not enough air pressure or possibly not the right fastener being used here. I have many Max nailers and are some of the most reliable brands I have.
This stapler is a quality tool with good features and is also very well balanced and light which is good for all day use.
(Posted on 10/25/12)
- Poor quality leads to poor performance Review by Aggie_90
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I purchased this tool to put up OSB on a new shop and patio project I was starting. The MAX brand was recommended by some of the contractors who had started on my project. I liked the features and researched the company. Bought the tool from ToolBarn due to price and shipping.
When I received the Stapler it looked professional and well made but it was clear that the internal quality wasn't nearly as good. The stapler ram (bar that pushes the staple down) sticks routinely about a quarter of an inch below the head of the staple and then no longer shoots staples. This started on the first clip of staples. I thought it might just be a tight fit and needed to have some staples run through to break it in but it has continued to stick well past 8 clips of staples. It sticks and then the quick release on the front has to be opened and the ram forced back with a screwdriver and then re-assembled. It sticks every third staple or so now. MAX will not accept the tool back and I must send it to a service center to be repaired and returned. Because they have lock tight on the bolts holding the tool together they will have to heat the casing up to break the bolts free. This involves flames so the least I can expect is a torched case when I get it back.
Stay away from the MAX brand.
Note to review by ToolBarn.com Staff:
Often times the situation you describe can come down to a problem with either a seal in the air path of the stapler or inadequate pressure reaching the tool. If there is a small leak or a partial blockage in the hose or the hose diameter is too small, this can cause the pressure readings on your air compressor to show higher than the tool is receiving. Max makes a high quality tool, but there are occasional problems with a specific tool having a minor defect, or the environment in which the tool operates preventing the tool from performing at it's fullest. In those situations, a visit with a repair tech may be able to resolve the problem fully, possibly without a tear-down of the tool. This may not be the case with the tool you received, but this is knowledge which may benefit another reader.
(Posted on 1/29/11)
- Drives 1" - 2" 16 Gauge Medium Crown Staples
- Speedy stapling performance
- Powerful, yet lightweight - only 4.8 lbs.
- Adjustable depth control
- New durable easy jam clearance
- Comfortable rubber grip
- Patented maintenance free, self-cleaning end cap filter
- Durable aluminum frame and cylinder cap
- Roof Decking
- Furniture Frames
- Crate & Box Assembly
- Vinyl Siding
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- Pneumatic Accessories: air-hose-fittings, air-hoses, lubricants, safetyglasses