Tacwise Duo 35 / 30mm Corded Nailer / Stapler 230V
First one failed to work brand new out of the box.
Replacement did two hours work then failed.
8 Dec 2014
Good idea but flawed product
I have to start by saying that I really REALLY wanted this to work for us as I'm sick of humping a compressor around. However, for our application, the results were not acceptable.
We use a pneumatic nail gun to attach glazing bead to our bespoke doors after installation. The timbers can be softwood (Hemlock), hardwood (Utile) or oak (European). The small pin hole left in the timber by the pneumatic gun can easily be filled/waxed and the gun doesn't need to be applied to the work piece with abnormal pressure.
Unfortunately, this Tacwise gun needs to be pressed so firmly against the bead that it marks it even before firing in the pin. If adequate pressure isn't applied, it doesn't drive the brad fully home. Even when pressing the top of the gun with your other hand, brads will sometimes not fully enter hardwood or oak beads. This is immensely frustrating as it requires the use of a punch to hammer home the pin.
The dent left in the work piece after a successful firing was perhaps the deal breaker for us (please see attached photo).
Top marks to Screwfix customer services for their help. Zero marks for Tacwise who didn't even have the decency to reply to my email.
I have since returned the Tacwise gun and purchased one of the dinky Stanley compressors (again, from Screwfix). The results with this, coupled with the old pneumatic gun, are excellent.
To sum up - if finish isn't important to you (or the result can't be seen) and you're using this on softwood, then I would recommend it. Otherwise, no.
Thanks again to Screwfix for their help. 10 out of 10 for customer service.
7 Jul 2014
Bought this tool to complete a job needing 15000 staples. Firing mechanism packed up after 3000. Took it back and it was replaced without argument (well done Screwfix). New one started jamming after another 3000 staples. Not just once but 3 or 4 times every 100. Its going back!! replaced it with an air powered tool from Lidl - still going perfectly 9000 staples later and the job finished.
2 Mar 2014
Let down by constant misfire
Build quality is a great improvement on the old 191 with better switchgear and quick release nose plate to clear jams.
Easy to handle and is well balanced and in a good quality case.
All positives - until I came to use it and then found it suffered from constant misfire only firing 1 in 10. Keep pressing the trigger or even hold the trigger down and it will suddenly fire off a staple. Not good.
Such a pity as otherwise it would be a good addition to the tool box.
11 Jan 2014