The 10 Best Narrow Crown Staplers

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Whether you're a professional carpenter or a DIY enthusiast looking to complete various cabinetry, furniture, or flooring projects around the house, one of these narrow crown staplers will be a necessary addition to your arsenal of power tools. We've included a combination of both battery-operated and pneumatically-powered devices capable of delivering precise results on a variety of materials. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. DeWalt DCN681D1

2. Makita AT638A

3. Bostitch SX1838K

Editor's Notes

February 05, 2019:

Added the DeWalt DCN681D1 for its dependable brushless motor, on-board LEDs, and low-supply lockout function to eliminate the chances of dry firing. I also thought the Makita AT638A was a formidable option due to the 2-mode selector switch for seamless toggling between sequential and contact actuation. Included the Bostitch SX1838K for its dial-controlled depth adjustments and swiveling air fitting. Additionally, the built-in pencil sharpener on its belt hook is quite convenient. Although it's a bit bulky, I thought the Porter-Cable PCC791LA was a worthy contender, thanks to its high-volume staple capacity and internal flywheel for superior firing consistency. Also added the Metabo N3804AB3 because of its 360-degree adjustable exhaust and tool-less nose for easy jam clearing. The anodized aluminum construction of the Freeman PST9032Q is ideal for constant and rapid trigger use, while the oil-free design prevents stains on work pieces. Finally, I thought that both the PowRyte 2-in-1 and NuMax S2-118G2 were versatile additions to the list because they can be used as both brad nailers and narrow-crown staplers.

4. Porter-Cable PCC791LA

5. Surebonder Pneumatic

6. Metabo N3804AB3

7. Freeman PST9032Q

8. Porter-Cable NS150C

9. PowRyte 2-in-1

10. NuMax S2-118G2

Jeff Newburgh
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