Tool: Bostitch H2B Hammer Tacker
I think there are 5,000 staples in a box and I know I’ve emptied a half-dozen boxes. Seeing as I’m in ‘general construction’ I get a part of everything but don’t have to do one particular thing around the clock… well sort of. What I mean is, a hammer tacker is on my job to get the wrap on a house. I’ve used this one on a few roofs and it’s always handy for tarping down open construction projects. I have a use for this tool on a year-round basis but to really know how long it will last you’d have to put it in the hands of roofers, who are hammering down day after day.
Until I came across the H2B I hated the hammer tackers I’d used. Some guy I worked with had this ugly Bostitch H2B on a job. I trusted his opinion and saved up the $70. The H2B is a heavy tool. When it does jam it’s easy to free. It doesn’t jam as often as my pneumatics do and it takes a beating. I’m impressed with how clean and well-working my Bostitch H2B is after all this time.
The Bostitch unique crown staples aren’t available everywhere. I was afraid to order them but they arrived well-packaged with minimal breakage. There’s nothing worse than a bunch of broken rows of staples. No matter what I end up dropping the box and spilling the staples.
Staples for the H2B – Bostitch SHCR5019 3/8