Electric tacker

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    Anyone ever try a Roberts electric tacker? Amazon has them for $94. With Duofast out of business, just wondering what is next best?
    I have a Crain somewhere and it was really weak compared to Duofast.
     
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    Roberts makes a good tool. You should be looking for toys now . :D
     
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    I have two duofast, one old and one newer model. I still like the older one as it has more power.
     
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    I have an old Duofast that still works, but parts are no longer available.
     
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    So if it works why buy a crappy roberts?
     
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    Just looking at options, in case it quits. It is over 20 years old.
     
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    Will sell you one of mine. Ill get pics for ya to look at. I hardly ever use them
     
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    Thanks, but I am holding off on spending any money right now. Things are tight.
     
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    Yes they sold out but,Duo-Fast is still around in carpet tools. I have the persons number back home.
     
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    Craftsman made a really good rechargeable that used the same staples but discontinued it. Wonder if the Ryobi or Makita 18v are any good? A lot of the old houses and mobile homes around here will kick breakers when using the Duofast. I could use a good one for other projects too.
     
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    How about that little pnuematic? It fits up under nosing really easy and plenty of power. A friend has one and I used it. I fell in love immediately but didn't spring for it. Drawback: You need a compressor.

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    I don't want to drag in my compressor. In some of the old houses around here and some of the mobile homes, a compressor or electric tacker trips the breakers.
     
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    I had one when i did new homes , or common stairways in apt complexes.

    Lots of power .
     
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    I used air tanks on the one i had .
     

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