I'm an artist and I need to stretch cotton canvas over pine stretcher bars.
I considered buying a quiet Duo-Fast E1C 3118A electric staple gun, but it's too heavy. I have to hold the stretcher bar frame vertically so I have one hand to pull the canvas tightly around the bars with canvas pliers, so my other hand and arm have to be up in the air to fire the staple gun, so that gun would be too heavy. It weighs 4.2 pounds.
I'm considering a Maestri C7 or #8 electric gun, which are lighter. Upholster.com says they're powerful enough to shoot staples into most hardwoods. But I don't know how loud they are. Does anyone know how loud they are compared to the Duo Fast gun?
I tried the Arrow electric lithium-ion battery cordless electric, but it's very loud and the staples didn't penetrate the wood all the way.