Few household tools are handier than a staple gun or tacker. But if you’ve used one, you know there are some drawbacks.

First, they’ll wear your hands out because they’re so difficult to squeeze, and most are pretty heavy for their size.

The new DEWALT Carbon Fiber Tacker solves those problems with a carbon fiber composite frame. It’s as strong as steel but 50% lighter, and it’s also 25% easier to squeeze, thanks to the trigger design.

That’s a big deal for jobs like screening in a porch.
Fastener loading can be a hassle with some tackers too, but this one features a quick and easy bottom-load design and a “low fastener indicator,” so you know it’s time to reload before you start firing blanks.

It shoots both heavy-duty staples and 18-gauge brads, and the belt hook is reversible so it’s useful whether you’re right-handed or left-handed.

Watch the video above to learn more about this product, which is available at The Home Depot.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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