Compared to other stapler brands I've used and ones I considered buying this Dewalt beats them all, and the 18 gauge brad nailer is a nifty add on that saves me from using my air compressor on quick and simple jobs. I wish, though, that the sliding mechanism lock was metal instead of hard plastic.
The staples sink in to the right depth every time whether it is ice and water, heavy plastic vapour barrier or tar paper. The brad is the same when used on narrow moulding. This stapler is easy on the hands and also just feels durable. Highly recommend.