Cable Boss™ Staple Gun

All In One Solution To Cable Tacking

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GB-MSG-501

What's special about this cable tacker?

  • Allows you to secure 120V and low voltage cable using one tool, so you have less to carry in your tool bag/box
  • Uses staples with built-in insulated cable guard to avoid crushing the cable during installation
  • Ergonomic comfort-grip handle reduces hand fatigue during extended use
  • Easy lever action allows you to apply minimal force to eject staples effectively
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Gardner Bender’s Cable Boss™ is the perfect solution for securing cables on the jobsite.  This versatile staple gun allows you to tack cables of all different types and sizes using just one tool.

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PART # DESCRIPTION WEIGHT PRICE
GB-MSG-501 Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun 1.75 lbs
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Staples
PART # DESCRIPTION STAPLE WIDTH COLOR QUANTITY PRICE
GB-MPS-2080 Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staples 5/16" Blue Box of 250
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GB-MPS-2100 Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staples 3/8" White Box of 200
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GB-MPS-2125 Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staples 1/2" Black Box of 200
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  • Equipped with a rear guide to assist in controlling the cable, and reduce twisting and tangling during installation
  • Constructed of rugged plastic material to survive every day use or drops on the jobsite
  • Staple refill window allows you to see how many staples are remaining
  • Reversible cable guide accommodates various staple and cable, and guides the placement of staples
  • Manual operation; requires no batteries or power to function effectively
  • Front grip allows for 2-handed operation, so you can steady the gun while stapling
  • Lightweight design is easy to carry from one location to another
  • Ideal for use on:
PART# SIZE QTY WEIGHT APPLICATION PRICE
GB-MPS-2080 5/16" Box of 250 0.41 lb Voice/Data
Speaker Wire: 16/2, 16/4, 12/2 (Standard and In-Wall Styles)
Security Wire: 18/4
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GB-MPS-2100 3/8" Box of 200 0.4 lb Coax: RG-6
Voice/Data: CAT 6
NM Cable: 14/2, 14/3, 12/2
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GB-MPS-2125 1/2" Box of 200 0.38 lb Coax: RG-6 Quad Shield
NM Cable: 10/2, 12/3
Structured Cabling: Siamese CAT 5e, Siamese CAT 5e and 16/4 Speaker Wire
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Q:ELECTRICAL CODE

Do these staples meet residential codes for 14/3 and 12/3 NM wiring?

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  • - Thank you for your question. The only standard met by these staples as far as manufacturers information I found listed is that they are UL Listed. As of right now, that is the only information the manufacturer has provided.

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Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun
 
2.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

  • At home (3)
  • Minor projects (3)
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    • Professional (3)
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    • Business (3)

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1.0

all GB staples Jam except on level flat.

By Icanfixit

from Boston Area

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

This staple gun will not work when oriented sideways (tacking wire to a wall or a vertical stud for example). In any position except for shooting straight down on a flat level surface, any/all of the three types of GB staples jam in the mechanism. Even when it does work (straight down) the staples do not penetrate very far into the wood - requires a hammer to finish off.

 
4.0

Great product

By Kenny G

from Stony Brook, NY

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Time saving

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • At Home
  • Minor Projects

Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

Easy to use, saves a lot of time, staples not as strong as nail-in staples

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Nothing Tacky About This Staple Gun

By Hal the Handyman

from Grass Valley, CA

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good Grip
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs
    • Gifts
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

    The Cable Boss is a great tool for old-work electrical projects where you usually end up working in cramped spaces, too cramped to steady a staple and swing a hammer. The Cable Boss is ideal in these situations. It sets an insulated staple firmly in wood surfaces. Keep in mind, this tool enables you to work with a variety of staple sizes to secure a range of flat and round cables in wood of varying density, so, with all these variables, don't expect a perfectly set staple each and every time. You may want to tap a staple or two to achieve the desired grip, and that is easily accomplished using the flat of your side cutters. Other than that, the tool performs flawlessly.

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    • Business
     
    1.0

    Two runs new, and it jammed

    By Eviljoy

    from Pgh, Pa

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Lacks Power

      Best Uses

      • Minor Projects

      Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

      Could not disassemble entirely to replace parts that came loose after removing visible screws. One was in a location in the forefront of the lever that could not be removed.

      There is no diagram included to show where the two loose parts fit, and there are only two of them.

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      • Business
       
      2.0

      Tight areas only

      By Steve

      from San Jose

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

        I only bought this thing to secure NM where there is no ROOM to swing a hammer.

        Even with the steel staple guide, you must do all you can to try to center the cable within it...in other words, try to float it edge to edge and avoid contact with the sides of the cable, or these things WILL rip your sheathing!

        Second problem, I usually find that the first and last staple of the rack tend to misfire. I now test-fire into a 2-by first.

        Occasionally, you sometimes have to finish driving with a hammer or some other tool, cuz they don't always seat.

        I will say this though: running 10/2 in my tight crawl space, I was able to successfully run about 90 feet of cable onto 43-year-old 4x6 floor joists (can you say "rock hard" wood?) with only a few bent staples. Simply yanking them out and moving an inch or two over solved that problem. In this case, it really saved me.

        All in all, this thing is only good for tight cavities and spaces where you can't swing a hammer.

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        • Personal

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This Product Sucks

        By Kisso

        from Mt Cory, Ohio

        About Me Professional

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Non stop jambs
          • Worthless

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gardner Bender Cable Boss Staple Gun:

            Product is fairly cheap to buy, they must make there profit on staples. I have had 1 out of every 10 staples actually staple correctly. The remaining 9 have jambed and have been thrown in the trash. Be prepared to buy 20 to 25 boxes of staples to wire a single average size house. I have emailed the manufacture but have not recievewd a response.

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            • Business

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