What is the difference between the 71/16-421 and 71/16-401 tool?
Either of these German-made staplers accepts BeA 71 series staples (22 gauge, 3/8ÔÇØ crown) up to 5/8ÔÇØ. Both are well-suited for all upholstery applications and have become the benchmark in the industry due to their durability, and consistent fastening results. The 71/16-401 is the more traditional tool; the 71/16-421 is the evolution of this tool and features a longer 1ÔÇØ nose, with improved sightlines for even more accurate fastener placement. The trigger-handle of both tools is different, with the 71/16-421 offering a larger trigger with rounded corners for more comfort. The 71/16-421 also has a bigger rear-magazine guard which is rounded and thus allows the tool to be closed with the palm of the hand more comfortably. We have found that it is ultimately the operatorÔÇÖs personal preference when it comes to choosing the right BeA upholstery tacker.