This is pretty much the electric version of the standard handheld man powered stapler except no cord because it uses Makita LXT 18V batteries. Why would you go electric if a hand stapler requires no power? For a couple of reasons, the main reason being speed. You can lay down staples much faster than a traditional hand powered stapler. The other reason would be less strain on your hands as you no longer have to squeeze the handle lever with each staple fire. A simple trigger press is all that’s needed on an electric stapler so you wont get tired as you would with a regular hand held stapler if you have to lay down a ton of staples.
It takes 3/8″ crown staples and T50 style staples in sizes from 1/4″ all the way up to 7/8″ in length. You would expect a cordless stapler to be bulky and heavy but its quite compact at 9-7/8″ in length and only 5.3 lbs in weight with the battery ofcourse. It has a viewing window at the end of the magazine to see if you’re low on staples and just like pneumatic nail guns it has an adjustment dial to set the depth of staples. This model seems to be the updated version of the BST221.