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Stanley TR70 Manual Stapler won't accept Arrow 1/4" staples

It states on the side of the stapler that it accepts a variety of staple sizes - 1/4" being one of them. However, when I try to load up that size staple into the magazine, it won't close all the way. The internal guides are too narrow to accept the 1/4" staples. Is there some way to fix this? What's going on here?

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    The machine does not push the staple completely into the wood.

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It sounds like you have a light duty stapler and are trying to use heavy duty staples. 1/4" refers to the length of the legs not the thickness of the actual staple. You probably just need light duty staples.

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  • Rob S. Jan 25, 2012

    You can use Arrow Staples but it is a Wide Crown Staple #606 or any Wide Crown that is compatible 1/4-1/2 inch I beleive.

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