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Tr250 does not drive brad nails all the way down.

Hi there. My name is Jason and I just bought a stanley tr250 sharpshooter. The problem is it will not drive a 18g 15mm brad nail, or a 12mm staple all the way down. I have tried it on different woods and a nail will not even go all the way through a 9mm piece of ply wood.I have set the tension to maximum and no go. Is it maybe that it can only drive into certain types of wood? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Jason

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  • jason willia Nov 19, 2008

    Hi Loringh.

    Thank you very much for your help. As it turns out the gun was a dud. The Stanley rep came to my office with a new gun and it worked out much better. It is still not as powerful as a powered gun but putting pressure on the top does help a lot. It's a nice tool for soft woods and such but a heavier tool is needed for anything with any substance.

    Thanks again

    Jason


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Jason,

I think this is typical of these staplers/nailers. I bought a lighter model Stanley the first time and had this problem. I took it back and exchanged it for the heaviest Stanley they had at Home Depot and had the same effect. It drove the stapler a little deeper but not all the way.

I did find that if I put all the down pressure on the stapler right on the edge where the staple comes out and then pull the trigger it would drive the staple almost all the way in. I think that there is a recoil effect (like with a gun) when you pull the trigger and the staple enters the wood. Try this. it will help.


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