Stanley Sharpshooter electric staple/nail gun-Hi-Lo knob moves
As I try to staple, the Hi-Lo knob moves and the staples do not go in correctly. I have the right staples, as I have used these and the gun on other projects in the past. Is there a way to keep the knob from moving as I am stapling other than to used my other hand to hold on to it? The staples are coming out just a complete mess, crooked and too high on one side more than the other. Thank you for your help.
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Re: Stanley Sharpshooter electric staple/nail gun-Hi-Lo...
This is an ongoing problem with this tool. Between inadvertently moving it while using it and the constant rebound of the tool, the setting gets changed. The only suggestion I have is to duct tape the setting wheel into position.
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The first thing you can do is to remove the lock of the staple holder which you will find at the bottom part of your staple near at the holder of the staple..after you remove that holder the next thing you will do is to get one of the staple and put it in..after that you can put again your lock of the staple and you can use it..thats the way how to put the staple nail..
i hope it can help you..
Usually this is because the "loader" is not moving the staples into the correct position. Make sure that the staples are loading correctly and that they move on the rail smoothly. Also, the spring should be pushing the staples toward the plunger. If the spring can not move freely, this will occur as well. Without seeing the actual gun, I cannot say for sure where the problem is, but the above are the first areas to look.
The magazine on the TR250 has a recess on one side as well as a relief at the top where the driver pushes them through the opening. Load the brads/nails on that side of the magazine and it should operate properly. AS A REMINDER: ALWAYS REMOVE NAILS/STAPLES/BRADS WHEN NOT IN USE AS THIS WILL WEAKEN THE SPRING AND CAUSE FEED PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE.
I bought one of these guns today and I had the same problem and it took me about 2 hours to figure it out as the instructions were very poor. Here how to load the brad nails:-
(a) Pull the slider bar all the way out
(b) Place the brad nail stick on the left side, IN FRONT OF the slider, NOT in the narrow gap in front of the two arrows where it says "LOAD BRADS"
(c) The nail heads should be facing the handle of the gun
(d) Close the slider and lock it
(e) Try it out. I tried nailing hardboard onto chipboard. The lever at low power only put the nail in about 30%. On Hi power it went in about 80%.
The problem you are having is common, so don’t feel bad. I learned all of this helping another individual that had no idea how to use this tool. The confusion comes from the fact that it loads differently than most staplers. The staples are NOT loaded on top of the pull out shaft; they are inserted directly into the slot that opens when you pull the shaft out. The other big issue is a safety feature. If the nose of the tool is not placed firmly against a surface, it will not fire. Go to Stanley’s website’s knowledge base and type in the model number TRE550, and you can get a PDF of directions. Here is a step by step with a pic below: Unplug the tool. Squeeze the end of the shaft at the rear bottom of the tool and pull out the shaft. Flip the tool over on it’s back. Insert the staples, (points up) and then slide the shaft back in. Plug it in, press the on button (under the the power cord in the back). Press the nose squarely against the material and press the trigger.
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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