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TRE 500 Staples don't go in deep enough.

So far no answer to this problem. Is it an adjustment on the dial?

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Dial controls depth. Set it to "+." Watch out setting isn't accidently changed during use. Tre500 isn't powerful enough for hardwoods, etc.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

  • wire12me Nov 14, 2009

    Margie, this tool has very little power behind it. Try using the smallest diameter nail/staple you can. Make sure that the dial on top is turned up all the way, and recheck it constantly b/c it moves as you handle the tool. Keep the nose as flush to surface as you can.

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