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Staples are not going into wood flat they have a crease in the middle and don't hold, why?

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No matter how i hold the staple gun the staples won't go into wood. when they do the staples aren't flat they bend in the middle.this gun has never worked correctly.could i be using it incorrectly?


possibly that you are not using the correct staples
staples for wood have a chisel shape at the points and depending on the wood hardness will be shorter that normal

Jan 28, 2017 | Tools & Hardware - Others

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Rocket Grill - How to make Inexpensive bags - As low as 2 cents each


Many of us have Rocket Grills which we love, but the bags can be expensive, and it is a pain if you run out of them when you want to use the machine. Here is my solution which I have been using since the machine was originally released. They will hold fat and juice too.

First of all, you are going to need to get some parchment paper. I buy bulk 12 x 16 sheets from a supplier off eBay. (Remember the more you buy, the lower the price). In an emergency you can use a similar technique with Reynold's Parchment paper rolls from the store.

You Need

A. 12 x 16 Parchment Sheet/S
B. Stapler
C. Sharp Pencil or Pen
D. Table or Flat Surface
D. (My Optional Template)

Instructions

A. Take one sheet and fold it in half. so you have an 12 inch wide by 8 inch deep sheet. Crease the sheet by running your finger firmly over the fold.

B. Place the folded sheet on the table, so that the fold is at the bottom as you view it.

C. Now along the short open sides (left and right sides of the sheet), one at a time, fold both layers over as a flap about 1 and a half inches. Try and keep both of these folds to the top.

D. Using a stapler, Staple each side that you have just folded one inch from the top, and a quarter inch from the edge on each side.

E. Turn the parchment paper 90 degrees counter clockwise so that the sealed bottom faces to the right.

F. Take the bottom part of the flap that you created in section C, and fold it back at a 45 degree angle. You should end up having two equal size triangles.

G. Turn the paper back around so that the first fold (A) is at the bottom again.

H. Staple each fold that you just created, about a quarter inch from the top of where the folded edge is. (see picture)

I. Place three equal spaced staples in-between the two staples you just did in section H. You should now have 5 stales in one line, about an inch and a half from the bottom of the bag.

J. Pick up the bag, softly fold it in half in the opposite direction as of section A. Make a tiny crease in the top (Open section). This is so we can find the center of the bag.

K. Place the crease over two of your fingers, and gently push the Pencil or Pen through the crease about 3/4 of an inch from the top. Do not rip the bag) This will be used hold the bag in the grill. (I have cooked 1lb steaks in the grill, and the hole holds the weight fine. Be gentle though)


Comments

A. I know that it is possible for the staples to lightly scratch the grill. However the Grill pads are not designed to come into direct contact with food anyway, and will not damage the grill

B. Some people may wonder about using staples near food. If you use new staples from a clean box you will have no problem. The heat from the grill will sanitize any impurities that may be on them. Also not that it is highly unlikely that your food will ever touch the staples.

C. The pouch at the bottom will hold fat and juice, but depending on the quality of the paper you buy will determine how well the bag holds up. It is possible for the juice/fat to weep through the staple holes, but thats why you have a drip tray.

Thats all folks. Message me if you have any questions.2bda07b.jpg39f5fe9.jpgb6d7936.jpg7040cb1.jpga957872.jpgcbfcbde.jpg

on Apr 17, 2010 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Middle section of couch goes down


Chances are that someone landed too hard in the couch and broke the wood structure below. You can tip the couch over and pull the staples out of the bottom cover and see inside to determine what has broken or come loose.

Feb 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How do I remove pneumatic staples from furniture.


try a large pair of pliers.
straighten the staples as much as you can, grip one leg with the pliers about 1/8" from the wood, and tap the pliers with a mallet or wood block.
alternate "till you can grip the crown.

Jan 11, 2015 | Chicago Pneumatic Air Tools & Compressors

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T59 arrow stapler doesnt set staples all the way into wood


Is this just on one piece of wood or does it act that way on all kinds of wood? Some wood is denser that others and that would cause the staple to not go completely into the wood.

Jan 13, 2014 | Arrow T59 Cable Stapler For Insulated...

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The staples won't go fully into the Wood


1. The wood may be too hard for the staples to penetrate

2. The stapler drive spring may have ghotten weak

3. You may not be holding the stapler nose firmly against the wood while stapling

Jan 06, 2013 | Stanley TR250 H Heavy Duty Heavy Duty...

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The side of the staper lists 3 different staple sizes, does it really take all 3? (1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inch)


Samantha, Yes. These sizes are the lengths of the legs. They are all the same size wire, bent into the same width of "U". Yes, it will take all 3, but you have to buy the right type. When you buy staples, look for compatibility with this brand & model stapler. By the way, if you a stapling something thin to something substantial (such as paper to wood), use short staples. Otherwise you will have difficulty getting the staple to penetrate the wood sufficiently for the staple to lay flat. Good luck, Al K

Dec 08, 2010 | Powerfast Stanley TR110 Light-Duty Staple...

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Canon GP 225, When using the photocopier function on this machine the copies are coming out with a crease on them, almost even a fold in the paper, the machine is not jamming however and the paper comes...


This crease is most likely caused by the paper buckling just before it enters the fusing unit. The fuser is the part that gets hot just before the paper exits the machine. I would check the "ramp" that guides the paper into the fuser. They sometimes get toner build up that the paper catches on. If the paper does not go straight and flat into the fuser you will get a very tight crease or z-fold in the paper due to the heat and pressure applied to the paper to fix or "fuse" the toner onto the paper.

Dec 23, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do you adjust the staple size to load 1/2" or 1/4" staples?


Staple guns can use a variety of staples; the width of the staple is fixed, the lengths vary from 1/4" up (usually in 1/8" increments). You don't need to adjust the staple gun for the different lengths, just be sure the width fits your gun since some manufacturers have used brand-specific staples.

There are also a variety of staple types; there are staples for ceiling tile, electric wire, window screening, etc. My favorite staples for wood have the tips cut on a sharp angle, they penetrate wood well. Some staple types require a particular gun, I have a gun that shoots only round-top staples for small cables like phone & thermostat wire.

Dec 05, 2009 | Stanley CT10C Heavy Duty Staple Gun/Cable...

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Staple Gun Troubleshooting


Most of the staple gun models lack an "anvil" — the metal plate with curved slots that office staplers use to bend the legs of the staple inwards and flattens them against the paper. Staples set with a staple gun retain their straight legs, and are held in place only by static friction of the legs against the compressed surrounding material, much like common nails. Indeed, some staple gun models can handle brads and nails as well as staples. Some staple guns also use divergent point staples where the legs twist as the staple drives into the surface providing superior holding power.

Aug 27, 2008 | Arrow T59 Wire & cable staple gun

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