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Sometimes the rectangular insert where the staples sit on, gets dislodged. On the underside of channel insert is a spring and when correctly seated is in between the tabs of the bottom piece. If the insert isn't in between the tabs, it sits too high and makes it difficult to open and close the staple tray. The staples will jam.

Swingline Optima... | Answered on Jun 13, 2020


Did you use Optima brand staples? If not, the stapler will not work correctly. You must use their brand of staples or it will continue jamming, and giving you problems. The staples typically found right next to the Optima staplers in the office supply stores. They come in a rectangular metal box and are labeled Optima staples.

Swingline Optima... | Answered on Mar 22, 2016


Try to take all the staples out then put a small amount of "Two in one oil" as it is very fine oil. Once you have done this wipe off the excess oil if you have a lot spill out wipe with a rag & use the rag to wipe over the underside of one row of staples.
leave overnight & try to use this again with the slightly oiled staples this should remove any oil left then see if this does the trick. (Note I hope you have the correct staples for the machine of course.) Best Wishes Malcolm

Swingline Optima... | Answered on Jun 02, 2015


Try to take all the staples out then put a small amount of "Two in one oil" as it is very fine oil. Once you have done this wipe off the excess oil if you have a lot spill out wipe with a rag & use the rag to wipe over the underside of one row of staples.
leave overnight & try to use this again with the slightly oiled staples this should remove any oil left then see if this does the trick. (Note I hope you have the correct staples for the machine of course.) Best Wishes Malcolm.

Swingline Optima... | Answered on May 29, 2015


The Optima line of staplers do not work without jamming continuously unless you use the Optima brand staples. They can be found in the store next to the Optima staplers in a rectangular silver box, and will solve you problem instantly. There is no other brand of staple that will work in this line (I tried numerous), but once you purchase the Optima staples, problem solved, and you'll love it!

Swingline Optima... | Answered on Nov 13, 2014


Replacement is required as the element/heater has failed.

Swingline Office... | Answered on Jan 07, 2021


Most likely a staple is jammed near the discharge end. Get a small screwdriver or pick and try prying out any stuck staples. Usually a little force will pop the release tray out.

Swingline Office... | Answered on Jun 13, 2020


Take batterys out n givit a rest..like fones n computers u need to reboot when haywire. The chargn n pwr supply cud b worn tu

Swingline Office... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020


Hold the base firmly in one hand and pull back the top of the stapler, including the staple tray, to open it for tacking. Other models include a silver tab on the bottom of the stapler, toward the back. Press down on it and the stapler will automatically open enabling to use it to tack up papers.

Swingline Office... | Answered on Aug 23, 2019

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